Our Founder's Story

The power of KINS networks to manifest sustainable solutions has been proven by 40+ networks over the last 40+ years.

"The Godmother of Social Investing"

With a background in high finance, Susan was a key influencer in the creation of the social investment industry. She was guided by her visionary principles of generosity, reciprocity, and conscious collaboration to cocreate a future that works for the highest good of all Earth. She was instrumental in the creation of the “Triple Bottom Line Simulation” which proved that the best investments are social ventures that prioritize people, planet and profits.

 

Meet Susan Davis Moora

In the late 1970’s, Susan was an influential leader in the male dominated world of high finance when she gathered twelve female leaders in a variety of fields to co-create “The Chicago Network,” the very first “KINS” group, which still thrives today. 

Leading with heart-based principles, Susan has served as the founding organizer for one major KINS network after another to total more than 40 networks in the United States, Nigeria, and Ecuador over a span of 45 years.  Many KINS Networks were created through her Capital Missions Company (CMC – 1990 TO 2002), which she then gifted to the non-profit Green America to gift to the world. 

 
 
 
 

Today, Susan continues to provide her visionary inspiration and guidance for groups of high integrity leaders to collaborate on breakthrough technologies, whole systems transformation, and sustainable economic impact using her proven “Key Innovator Network Strategy (KINS)” methodology. The individuals in KINS networks help each other manifest their life destiny paths for the good of all Earth.

In her own words…

 
 
 

My life story has been a joyous journey to answer the following two questions:

  1. What do we want at the most beautiful and profound level of life for the world we live in?
  2. How can we transform our global economy to get us there?
Here’s what I’ve discovered…

The traditional way of doing business turns every insight/opportunity into something proprietary and monetized. That shuts down collaboration and inhibits people from living and working from a place of love. It is literally destroying the planet and our vitality. Seeing this motivated me to develop the KINS network-building method to help key innovators manifest positive social change in the world.

 
 
 
 
 

KINS: Key Innovator Network Strategy

The word “KINS” reminds us that we are all kindred spirits, all one human family all Earthlings. Together, our KINS Networks are transforming the global economy from greed and fear to love and joy.

We’ve learned that what really works is to turn over all insights and opportunities in service to a “higher good,” which can only be discerned when one meets with all concerned stakeholders in total surrender to a shared outcome. From that place, abundance flows. 

 

A bit of background… 

  • Susan Davis has dedicated her entire life to serving humanity and giving Nature a voice. 
  • Her life is an inspiring legacy of courageously challenging boundaries and expanding higher consciousness.
  • She has broken through perceived limits and broken down barriers to empower women, minorities, and Indigenous / Original peoples.
  • Recognizing the cascading benefits of Nature, she has been a champion of biomimicry and bio-dynamically aligned sustainable / regenerative businesses.  
  • She graduated Brown University (cum laude) in 1963. 
  • In the late sixties, she wrote for “The Executive,” a publication at Harvard University’s Center for Studies in Education & Development.  
  • In the seventies, she launched three publications: Boston’s first Black newspaper (now The Boston Banner,) a professional women’s newsletter called “The Spokeswoman” and an entrepreneurial magazine called “Minority Enterprise.”  
  • As Vice President at Chicago’s South Shore Bank, she created national legislation to manifest the “Neighborhood Development Bank” industry which funded the restoration of Chicago’s South Shore Community.  
  • In the summer of 1979 Susan sent out a letter, inviting 113 exceptional Chicago women to the first meeting of what became The Chicago Network. “We are calling together women distinguished by their achievements in business, the arts, the professions, government and academia…” Ninety-seven women accepted the invitation to meet for the first time. During the early years, members forged friendships, supported each other in professional and community work, gathered at dinner meetings and networked, networked, networked. Open to each other’s thinking and apolitical. Empowering each other to lead.
  • Today, 40 years later, Chicago Network members—now more than 500 of the city’s most senior women leaders—still do this. Corporate executives, entrepreneurs, leaders at professional and financial service firms, heads of cultural institutions, universities and major law firms, art conservators, scientists, musicians, architects, and chefs… all supporting each other but also looking toward the horizon with a focus on our city’s future women leaders. 
  • Through the eighties, Susan served as Vice President of the Personal Trust Group at Chicago’s Harris Bank, where she focused on empowering women of influence. 
  • Susan was the first woman on the founding board of the Social Venture Network (SVN), which gave birth to the social investment industry.  
  • In the nineties, she founded the Capital Missions Company with the goal of transforming the world of finance from fear and greed to love and joy through her Key Innovator Network Strategy (KINS) method. She founded several KINS groups including the Investors’ Circle, the Destiny Funding Circle, KINS4All, the Capital Circle for women investors, the Solar Circle, and many more.  
  • In the early 2000’s, she and her husband Walter moved to Vilcabamba, a tiny village in Ecuador, and bought a farm. 
  • Marion Rockefeller Weber, a major contributor to KINS networks, gave her a grant to become a “Flow Funder” in Ecuador. From a $60,000 initial grant, they were able to donate more than $1 million in measurable value to the village. 
  • Susan has been “off the grid” for several years, connecting with the Kogi Wisdom Keepers to conceive the future and is now re-emerging to birth the next level of evolution for her many KINS groups. 
  • Today, she is the Co-Founder, President and Chief Inspiration Officer of KINSHIP Earth, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and deploying proven KINS methodologies to empower the next generation of global leadership to manifest Nature aligned change at this critical time.  
  • KINS Networks connect visionaries to support each other in realizing each person’s life mission.  
  • Generosity and giving Nature a voice underlies each of the 40+ successful KINS Networks.
  • We are now poised to utilize technology to validate Indigenous wisdom as we learn about, empower and share our collective potential by collaborating with you, our kindred spirits.
  • Susan is calling together this experienced collective to join in collaborating and sharing the joy that she has experienced helping people become inspired, connect with each other, and accomplish their dreams for humanity, which, without each other, would have been impossible.
  • With gratitude and love for all those joining us in aligning humanity with Nature, we look forward to co-creating a future of thriving health and unlimited potential. 

 

Now it’s time to share the KINS method with the world.

The success of the KINS method is built on a select blend of people, principles, and purpose (see “How We Work”). We are wildly impassioned networks of heart-based leaders completely dedicated to missions of powerful, innovative social change. 

In just one network for social investors, we channeled $152.8M into 250 socially responsible companies. From 1990 to today we’ve generated $4B in follow-on capital.

Would you like to help us share the KINS methodology with the next generation of heart-based leaders? Our mission is to help champion networks of innovators who are ushering in the era of conscious collaboration for a regenerative society. 

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