Global Action Forum and Awards

Frances Skinner-Lewis, Founder and Chairwoman of the Global Action Forum, gives opening remarks and introduces Dr. Helen Gayle, CEO of CARE.

# vimeo.com/31109068 Uploaded 134 Plays 0 Comments

Follow

Global Action Forum and Awards

GAF

The “WHY” Behind the Global Action
Forum™ and Awards™

The sense of urgency to solve the most challenging social problems is palpable everywhere in the world. In the 21st Century children go to bed hungry in communities everywhere in the United States.…


+ More

The “WHY” Behind the Global Action
Forum™ and Awards™

The sense of urgency to solve the most challenging social problems is palpable everywhere in the world. In the 21st Century children go to bed hungry in communities everywhere in the United States. Across the oceans, girls are deprived education, can’t own land, have no voice and are excluded from their economies. Human rights get defined at the whim of the latest regimes. Schools struggle to prepare our children as the resources dwindle and the job opportunities shrink. Preventable diseases continue to kill in numbers far too great to ignore. Military families desperately seek relief from numerous deployments that challenge them individually and as a family unit. HIV infections rise in communities despite extensive prevention campaigns and successful treatment modalities. Natural disasters strike without warning, capturing the world’s attention only to be forgotten in the wind.

Nonprofits face depleted resources and giving programs face shortfalls. Levels of traditional aid cannot be sustained in these economic times requiring more to be done with less. Development programs building new infrastructures need sustainable small enterprise partners creating new markets, training workers, integrating technology, and supporting new economies layered on top of the landscape recently built. Brands wanting to move beyond traditional advertising campaigns while amplifying their good citizenship programs are looking for ways to inspire and ignite movements amongst their consumers by emotionally connecting to the causes that mean something in the lives of those who buy their products or services. High profile influencers and activists wanting to turn their passion into concrete, on-the-ground action, increasingly struggle with how to meaningfully engage, coming up against the daunting barriers of due diligence, strategy, partners, and funding resulting in either abandoning any leveraged outreach or creating a new, personal foundation that accomplishes little despite the best intentions.

Another policy conference is not the answer. A marketplace of action is. Establishing that market place is the WHY of the Global Action Forum™. The Global Action Forum™ is a value add platform for each individual or entity seeking to leverage assets, build networks, connect the dots that already exist, and accelerate the pace, scale and capacity of deliverables. It is an ecosystem for start-ups at the intersection of entrepreneurship and social impact. The Global Action Forum™ is not a place to re-invent the wheel; instead The Forum provides an opportunity for those seeking ways to be a part of something much larger than themselves to be introduced to causes and their greatest needs. It opens access to each piece of the network necessary to build a sustaining outreach of which one can be proud. Wanting to end the stream of excuses about why more cannot be accomplished sooner the Global Action Forum™ congregates in one place, at one time the answers to the “HOW do I get started” question that if left unanswered, stops forward movement leaving the challenges to increase. The Global Acton Forum is a gathering where one can gain exposure to the causes in need, explore the power of social enterprise as an alternative to traditional aid, forge alliances with development organizations looking for granular relationships once the heavy lift is over, discover where the most impact can be had, identify who is leading…or not, gain access to vetted partners and funding, and align with brands and high visibility individuals to drive real, sustainable results.
Welcome to the Global Action Forum™.
http://www.globalactionforum.com

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.