Global Poverty Weekly Update May 20, 2019

May 21, 2019

Quote of the Week

“I didn’t understand the importance of civic engagement until I got involved with RESULTS.”

~ RESULTS Advocate and REAL Change Fellow Keerthi Samanthapudi ~

Read more of Keerthi’s story.

International Conference: Final Day for Earlybird Rate

Earlybird registration ends today, May 22. Register today for this special event July 13-16 in Washington, DC.

House Spending Bill Signals Strong Support for Global Fund

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the Global Fund. The State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS) spending bill for fiscal year 2020 (FY20) passed out of the full committee. Most of the global health accounts and the education accounts that RESULTS volunteers focused on during our appropriations push (that started back in January) received an increase from the House marks. Click for all the details on our blog. Your Global Fund media can undergird this strong, positive indicator and help make the case for the replenishment in October. The U.S. needs to show leadership and come to the replenishment table with at least $4.68 billion toward the $14 billion minimum target.

Now, Plan and Fundraise and Write!

  • Second Trimester Group Plans. Let’s plan for a summer (May-August) of success. Find the easy planning form online.
  • Spring Friends and Family Fundraising Now Has a Match! The campaign is on! You can explore our resources and set up your campaign now. We have a video on how to set you your campaign, along with a starter kit and a communications kit, to help you launch well. And through May 31, donations up to $10,000 will be matched. How generously cool is that?
  • Get Published on the Global Fund. Wouldn’t it be powerful if, in addition to bringing a batch of advocacy letters from home when members of your group go to the Hill during the International Conference you could also bring a stack of printed letters and editorials on the Global Fund that you helped generate? And can we generate media in all 50 states?

Not-To-Miss Special National Webinar on Organizing June 4

Tuesday, June 4 will be a RESULTS National Webinar with Dr. Hahrie Han, 8 pm ETJoin at or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 873308801. And check out Dr. Han’s book, How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century.

Calendar Notes

Next Congressional recess: Last week of May

May. Spring Friends and Family Campaign. Set up your campaign today – we have all the support you need.

May 22, 8:30 pm ET. New Advocate Orientation. If you are new to RESULTS, know someone new to RESULTS, or want to become a RESULTS advocate, please join us for our New Advocate Orientation! During this 60-minute live webinar, you’ll interact with RESULTS staff and other new volunteers, learn more about our advocacy model and issues and get information on how to take action and get connected locally. Sign up here.

May 27. RESULTS Office Closed in observance of Memorial Day.

June 4, 8 pm ET. Special all-advocate webinar on organizing with Dr. Hahrie Han. Join at or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 873308801. And check out Dr. Han’s book, How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century.

June 5, 8 pm ET. RESULTS Action Network Community of Practice. Join other Action Network Managers to learn and share best practices for building and managing a local Action Network. Join the webinar at, or by phone via (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133. You can also join our Facebook pagerequest to join the group listserv, and find resources online.

June 8, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar, Global Poverty Campaigns. Join at Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.

June 17, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars (choose one). Join via or, by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 285681999.

June 20, 9 pm ET. Regional Coordinator Misty Novitch hosts the final installment of our book book club focusing on learning and practicing the coaching techniques explored in David Rock’s book Quiet Leadership. Follow the syllabus and join in when you can.  To join, go to You can also join by phone at (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 482992263.

July 13-16. RESULTS International Conference. Grand Hyatt Washington (DC)Check out the information page.


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