Global Poverty Weekly Update May 27, 2019

May 28, 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.


Next Up: Global Fund Media and Organizing Webinar on June 4

Get Published on the Global Fund. Your letters and op-eds are already starting to roll in from papers across the country. TV media as well! Spectacular work.

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?

    • An editorial packet (pitch to editors or use as basis for op-eds)
    • The May Global Action Sheet and Meeting Guide. Use it to write letters to the editor and engage your community in writing letters, too. Media as outreach? Why not?
    • Online media action on the Global Fund that is shareable. Why not pass it along to your action network?

Not-To-Miss Special National Webinar on Organizing on Tuesday, June 4, 8 pm ET. Our special guest will be Dr. Hahrie Han, author of How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century. Join at or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 873308801.


Strong End to May: Group Plans and Fundraising

  • Second Trimester Group Plans. Let’s plan for a summer (May-August) of success. Find the easy planning form online. Please turn in your plan by May 31.
  • Final Days of Spring Friends and Family Fundraising! There is still time to set up a campaign. 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?


International Conference: Powerful Days in Washington

Register today for this special event July 13-16 in Washington, DC.

  • Have You Booked Your Hotel? Don’t delay in getting your hotel room booked in our hotel block, as the block isn’t guaranteed forever. You can book your hotels through the conference site.
  • Prep Help for Advocacy Day on the Hill. Stay tuned for forthcoming information on how you can get support as you prep for Advocacy Day, the final day of the conference.
  • Time is Running Out for Gap Funding. Our priority in 2019 is to have all RESULTS chapters represented at the conference, so our resources will be spread around. Find out more and fill out the application online.
  • Your Community Can Help You Get to the IC. This letter is designed to help you garner funds locally due to the fact that your experience at the IC will be a benefit to your community. When you bring back what you’ve learned to your community, you widen the impact of the International Conference and engage in outreach.
  • Nominate a Journalist for the Cameron Duncan Award. RESULTS is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Cameron Duncan Media Award. This award is given each year to a journalist or editor for outstanding work on issues related to poverty. The award is named in honor of Cameron Duncan, a former associate executive director of RESULTS who devoted his life to fighting poverty. Read more about the award and how to nominate a journalist. Nominations are due by Friday, June 7.
  • Bob Dickerson Award Nominations Open. For more than 15 years, Bob Dickerson of Seattle was an inspiring RESULTS grassroots volunteer leader – tireless in his advocacy, unstinting in his encouragement and support of other activists, and a generous financial supporter of RESULTS’ work. At the IC, we seek to honor his spirit, found in our memories of him and found in the actions and attitudes of so many of our advocates. Nominate a fellow advocate today. Details are online, and the deadline to nominate is June 22.
  • Where Can I Find More Information? Our main conference site is It’s all there for you!


Calendar Notes

Congressional is currently on recess for the week.

May. Spring Friends and Family Campaign.

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 11, 12 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.

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. Check out the syllabus.   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.




Contact the Grassroots Board Members of the RESULTS Board. Also, you can view the most recently published minutes from Board meetings on the RESULTS website, as well as view RESULTS’ most recent Annual Report.

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