Global Weekly Update November 2, 2009


November 2, 2009

New Report Making Waves in the Global Health CommunityBoy and girl in Grameen village

A new report is out by a coalition of international health groups and advocacy organizations working across a spectrum of global health issues. The report, The Future of Global Health: Ingredients for a Bold and Effective U.S. Initiative, details how major accomplishments in global health over the last decade demonstrate that adequately resourced programs, focused on achieving specific results, can improve health outcomes for millions and support economic progress. It also highlights that distinct public health challenges are closely interconnected and that a comprehensive and integrated strategy is needed to ensure that ambitious health goals are met. Read More

Your Children Are SafeGrameen pre-kindergarten school group

About a year ago, a fundraising professional from New York went on an unexpected site visit to a childrens’ home. She was completely blown away by the achievements of the nonprofit and she made a spur of the moment $1,000 donation that day. Several months later four hurricanes ravaged the area where the nonprofit was located. Not long after that she received an e-mail from the nonprofit’s executive director. Find out what the letter said and the fundraising lessons it had inside for all of us.

RESULTS partners

New Activist Orientation

On the heels of the National Outreach meetings, our latest new activist orientation is underway. We are excited to welcome a new batch of enthusiastic partners into the fold. The orientation is an enhanced review of our Basics tracks plus some community building. These orientations happen quarterly, but it is essential that your new activists are working through the Basics tracks with group leaders now if they aren’t participating in the orientation. This way, new folks can get up to speed and stay engaged. Visit our New Activist page for more information and resources. It will hold audio recordings of our orientation series plus our primary Basics tracks. For additional information, contact Lisa Marchal.

What we’re doing here is a very unusual thing — we’re telling a positive story about government spending on foreign aid. People . . . are not aware that the foreign [aid is working].

— Microsoft founder Bill Gates, interview with Politico, about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation multi-year “Living Proof Project: U.S. Investments in Global Health are Working” campaign to spread evidence that millions of lives are being saved by the U.S. government’s investments in global health initiative to fight malaria, AIDS and other diseases.

November–December. Fall Fundraising Campaign. Goal: to raise $50,000

November: New Activist Orientation. Four sessions: October 26, November 2, November 9, and November 16. To sign up, contact Lisa Marchal.

November 14: Global National Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. Call in at (888) 409-6709.

December 1: World AIDS Day

December 12: Joint Domestic-Global Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. Call in at (888) 409-6709.

For details, visit our events calendar.

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