• November 25, 2020

    Transitioning an Organization from its Local Origin to Support its International Focus: A Board Perspective

    Richard A. Poppa (pronounced Poppy) is a Planning Facilitator and Governance Consultant and serves as Manager of RAPt Consulting, LLC.   He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers ...more
  • July 16, 2020

    Empowering the Future of Social Impact

    Carrie Rich is the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports high potential social entrepreneurs in more than 25 countries globally, collectively serving 339,000 beneficiaries. more
  • Shirin Taber
    May 14, 2020

    Channeling Women's Voices Through Digital Multimedia

    If you gather people for an event and you show them a short film—you are able to more quickly convince them of your cause, rather than just relying on a speech or a lecture. Short films are a very effective tool to inform people about important topics. Of course, they can also go viral.more
  • Crossing Faiths
    May 1, 2020

    Crossing Faiths and Building Bridges

    One of the innovations of the podcast is that it doesn't have to be just two people talking. We want to make sure that we have a space that is participatory, not just from a listening perspective, garnering support from different communities—but making sure that they see it as space for anyone to come and talk about the issues of the day, and utilize that format in that space.more
  • April 17, 2020

    Building Resiliency Around the World

    VantagePoints shares the impactful work of thought leaders around the world who are making a social impact. We understand that many of us have started to feel frustrated, bored, and restless during these times. That’s why we have picked out three of our articles that continue to inspire us and leave us hopeful for a kinder, more positive global society.more
  • Head Image
    December 21, 2019

    Impact:Peace is Reducing Violence Through High Impact Peacebuilding

    People think about lethality and they think about conflict zones. They don't think about countries and places with very high levels of violence that exist outside of conflict. For example, many people don't realize that Brazil and Mexico constitute two of the most lethal countries in the world.  If we're going to be talking about evidence-based solutions to address violence, we have to start with knowing—where is the violence, and what's the kind of violence that we're talking about?more
  • September 28, 2019

    Beyond Mobility: Wheelchairs Enable Engagement and Quality of Life in Developing Regions

    When I started coming to Belize and Guatemala 1980, I saw people with disabilities that were crawling around on the ground or stuck in bed. That kind of tore my heart out. Just prior to returning to the States from Guatemala in the summer of 1988, I saw a woman, for the second time, crawling across the Pan-American Highway. more
  • June 17, 2019

    Empowering Women Military Leaders Through Learning and Collaboration

    Halifax International Security Forum is an organization that is dedicated to strengthening strategic cooperation among democracies and is recognized as the leading gathering of democratic leaders committed to global security and prosperi...more


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