Global Service Leaders

Global Service Leaders Global Service Leaders motivates and connects emerging leaders from around the world to address community challenges through volunteerism. Drawing upon Meridian's 50 years as a center for international leadership development and its extensive networks in over 180 countries, Meridian helps volunteer leaders strengthen their role as leaders in their community.
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By connecting these aspiring leaders to a global community of peers and mentors, Global Service Leaders supports members in their application of best practices, helps them develop important leadership skills, and provides them the network and resources to overcome inevitable challenges. Founded in 1960, Meridian International Center is a non-partisan, not-for-profit global leadership institution with a mission to create innovative exchange, educational, cultural, and policy programs to advance three goals: Strengthen U.S. engagement with the world through the power of exchange; Prepare public and private sector leaders for a complex global future; Provide a neutral forum for international collaboration across sectors.

By connecting these aspiring leaders to a global community of peers and mentors, Global Service Leaders supports members in their application of best practices, helps them develop important leadership skills, and provides them the network and resources to overcome inevitable challenges. Founded in 1960, Meridian International Center is a non-partisan, not-for-profit global leadership institution with a mission to create innovative exchange, educational, cultural, and policy programs to advance three goals: Strengthen U.S. engagement with the world through the power of exchange; Prepare public and private sector leaders for a complex global future; Provide a neutral forum for international collaboration across sectors.

Mission: Global Service Leaders motivates and connects emerging leaders from around the world to address community challenges through volunteerism.

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08/19/2015

I know it has been a while dear friends. We hope you are well Can you tell me if anyone is celebrating World Humanitarian Day today/tomorrow:) Share your story and pics.

United Nations Volunteers: Volunteerism for peace and development
02/28/2015
United Nations Volunteers: Volunteerism for peace and development

United Nations Volunteers: Volunteerism for peace and development

The concept of volunteerism for development centres on optimizing volunteerism’s impact on peace and development. Achieving this requires the cooperation and commitment of the public sector, civil society and the private sector with support from the United Nations system and the world community. Ind…

Some of you had the chance to meet Social Imprints during a U.S. Exchange.  Their story is one of my favorites to tell. ...
02/17/2015

Some of you had the chance to meet Social Imprints during a U.S. Exchange. Their story is one of my favorites to tell. I think their success can be summed up in one word - PURPOSE. Congrats to Jeff and Kevin and team. Thanks for the example you set.

We had a blast showing off our new state of the art printing facility to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Friday. In his honor we printed a limited edition T-shirt that was not just printed in SF but sewn in SF.

02/06/2015

As requested - GSL newest members - tell us more about yourself! Pierre, Heba, Sally, Gloria and Noble -will you weigh in to tell us more about yourself. Where are you from and what type of work are you doing?

02/06/2015

Welcome to GSL's newest members. Tell me what you want to see here.

My promise to you!  Time to get to work and shake things up.
01/05/2015
Comfort Zones

My promise to you! Time to get to work and shake things up.

The new year means nothing if you're still in love with your comfort zone. #motivation

12/18/2014

Calling all former GSL interns and staff. We want to reconnect with you. Can you private message Meg at [email protected] or on Facebook your email/contact information? Hope you are well andH Happy Holiday season:)

¿Cómo es el perfil de un voluntario español promedio? No es lo que pensarías, ni lo que fue 10 años atrás.http://www.eur...
12/12/2014
Mujer con estudios secundarios, perfil medio del voluntariado de Cruz Roja

¿Cómo es el perfil de un voluntario español promedio? No es lo que pensarías, ni lo que fue 10 años atrás.

http://www.europapress.es/epsocial/ong-y-asociaciones/noticia-mujer-38-anos-estudios-secundarios-perfil-medio-voluntariado-cruz-roja-20141201135257.html

El perfil mayoritario del voluntariado de Cruz Roja Española en la actualidad es mujer, de 38 años y con estudios secundarios, según informa la organización...

12/08/2014

No tienes que esperar mucho más, el webinar "Innovación Social y Voluntariado" presentado por Sebastián Villarreal Bardet ocurrirrá en menos de 24 horas!! Si todavía no te has inscrito y quieres asistir envíenos un coreo electrónico a [email protected]

Looking to stand out on this #GivingTuesday? Here are a few strategies that you might want to employ. ow.ly/Fej0k
12/02/2014
3 Social Strategies Your Nonprofit Needs Stand Out On #GivingTuesday - Grassroots.org Blog

Looking to stand out on this #GivingTuesday? Here are a few strategies that you might want to employ. ow.ly/Fej0k

Although the holidays can get a bad reputation for being one of the most stressful times of the year, they are also the single-handed most giving-focused time as well. This week, we have the privilege of celebrating the holiday that is literally dedicated to giving thanks. So, how can you, as a nonp…

A special shout out to Social Entrepreneurship on the day before thanksgiving. Happy Holidays everyone! http://www.huffi...
11/26/2014
Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught? An Ode to Thanksgiving

A special shout out to Social Entrepreneurship on the day before thanksgiving. Happy Holidays everyone! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penina-rybak/can-entrepreneurship-be-taught_b_4347465.html

As both an educator and entrepreneur, I believe in both the collective intelligence and creativity of women to pioneer innovation and change. I believe in the inherent goodness of humanity and in the power of gratitude as a profound change agent for...

Here is an article claiming that voluntourism is not a solution to providing International Aid. Many of our GSL members ...
11/20/2014
'Voluntourism' is Not the Solution to Providing International Aid

Here is an article claiming that voluntourism is not a solution to providing International Aid. Many of our GSL members have experience with this phenomenon, and we would like to hear your opinions. Many communities have been positively affected by voluntourism, what are some concepts that make voluntourism more effective? - http://www.care2.com/causes/voluntourism-is-not-the-solution-to-providing-international-aid.html

Volunteering in third-world countries has become more about tourism than helping the recipient community.

Yesterday the GSL team split up to participate in two service events of international significance. Brian teamed up with...
11/14/2014

Yesterday the GSL team split up to participate in two service events of international significance. Brian teamed up with GSL alumnus Suderin Murat to provide a photo booth at the International Rescue Committee's Thanksgiving Dinner for recent refugees to the Washington DC area. Photos were taken and printed right there, so families could take home a holiday photo of themselves.

Meg went with the Emerging Leaders of Pakistan group to SE Washington DC, where they braved the cold fall weather to plant trees in a local park. This event demonstrated that visitors to Meridian don't just take knowledge they learn from their exchange back to their home countries, but they leave a positive mark here in the U.S. as well!!

Great article on Measuring and Improving Social Impacts from the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Measuring the outcom...
11/07/2014
Measuring and Improving Social Impacts: A Guide for Nonprofits, Companies, and Impact Investors...

Great article on Measuring and Improving Social Impacts from the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Measuring the outcomes of each project is the best way to show others that it is a success, and raise funds to keep it going! http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/measuring_and_improving_social_impacts_a_guide_for_nonprofits_companies_and

Measuring Social Impacts outlines a five-step method for figuring out which impacts matter and how to measure them.

Style vs. Substance in Corporate Social Responsibility, really helping those in need or just cause-related marketing? ht...
11/06/2014
Style vs. Substance in Corporate Social Responsibility

Style vs. Substance in Corporate Social Responsibility, really helping those in need or just cause-related marketing? http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinharrington/2014/11/05/style-vs-substance-in-corporate-social-responsibility/?ss=business

Today, most companies at least pay lip service to the idea of corporate social responsibility and its close cousin, “cause-related marketing.” The idea is that companies can — and should — do well by doing good. With few exceptions, not many would argue with that proposition. But the problem can be…

The GSL November Newsletter is out! Read about our Everyday Heroes in Belo, Cameroon and Haiti, and the special visit of...
11/04/2014
Everyday Heroes in Full Swing, Football in Cameroon, and Deforestation in Haiti

The GSL November Newsletter is out! Read about our Everyday Heroes in Belo, Cameroon and Haiti, and the special visit of an old friend to Meridian.

El GSL boletín informativo de noviembre salió! Lea sobre nuestros Everyday Heroes en Belo, Camerún y Haití y la visita especial de una vieja amiga a Meridian.

Le GSL newsletter de novembre est sorti! Lisez sur les projets de nos Everyday Heroes en Belo, Cameroun e Haïti et la visite spéciale d'une vieille amie a Meridian.

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November 3, 2014The GSL team is heading into the end of the year with several interesting projects on the horizon. Firstly, we want to highlight our initial cohort of Everyday Heroes, who are now completing their service projects in Cameroon, Haiti, Cambodia, and Spain. Secondly, the team here in Wa…

Lea aquí sobre los benefícios del voluntariado en España, como prepara a jóvenes para el mundo de trabajo y hace vínculo...
10/31/2014
El voluntariado, «una experiencia vital de maduración impagable»

Lea aquí sobre los benefícios del voluntariado en España, como prepara a jóvenes para el mundo de trabajo y hace vínculos entre líderes en toda Europa. http://www.larioja.com/la-rioja/201410/30/voluntariado-experiencia-vital-maduracion-20141030135801.html

El consejero de Presidencia, Emilio del Río, ha definido el voluntariado como una experiencia vital de maduración impagable que, además, aporta un valor a la hora de encontrar un empleo.

10/30/2014

Why do we need Everyday Heroes? To address major issues like pollution in Haiti. Read here about the degradation of the bois-de-Chêne near Port-au-Prince.

Today is the close of the Worldwide Pro Bono week. Let's look back at one of the most positive developments of the week....
10/24/2014
69 Nonprofit Organizations In U.S. And Canada Receive Pro Bono Marketing Services During CreateAthon

Today is the close of the Worldwide Pro Bono week. Let's look back at one of the most positive developments of the week. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/69-nonprofit-organizations-in-us-and-canada-receive-pro-bono-marketing-services-during-createathon-563474858.html

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty-nine nonprofit organizations across the United States and Canada...

Today GSL is taking the opportunity to promote RUDEC, the Rural Development Centre in Belo, Cameroon. This amazing organ...
10/23/2014
RUDEC | services for a healthy environment and people

Today GSL is taking the opportunity to promote RUDEC, the Rural Development Centre in Belo, Cameroon. This amazing organization works to care for orphan children, provide basic education and healthcare for all residents of the town. RUDEC is looking for new volunteers to help them with their projects to raise the standard of living in their local community. Check them out here: http://rudec.org and make sure to watch the video on volunteering!

A community where all residents have access to basic education and health resources,enabling them to improve their quality of life and achie

Welcome to Pro Bono Week 2014 #PBW2014. We are very excited to know that Pro Bono work is going on all around the world....
10/21/2014
A Pro Bono Week Reaffirmation

Welcome to Pro Bono Week 2014 #PBW2014. We are very excited to know that Pro Bono work is going on all around the world. Check out this article about the value of Pro Bono Work http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-skolnik/a-pro-bono-week-reaffirma_b_5991182.html and this website for the Pro Bono projects happening in your area: http://www.probonoweek.org/

A few years ago, I observed my first ScopeAthon event. On a dreary fall day, in a cramped room deep within the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company, I sat down with dozens of overwhelmed nonprofits and eager corporate employees....

Merci de nouveau à Michael Gale et Global Giving pour le webinar de mercredi ici au Centre International Meridian! Notre...
10/17/2014
CrowdFundamentals on GlobalGiving

Merci de nouveau à Michael Gale et Global Giving pour le webinar de mercredi ici au Centre International Meridian!

Notre Everyday Hero Olivier Sénat a commenté sur le webinar :

“Comme j'ai eu à le dire, le webinar est une excellente façon de nous réunir afin de partager nos idées, de réfléchir ensemble, d'avoir plus d'ouvertures dans le but d'accroitre nos aptitudes en tant que jeunes Leaders. Monsieur Gale, a fait un excellent travail. Personnellement, j'ai beaucoup appris, d'autre en plus que je suis en train de lancer la deuxième phase de mon projet annuel qui consiste à collecter et à distribuer des cadeaux à des orphelins. Les différentes étapes qui consistent à atteindre le maximum de bailleurs possible et la façon de les atteindre constituent un atout supplémentaire qui nous permettra de mieux tirer partie de nos futurs projets.”

Le prochain webinar dans la série de SUSI (Study of US Institutions) aura lieu le 28 de octobre au sujet de network et communications et nous inviterons a tous les membres de Global Service Leaders à assister!

Laissez-nous savoir si vous voulez participer dans le prochain webinar!

Et si vous voulez savoir plus sur le thème de ce dernier webinar, Suivez le lien ci-dessous: — à http://www.globalgiving.org/crowdfundamentals/.

This new guide, created by GlobalGiving, will give you all the tools you need to plan, launch and execute a winning fundraising campaign.

El viernes pasado fue el Día Internacional de Voluntariado, que hicieron Uds. para participar? http://www.europapress.es...
10/14/2014
14.000 empleados de Telefónica de todo el mundo participan en el Día Internacional del Voluntariado

El viernes pasado fue el Día Internacional de Voluntariado, que hicieron Uds. para participar?
http://www.europapress.es/sociedad/noticia-14000-empleados-telefonica-todo-mundo-participan-dia-internacional-voluntariado-20141010172536.html

Los Voluntarios Telefónica ha participado este viernes en el Día Internacional del Voluntario 2014, la octava edición de esta fiesta que, a nivel mundial,...

10/08/2014

Global Service Leaders would like to welcome our new intern, Brian Salant, who will be taking the lead on engagement with our fellows around the world. Brian speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Turkish and Italian, and looks forward to connecting with everyone in their own langauge. Bienvenue! Bienvenido! Bem-vindo! Welkom! Hos-geldiniz! Benvenuto!

10/07/2014

We miss you! Apologies for the absence on Facebook and know that we are back. The GSL DC team is coming together this week and we look forward to re-engaging.

GSL congratulates Americorps on 20 years of changing the conversation around civic engagement and leveraging service as ...
09/12/2014
AmeriCorps 20th Celebration | Corporation for National and Community Service

GSL congratulates Americorps on 20 years of changing the conversation around civic engagement and leveraging service as a solution. Your commitment is inspiring. Special shoutout to rockstar Americorps Alum and great friend to Meridian - Abby Flottemesch

Let's celebrate the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary!

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To apply for membership in Global Service Leaders, please send an email to the attention of Director, Meg Clifford Poole at [email protected]

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