My name is Victor, and I am a board chair of Citizens for Global Solutions (CGS). Our Board of Directors are traveling to Chicago this month to map out the road ahead for the organization.
The meeting is in conjunction with a personal enterprise of mine: the 11th Chicago International Model United Nations (CIMUN), which I'm proud to say educates and inspires over 1,400 high school students from around the world.
As we move into 2015, I can tell you that the organization is working hard to confront the effects that our economy has been having on the non-profit sector as a whole -- simply put, a nerve-wracking drop in contributions (skip the rest of the article if you want to click here and help us out!).
I and my fellow Board members are rising to this challenge by undergoing a new strategic planning initiative, as well as moving forward on a smart capital project. We are converting our beautiful properties in Washington, DC into safe and comfortable income-generating housing for students coming to DC in pursuit of an International Relations internship.
Finding safe and affordable housing in DC is tough – especially for students who are only coming for one or two semesters. Converting our space is a win-win – we provide some sorely needed space for students passionate about global issues, and this helps to stabilize our budget through a tough economic time.
Your gift would go a very long way toward strengthening our organization and paving the way for long-term financial sustainability.
Right now, the CGS Board Members are tasked with:
- Defining the goals of the org that best represent the opinions of our membership; and
- Developing a financially viable model for the organization that achieves our goals.
I am confident that our efforts will help CGS to become a stronger voice for our movement well into the 21st century. Help us move forward by donating now!
This holiday season, my fellow board chair Jordan and I are thankful for many things. Among them are the hard work of the staff and the dedication of our board members on behalf of this inspiring organization that I deeply believe in.
And we are also thankful for YOU and the time and support you have given to CGS over the last few years.