As 2008 writes its final chapter, I can’t help but reflect on the amazing movement of determination the year has seen. It’s all too easy to recognize the pitfalls of a year, the shortcomings of our government, the collapse of the global economy, and the struggles that still plague mankind. Instead, let’s celebrate the incredible success that 2008 has brought, and use it as a platform to inspire even greater things in 2009.
Success has sprawled itself across a variety of platforms this past year in the non-profit and global developmental world, and we celebrate each victory. Among the hundreds of successful new programs and millions of dollars raised around the world is Global Potential, Globalhood’s largest project. Global Potential launched in 2008 with an innovative approach to international development and social change. The program was so successful that in 2009, Global Potential hopes to double the amount of participants (for more information on Global Potential or to donate, click here).
On behalf of Globalhood I thank all the volunteers, consultants, philanthropists, blog readers, and everyday citizens who spent any part of 2008 eagerly and ambitiously forging ahead resiliently with the sole mission of making the world a better place to live. Despite our crippled times, the power to change and influence and inspire is all the more important. Happy 2009.
Visit OneWorld’s People of 2008 for profiles of some of the year’s most inspirational people.