"Professionals who are used to exercising their expertise within the confines of their disciplines are now challenged to confront issues at the interface of their expertise and the expertise in allied fields of knowledge." - Colin I. Bradford, Beyond the Washington Consensus
Current Incubation Clients
We are proud to partner with the UN-GIFT, a turning point in the fight against modern-day slavery. Globalhood and UN.GIFT both believe that strong cross-sectoral collaboration, incorporating a range of players including community based organizations, the private sector, and youth, is necessary to effectively address the complex issue of Human Trafficking. Globalhood is supporting the initiative by engaging the private sector in a UN.GIFT coalition, led by Microsoft, which will play a substantive role in interacting with government, NGOs, and others to actively engage against human trafficking.
Enables the rural poor to participate in the growing Indian economy by creating a portfolio of co-invested businesses.
MotherNurture: Children for mothers. Nurturing mothers to nurture the world
MotherNurture taps into the child-mother bond by encouraging children to come up with and act on innovative ideas to mobilize support for poor mothers. When poor mothers benefit, their families benefit as well. Children learn the joys of giving, volunteering, and becoming leaders.
Youth Connecting Communities
Currently under development in partnership with ZoomLab, YoCoCo uses Web 2.0 technology and travel to create both virtual and actual opportunities for creative collaboration, vocational training, and community building, for disadvantaged New York youth and rural youth in developing countries.
The Sinkunia Integrated Apiculture Program (SIAP)
SIAP aims to enhance living conditions and strengthen rural livelihoods in and around the Dembelia-Sinkunia Chiefdom in northern Sierra Leone, through sustainable apiculture and improved agriculture workshops that will help to alleviate stress on local biodiversity and habitat, including local chimpanzee populations. By supplementing traditional honey harvesting practices with sustainable apiculture, SIAP can stimulate economic growth within our target communities.
POGLED, a project currently under development in collaboration with Globalhood and the Bulgaria-America Cultural Exchange, will focus on the new generation of Bulgarians as agents of change and develop in them skills of creative expression, community work, leadership, and media. POGLED will train and enable high-school age youth from marginalized areas of Bulgaria to give their communities a voice and participate in civil society by expressing pressing community issues through the making of short films. POGLED's students will share their work on the internet and through a film festival, developing a broader sense of community and empowerment amongst underprivileged youth in Bulgaria. POGLED will help youth to have a voice to express their concerns about the issues that they face in their own communities, and will provide them with a national and international network of peers to collaborate with them on finding sustainable solutions to those same issues.
Consulting Case Studies
UFGH is a nonprofit organization that employs a culturally competent and multidisciplinary approach to promote health education and provide health services to under served communities around the world. Their diverse professional network of volunteers includes physicians, nurses, social workers, and artists. UFGH has operated international public health missions to Haiti (1993-2005), Jamaica (2006), and Ghana (2007)
Despite its many accomplishments in the field and its growing network of volunteers and clients, UFGH needed assistance improving its organizational structure to more effectively meet its new commitments. In addition to planning for their 2007 Ghana mission, UFGH was building their website, organizing new fundraising activities, structuring their board, and re-defining staff and volunteer roles within the organization. UFGH asked Globalhood to assist with these development issues, as well as with preparing for the Ghana mission.
Globalhood put together a team that was comprised of a social worker, a physician, and an international affairs consultant. We drafted an action plan with a timeline of three months that included a comprehensive review of their organizational structure, evaluation of project outcomes, and provision of specific recommendations. Simultaneously, we organized a number Globalhood interns to perform background research on malaria in preparation for the mission to Ghana in 2007.
The Globalhood Consultants produced an Organizational and Operational Manual, compiling existing information and providing concrete strategies regarding fundraising, human resources, organizational development, multidisciplinarity, project identification and reporting, and measuring and quantifying outcomes. To view an excerpt of the 55 page document, click here.