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Developing the Caribbean Digital Ecosystem with Futures Thinking Anuskha Varsha Sonai [Video]

Hello everyone, My name is Anuskha Sonai and I’m a serial social entrepreneur based in Suriname. We use creativity and digital technology to transform companies, youth and women. Our purpose is to integrate social good and profitable business practice. For us this social enterprise approach is necessary to create a strong and sustainable future for the Caribbean. That’s why we evolved from a single for-profit digital marketing agency into a cluster of for-profit and nonprofit entities that reinforce each other’s work. At our core we are futures thinkers, who use strategic foresight to prepare ourselves and our clients for the many scenarios of change in the age of the digital economy. For the last 7 years I have been working on developing the digital entrepreneurship ecosystem in Suriname and the rest of the Caribbean. Hence, a great part of the work that I do is identified as public and civic contributions. I realized this much better when I recently won the Anthony N. Sabga award for Excellence, as the first person outside the English speaking Caribbean and the first person from Suriname.One of the most consistent events in my journey of becoming a serial entrepreneur in an industry that is not so well developed yet in our part of the world, has been the general Lack of awareness and understanding How one can create social impact and run a successful commercial business too. how can you be a long term thinker and also enjoy short term benefits (profit, quality of life in the sense of living your best life). While we have been able to pivot our strategy and evolve from a single for profit agency into a cluster of for-profit and nonprofit entities that reinforce each other’s work, we see many traditional companies struggling to offer their employees purposeful work and to pivot to more contemporary ways of doing business. Additionally many stakeholders are not able to adapt and change the status quo.This repeatedly made me think: is there a model or methodology that describes our approach?That’s when I was introduced to Futures Thinking and Strategic Foresight.In this era of rapid and accelerating change, it is impossible to achieve true innovation without developing long-term thinking and uncoveringalternative future possibilities. Most of the popular innovation tools and concepts used today were created when things were simpler and companies could operate with linear thinking. Today, the world is much more complex and moving at arapid pace, causing them to become outdated. Gone are the days of practicing incremental innovation in order to simply strengthen core competencies or gain strategic advantage in an already crowded market. Savvy thought leaders are setting the new tone ofwhat is now being recognized as a fundamentalparadigm shift in the way we approach innovation,embracing a move toward exponential andtransformational change.When companies instill foresight and futuresthinking into their innovation culture, they arebetter equipped to see the possibilities andopportunities that are on the horizon, and seizethem today.It is clear that leading organizations in these volatile and complex times require new approaches and mindsets. Today’s business leaders must remain focused on what’s next. In order to gain greater visibility about the future, what is needed is not a better crystal ball, but an instrument for building resilience, adaptability, and opportunity through recognition of emerging patterns. Futures thinking is that instrument, and strategic foresight provides the framework. The phases in the Natural ForesightApproach, developed by Kedge LLC. consists of 4 phases (discover, explore, map, and create) which can be used together or independently in any order, depending on the situation and goals.Discover: Challenge Old Ways of ThinkingExplore: Scan the External EnvironmentMap: Develop Future Scenarios and InnovationsCREATE: Design and Execute for Value-Added ResultsWe need to recognize that band-aid approaches will not work, we need a road map for updating our organizational and personal operating systems for success in a new era. Creating a culture of future thinkers means everyone must be empowered with the tools to understand and create the future for themselves and their communities, embracing not only lifelong learning, but unlearning and relearning as well. We need to use strategic foresight to stopplanning for the future and start creating it!

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Places To Donate

2 Timothy Chapter 4 | Group Bible Study & Discussion [Video]

The Book of 2nd Timothy Chapter 4#FridayNightLiveBibleStudyEurope @ 7:30pm CET (Central European Time), 1:30pm EST (Eastern Standard Time)________________________________________________________________If you would like to help me continue in this work by giving a gift of financial support, you can do so through:PayPal:https://www.paypal.me/CarmenImperaWise (formerly TransferWise):cimpera@hotmail.comINTERAC e-Transfer:cimpera@hotmail.comI am not registered as a non-profit or a charitable organization.Thank you, and may the Lord Jesus Christ bless you.

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Family Travel, Single Travel, Couples Travel

France to USA travel vlog 🇫🇷 🇺🇸 | travel tips / updates, reflection, book rec ! [Video]

bonjour ! my name’s lyndi, and i’ve lived in france for 5+ years. today i’m visiting family in the US 🇺🇸 ! come along as i travel by train, metro, and plane:) i’ll share some travel tips + updates with covid, what to pack, and share a book recommendation ! 💬💬 any questions ?? let me know in the comments below:) ☕☕☕ want to support me ? feel free to buy me a coffee ☕☕☕https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lyndi🔔 subscribe + turn on the bell notifications for more videos:) 🔔time stamps 00:00 intro00:47 packing + things you should bring03:43 trains and planes6:08 travel / covid updates6:53 c’est la vie / travel reads !8:45 welcome to the USAfor USA + France differences: part II 🇺🇸 🇫🇷 check it out HERE 👉👉👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8NOES6Ygwkhow to learn a foreign language 👩‍🎓 ✏️ 🌏 | check it out HERE 👉👉👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkeTj5TpgaE for travel guides, check out my website: www.lapetiteamericaineoh.com 👋 new to my channel?coucou ! i’m an american living in france who started this channel during quarantine ! i decided i want to create videos on things that i would want to actually see:) things like: what it’s like living in small town france, how to navigate life abroad, solo travel, hearing from actual frenchies (lol) and more. if that interests you, subscribe to see future videos from la petite américaine ^^ bisous !follow along on insta here: https://www.instagram.com/lapetiteamericaineoh/no copyright music from SoundCloud: cute by ZoD Aah

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Resources for Nonprofit Directors

Funding Pathways: Wefunder, Slauson & Co., The Alliance for Southern California Innovation [Video]

When it comes to money for startups, there’s no shortage of options – from crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, equity funding models such as convertible debt, friends & family rounds, smaller VCs, grants and even angel investment networks. 💰 Join us for our funding pathways event series for a panel with industry leaders so you can find out which path is right for you! 🚀This month’s speakers:​Raychel Espiritu is the Venture Outreach Manager at The Alliance for Southern California Innovation where she helps match Seed and Series-A-ready startups with institutional investors. She is a Los Angeles native with over 13 years of experience in media, startups, business development, and digital marketing. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Cal State University, Northridge, and taught digital marketing at General Assembly from 2014-2015. Her professional experience includes working with large corporate brands, media companies, marketing agencies, and venture firms.​Adie Akuffo-Afful is the Head of Venture Partners at Wefunder. He is a British-born, Ghanaian-raised American. He joined Wefunder in March 2020 as their Inbound Lead, then moved over to Business Development/Growth, then Partnerships, and is now heading the Venture Programming efforts. Wefunder is the most global value-add Venture Partner program with amazing individuals all over the globe looking to help founders at every level. To date, Adie has helped raise over $45M+ for startups both on and off the Wefunder platform.​Alieen Kim is a Platform Analyst at Slauson & Co. Prior to Slauson & Co., Aileen interned at The Walt Disney Company, Nuleep, and the Greater LA branch of UN Women in controls, strategy, and engagement. Through USC’s Asian Pacific American Student Services center (APASS), she developed Connections!, an annual career development program with monthly events. Passionate about the intersection of business and social good, Aileen strives to provide a new perspective in all the projects she touches.About Grid110Grid110 is an economic and community development nonprofit dedicated to creating clearer pathways to success for early-stage entrepreneurs. Our mission is to foster the most thriving, inviting & inclusive community for entrepreneurs in Los Angeles by making the entrepreneurial path more equitable, inclusive, and accessible. We provide founders with a growing community of fellow entrepreneurs, expert mentorship, and crucial resources through our no-cost, no-equity accelerator programs.Learn more at: www.grid110.org Connect with us:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grid110/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GRID110LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grid110Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/grid110/Medium Blog: https://medium.com/grid110Read about us:LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-grid110-dtla-20150804-story.htmlHuffington Post: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/grid110-how-a-group-of-di_b_9704202Downtown News: http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/a-new-way-to-drive-downtown-tech/article_1e799ddc-4dd2-11e5-8607-bbbf8d3c8a7a.htmlINC Magazine: https://www.inc.com/samira-far/how-to-get-support-as-an-isolated-entrepreneur.htmlPC Mag: https://www.pcmag.com/news/las-silicon-beach-grows-up-but-can-any-of-them-code

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Fundraising for Churches

Why Churches must engage young leaders| 2022 National Survey Results [Video]

View the summary report: https://www.waybase.com/report2022In February of 2022, WayBase conducted our third annual national survey of Christian church and ministry leaders in Canada. The survey had over 2,000 Christian leaders participate from across the country, representing different Christian faith streams, and different sectors of Christian charities. Older leaders are committed, but engaging younger leaders is key to the long-term health of the Christian sector. This presents stability that allows young leaders to develop in a supportive environment with experienced senior leaders. On the other hand—there are fewer opportunities for younger leaders who are ready for senior positions. Although the majority of leaders are committed, leaders under the age of 40 were twice as likely to consider leaving. This creates a significant leadership pipeline challenge for the church. For more reports, data, and digital tools that will help your ministry go to http://www.waybase.comWhat’s WayBase? And why does it matter?Disconnection and distraction limit the impact of the Christian sector. Our website helps Christian organizations connect and work together, and our app helps people engage their spiritual life in meaningful ways—together creating a movement for greater impact and deeper growth.

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Grant Writing for Non-Profits

Sustainable Calgary and Islamic School OBK Take Action Grant Video

Your comments, likes and shares are valuable to spread the word on this collaboration helping Calgary kids to make their school safer, greener, and more enjoyable.On the 15th of each month, Calgarians can apply for Take Action Grants, a matched grassroots grant of up to $1000 and 1000 Calgary Dollars. visit https://www.calgarydollars.ca/grants for the application.

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Travel Inspiration

Miami Zoo 2022 Update (Short Video)

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Fundraising for Non-profits

A walk along the Thames, up and over the O2 and then on the Emirates cable car [Video]

Currently, revenue from my channel is donated to www.dec.org.uk to support humanitarian relief in Ukraine. My videos raise money for The Vine Food Bank in Croydon, UK. If you would like to make a separate donation, you may do so here:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/newaddingtonsalvationarmyGet your Nobody Cares apparel here:https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/julianhutchingsMore items coming soon!Making videos takes time, effort and a bit of money – if you fancy supporting the channel and helping to keep my creative juices flowing, you can buy me a virtual coffee here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/somebodycaresIf you want to see some of my still photos – go to my Instagram page.I’m also on Facebook although I rarely post anything because it gets on my nerves. Amazon Affiliate Links – if you buy through these links, I get a small commission which goes to charity.Photography equipment I use and recommend:Panasonic GH5 (unboxing video available): https://amzn.to/2XFAhkKPanasonic Lumix 7-14mm lens: https://amzn.to/2LRqHZePanasonic Lumix 12-35mm lens: https://amzn.to/3ia4dPqCanon G7X Mkll: https://amzn.to/3nIguf1Sony ZV1: https://amzn.to/2XJ6do8Ulanzi wide angle lens adapter: https://amzn.to/3jzdpxZSmall Rig cage for Sony ZV1: https://amzn.to/2Yjhn3iGoPro Hero 7 Black: https://amzn.to/3oXojz7 Ulanzi GoPro case: https://amzn.to/3qliWtM Pro Grill Mouth Mount for GoPro (Unboxing video available): https://amzn.to/38KJy1cRode Video Microphone: https://amzn.to/38Hi24zSaramonic microphone: https://amzn.to/38JkNm3Ulanzi mini foldable tripod: https://amzn.to/3CtWFRdNeewer compact tripod: https://amzn.to/3nM9MERNeewer full size tripod: https://amzn.to/38LvowZNeewer ring light (Unboxing video available): https://amzn.to/3speX0YCycling stuff I use and recommend:Exposure TraceR rear light: https://amzn.to/2N67aoISee Sense rear light (unboxing video available): https://amzn.to/3oMeNOVTyrekey: https://amzn.to/3iek7YUVittoria tool bottle: https://amzn.to/3sp5FC8Lezyne Road Caddy (video available): https://amzn.to/3oIoY7cKask Protone helmet: https://amzn.to/35F9cCLFizik Terra shoes: https://amzn.to/2LQqbuDShimano XC5 shoes (unboxing video available): https://amzn.to/2Km31foSpeedsleev Ranger (unboxing video available): https://amzn.to/3idKf6tHigh 5 hydration tablets: https://amzn.to/3qyvNcfBooks written by me!:Cycling Shorts and Cycle Clips: https://amzn.to/2LSTQmNTour de Fiction: https://amzn.to/35FMY3uThe Monument: https://amzn.to/3qm8rGmThe Marmot Murders: https://amzn.to/3oLB2VpUnreliable Death: https://amzn.to/3bzxa66Love’s Lost in Girona:https://amzn.to/38IuxNgBooks I recommend:Riding in the Zone Rouge by Tom Isitt (video review available): https://amzn.to/3iekH96Ventoux by Bert Wagendorp: https://amzn.to/38HYnBvHigher Calling by Max Leonard: https://amzn.to/3oLOskfThe Greatest: The Times and Life of Beryl Burton by William Fotheringham (video review available): https://amzn.to/3nFHADHFallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi by William Fotheringham: https://amzn.to/3nL8F8vLanterne Rouge by Max Leonard: https://amzn.to/3qBQrZ1The Escape Artist by Matt Seaton: https://amzn.to/2LtsnZrEnd to End by Paul Jones: https://amzn.to/3i518lbCycling movies I recommend:Breaking Away: https://amzn.to/35QpF7aA Sunday in Hell: https://amzn.to/38V7ak0Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist: https://amzn.to/3bRlSdwCamper Van stuff:Follow me on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/7528