Sunday, April 27, 2014
Global Goals, Citizen Solutions
Although Redwood City is only 26 miles south of San Francisco, thanks to the international gathering at the Global Philanthropy Forum conference at the Sofitel, we felt transported, far from home, truly Global Citizens. We were star struck by the illustrious group of presenters and participants. All of the heavy lifters were there — CEO's and CFO's from the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur to the folks on the ground from Africa, Brazil, Indonesia.
As the smallest NGO at the table (and sometimes we are not even that organized), we were honored to bring our message all the way from Kehoe Beach.In the evening for the Citizen Ingenuity Reception we piled the table high with vases full of plastic and we set out glue guns so that everyone could have a hands-on crafting experience and make something to take home.