Tag: Changers Of Commerce
We have embarked on our second journey to Ethiopia with Global Hope Network International (GHNI). After we made sure our beds and clothing were sprayed down for bugs, we dug right in with the GHNI team to learn more about the progress since our last visit.
Many specialists come in and out of these villages. They make substantial improvements by giving wells, schools and more. These improvements are fantastic and help to give the villages the push they need to discover that positive change can happen. But what’s really needed is an generalist organizing mentality to help the village take its resources and develop long term sustaining behaviors that make the most out of these investments. That’s where the GHNI team comes into play. While these specialists come in and out of the villages, the GHNI team stays.
GHNI volunteers act as … Read More »
While attending TDN2K’s recent Global Best Practices Conference, Changers of Commerce took an extra half-day to meet and share. Jeff Klein, an executive team member of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. (http://www.consciouscapitalism.org/) and CEO of Working For Good, spoke with us about what it means to be a part of Conscious Capitalism. It’s about working to give people a good and sustainable life. Capitalism began with the first seed savers (as a farmer’s daughter, I found this point quite interesting). When humans realized that they could save seeds from vegetation and plant them, trading food for other resources, capitalism began. It is the most successful form of global participation and benefits all of us. At its core, it’s about connecting one another and developing specialties that can serve the world. We need to hold this concept up to survive, propagate and flourish. … Read More »