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Following CGI tweets? These attendees have the most influence in the Twittersphere…

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It’s time for CGI again!   Waggener Edstrom will be showcasing two commitments this year with our partners Mercy Corps and NetHope.  And we’ll be following the conference goings-on at @ClintonGlobal #CGI2011 again this year, and you’ll see blogs and tweets from our CEO Melissa Waggener Zorkin (follow her at @melissawz) too, who will be in attendance.  

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Global Impact Launches Relief and Development Accelerator Fund at 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Fund to Combine Public and Private Partners for Global Humanitarian Programs
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Global Impact today launched the Relief and Development Accelerator Fund, a new matching fund to advance giving and awareness for worldwide health programs. The new initiative supports Global Impact’s alliance of 58 U.S.-based international charities. Charities will meet established criteria to be eligible to compete for the $1.2 million, and report regularly on the measured success of the programs funded. The competitive funding process is open to all charity partners meeting established criteria by January 2012.

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Global Impact today launched the Relief and Development Accelerator Fund, a new matching fund to advance giving and awareness for worldwide health programs. The new initiative supports Global Impact’s alliance of 58 U.S.-based international charities. Charities will meet established criteria to be eligible to compete for the $1.2 million, and report regularly on the measured success of the programs funded. The competitive funding process is open to all charity partners meeting established criteria by January 2012.

Technology and Process Improvement— Looking into the Future - Healthcare Management Forum

William Trafford, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Merger and Information Technology, Alberta Health Services, Myrna Francis, Vice-President, Global Healthcare Sector, CGI
Summary: 

TOPIC: Technology and Process Improvement— Looking into the Future
Plenary Session 9 at Healthcare Management Forum: Process Improvement and Operational Excellence
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5 2011 at 10:45 a.m
WHERE: Toronto
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
William Trafford,
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Merger and Information Technology, Alberta Health Services
Myrna Francis, Vice-President, Global Healthcare Sector, CGI

Which comes first—process improvement or behavioural change? Does technology adoption dictate the benefits? What are the future uses of automation for healthcare in Canada? What can healthcare leaders learn from mhealth adoption in emerging countries like Uganda, Kenya, and Afghanistan? If it works there, why can’t we make it work here?
 

To view the full agenda for this event, incuding all speakers and session descriptions, please click here. For further information, contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca.

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summary

TOPIC: Technology and Process Improvement— Looking into the Future
Plenary Session 9 at Healthcare Management Forum: Process Improvement and Operational Excellence
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5 2011 at 10:45 a.m
WHERE: Toronto
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
William Trafford,
Senior Vice-President, Corporate Merger and Information Technology, Alberta Health Services
Myrna Francis, Vice-President, Global Healthcare Sector, CGI

Which comes first—process improvement or behavioural change? Does technology adoption dictate the benefits? What are the future uses of automation for healthcare in Canada? What can healthcare leaders learn from mhealth adoption in emerging countries like Uganda, Kenya, and Afghanistan? If it works there, why can’t we make it work here?
 

To view the full agenda for this event, incuding all speakers and session descriptions, please click here. For further information, contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca.

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Clinton Global Initiative - What's All the Chatter About

By, Caroline Sanderson, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Social Innovation Practice, Senior Vice President
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This week we explored the barrage of Twitter chatter surrounding the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting, starting with a broad overview of metrics, followed by a ranking of the top 10 most influential tweeters.

CGI: Omidyar Network, A Philanthropy That Invests in For-Profits Too

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Old school charity and “philanthropy” once referred exclusively to financial contributions to nonprofits. Today, Omidyar Network (ON) takes a more innovative and inclusive approach, called “flexible capital.” As a philanthropic investor, ON invests in for-profits, as well as nonprofits.

The 411 on Getting Retweeted – Top Tweets from Clinton Global Initiative

By, Seema Bhende, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Social Innovation Practice, Senior Account Director
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Anyone on Twitter knows the wonderful feeling that results when someone you admire retweets you. Let’s be honest, it’s flattering. In order to get more pats on the back, you need to extend your sphere of influence and ensure your tweets are re-tweet worthy! For those of you following this week’s series, you know Waggener Edstrom (WE) put our twendz pro™ tool to use to capture insight around the robust Twitter conversation from CGI.

Refugees United, The Social Network That's More Important Than Facebook, Goes Mobile

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Plenty of people use the power of the internet to trace and reconnect with old friends. Two brothers from Denmark, however, are working to harness that power for a greater social good. Christopher and David Mikkelsen founded Refugees United, an NGO that uses secure web and mobile technology to enable refugees to find loved ones throughout the world.

CGI: Accelerating 21st Century Education in Kenya

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Last year at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, the Government of Kenya and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a collaborative project focused on improving education in up to 60 primary and secondary schools in Kenya. This was an incredible announcement for a number of reasons, including the fact that students and teachers in that region would now finally have access to relevant and engaging education technology and content.

CGI: Teachers are the key to providing children with quality education

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In 2008, we announced a commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to train 10 million teachers by 2015. We undertook this goal, because we believe that every child has the right to a quality education. Throughout the course of a child’s education, there is perhaps no more important influence than the teachers that guide, nurture, and inspire learning.

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