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General
What is the Foundation's Vision?
What are the Foundation's Mission Objectives?
What's the inception date of the Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace?
Is the Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace incorporated?
Are you a 501(c)3 non-profit (US) or registered charity (UK)?
Who's on your Board of Directors?
Who's on your Advisory Committee?
How did it all begin?
I have questions, how do I get in touch?

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Getting Involved
I want to help. How can I get involved?
What is GoodSearch and GoodShop?
Where does my donation go?
How much have you raised to date?

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Universal Human Commonalities
What are Universal Human Commonalities?
Can you give some examples of Universal Human Commonalities?
Why are Universal Human Commonalities essential to peace building?

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Underlying principles
What is Participatory Peace Building?

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Survey
What is the “What is Your Primary Self-Identifier?” survey about?
Where can I fill out the survey?
When can I see the results of the survey?

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Advice
I'm starting my own (social) venture, what important things should I keep in mind?

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What's the inception date of the Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace?
October 13th, 2009

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Is the Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace incorporated?
Yes, the Foundation incorporated in New York State on June 14th, 2010

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Are you a 501(c)3 non-profit (US) or registered charity (UK)?
We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity in the US and our tax ID is 27-2973725.

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What is GoodSearch and GoodShop?
Search the web and shop with GoodSearch and GoodShop and over 2,500 companies, like Amazon, Drugstore.com, Hotels.com, Sephora, Travelocity and Zazzle, will donate to our cause!
For more information, please visit: http://www.goodsearch.com/about.aspx

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Where does my donation go?
In order to become a self-sustaining organization, our goal is to raise $300,000 in monetary funds within the next year to implement our operational strategy.

The following list is how we will put your donations to work:

  1. $130,000 = Foundation employees (1) and contractors (4-5)
  2. $60,000 = Office expenses (including website development)
  3. $55,000 = Marketing expenses (web campaigns and news releases, etc.)
  4. $45,000 = Travel and meeting expenses (conferences and transportation)
  5. $10,000 = Insurance

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What are Universal Human Commonalities?
Universal human commonalities are traits all human beings share in common, regardless of one's membership in a particular community, whether that's gender, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, language, etc.

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Where can I fill out the survey?
This survey is now closed. You can read the results on the Surveys page of this site

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When can I see the results of the survey?
You can see the report summary on the Surveys page of this site or download the full report here.

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I'm starting my own (social) venture, what important things should I keep in mind?

  1. Figure out the most meaningful goals to YOU in life
  2. As a McKinsey senior partner once said, ruthlessly prioritize your time
  3. Find the right people to help you (which involves first getting to know yourself very well, the positives and negatives, in order to know which personalities you get along with and what skills you need on your team)
  4. Be clear, with yourself as with others--don't expect people to read your mind or intuit the meaning behind your words
  5. Trust your instincts
  6. Believe in actions, not words
  7. Try to be as transparent as possible (nobody knows you when you're a startup, show them who you are by your actions)
  8. Only make promises you can deliver
  9. Take time to think over decisions before making them
  10. Make time for yourself and your loved ones
  11. Listen more than you talk/do
  12. Give credit where it's due
  13. Refuse to be taken hostage by seemingly immediate needs--other solutions will come in due time
  14. Keep your eye on both the long-term and short-term horizon
  15. Be your own best cheerleader and loudest critic (when in doubt, choose the first)
  16. Learn to admit when you're wrong (what's more important to you, having a pristine ego with no one around to give a hoot or a good team that appreciates you as a fellow human being?)
  17. Correct mistakes whenever possible and feasible
  18. Be open to unanticipated opportunities and leave room for unforeseen errors--give yourself some breathing room
  19. Treat people like intelligent human beings, until proven otherwise
  20. Known the difference between assumptions and facts and be especially vigilant toward assumptions underlying other assumptions
  21. Do your research: make sure that expert advice you're getting is suited to your organization's needs. If that's unclear, ask the person to clarify and get a second/third opinion.
  22. You are NOT your enterprise: we want our business to grow bigger than ourselves, so learn to let go when the time is right. If you can't delegate or go on holiday without waking up from nightmares about your business, then revisit number 3.
  23. Check in with yourself once a day to take stock of how you're feeling
  24. Be honest with yourself: don't put on a happy face just because you think you should. It's better to realize that things are going wrong and deal with them than leaving them to get worse and become unmanageable.
  25. Know your cash flow. LOVE your cash flow.
  26. Get enough sleep
  27. Have a good sense of proportionality: a) setbacks are not the end of the world; b) you are not god; and c) neither are your expert advisers
  28. Trust reason above good delivery
  29. It's better to do and fail than to do nothing at all
  30. Celebrate small victories, even if no one else appreciates them
  31. Get to know your limitations and learn to say no

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