The world faces a multitude of challenges from climate change to poverty to human rights. Now, one civic organization is looking to bring about positive change to every corner of the planet. That organization, Avaaz, has been helping people across the world for the past decade. Founded in 2007, Avaaz is a civic organization based in the United States. Among the issues addressed by the organization include climate change, corruption, poverty, conflict, and human rights. The organization was considered by the newspaper The Guardian to be one of the most influential and powerful civic networks on the planet.
The organization was co-founded by Res Publica almost a decade ago as well as MoveOn.org. Among the individuals involved in the co-founding of Avaaz include Tom Pravda, Tom Perriello, Ricken Patel, as well as the executive director of MoveOn.org, Eli Pariser. The organization is currently led by its founding President and Chief Executive Officer Ricken Patel. In the nine years since its founding, Avaaz has won many victories in its fight to bring opportunity as well as end conflict and poverty around the world. Some of the specific changes brought about Avaaz includes its involvement in the Paris Climate Accord. This victory has helped bring an end to widespread fossil fuel use on the planet. Other victories include the defeat of several bills in Congress that would have allowed the government to unilaterally shut down any website.
Avaaz’s biggest innovation to civic activism has been its cutting edge use of technology to organize people and execute demonstrations at a moment’s notice. The organization also sets its priorities by using an online poll made up of its members. In 2016, the poll results allowed Azza to tackle issues such as the creation of large-scale marine reserves, ending public subsidies for dirty energy companies, and fostering more stringent agriculture regulation. Today Avaaz is active on every corner of the planet as well as online. As the organization enters its second decade of activism, Avaaz looks to organize more people to work for positive change. And with over 46 million members, in over 194 countries, Avaaz is well on its way to becoming a formative force in the arena of civic activism.
When it comes to learning, many students need a certain level of communication and encouragement from their teachers and especially their parents in order to perform well. For a long time, this aspect of school was deteriorating, with many students feeling like their parents are absent and they are facing the challenges of school on their own. This is not healthy for students and it usually ends up leaving them with bad school experiences that does not promote their individual growth. Class Dojo is a special learning platform that was developed by Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don that focuses on bringing teachers, students and parents together with a level of communication school has never before seen. Class Dojo has even released videos based on a growth mindset to help teach students core principles in life and in learning to help prepare them for their futures.
Since first launching in 2011, Class Dojo has seen widespread success, with their program being using in nearly 70 percent of all schools around the U.S. With the help of Stanford University, Class Dojo even evaluated how well their growth mindset videos were holding up and how they were received from the public to help improve them. By bringing a higher level of awareness to students and building their confidence, not only will they be inspired to succeed, but they will inspire future generations to succeed as well.
The growth mindset videos behind Class Dojo are just a bonus to their main feature, which is communication. Teaching important principles helps the growth of students, but communication keeps them stay engaged with their learning and want to improve. When parents are able to stay connected with their children while they are in school they have more confidence and take more pride in doing well. Since Class Dojo is completely free to use for everyone, parents can start taking part in the revolutionary learning platform today to help build the connection with their child and school.
David Giertz is a financial executive to reckon with in the corporate world of the United States. He has been active in the field of finance for over 30 years and is known to share his views and expression about the financial market trends on various news channels. He currently serves as the President of Nationwide Financial’s distribution arm. The strategies implemented by David Giertz have helped the company to grow its sale from $11 Billion to over $17 Billion. He is also a business coach and is affiliated with the World Association of Business Coaches.
David Giertz has in the past worked with the Citigroup as well, and his performance with all the organizations he has worked for made him one of the most sought-after business executive in the industry. He has done Bachelor in Science from the famous Millikin University and has completed MBA from the University of Miami. David Giertz has featured on many popular business news channels like CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg, WSJ, and others. David Giertz in an interview to WSJ recently said that the financial advisors should suggest the people not to exclude social security with their investment and retirement planning as it can lead to a significant economic loss in the future.
David Giertz said people should plan their retirement planning much earlier in their life and keep making modifications from time to time to ensure that it would be meeting its financial goals in the future. As many people do not understand the importance of social security in the retirement planning, he aims to create awareness about it to ensure that people discuss it with their financial advisor and keep it as a part of their portfolio. David Giertz is also associated with FINRA as industry arbitrator. In the past, he was on the Board of Directors at Girl Scouts of Broward County.