This is what INSPIRES us!
This section offers useful information, resources, tips, and news about some of the worthy causes that inspire us, and which we hope will in turn inspire you! It gives you insights into the type of group we are, and reveals a bit more about us. Engaging a team is not just about choosing people who can deliver a product or service. It’s about choosing a group that takes the time to build relationships with you – that’s what leads to both a winning project AND a successful long-term engagement. Read or view what interests you.
We hope that we will share some common ground, for the common good.
DFW on NBC
View Making a Difference segment
Dining for Women, an international giving circle, was featured on NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams on February 8th, 2012. We are thrilled with the exposure this brings to DFW and it’s important work to empower women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries. In addition to awareness building, the organization raises significant amounts of money for grassroots NGO’s working to transform the lives of the women and girls it supports. Through potluck dinners, people gather to connect locally with other like-minded people—with a ripple effect to communities around the globe.
Documentary Half the Sky
I wait with anticipation to see this poignant film. Gender equity is the number one human rights issue and moral challenge of this century. I am proud to be an active participant in this movement to create lasting global social change.
Half the Sky, a multi-part documentary series based on the bestselling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, will air on PBS October 1st & 2nd, 2012, and internationally in 2013. The series follows Kristof and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde as they travel throughout the developing world to introduce women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable—and fighting bravely to change them.
With an introduction by George Clooney and incisive analysis led by WuDunn and a host of other experts including Hillary Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Madeleine Albright and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the series features intimate, dramatic and immediate stories of struggle that reflect viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offer an actionable blueprint for transformation. See Half the Sky Movement for more information.
Maggie Doyne and the Kopila Valley Children’s Home & School
Twenty-three year old Maggie Doyne did not let her age or lack of experience stop her from taking bold steps to change the world—and the lives of so many orphaned and abandoned children in the Kopila Valley of Nepal.
Maggie took a gap year after high school to see the world and when she was trekking through the Himalayas, she stumbled upon hundreds of kids living in the streets, orphaned by years of human rights violations and war.
Experience the inspirational journey of Maggie Doyne, a committed young woman from New Jersey who has made it her mission to provide a loving home and free education for Nepal’s most vulnerable residents, its orphaned or abandoned children.
It’s both compelling and uplifting and allows us to glimpse the power and passion of this remarkable young woman who did not allow limitations or fear stop her from pursuing her dreams of creating a more just world.
Visit www.blinknow.org to learn more about Maggie Doyne and her work in Nepal.