The highest ranking professions involve helping people. Among the lowest ranking occupations are those associated with the not profit and for profit organizations. The Mesopotamian Code of Hammurabi, from almost 4,000 years ago, had this to say about the responsibility of building contractors: If a builder build a house for someone, even though he has not yet completed it; if then the walls seem toppling, the builder must make the walls solid from his own means. If a shipbuilder build a boat for someone, and do not make it tight, if during that same year that boat is sent away and suffers injury, the shipbuilder shall take the boat apart and put it together tight at his own expense. (trans. 1915 by L. W. King, sections 233 and 235; see http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/hamcode.asp#text) (Fieser, J., 2012)
American Heart Association On September 23rd, 2012 my mother died unexpectedly of Cardio Vascular Disease. For the last 72 hours of her life I journal her “last touch.” At my mother’s memorial services I gave out a scroll of my journal. In December 2012, I received a call from the American Heart Association Communications Director, asking if I would like to be an Ambassador. To tell the story of my mother’s last days of this silent killer.
The American Heart Association mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.
Ten years ago the realization of Women dying of heart disease became a topic among conversations around the world. Women were dying without notification from doctors because the symptoms were common. The stress level of many women does not show on the outside, it is hidden on the inside.
Go Red for Women and heart disease is the number one killer in women today. The American Heart Association has taken a stand on educating women on listening to their bodies. There’s a lot of talk about inequality between men and women, but one area in particular where women are leading in record numbers: heart disease. It’s the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer.
The American Heart Association is located at 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231. The American Heart Association is a qualified 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization.
Research: Research can find new ways to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease and reduce its health and economic toll on our nation. Because of research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the death rate for heart disease in the U.S. has decreased by more than 60 percent since 1940, and 70 percent for stroke in the same time period. A stable and predictable funding stream for NIH-funded research holds the promise of future treatments and cures for cardiovascular disease. (American Heart Association, 2013)
The American Heart Association maintains an active advocacy presence in all 50 states. We provide staff support and policy resources to local elected officials and state legislators as they draft and pass legislation related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. Our state advocacy staff teams are able to provide media advocacy, grassroots advocacy and direct lobbying support. We advocate for the passage of state laws and local ordinances that impact heart disease and stroke risk factors as well as policies that further protect survivors of heart disease or stroke. (American Heart Association, 2013)
In my own words, the definition of strategic planning is a structure that forecast the attainable goals of an organization for their success. Although this plan is a guideline, as long as the organization does not lose and maintains according to the plan, it had completed that first phrase. If the plan does not look as it will succeed with the goal, the greatness of a plan is that it can be changed.
In my position that supports an educational Foundation, the strategic plan is essential. The goal is to provide sustainability for the Foundation by securing financial support to maintain the organization. The strategic plan is structured based on donations in hopes of endowing to support the mission and vision of the organization.
The importance of the vision and mission statement to support the strategic development, provides the credibility of the organization. The statements provide the branding for the organization that supports the purpose. Vision statements describe a future state that companies are trying to achieve 5–10 years into the future. A mission statement is a concise statement of a company’s reason for being, what it actually does, and for whom. (Abraham, S.C. 2012)
Leaders who are visionary can, through collaborating with other top managers and their board of directors, craft a good vision statement that embodies their vision and makes sense to all of the company’s stakeholders. (Abraham, S.C. 2012)
The passion that I share in support of the vision and mission of the organization tells the story from my perspective. In 2010, I attended a Go Red for Heart Disease Luncheon, at that time I was asked to be a volunteer and I declined. The Strength of this organization is the numbers that support the Cause, the weakness is the getting the education of the disease to everyone, the opportunity is to save another life and the tactic is positioning survivors or families of victims tell the story.
10×10 educate the girls, Change the World The Cause 10×10 is a global action campaign for girls’ education, founded by award-winning journalists at The Documentary Group and Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, along with strategic partner, Intel Corporation. Centered by the new feature film, Girl Rising, 10×10 uses the power of storytelling and the leverage of strategic partnerships to deliver a simple, critical truth: Educate Girls and you will Change the World.
Changing Lives 10×10 partners with the pros in the field – organizations with proven track records of educating girls. By telling stories of their work and directing donations to their programs that help girls get into and stay in school, 10×10 is changing lives.
Changing Policy 10×10 partners with policy leaders to influence governments and global institutions. Laws that ensure every girl has an equal opportunity to reach her full potential must be enacted – and enforced. By keeping up the pressure, 10×10 can help change policy.
The Evidence The evidence is overwhelming – educating girls dramatically improves the well-being of their families, communities and countries. Learn more by diving deeper with these excellent resources from our friends at the Coalition for Adolescent Girls, the Population Council, the Girl Effect, and the Global Campaign for Education.
This organization is a combination of actor and actresses who have taken part in this endeavor to educate all over the world. 10×10 partners with international non-governmental organizations which recognize that educated girls truly can change the world. These NGOs are on the ground every day, working actively with girls, families, and communities to create a better future for all.
By hosting 10×10 in each country of focus, using Girl Rising and additional 10×10 media for advocacy and education, and by providing ways for you to directly impact the lives of girls, the non-profit partnerships are the foundation of our campaign and the strength behind our impact.
When reviewing the 10×10 organization is brings to mind the theory of moral objectivism, which has three key components: • Morality is objective: Moral standards are not created by human beings or human societies. According to many objectivists, they exist in a higher spirit realm that is completely apart from the physical world around us. • Moral standards are unchanging: Moral standards are eternal and do not change throughout time or from location to location. No matter where you are in the world or at what point in history, the same principles apply. • Moral standards are universal: There is a uniform set of moral standards that is the same for all people, regardless of human differences like race, gender, wealth, and social standing. (Fieser, J., 2012)
Within this organization there are the pros and the cons. Once the movie producers, actors, actresses have completed their mission oversees, who really sees the benefits of the harvest? This For Profit organization reminds me of the Haiti earthquake. There are billions of dollars that still have not been disbursed to the economy.
A report from Common Dreams on January 2012, it states: Haiti, a close neighbor of the US with over nine million people, was devastated by earthquake on January 12, 2010. Hundreds of thousands were killed and many more wounded. The UN estimated international donors gave Haiti over $1.6 billion in relief aid since the earthquake (about $155 per Haitian) and over $2 billion in recovery aid (about $173 per Haitian) over the last two years.
Yet Haiti looks like the earthquake happened two months ago, not two years. Over half a million people remain homeless in hundreds of informal camps, most of the tons of debris from destroyed buildings still lays where it fell, and cholera, a preventable disease, was introduced into the country and is now an epidemic killing thousands and sickening hundreds of thousands more.
It turns out that almost none of the money that the general public thought was going to Haiti actually went directly to Haiti. The international community chose to bypass the Haitian people, Haitian non-governmental organizations and the government of Haiti. Funds were instead diverted to other governments, international NGOs, and private companies.
Despite this near total lack of control of the money by Haitians, if history is an indication, it is quite likely that the failures will ultimately be blamed on the Haitians themselves in a “blame the victim” reaction. Haitians ask the same question as many around the world “Where did the money go?” Here are seven places where the earthquake money did and did not go. One. The largest single recipient of US earthquake money was the US government. The same holds true for donations by other countries.
Right after the earthquake, the US allocated $379 million in aid and sent in 5000 troops. The Associated Press discovered that of the $379 million in initial US money promised for Haiti, most was not really money going directly, or in some cases even indirectly, to Haiti. They documented in January 2010 that thirty three cents of each of these US dollars for Haiti was actually given directly back to the US to reimburse ourselves for sending in our military. Forty two cents of each dollar went to private and public non-governmental organizations like Save the Children, the UN World Food Program and the Pan American Health Organization. Hardly any went directly to Haitians or their government.
The overall $1.6 billion allocated for relief by the US was spent much the same way according to an August 2010 report by the US Congressional Research Office: $655 million was reimbursed to the Department of Defense; $220 million to Department of Health and Human Services to provide grants to individual US states to cover services for Haitian evacuees; $350 million to USAID disaster assistance; $150 million to the US Department of Agriculture for emergency food assistance; $15 million to the Department of Homeland Security for immigration fees, and so on.( Common Dreams, 2012)
On the other side of this dispute is the theory of moral relativism, which has three contrasting key features: • Morality is not objective: Moral standards are purely human inventions, created by either individual people or human societies. • Moral standards are not unchanging: Moral standards change throughout time and from society to society. • Moral standards are not universal: Moral standards do not necessarily apply universally to all people, and their application depends on human preference. I do believe that this organization will have to rely on strengths of its supporters, to understand the possibilities of doubters, to receive opportunities as they are presented and to always have a plan, crossing all the “T’s” and dotting all the “I’s.”