International Conference 2011

IC 2011

RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund

International Conference to End Poverty

June 2011

Review our 2011 agenda! Speakers included:

  • Valerie Harper, actress, anti-hunger activist, and RESULTS/REF board member
  • Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund
  • Helen Evans, GAVI Alliance interim chief executive officer and deputy chief executive officer
  • Ambassador Mark Dybul, Georgetown University Law visiting Professor and  Co-Director, Global Health Law Center, O'Neill Institute; U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, 2006–2009
  • Ambassador Mark Green, former ambassador to Tanzania and congressman (R-WI), senior director at US Global Leadership Council
  • Almeta R. Keys, executive director of the Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center in D.C. and former Head Start parent

Read up on other speakers who were featured, and check out staff bios. And, follow the "buzz" about the 2011 conference! Use or track the #RESULTSConf hashtag in Twitter or check out the RESULTS YouTube channel for videos. See blog posts and remarks from Joanne Carter, Jos Linn, Carol Nyirenda, Isabelle D'Arcy, Crickett Nicovich, Taryn Peacock, and Laura Ochoa about this year's conference. Post a comment about your conference experience as well.

Your feedback wanted! Whether or not you were able to attend this year's conference, please fill out our short conference survey to help us plan future gatherings.

If you were at the conference and attended any lobby meetings, please fill out our new Online Lobby Report Form as soon as possible.

Global Poverty Campaigns materials:

Domestic (U.S. Poverty) Campaign materials:

Pre-Conference News

Prepare for the conference with our handy International Conference checklist.

Take a look at our tips for making your conference experience great, directions to the hotel, and more via our IC Useful Info Fact Sheet.

Report the lobby meetings with members of Congress that you've scheduled. Use our online reporting form, made especially for this conference. For best practices for lobby visits (and preparation before), see our Activist Milestone page on face-to-face meetings.

Be sure to invite your members of Congress to attend the June 21 Capitol Hill reception. Use our letter templates to invite them to attend, even if you cannot attend the conference yourself. You can download an invitation letter from your local RESULTS group (Word). (Letters are editable, MS Word documents.) You can also send this flyer (pdf).

Map out your meal plans with our local restaurant list.

Conference Sponsors



 Innovation Network is a nonprofit evaluation, research, and consulting firm. We provide knowledge and expertise to help nonprofits and funders learn from their work to improve their results.

free range studiosFree Range Studios is a graphic design and creative services studio for progressive non-profits, political campaigns, and socially responsible businesses.


 Aeras is a non-profit product development organization dedicated to the development of effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccines and biologics to prevent TB across all age groups in an affordable and sustainable manner.



proformaProforma is a multi media marketing company; we increase marketing ROI and reduce operational cost for nonprofits. We help drive traffic to your trade show ,live events, political campaigns & websites All while increasing profits and donations !Proforma, One Source Infinite Resources


At Richner & Richner, we design and help implement comprehensive, tailored strategies to help your non-profit organization achieve ongoing, sustainable success. We are committed to forging a true partnership with you as together we develop your staff, your volunteers, and your programs to help you reach your fundraising goals.


ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures.



The GAVI Alliance is a public/private partnership that works to save children’s lives and protect people’s health by increasing access to immunisation in developing countries.


unfThe United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, children’s health, peace and security, and poverty eradication.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for future International Conferences. RESULTS looks forward to creating sponsorship opportunities with other organizations that will benefit our RESULTS volunteers and increase the visibility of the amazing work done by our partner organizations. For more information, e-mail Crickett Nicovich at [email protected].

2010 Testimonials

"What amazed me was that I had no idea that anyone could meet with their representative or senator... I'm just thrilled by how things went. It feels so much more doable and manageable for me to be effective than I ever thought."

— Suzanne Whang, first-time conference attendee

"The fact that you are here, the fact that you care, the fact that you’re giving a moment of your life to help someone else on Earth who will never see you, never know you, tells me an awful lot about you, about RESULTS and about this great nation."

— Senator Richard Durbin speaking to 2010 conference attendees

"You bring people to DC who are from the very communities of the representatives you’re meeting with and have them say to their members of Congress, 'This issue matters to me. I’m your constituent and whatever you’ve heard about people saying they don’t care about foreign aid, I do.'... That makes a huge difference for those of us working on the issue, to build greater and greater support."

— Rep. Adam Smith speaking to 2009 conference attendees

Photos from the 2010 International Conference

Other resources from the 2010 International Conference