Bill and Melinda Gates Launch Living Proof Project

By Katie Sacca, RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund Global Fall Intern
November 23, 2009

Bill and Melinda Gates have a message for you: U.S. investments in global health work! The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched the Living Proof Project, a multimedia initiative that seeks to educate the American public about the successes of U.S. foreign assistance for global health. While we at RESULTS and REF know the powerful impact of U.S. foreign assistance, especially for health, the Gates Foundation saw the discouraging void in global health aid reporting — global health initiatives generally only make the news when they fail to perform, and news reports rarely if ever offer commendation on improvements to health worldwide. “If every American could see what we see when we travel, especially in Africa,” Melinda Gates explained, “they would understand how amazing these investments have been . . . but when you pick up the newspaper, you hear just the opposite, you hear just the negative stories.” Read More.

Fundraising Update: Giving and Giving Thanks

By Stacy Carkonen, RESULTS/REF Development Officer
November 23, 2009

During this week of thanksgiving, Stacy and everyone at RESULTS wants to say a very heartfelt “thank you.” Please know, this week and every week how thankful we are for all of you — and never doubt that you are the heart and soul of this amazing organization. Read More.

All Aboard for Another Successful Event from the RESULTS Tacoma Chapter

By Phyllis Bjorkman and Laura Marshall, Tacoma, Washington RESULTS group
November 23, 2009

Another great example of how RESULTS partners all over the country are coming up with new innovative ideas for networking and fundraising. Read More.

65-Knot Winds and Boulders Doesn’t Stop RESULTS Alaska!

By Eric T. Harris, Grassroots Communications Coordinator, RESULTS
November 23, 2009

Think fundraising in your hometown is tough? Try living in Southeast Alaska. The Sitka RESULTS group recently hosted a fundraising event that was threatened by 65-knot winds and boulders stuck on the airport runway. But thanks to our activists’ unbelievable determination, the show was able to go on. Read More.

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