Greetings from the IYPF Family, I hope you are all well.
1. Some new engagements this month:
- International Young Professionals School
- Youth Leading the World 2012
More information on these activities will be provided through the online platforms.
2. Last month, unfortunately we had to say Goodbye to Sarah Vann Sander, sadly she could not continue with us but we Thank her for the great contribution she has made to the family over the years. This month we are lucky enough to Welcome Rassel Chisango to the IYPF Board. We wish him all the best and look forward to his invaluable insights and contributions.
3. Since we put out the call for Regional Facilitators several months ago, we have received an overwhelming response from outstanding young professionals from every region pledging their continued interest and support for the IYPF. Over several months we have been reviewing the applications and have finally put together the initial list of Regional Facilitators. These young leaders are exceptional individuals who will work with us to drive the numerous agendas of IYPF within their regions and globally. We ask you to get to know them better (http://www.iypf.org/regional-facilitators.html
), interact with them, support them and welcome them in to the family
North America RFP
South America RFP
Dyan Aimee Rodriguez
Middle East RFP
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We will continue to review new applications for volunteers, interns and Regional Facilitators as they come through.
4. We will be closing down all the IYPF Yahoogroups by the end of December 2012, and we kindly ask you to join the same groups on our Facebook platforms so that we can continue to hear from you and also keep you informed and involved.
We greatly value your continued support, feedback, comments and recommendations, please continue to talk to us and visit the website for more news and updates.
Thank you very much for your active engagement
Connie, Cris, Rosen, Nick, Andrew, Rassel
Sincere and warm greetings from the IYPF Board; it has been a while since our last communication and we thank you for bearing with us - it has not been our intention to cut down on communication.
Over the last months we have working tirelessly on our internal structures and processes to not only realign IYPF to it’s mission and vision, but also to improve the IYPF membership experience by greatly enhancing service delivery to you all.
In brief the following is ongoing:
- Recruitment of Regional Focal Point and volunteers
- Upgrading of the website and improving our social media platforms
- Review of the membership recruitment system
- Improvement of the ‘membership package’
- Improvement of internal and external communications systems
- Fundraising for engagement in new projects and initiatives,
- Creating Portfolios
- Clearing of Debts
- Planning for IYPS 2013
We always appreciate all the feedback, comments and recommendations we receive from you. And now more than ever, we need your active engagement. Please continue to share your thoughts with us.
Thank you for your unwavering support
Connie, Cris, Rosen, Nick, Andrew, Sarah
IYPF would like to welcome it's new directors and executive position holders.
Constance Georgina Khaendi Walyaro, Rosen Dimov and Andrew Benson Greene were elected to the Board.
The Board elected Connie as the 2012 President, with Sarah Vann-Sander as Vice-President and Nick Byrne as Treasurer.
Official Notification of IYPF 2011 AGM
You are invited to participate in the 2011 Annual General Meeting of the International Young Professionals Foundation. Date:
Saturday 3rd December 2011Time:
11:45am GMT/UMT for a noon GMT/UMT start, 1pm GMT/UMT finish; Note to convert this in to your own timezone for your local time. You can use an online service like http://www.timeanddate.com/ Venue:
Virtual meeting using Skype (add iypf.board on your account); RSVP your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive further details on how to participate, etc. – RSVP by Thursday 1st December 2011
The agenda for the meeting includes:
Presentation of IYPF Annual Report for 2010/2011
Receiving the Financial Report for the 2010/2011 Financial Year
Election of Directors - see list of candidates here
Discussion of future directions of the IYPF
All IYPF members or friends are more than welcome to attend the AGM, although only IYPF full members are eligible to vote. To become a Full Member visit http://www.iypf.org/membership.html.
Full members will have been sent an email notification of the AGM along with their ballot form for the Election of Directors, to be returned by close of business Thursday 1st December to email@example.com
. If you didn't receive this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please RSVP to email@example.com
by Thursday 1st December if you are attending.
For those unable to attend, the results of the election and the presentations made will be available online from the IYPF website in the following weeks, along with minutes of the AGM.
Dr Cristian Birzer
The IYPF’s Board of Directors are excited to announce the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the organisation, and a call for IYPF members to nominate for election to the IYPF Board at the AGM.
The AGM will be held on Saturday 3rd December online via Skype (or equivalent technology). Further details on how to register to attend, the agenda, and all other information will be communicated to our stakeholders on Saturday 12th November.
One of the key items of business at the AGM will be to elect a new Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to nominate for election to the Board to lead the organisation and bring your enthusiasm, ideas and energy to IYPF over the next 2 years.
The IYPF Board of Directors governs the organisation, determines strategy and direction, and oversees its operations. You can read more on the position here:
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Nominations are due no later than Thursday 10th November 2011.
If you are not already a member - a prerequisite for being a Director - you can become a member online today here http://www.iypf.org/membership.html
. If you are uncertain of your membership status, please contact us via email@example.com
Any questions or issues can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
, including any requests to chat with current Directors about their experience, views, etc.
Yours sincerely,Your friends, colleagues and fellow young professionals,The Current International Young Professionals Foundation Board of Directors (Cristian Birzer, Sarah Vann-Sander, Nick Bryne, Connie Walyaro, 'Gbenga Sesan, and Bernise Ng)
It is our 10th Birthday!!!
10 years ago, in October 2001, more than 120 young professionals convened on Australia's Gold Coast to discuss and plan for how they could help tackle poverty, sustainability, and human rights challenges facing their communities and the world.
Out of that meeting, the IYPF was born.
See more about our history and the future in this short presentation below:
As indicated in the presentation above, IYPF has started to rebuild in 2011, and we need your involvement to grow the organisation as we together seek to engage more young professionals in creating a better world and assist them with the information, connections and opportunities they need to be effective change makers. Connect, Share & ConverseAs part of this rebuilding process, we have reviewed all our communications channels to stakeholders, and created new platforms for young professionals to interact with us and each other. 1. Facebook
- become a fan of our Page where you can share ideas and converse with other young professionals
- also join the Facebook regional group relevant to where you live or that you are interested in Oceania
- Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Asia Africa North America Latin America & The Caribbean Europe & The Middle East2. Twitter
- follow us on Twitter and share information with us and your peers3. Mailing list
- ensure you are signed up to receive emails from the IYPF
- they go out about once every month
- all members are on the mailing list. Becoming a member is free
- for those who are already members, and not receiving the emails, contact us at email@example.com
to update your details4. Blog
- follow our blog on the website
(you can set up an RSS feed)Note that all old communication channels on yahoogroups and old Facebook groups will gradually be phased out in the coming months. Serve
You can serve the IYPF community by taking up a volunteer role. We are currently seeking Regional Facilitators and people to join the organising committee for the next International Young Professionals Summit. See more here. We will also be announcing the next Annual General Meeting in the near future and calling for nominations to serve on the IYPF Board of Directors for 2012. Stay tuned. Leave us a messageFinally, as part of the 10th Birthday celebrations, we'd love for you to join us on a skype chat or leave us a message. Check out our birthday page for how.
Dear Members and Friends of IYPF,This month IYPF turns 10 years old!
October 4th marks the first International Young Professionals Summit on the Gold Coast, Australia, in 2001 when IYPF was first launched.Come celebrate!
To commemorate the day, we’ll be communicating on the IYPF’s history and it’s future plans on the 4th of October, as well as hosting some Skype chat, Facebook and Twitter discussions.Want to be part of the day? Here's how:
1. Go to our Facebook Page
and comment on our Wall · Join discussions or conversations there, share a story about your involvement with IYPF, share your toughts on your vision for a better World for all – whatever you like!
2. Message us on Twitter (@IYPF
) with your thoughts, comments, well-wishes, etc.
3. RSVP to our Facebook event
for more info, including joining our Skype Chats.
4. Join 1 of 2 Skype chats with other IYPF members and IYPF Board members
· Download Skype (free)· Add “iypf.board” to your Skype account
· Log into Skype at one of the times below and we’ll add you to a group conversation where you can talk with members of the IYPF Board and other members, as well as see a presentation of IYPF’s history and future.SKYPE CHAT TIMES:Tues 4th OCTOBER @ 0900hrs (9am) GMT/UTC via SKYPE e.g. 8pm in Australia, 10pm in New Zealand, 2.30pm in Delhi, 9am in AccraTues 4th October @ 2000hrs (8pm) GMT/UTC via SKYPE e.g. 7am in Australia, 9am in New Zealand, 8pm in Accra, 4pm in New York, 1pm in Los Angeles [To work out what time the Skype meetings are in your country, we recommend you use the Meeting Planner function on www.timeanddate.com]
IYPF is looking forward to celebrating with you this month! Your friends, colleagues and fellow young professionals,
The International Young Professionals Foundation Board of Directors www.iypf.org
Dear Members and Friends of IYPF,
What’s new with IYPF this month?
A new website & facebook page! IYPF has been busy developing a new, user-friendly website. Check it out:www.iypf.org
. On our website you will find our recent news, ways to get involved the new vision of IYPF in 2011. We have also shifted from a Facebook Group to aFacebook Page
, so make sure you ‘like’ us on facebook when you get a chance. Membership is easier than ever with our new website
. Click here
for a simple two step process to become a member. Becoming a member of IYPF is one way to demonstrate your commitment to engaging in change as a professional, but also an opportunity to take the next step and become involved in making a difference. As a member you’ll also join a powerful network of young professionals from over 130 countries across the globe!We need your help! New ways to get involved
. Right now, we are looking for volunteers for a number of projects:
In the news: IYPF Joins Young Leaders on a New Declaration of Poverty
- We are looking for volunteers to help us plan and prepare for IYPFs 10th birthday in October. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with expressions of interest.
- IYPF is developing a strategy working group and requires individuals who have valuable insights to share surrounding development projects and non-profits organization. Please email email@example.com with expressions of interest.
- We also need volunteers to help us prepare for the International Young Professionals Summit in 2012. We are looking to build an IYPS 2012 organising sub-committee which will be responsible for everything from researching and deciding where the summit should be held to the hands on organising closer to the date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org expressions of interest.
. On April 1st IYPF President Cristian Birzer joined with nineteen young leaders in an meeting with the Governor General, the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, to present the By 2015 Declaration, which furthers Australian efforts to reduce global poverty. The Declaration’s title, By 2015, references the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of halving global poverty by 2015, and sets out actions for each of the organizations to improve their efforts in the next four years. READ MORE
IYPF is looking forward to your involvement in as a global citizen, working towards a better world this month!Your friend, colleague and fellow young professionals,The International Young Professionals Foundation Board of Directors.www.iypf.org
On April 1st International Young Professionals Foundation President Cristian Birzer joined with nineteen young leaders in an meeting with the Governor General, the Honourable Quentin Bryce, AC, to present the By 2015 Declaration, which furthers Australian efforts to reduce global poverty. The Declaration’s title, By 2015, references the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of halving global poverty by 2015, and sets out actions for each of the organizations to improve their efforts in the next four years. Specifically in the next four years they will work to provide an additional 30,000 children with access to quality education throughout Africa, India and the Asia Pacific. In addition they will work to equip and enable 500 local leaders in these regions to scale up proven local strategies already making an impact.
The By 2015 Declaration has been met with significant community support. Australian of the Year Simon McKeon has praised the group, and echoed their challenge. “What this group will achieve in the next four years is inspiring, but it is just the beginning. We need leaders across Australia to stand up and match their commitment”, he said. Event Organiser Aaron Tait, from Spark* said “The organisations represented here today will do all they can to contribute to the movement end extreme poverty in our lifetime. However, we desperately need our leaders in Government, Business and the Community to make a similar effort”.
According to a recent study conducted by the London based Charities Aid Foundation, Australian companies and individuals are the world’s most generous, however our Government is rated 17th in the world, well behind the foreign aid commitments of many other developed nations. Recent Quantum Research found that 80% of surveyed Australians supported making a 0.7% of GNP commitment to foreign aid.
View the declaration below:
Or download the document here:
Dear Members and Friends of IYPF,Welcome to 2011!
This monumental year marks the UN International Year for People of African Descent, the UN International Year of Chemistry, the UN International Year of Forests, and the UN International Year of Youth. What an incredible year we have ahead of us, and with merely four years until 2015; the target date of reaching the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG), now is the time to gather every international young professional on the planet working for change to inspire, change, create and grow.Are you excited? IYPF is.
IYPF is. 2010 ended on a high with the UN MDG Summit, concluding with the adoption of a global action plan to reach new major commitments to women's and children's health and other initiatives against poverty, hunger and disease. The IYPF ended the year by electing a new Board of Directors to continue the work of renewing and rebuilding the organisation so that it can support, mobilise and connect young professionals in their pursuits of global change and betterment. You can get to know your new Board – all outstanding international young professionals – by accessing their profiles here on our website here
in December was also catalyst for moving forward and you can access the minutes
or AGM presentation
online. IYPF is in the process of transforming and reforming to better:
Are you a Young Professional trying to make a difference?
- Highlight the powerful position and influence Young Professionals have both inside corporations and through government
- Encourage Young Professionals to actively help make a difference
- Improve the capacity of Young Professionals making a difference through information, knowledge, & connectivity
Young Professionals, aged 21 to 40 in their early to middle careers, are ideally placed to influence and capable of driving current and future change in the world. IYPF exists to help Young Professionals realise this potential, to take advantage of this position, and to eventually help them take their place as the world leaders of tomorrow. Becoming a member
of IYPF is one way to demonstrate your commitment to engaging in change as a professional, but also an opportunity to take the next step and become involved in making a difference. As a member you join young professionals from over 130 countries across the globe!Already an IYPF member but have been looking for an avenue to get more involved?
Want to give your non-profit or NGO the edge or support it needs? Want to network with like-minded young professionals and established international professionals? Simply have a dream to make a difference? 2011 will be a big year for IYPF and we need as many hands involved as possible. Watch this space for more details of how you can help us, and IYPF can help you, by helping the World.Your friend, colleague and fellow young professionals,The International Young Professionals Foundation Board of Directors.www.iypf.org