Atlas Corps: #Do1Thing, Support Global Leaders

 
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Mar 2, 2011

Meet the Newest Fellows - 21 Int'l Leaders!

The first Atlas Corps Fellows (2007)
The first Atlas Corps Fellows (2007)

Next week, we welcome Atlas Corps Class 6 - http://www.atlascorps.org/current-fellows.html - 21 Fellows from 23 different countries. serving in Washington, DC, New York, and Bogota. I want to send a big WELCOME to this Class of Fellows and to our latest group of Host Organizations. Class 6 marks the first milestone in achieving our 50 in the 50th goal (engage 50 Leaders from 25 countries in 100,000 hours of service) for 2011. Then, on March 16, we celebrate our 5th Anniversary. - http://atlascorps5.eventbrite.com Let's just say that Atlas Corps is putting an entirely new twist on March Madness! We invite you to meet the Fellows and join us for all of the excitement. Thanks for all the ongoing support!

Class 6: Around the World in 21 Fellows!
http://www.atlascorps.org/current-fellows.html

Africa (8 Fellows)
Becky (Uganda) CORE Group
Foluke (Nigeria) Population Action International
Gbenga (Nigeria) Atlas Corps
Innocent (Nigeria) UN Foundation
Lillian (Nigeria) Global Fairness
Melat (Ethiopia) Global Kids
Takawira (Zimbabwe) Refugees International
Yaw (Ghana) CentroNia

Latin American & the Caribbean (5 Fellows)
Andres (Colombia) International Peace and Security Institute
Blanca (Mexico) CentroNia
Carolina (Colombia)Partners of the Americas
Daniela (Mexico) Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Windy (Haiti) American Jewish World Service

Europe (3 Fellows)
Alexandru (Moldova) New York Needs You
Anna (Russia) International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children
Consuelo (Spain) Fundacion Socia

Middle East & North Africa (3 Fellows)
May (Egypt) National Conference on Citizenship
Mirette (Egypt) Civic Enterprises
Sally (Egypt) Grameen Foundation

South Asia (1 Fellow)
Sudeshna (India) Global Giving

USA & Canada (1 Fellows)
Anita (USA) Corporacion Minuto de Dios


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Dec 16, 2010

Top 10 in 2010!

Atlas Corps Welcomes Class 5, Fall 2010!
Atlas Corps Welcomes Class 5, Fall 2010!

Celebrate the Atlas Corps Top 10 in 2010!

Thank you for making 2010 the most inspiring year for Atlas Corps to date! Your support goes directly to support our international Fellows who are inspiring global impact each and every day. Remember, there is still time to get those last donations in for 2010! Here are the major highlights of the year:

Added 10 new countries to our network of Fellow countries of origin

for a grand total of 18 different countries.

Joined 9 other organizations honored as Top 10 in International
Voluntary Service. (U.S. Summit on Citizen Diplomacy)

Partnered with 8 new Host Organizations. 

Honored CEO & Founder, Scott Beale, as one of 7 individuals
who received the 2010 Citizen Diplomacy Award. (U.S. Summit on
Citizen Diplomacy)

Won 6th online contest, thanks to our amazing network!

Welcomed Class 5 of Fellows.

Opened 4th destination city. (Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York City, and Bogota)

Recognized Founder and CEO, Scott Beale, as one of top 3 nonprofit CEOs in DC.(2010 EXCEL Award, Center for Nonprofit Advancement)

Placed 2 Fellows at the U.S. Peace Corps.

Celebrated YOU - the #1 network of supporters and volunteers!

 

In 2011, look forward to hearing more about our 50 in the 50th Campaign - engage 50 leaders from 25 countries in 100,000 hours of service to mark the 5th anniversary of Atlas Corps and the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Peace Corps. It is going to be another great year and you can get the year started right by giving your support today!

Happy Holidays!

Atlas Corps

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Dec 8, 2010

2010: Connecting from Armenia to Zimbabwe

Phil (Zimbabwe) & Sherzodbek are 2010 Fellows!
Phil (Zimbabwe) & Sherzodbek are 2010 Fellows!

Greetings!

Great news from Atlas Corps in 2010 - we are complete from A to Z. This year, we welcomed Fellows from Armenia to Zimbabwe, which brought our total to 53 leaders from 18 different countries! It was an outstanding year and I thank you for being a part of it.

This achievement gives us reason to celebrate. It also inspires us to do more. This December, there will be no online contests nor will there be a big campaign. Instead, I send you only a simple request: Invest in International Development Leaders with a contribution of $10, $15, or $25.

In 2011, our goal is to engage 50 from 25 countries in 100,000 hours of service. This number will double what we accomplished over four years in ONE YEAR, from 53 Fellows to 103 Fellows! We have accomplished so much and proved that when thousands of people make modest donations we CAN literally change the world through the strengthening of nonprofit leaders.

I invite you to join our global network of leaders with a contribution. This year, give the gift of international service.

Happy Holidays,

Scott Beale

Founder and CEO, Atlas Corps

PS Remember, 100% of your contribution goes directly to support our Fellows!

PPS See your contribution in action with this video created by Fellow Ana Dutra (Brazil), 2009-10: http://www.youtube.com/atlascorps#p/u/1/K9OZXs2whJo

Phil (Zimbabwe) & Sherzodbek (Uzbekistan)
Phil (Zimbabwe) & Sherzodbek (Uzbekistan)

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Nov 11, 2010

Recognized as top 3 nonprofit CEOs in DC

On November 9, 2010, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement recognized Scott Beale, Atlas Corps Founder & CEO, as one of the top three nonprofit CEOs for organizations under $10 million in Washington, DC.

"Atlas Corps is very honored to receive this award and be recognized for our leadership. Fundamentally we are a leadership development organization, so being recognized for our organization’s leadership is very gratifying. In addition, we are a young organization (four years old) and still small and growing (almost a $1 million budget), so we hope this award will not only bring more attention to our innovative model of international exchange and leadership development, but also show other organizations that small size is not an excuse for poor leadership. We hope people learn more about Atlas Corps (www.atlascorps.org) and that we are able to develop new partnerships because of this award."     -Scott Beale

More information on the Award:

Center Recognizes Excellence in Washington Region Nonprofit Leadership*: http://www.nonprofitadvancement.org/news/center-recognizes-excellence-washington-region-nonprofit-leadership-0

*Note: Scott is currently traveling abroad and was unable to attend the awards ceremony. Development & Engagement Director Abby Flottemesch attended in his honor.

Nov 4, 2010

Network Effect - Leader Shares Value of Volunteers

(from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement)

Meet a Finalist: Scott Beale of Atlas Service Corps

Leading up to the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Annual Celebration & Meeting on November 9, we are delighted to share with you insights from the finalists for the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2010 EXCEL Award. This award recognizes and spotlights outstanding leadership among Washington-area nonprofit chief executives.

To address critical social issues, Atlas Corps develops leaders, strengthens organizations and promotes innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled professionals. Meet finalist Scott Beale, Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Service Corps

Tell us about your leadership style and how this contributes to your organization’s success.

Through every aspect of my leadership I am trying to empower others and give them ownership of the organization, our mission and our goals. From every volunteer who contributes three hours a year to interns who come in 20 hours a week; from donors who give ten dollars in online contests to Board Members who donated thousands of dollars; I want everyone invested in Atlas Corps and excited about our growth and success. This collective ownership has contributed to our success because we have a broad base of supporters who have helped us win five online contests winning $400,000 and also by mobilizing nearly 3,000 volunteers and donors to help advance our organization.

What advice would you offer for other nonprofit leaders?

Atlas Corps has been very successful in using cutting edge technologies (social media, Salesforce, etc) to advance an old fashion tool (the volunteer efforts of thousands).  I always encourage nonprofit leaders to invest in the capacity of their organization to be able to leverage the support of thousands of individuals. This effort does not cost a lot of money, but is an investment in time.  Tools like Google Apps, Salesforce, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and VerticalResponse are all free for nonprofits and by leveraging these tools you can build a community of volunteers and donors that will advance your organization and your cause for years.

What does this award mean for you and your organization?

Atlas Corps is very honored to receive this award and be recognized for our leadership. Fundamentally we are a leadership development organization, so being recognized for our organization’s leadership is very gratifying. In addition, we are a young organization (four years old) and still small and growing (almost a $1 million budget), so we hope this award will not only bring more attention to our innovative model of international exchange and leadership development, but also show other organizations that small size is not an excuse for poor leadership. We hope people learn more about Atlas Corps and that we are able to develop new partnerships because of this award.

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