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Ghana Association of Women Entrepreneurs // 07.10.2009 at 11:38 AM
I'm so glad to work in the association/nonprofit sector. Over the past 14 years, I've had the opportunity to meet and work with so many wonderful people from all over the world. One of the first people I met on this journey was my colleague, my board member and my friend, Liz Jackson. Now that she's left the full-time work world, she focuses on... More »
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Director, Social Responsibility
ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership
Christopher Wood currently serves ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership as the director of social responsibility. In this role, Chris, along with iCohere and David Cooperrider, Ph.D., launched ASAE & The Center’s Social Responsibility Initiative in 2007, followed by the groundbreaking Global Summit on Social Responsibility in April 2008. The first-of-its-kind Global Summit connected more than 800 ASAE & The Center stakeholders via face-to-face meetings in Washington, DC and 19 connected locations around the world and online to co-create a social responsibility agenda for the future of the association profession.
The Global Principles for Socially Responsible Associations & Nonprofits were a major outcome from the Global Summit. A set of six voluntary principles, the Global Principles provide a broad framework to help organizations alighn their missions and core competencies with the business opportunities that arise during tough economic times. Today, more than 130 organizations from 26 states and 8 different organizations have adopted the Global Priniples. These organizations represent more than 1,500,000 people.
Previously, Chris directed ASAE & The Center’s Nation’s Capital Distinguished Speakers Series held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. For 13 seasons the series hosted presidents, prime ministers, Nobel Laureates, media personalities, entertainers, and other celebrities at the top of their field speaking on current events and their leadership roles.
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