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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Introducing CiNGO Cooperative Development through Globcal International

The Development of the Cooperative International Non-Governmental Organization (CiNGO)

Imagine a world that is cooperative, tax-exempt, self-governing, ecologically sustainable, with abundant resources and plenty of jobs. Perhaps its not possible everywhere or just too complicated, but it is possible in the most critically endangered areas and ecosystems in absence of government integrity and presence of poverty. The United Nations has been working toward similar goals in recent years, now today they are in control territorially of hundreds of world heritage landmarks through UNESCO demonstrating sustainable models and ideals.
Twin Pines. Symbol of Cooperative Societies

Through cooperatives the people of a particular region, town, city, village or territory can do the same thing as the United Nations by transforming their societies into ecologically sustainable human settlements under the protection of Agenda 21.

Most countries in the world and most states in the United States have an act or statute that provides for the development of locally owned cooperative enterprises. Cooperative law from country to country varies greatly relative to governmental involvement, empowerment, and protection, but in essence are the same in function, are mostly nonprofit, nontaxable, and are all owned, operated, and benefitted from by their own members.

People benefit by being members of cooperatives through the new markets they create, dividend sharing income, and if they work for the cooperative a regular paycheck. In most countries cooperatives pay tax to do business with the public, but in the case of large cooperatives that are self-sustaining and multi-stakeholder in nature there is mostly complete tax exemption when doing business with fellow members.

In some countries cooperatives must be incorporated in others they are registered or chartered when they are constituted under guidelines established by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) in Geneva. Additionally best practice cooperative development guidelines are assimilated and strengthened through several departments of the United Nations which are committed to promote the benefits of cooperatives over corporations.

All cooperatives once registered or incorporated enjoy the same general privileges as private companies, large corporations, churches, non profit organizations, and are they are empowered to trade internationally under admiralty and maritime law from their seaports and airports. Normally this type of trade is regulated by nation's customs laws with taxes or duties; however there are very great exceptions for cooperative trade because of the cooperative member beneficiaries impunity to government regulation working within the nationally owned cooperative as someone exempt of customs as a national member.

Cooperatives are always managed and regulated by the members through their bylaws and usually made up of people from within the communities or regions which they are founded. Some countries will only permit their own regulated national citizens to be the founding members.

In 1994 I founded Ecology Crossroads Cooperative Foundation in Lexington, Kentucky as an organization empowered to develop/operate cooperatives and promote charitable works involving communities and ecology. We distributed 10,000,000 trees for planting to our members and supporters during our first years. We were successful in the reforestation and beautification of over 50 US cities through community participation and cooperative spirit.

Today we are working through Globcal International (a cooperative development established in 2009) to bring eco-socioeconomic collectives and model cooperatives that are self-governing, sustainable, nonpartisan, and nonreligious to communities around the world through "international cooperation."

The ideal we have been working with and researching is the development of an international non-governmental corporation that is independent from the state and capable of partnering internationally as if it were a sovereign entity. Now through Globcal we are managing this through the development of a model "Cooperative International Non Governmental Organization" (CiNGO).

Poster with 10 reasons "Co-Ops Rock."
The CiNGO we are overseeing is being developed to result in a transparent formation of integral self-governing self-sufficient communities, ecological villages, and sustainable human settlements under international treaties and conventions with the United Nations, international non governmental organizations, governments and intergovernmental organizations.

Currently we are primarily working with rural projects and peoples with the potential to become self-reliant working to provide ecosystem services, cultural tourism, and sustainable agroforestry production; however the model is adaptable for fishing villages, islands, indigenous reservations, cultural regions, isolated towns and even small countries with the right participation and cooperation principles in place. Successful semi autonomous thriving populations exist and thrive using these cooperative community oriented ideals within nations, a good example are the Mennonites of Belize, Canada and Mexico, there are quite a few others too if you look for them.

People generally associate with organizations and associations because they provide them with social groups that share their interests or fulfill their needs in other ways through their beneficial work. They support corporations for their jobs and to fulfill their basic needs in a mass society without limit. With the cooperative its deeper than that because the cooperative participant is a vested shareholder, investor, employee, participant, and protagonist fulfilling his or her own needs.

In January 2015 Globcal is making the CiNGO transformation practical with the incorporation of two, perhaps three model international cooperatives. The organizations will be multipurpose, multi-stakeholder, have charitable community integrity, be nongovernmental, nonpartisan, nonreligious, nonmilitary, nonprofit and nondiscriminatory in nature. The beneficiaries will be the cooperative members, employees, associates, volunteers, and the communities that support them.

One is located in Venezuela and the second is in Belize, these two nations were selected because they have special favorable diplomatic commercial and political relationships that are interdependent and involve commerce as well as barter, trading sugar for oil. The other nation that is drawn into the fold is the United States through the development of an international travel cooperative in Puerto Rico in the short term, once we find an appropriate endowment or establish a charitable foundation there.

Similar multistakeholder developments exist in England, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and even Russia now, but few are developed to the extent that they empower themselves to operate banks and become capacitated self-governing autonomous entities within states.

Currently we want begin a project to teach others online through open-sourcing and sharing our actual experience with our projects in formation through the social media. We are authoring a manual now and preparing a video for release in the immediate future to demonstrate step-by-step the process for creating your own independent society and autonomy through the development of an international cooperative to satisfy the real need to take control of our destinies.

It's my personal hope that groups of people who suffer under oppression or who are threatened by cultural assimilation can use our CiNGO model system under their own governments laws to gain personal autonomy, empower themselves, and gain equality through new treaties or agreements with government and through other treaties and conventions already established as members of the United Nations. The only requirement is a sustainable commitment and the desire to remain culturally independent and in this case cooperative with your international neighbors.

Globcal has taken this to the next level under Ecology Crossroads by developing an international cooperative system that is full circle in small autonomous communities capable of self-sufficiency and becoming ecologically sustainable.  Please join us as an ambassador of Globcal International or as a patron of our cooperative foundations in Belize and Venezuela.

We have many new opportunities for those who are highly motivated to succeed, committed to their communities, and dedicated to living sustainably with the environment.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

What do Goodwill Ambassadors do?

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira in Africa

Goodwill Ambassadors do what ?

A Goodwill Ambassador is a prominent individual in his/her community or profession who serves as an "Honorary Diplomat" between entities, like organizations, institutions, towns, cities, or nations. If you pride yourself on being a good friend to others and someone who initiates change you might have a future as a "goodwill ambassador."

Common examples of goodwill ambassadors are actors, artists, authors, athletes, advocates, activists and other prominent or well known figures who go on “international friendship missions” to foreign countries, where they present gifts, provide humanitarian relief, and socialize with their contemporaries and counterparts. Like these people, it’s your job as a goodwill ambassador to represent one group of people to another for the purpose of building friendly cooperative mutually beneficial relationships that will be economically, culturally, socially, or politically beneficial in the future to both parties and the world.

To accomplish your mission, you typically travel, attend social functions, participate in round-table discussions, make public appearances, involve themselves in relief projects, do media interviews, and lobby legislators. Normally the title is given to those who perform work on the behalf of a group working abroad but can be used more liberally too.

Although most goodwill ambassadors do humanitarian work for organizations like the United Nations, some act as “welcome wagons,” representing businesses to prospects. In this case, it’s your job to find and ingratiate yourself with leads by presenting prospects with token gifts, information, resources, access to benefits, complimentary promotions, etc.

Either way, your job is “being nice” as a means of promoting peace, prosperity, fellowship, friendship and brotherhood as mutually beneficial functions for society in representation to your non profit organization, cooperative, your community, or your country.

UNHCR Ambassador, Angelina Jolie working with Refugees

What are the requirements to become a goodwill ambassador?


You should have a high school degree, associates degree, or a certificate in global citizenship or higher and share these most basic traits:

Team Player - You're able to listen, communicate, and work with lots of different people.
Trustworthy - You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
Socially Responsible - You're happy working in teams or with other people for the greater good.
Communications - You can read and write in your native language professionally.

There are other skills and traits that are relevant too, especially for international relief work. Many of the standards and guidelines for best practices among goodwill ambassadors internationally are emulated by groups that routinely use prominent well-known individuals or people especially selected by their memberships including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Red Cross, Transparency International, Rotary International, Globcal International, and the many United Nations Organizations.

Former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, Goodwill Ambassador

How to become a professional goodwill ambassador?


There are many organizations and countries around the world that want, need, or would fare well by having goodwill ambassadors represent their friendship and cooperative interests, ideas and projects abroad. So the career outlook is "very good" to "excellent." Countries, states and cities often use members of their own communities like annual beauty pageant winners, local heroes, former politicians, upcoming politicians, or even mascots (fictional characters). In 2008, Japan appointed 'Hello Kitty' as an ambassador of goodwill and tourism, the mascot made over 100 high level appearances with heads of state in subsequent years.

A president, prime minister, governor, or mayor can appoint, commission, or recognize a goodwill ambassador for a short-term (single event), for the course of a year, several years, or for life as does the governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky upon awarding honorary colonel commissions to noteworthy individual citizens and friends of the state.

Many of these positions are often unpaid, in most cases they involve attractive stipends, cooperative grants, perks, travel reimbursements and other compensation with more prominent active organizations that depend on these individuals to promote their work. Organizations like the WWF, UNICEF, the IUCN, Conservation International and the Republic of South Korea.

Yeong Chang, Goodwill Ambassador for 2018 Winter Olympics

Are there goodwill ambassador jobs available in the world today?


Sure. Governments and organizations that have goodwill ambassadors often need to develop and re-develop these positions based on political change or for particular special events. So more often than not these positions are frequently vacant or underutilized through informal relationships with celebrities or well-known community figures that have little time to spare. Many of these individuals are appointed and only work during a single annual event and maintain their status inactively during the rest of the year.

Community organizations, leaders and even individual ambassadors can be postulated at any time for a mission, event or project in this representation. Those who want to represent entities as goodwill ambassadors often use the official position or title to raise their own discretionary funds through others including friends, community leaders and even banks that collaborate at a local level to help them succeed in representing their common community interests.

How good, effective and pro-active a goodwill ambassador or a community's international cooperation department usually depends upon the individual ambassador's personal resources, community support, commitment to the cause, and time available. Being a goodwill ambassador can be a full or part time job or it can be a prestigious honor that is coveted and used infrequently, this all depends on you.

Nicholas Cage, Goodwill Ambassador for UNODC

Want some help to become a goodwill ambassador?


There is an international organization that has been exclusively developed for cause advocates and community activists that takes being a goodwill ambassador to a fine art and career profession. They assist in development and placement of ambassadors in careers to create goodwill on a global scale.

Globcal International helps individuals become ambassadors and it assists organizations, states, cities, small communities and tribal peoples in the development of cooperative programs using goodwill ambassadors. As of July 2014 they begin the operation of an extension service in the form of a resource center for goodwill ambassadors and their potential employers through a number of on-line social network platforms and maintains a cooperative fellowship that comes together through their joint member programs.

Dorothy Lockheart, Goodwill Ambassador for New Brunswick

Qualify and join the club?


In essence the organization serves to propel the professional development of these illustrious determined  people who join or are selected by the commissioners of their organization as lifetime members of their union. Their fellowship is cooperative and serves as a confederation or assembly forum for goodwill ambassadors all over the world. Members gain access to interactive courses, certification programs, a special library collection, discourse, database of officials and the media as well as other special benefits, services and privileges both practical and virtually for those who engage the social media. 

Globcal provides registered members with introduction services with heads of state or community leaders, provide diplomatic visas, credentials, travel documents, letters patent, and embassy services in 100 countries through an extensive network of day offices and ambassadors who are cooperative members that assist their fellows and global citizen travelers at airports with transportation, emergency lodging, tourism, work assignments, and customs. They are certainly professionalizing and making the horizon richer and more prosperous for their members by promoting work opportunities.

You can qualify yourself as an international goodwill ambassador now through Globcal if you have used the title professionally and honorably anytime during your lifetime. Depending on how much experience and work you have done you may also have your name or biography listed in Globcal International's "Global Citizenship Registry" in Stockholm, Sweden. ( a new project they have under development )

Those who do qualify to become registered are listed, their names are presented and made available to NGO directors, monarchs, presidents, prime ministers and mayors from around the world as qualified honorary citizens with their direct contact information, to fill the hundreds of opportunities that exist with already known goodwill ambassadors and global citizens. Globcal International provides their certification, training, education, and registration services to members and non-members alike.

Article by Ambassador Col. David Wright. Ambassador Wright is a blog author and goodwill ambassador working with indigenous peoples in the Amazon. The colonel is a founder and an active commissioner working with Globcal International. Fell free to share his articles under creative commons credit attribute and share-alike licensing.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Globcal International making Crowdfunding News

The following news release is intended for local circulation and member reader distribution so all that involved within the Globcal International Commission as developers and participants are well-informed. A formal press release will be issued upon actual commencement and presented here in AP Style for World-Wide distribution once the project goes live on Indiegogo, Causes, and Crowdfunder.

Globcal International Commission News for November 2013

Globcal International
(social media charity) introduces a new research, verification, and framework structural strategy for public funding transparency of independent charitable social responsibility projects with the general public that stimulates global sustainable change and mass socio-cultural reform. The project provides people in poverty through their own indie community leaders operating from within their communities to innovate their lives in compliance with the new sustainable demands of the new emergent cultural revolution in humanity today. The framework pre-qualifies individual community leaders globally through the social media platforms and challenges crowdfunding, angel investment, charitable giving, and philanthropic social media developers and platforms.

The general idea in the social media world revolves around the generation, movement, recycling and presentation of information, news and ideas. The introduction of network user thoughts and achievements that gain reciprocal praise or support from friends and acquaintances through showing kudos for consensus views and commentary are the basis for satisfaction that is actively exchanged. This support based within additional mutual interests and demonstrating the mutual efforts of helping one another is the basis for the establishment of the social network friendship. 

The new framework addresses all of the top 30 crisis issues simultaneously on the UN's global consensus agenda list and gives direct immediate access to the smallest community organizers and people in need in remote communities by bringing their project directly to the public bypassing their local, national and international political systems that often prevent sustainable change.

The agenda focus is to encourage the world to help top "change agendas" like the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the International Co-operative Alliance Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade, and the UN Global Compact on local levels that create sustainable socioeconomic systems.

The program is designed to create more accessible local routes for the general public and individual "gung ho volunteers" to access and support large scale socially responsible humanitarian change through a qualified team of international local ambassadors located all over the world as intermediary coordinators of these individual projects. The program is being actively field tested throughout November and December to develop a working model and formula.

The newly qualified team of goodwill ambassadors are now actively presenting a single nonprofit social media charity campaign development model specifically designed to promote a giving forward and charitable ethic online. They are doing the project openly hoping others will copy their examples and participate in the development during their R&D phase to gain experience. Participants will be able to access the project codenamed e³ or earth³ on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogger, YouTube, and other social networking platforms.

The "live experimental" project challenges the parameters of the design concept beginning during the first part of November and has a potential impact to reach and objectively improve the lives nearly 500 people currently living in poverty during the first 60 days and indirectly reach over 2500 people socioeconomically during the first calendar year. The object will be to permanently affect and plant the seeds of sustainable independence and community.

One of the founders Col. David Wright said, that as far as he knows, "we are the first collaborative professionally organized social media team made up of goodwill ambassadors (some famous and others not so famous) formed as a cooperative that is open to the public, made up of the public through social media, promoting the activist idea of the development of social responsibility and the public good. Through the idea we can save lives and revolutionize the way society thinks about people less fortunate than themselves."

He also said in the social media, "the good feelings we have in community when we experience our own virtue, benevolence, charity, nobility, honor, and very heart felt essence, add to our spirituality and fortitude as humans. I realized this when I was commissioned as a Kentucky colonel and became a goodwill ambassador for Kentucky and took it to heart."

The result of collaborative efforts will lead to an artificial intelligence development to bring their API and idea mobile. The model being promoted will serve as a template for others to utilize based on a phone app sometime in 2014 and will be interesting.

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For more information about Globcal International and the Goodwill Ambassadors of the World please see our website and projects under development now online.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Social Media Ambassadors Needed for Everyday Diplomacy


Everyday Ambassadors Everywhere addressing Everyday Issues 

Article Republished from Google Ambassadors, by Sonia CeballosWhen the Globcal International Cooperative began promoting humanity related causes and filled the social media networks with the Google Ambassadors, the Facebook AmbassadorsGoodwill Ambassadors of the World and other idealistic projects on TwitterXING, and LinkedIn, it was their desire to promote social network fair-play and foster best practices in communication in these open social platforms to develop minimum policy standards and protocols for social interaction and public engagement online. The programs they developed gave rise to terms like Facebook diplomacy, various online initiatives building their social capital, and an online training group from within the Facebook Platform which is still active today called the Facebook Diplomatic Corps.

The project in simple terms for the working members of the Globcal Co-op was to make international friends and to promote online social campaigns and cause related projects involving mutual cooperation among themselves online. Since 2008 many of the members have done just that or branched out representing their own personal ideals either independently and/or with the organization with some co-op support on Facebook. They pursued their posts as a personal hobbies or pastimes with genuine results in their local communities, acknowledgement on Facebook from friends, and in their personal representation when travelling abroad for the Globcal organization.

Ambassador Karen Cantrell
visiting the United Nations
FAO Food Program June 2010
A number of Globcal's members who created these self-styled citizen ambassadorships promoted successful careers as professional goodwill ambassadors and as United Nations Citizen Ambassadors including Karen Cantrell, Djordje Marinkovic, Somchai Quint, Sahro Koshin, May Bouquet-Brown, Mohammad Bakhrieba, Andrew Williams Jr., Luis Cruz Diaz, Babatunde Bello, Yana Korobko and several others; most of the 132 ambassadors however never followed through on the opportunity as it was presented beyond 2010 and were recently administratively removed. Some of the humble efforts of the few who did continue resulted in numerous television interviews, third party news blogs, new careers, and a number of newspaper articles around the world.

Social Ambassadors and Influencers Needed to Promote Good Morals Online

Now in 2013 the 60+ remaining members of Globcal are banding together with their founder, David J. Wright, to take themselves and reform their general effort to go a step further and turn it into a professional one. Beginning on April 1st the team began to fully engage their everyday citizen diplomacy and social influence concept with a practical business model where all the members of the cooperative get paid with fellowships, stipends, grants and also receive cooperative support.

The founder explained that, "by getting paid the ambassadors become accountable for their progressive actions of making friends, soliciting aid and promoting social causes on the behalf of the entire group. We are accomplishing this with the creation of a quota system, establishing a 24 hour office, directing personal follow-ups and providing an international hotline that give the good works practitioners technical, logistical and informational support; the cooperative payments merely address some of their personal and incidental expenses." It makes sense, even if they are paid with Facebook cards, Bitcoins or PayPal to cover small out of pocket expenses; the operation is much better off operated as a cooperative rather than paying a contracted administrative centers like many big charities do. -The token funding derived from their efforts creates integrity, social responsibility, and creates loyalty between the cooperative and its members. The new business model ensures the crowdfund donors, microfinance investors, public patrons, and organizational sponsors are dealt with on a more personal and human level.

Wright said, "its the personalized attention and dedication are what we are after with the new business method, each representative has their own solid project they helped to create or personally approved, then alternatively everyone together works on one large group project each quarter. Many of the social media ambassadors already have professional careers and are involved with the project  because they want to be, some have claimed that they do not need or even want to get paid saying they will just pledge their earnings or pass along their grants to the very same projects they are promoting or other charitable concerns they have a personal interest in within their own communities, either way they become accountable to the organization which lends a great degree of integrity to their functions."

The planet and its people certainly need them to get busy soon and become successful in reviving their goodwill agenda with the world's growing list of problems to tackle and long list of organizations with causes to assist.  The United Nations (UN) and many international non-government organizations (iNGO)s have begun promoting new urgent campaigns all over the world in the past few years relative to indigenous peoples, water, biodiversity, climate change, food shortages, social reform, fair-trade, and human rights programs.

Right now the UN is heavily engaged with several major international awareness campaigns developed to save the planet and everyone on it; in 2010 they began the Millennium Development Goals with 8 focus areas to fight poverty through 2015, last years climate change treaty in Rio, the International Year of Water Cooperation now in 2013, the UN Decade on Biodiversity until 2020, the Second UN Decade on the Eradication of Poverty through 2017, and the Third Decade on the Eradication of Colonialism until 2020.

Later this year the United Nations will initiate a whole new campaign called the International Year of Family Farming which will heavily involve their Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and over 30 celebrity goodwill ambassadors they have serving in an event developed to bring awareness to  solve food shortages and nutrition crises. This especially excites the Wright, because his first hobby interest is home gardening and as he explained the awareness campaign will probably result in the establishment of a new international day to raise awareness, preserve the ideal, and the promotion generates international notability and a new custom within society as with other international days have like Earth Day, Woman's Day and the many other international days that have been established.

Fortunately for the cooperative they have a lot of support, the Decade for Cooperatives or Co-op Decade just began with the International Cooperative Alliance, following the UN International Year of the Cooperative which was held last year.

Getting Paid to Promote Causes and Crowdfunding Projects

Someone really has to think, hmm? "Sharing goodwill and making friends with people that are dear to my own interests, funding worthy projects in my community, well it doesn't sound too bad to me." "Wait a second, so let me get this right; they are going to make me an honorary goodwill ambassador, pay me to make friends, advance my own career, follow my interests, and become a super hero that saves the world?" Yep that's the idea!

The networks and forums available to find groups of willing and capable protagonists and cause activists was limited at the time Globcal began because everyone was too busy learning about social networking to be focused on anything else, so they had to wait until the social networks could grow enough to accommodate a greater number of people with social networking abilities with a great number of interests other than just learning about social networking and tagging each other online with photos of roses and waterfalls.
Globcal International logo 2009

Like many things ideas often come before their time, as was the case for Globcal, but fortunately thanks to the determined patience of a few of the original organizers that stayed on the ball to continue their efforts in Facebook and Google, a few of their original projects they created survived the wait as great but impossible ideas, that is until now. Fortunately they were poised well enough to prepare and advance their opportunity now at the right moment to become involved in the crowdfunding craze.

It took nearly five years of people using social networks to gain enough experience to do things other than just focus in how to social network from 2006-2012 before enough people could learn and the network extended to smartphones. According to Wright, "the program will create over 1000 new jobs worldwide for adept and sharp young social media professionals who enjoy promoting positive human interaction, generating goodwill, and influencing their peers in the social network platforms in every country where people use the Internet. If they sharp and really know how to use the applications and features available in the different platforms like Google+Facebook, Twitter, PinterestFourSquare and a number of others, then they can develop a great number followers based on their expertise or popularity which translates to 'social capital' then the world can become theirs within their interest area."

Wright is counting on the gaining popularity of the new crowfunding platforms and the already popular microfinancing sites creating a special but definite niche and need for the types of programs he and his group at Globcal have been developing. The changes are giving Wright and the social network ambassadors broad new horizons.

Social Media Ambassadors to Promote Good Values Everyday

Wright and others like Kate Otto, who recently wrote the book "Everyday Ambassador," are changing the ideals and concepts of what it means to be and become a so-called ambassador and practice citizen based track II diplomacy, public diplomacy for your state, cultural diplomacy, or goodwill diplomacy in the 21st century. Becoming an ambassador for an organization or cause is becoming a popular, fashionable and sophisticated way to force positive change, create peace, feed the hungry and save the planet.

To follow and continue the trend, Globcal is prepared with changing ideas and is making adaptations modeled behind new functionality of platforms and learned (practiced) techniques (like the use of social tags and hashing) to penetrate social networks with new searchable interest based sub-networks, interest lists, and social circles that are being self-generated by unknowing users in the great cloud of cyberspace to find the right target audiences attracted to different projects and ideals based on their interests.

The organization is working hard with the United Nations Committee on the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC) and redeveloping itself under the guidelines and auspices of the International Cooperative Alliance, founded in 1895 and the Inter-Parliamentary Unionwhich was founded in 1889. Once conformed and further internationalized legally within three member states, they indicate that they will apply for ESCOSOC status with the United Nations.

For further information you can find them on Facebook and on Google+ with the new programs they have under development and are signing up new ambassadors now with priority for all of those who originally participated as Google Ambassadors.

We found two popular active programs currently being operated by Globcal on Facebook and several on Google. Currently their most popular projects are Goodwill Ambassadors of the World and the Facebook Ambassadors.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Globcal is making Social Networking Worthwhile


Globcal International is a non-profit cooperative made up of individual social network experts, platform developers, event organizers, motivational speakers, foreign-affairs students, qualified as citizen diplomats located in countries all over the world that are all connected via social media platforms. The cooperative charter they developed is recognized in 87 countries. Each program cooperator is an independent agent trained in social network ethics, public diplomacy 2.0 (sometimes called Facebook diplomacy or Twitter diplomacy) as ambassadors or social network protagonists their presence is seen on networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, ecademy, InterNations, XING where they effect public policy by stimulating social reform and change by maximizing social networking potential through promoting particular themes, ideals, and genres to create and assimilate an understood global world-view.

The organization bases some of its idealism in Buddhist teaching by generating non-possession wealth and social capital through systematic regular posting of general interest information of feeds and other new media forms as would a news agency about meritorious individual people, celebrities, notable public figures and organizations dedicated to doing deeds for the common good through public awareness campaigns, peace activism, educational events, causes, and the development of humanitarian and environmental agendas of with others that they recognize.

Globcal's ambassadors and the members of their diplomatic corps identify social media items like articles, digital videos, live feeds, blogs, and news items to moderate discussions from their geographical regions or within particular organizational groups and further identify others that have performed meritorious deeds for others without any other motive than goodwill or kindness toward their fellow man. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, country of origin, or political affiliation.


Globcal Mission


The stated purpose of the organization is to bring together business and professional leaders on-line within social network platforms to distribute and/or share social capital, promote social enterprises, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in on-line communication, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Members meet on-line to organize work on their public service goals and discuss the distribution of social capital by the Ambassadors and cooperative program members.

Globcal International is an umbrella group and task force promoting the use of diplomatic protocol in public diplomacy to develop goodwill and social well-being. Their goals involve following an established standard for professional presentation and etiquette on-line in social networking communities using the individual ambassadors that promote their public diplomacy ideals and serve as personal examples for good use of social network profiles for effective and professional communication to accomplish shared goals through special pages set-up through Facebook and at their websites. The organization allows individual organizations to present one or more ambassadors to represent their causes in the further presentation within their organization, network, blog, and/or news service.

Cooperative and Consortium


The organization is different from many others because it operates as an international cooperative, is all volunteer, and it has little or no operational expenses centrally. Each individual ambassador is a licensed on-line agent (co-operator), is responsible for their own time and expenses relative to promotion of their causes and for their operation and presentation within the network. The organization collects no funds except through grants that are directed toward administration of ambassador causes and which benefit the cooperative consortium structure on-line.

The cooperative structure was selected to create an open opportunity to many organizations, countries, states, cities, that share the mission of promoting goodwill and cooperation and permit any qualified individuals to raise funds on the behalf of their favorite causes, promote cooperative interaction, and their individual organizations transparently. Each ambassador is generally registered with their individual organization and is normally authorized by the founder, executive director, president or the board chair to serve their own group in the Globcal Diplomatic Corps Program.

Ambassadors


Globcal International currently (October 2009) engages 210 trained citizen diplomats known as cultural ambassadors, goodwill ambassadors, good neighbor ambassadors, peace ambassadors, missionary ambassadors, and has over 5,000 members world-wide connected through groups, pages and applications on Facebook. The members of the ambassador groups are individual people that are working with a particular ambassador on their projects or causes. The colloquial term of Facebook ambassador has become a popular idiom and neologism that has been has been identified with Globcal's program development of Facebook diplomacy (open public and citizen diplomacy).

Each independent social network ambassador maintains an individual constituency, promotes selected causes, interacts cooperatively with the public based on direct democracy to tell others in general about what others are doing to make the world a better place.

See also

References

  1. ^ Evgeny Morozov (2009-03-02). "Facebook Diplomacy". Newsweek. 
  2. ^ Scott Simon (2009-10-17). "State Department Guru talks Twitter Diplomacy". NPR. 
  3. ^ Hanifan, L. J. (1916) "The rural school community center", Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 67: 130-138. Also see Hanifan, L. J. (1920)The Community Center, Boston: Silver Burdett.
  4. ^ Kaw, Eugenia (2009-01-29). Course on the Foundations of Buddhist Culture. Wikibooks. pp. 32
  5. ^ "Globcal Homepage". http://www.globcal.org/
  6. ^ "Facebook diplomacy: Peace may be just a click away". Kioskea. Associated Press. 2008-12-08. 

External links

About this article and photo collage:  The article above is from Wikipedia written by a third party we cannot guarantee its accuracy and perhaps it falls short of completely describing our entire program and maybe only deeds done may be mentioned there, but nonetheless it is well written, explains the current accomplishment of our program, and we appreciate the sincere journalistic efforts of the author. We re-published the article from the Globcal International article space at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globcal because as you may know Wikipedia is subject to change and frequent vandalism.

The photograph (image) was developed by myself, David Wright in an effort to portray and recognize the social networking ambassadors from Facebook that have helped us reach this point. It does not include all the ambassadors they simply will not fit in a single image so I selected pictures that would render as thumbnails and those who have been most instrumental up to this point.

For more information contact Col. David Jeffrey Wright, problemsmith@gmail.com

To read an article written by us about Globcal International and the Facebook Ambassadors see the Facebook Developer's Wiki Article "Facebook Ambassador"
http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Facebook_Ambassador