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Girls Thinking Global

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Cass Walker

on 12 September 2014

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Transcript of Girls Thinking Global

Girls Thinking Global
Connecting global change-makers to empower adolescent girls

The Problem
250 million adolescent girls live in poverty
Over 33 million adolescent girls are out of school
Theory of Change
If non-profits collaborate and develop their capacity, then they will be more effective in addressing issues facing adolescent girls globally
Business Model
Please help us spread the word!
The Solution
Girls Thinking Global will create a global network of change-makers to deepen the impact and leverage the collective power of organizations that work with adolescent girls worldwide
Business Model
GTG Program Components
Strategic needs assessment, identifying organizational strengths and weaknesses

Strategically connecting non-profits based on self-identified opportunities for growth for mutually beneficial mentoring relationships
Searchable case study database designed to highlight exemplars and non-exemplars in the field as a tool for organizational assessment and later learning
Working in partnership with Real Women Real Leaders to host an international global summit designed to connect organizations working with adolescent girls in a collaborative space for collective learning and advancement.
GTG will connect 100 non-profits in the next year, 300 in the next two years, and 500 in the next five years.
Key Partners
Kathy Hurley, Pearson Foundation
International Non-Profits
Leaders in Global Movement for Adolescent Girls
Non-profit Service Providers

Key Activities
Phase 1:
Develop an online platform to collect organizational data and resources to establish a comprehensive database
Develop a strategic needs assessment tool
Create an active social media presence
Partner with leading service providers in the non-profit space
Key Resources
Online curated Non-Profit resources
Organization database
Case study database
Value Proposition
Connections, Mentoring, Curated Resources, Increased Efficiency, Case Study Database, Organizational Learning, Empowerment

Customer Relationships
Initial outreach to non-profits and service providers through networks
Online platform
In-person research
Customer Segments
Service providers
Cost Structure
Main Costs
Online platform development
Research year and case study development
Revenue Streams
1. Seed Funding
2. Partnership with Harvard for Case Study development
3. Fundraising Events
4. Subscription from Service Providers
5. Positive Deviance Summit
Strategic Needs Assessement and Resources
Mentoring and Connections
Case Studies
Positive Deviance Summit
Envisioned Future
How do we bring them together to solve education problems for adolescent girls?
There are hundreds of non-profits operating globally, but they waste valuable human, financial, and physical resources by operating in isolation
Phase 2:
Research year in the field to develop 12 key case studies
Write up and publish case studies
Document positive deviants within each organization through media
Phase 3:
Positive Deviance Summit
Inefficiency, Isolation, Recreating the Wheel, Limited Impact, Sustainability Problems
Service provision to partners
In-depth case studies with partners
Scale to include more customers
Branding and marketing
Adolescent girls
Creating value for:
Non-profits worldwide
Through this we aim to impact over 30,000 adolescent girls in the next five years, improving their quality of life and education
Knowledge broker of existing resources
Web-based database of existing non-profits
An opportunity for non-profits to promote their work and share best practices
Cassandra Walker and Elizabeth Texeira
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