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Put the Science of Change to Work for You

Sign up for the upcoming Change Leaders Masterplan Live
A 3-Day Leadership Intensive Where You Learn How to Achieve Results that Astound!

Social entrepreneurs are today’s bold changemakers who dare to dream and act. This international community is invaluable to the innovative work of strengthening democracy and building social and economic capacities worldwide.

NGOs with a mandate to work with the UN and its family of organizations need to develop the know-how and to build effective networks of relationships. The NGO Academy provides training needed to become more effective partners with the UN, other NGOs, and the intergovernmental community.

Having learned through our own experience that the capacity of each NGO’s team of staff, interns and volunteers directly affects the NGO’s ability to fulfill its mission, we have taken up the mission of providing cutting edge and essential resources for NGOs working in consultative status with the UN—and those interested in preparing to do so.

We help provide you with the basic information, perspectives and steps you need to know to have a clear strategy tailored for the UN and intergovernmental environments. In short, we help you go from hope to clarity, from intent to action, from word to deed.

Our core online training program is called the Advocacy Algorithm and it covers all the basics you need. We also provide cutting edge leadership training to equip today’s leaders with the tools, knowledge and support they need to make a difference that astounds—even in these uncertain and fast-paced times.

In fact, it is the urgency built into the non-profit sector of making the greatest possible change as soon as possible that often drives innovation and high levels of performance. Sadly there are also many NGOs that suffer from passionitis and get lost on the way.

Don’t forget, change leaders are insatiable learners—and most importantly, they take action. We look forward to having you join us.

The next MasterClass starts Jun 30, 2021. For anyone ready to up their game or simply give yourself a shot at confidence in negotiating a pay-raise, a better deal, with your children, hotels and airlines… any time you say, “I want…” this will help you get there!

This 6-week Course takes you step by step through all the basics NGO representatives to the UN need to know. Absorb in 6 weeks what most usually take years to learn.
Free: Get immediate access to the 4-lesson online training so you don’t make any of the 3 biggest mistakes passionate social activists make when they get to the UN.

We Get You Up & Running

Civil Society Workshop on Conflict Prevention

Civil Society Workshop on Conflict Prevention

Preventing armed conflict, violent extremism, and violent crime - commonalities and differences. It will take place on June 3rd, from 9 to 11 am NY time. Please find more information in the concept note attached. If you would like to attend, kindly register here....

Intensity or Consistency?

Intensity or Consistency?

Simon Sinek Speaks on Intensity v. Consistency Toping the list of the most popular resources in 2017 is this 3-minute animated video featuring leadership expert Simon Sinek. Sinek considers why workplaces often fall in the trap of quick wins and flashy tactics over...

Reality Check: In Defense of the UN

Reality Check: In Defense of the UN

Beyond the Flaws Mehdi Hasan looks beyond the organization's flaws and points to the importance of the UN on the global stage.

Philanthropy Has A Critical Role In Peace & Security

Philanthropy Has A Critical Role In Peace & Security

Philanthropy is more than good business. When people and businesses engage in philanthropy, it helps them build relationships, build their brand, and build employee engagement. But there is more. Philanthropy is essential to our collective future.  ...

Barriers, Hurdles & Holes

Barriers, Hurdles & Holes

A 2009 paper entitled "Barriers and Solutions" by a masters student in Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, Angela Zettler, introduced some of the barriers and solutions NGOs face when attempting to impact global policy by working with the...

Dear NGO, You Are in Sales & Marketing

Dear NGO, You Are in Sales & Marketing

NGOs are in sales and marketing, even if you don’t like the thought of it! It’s time to embrace this, since, as Daniel Pink notes, “To Sell Is Human.”

Customer Testimonial

Hi Dr. Smith! I am absolutely thrilling in your Advocacy Algorithm course for Global Citizens. I cannot thank you enough. I feel like I have been looking for this course my whole life!

… I am just so grateful you have produced this incredible product/learning adventure about what is one of the most important things in our world today, and would love to see more people taking advantage of it!

You have done a stellar job at creating something fun, full of valuable and accurate information, crisp and to the point so busy people can do it, and at the same time paced in such a way that the learning really integrates and sticks so that beyond being mere conceptual learning it can translate into action and wisdom.


You are truly an answer to a prayer – I feel so lucky to have found your Facebook page and from there to your course. AMAZING! With much gratitude…

The Advocacy Intensive

If you – and your team – are ready to upgrade your NGO’s advocacy capacity, then get started with the comprehensive 35 lesson online intensive: “The Advocacy Algorithm.”

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