Faith and Diplomacy

Faith and Diplomacy

ZimbabweRinggold, United States
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Idea
Budget: 
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Inspiring citizen diplomacy and philanthropy by redesigning embassy.org.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

I need financing to pay web designers or commitment from a University that would allow their students to do the work for credit and place it on their resumes. I need authorization in writing from Dr. Stapleton-Grey. I need international legal expertise to obtain appropriate permissions and licenses from each nation around the world. This business model will instantly be fully global and will benefit emerging economies tremendously.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The solution is an improved communication infrastructure that will facilitate multi-lateral trade and supply chain management. This platform will facilitate the growth, expansion, and international market entry of mid-sized non-profits.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

As an individual I have been blessed to be able to facilitate the international market entry of Room to Read into Zimbabwe. This organization would expand on that exponentially.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

The peers of this organization are all of the myriad non-profits worldwide who are serving humanity. Competitors are the global governments and regimes whose policies influence communication and trade.
Team

Founding Story

I struck upon the idea when contacting all of the global embassies in an attempt to secure a project worthy of a Franklin Fellowship with the United States State Department. I noticed that many nations on the globe had not updated their websits in many years and decided that it would be worthwhile to do so whether or not there was any financial gain simply as an effort in citizen diplomacy. Another outstanding moment was when making use of some free continuing education webinars provided by the Research Triangle Institute I received an invitation to meet and have lunch with delegates from Zimbabwe. The forum turned out to be rather intimate at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Honorable Editor Matamisa expressed an interest in having Room to Read begin operations there. Knowing that this would make logical since as a next market entry for Room to Read based on their current operations and the educational background of the African Regional Director Mr. Wiseman Ngwata.
About You
Organization:
Embassy Vision
About You
First Name

Robert

Last Name

Modrall

About Your Organization
Organization Name

Embassy Vision

Organization Country

, GA, Ringgold, Catoosa County

Country where this project is creating social impact
Age of Innovator

18-34

Gender of Innovator

Male

How long has your organization been operating?

Less than a year

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Innovation
How long have you been in operation?

Still in idea phase, but looking to launch soon

Social Impact
What solution(s) does your initiative address to help emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and thrive in underserved communities? (select all applicable)

Access to financing, Access to talent, Access to supply chains, Access to technology, Access to economic opportunity, Policy change/advocacy.

What has been the impact of your solution to date?

As it is as of yet an idea the impact is mostly intangible. For reference I can merely point to the fact that I have met with delegates from Zimbabwe who expressed an interest in the work of Room to Read and put them in touch with its founder Mr. John Woods and would reccomend you distinguished gentlepeople speak with him.

What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?

Rapid development of midsized non-profits such as the United Way, Big Brother/Big Sister, and Make A Wish. It will not immediately benefit organizations such as the Red Cross or Habitat for Humanity which aree allready operating globally.

What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?

Barriers most likely to hinder development are bureacracy and policy among the various regional trade agencies and local governments. Convinceing them of the merit of the organization would be tantamount to a successful implementation.

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your six-month milestone
Task 1

Written authorization from Dr. Stapleton-Grey.

Task 2

Importing all current information onto a up to date framework and receiving new information.

Task 3

Obtaining the necessary international licenses and permits.

Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Developing a first comprehensive market entry strategy.

Identify three major tasks you will have to complete to reach your 12-month milestone
Task 1

Develop partnerships with national and international non-profits.

Task 2

Formalize these partnerships contractually.

Task 3

Select an initial region to begin development.

Sustainability
Tell us about your partnerships

While there currently know formal partnerships as the organization is in the idea stage I have been building working relationships with a number of area non-profits through service work the last several years and greatly desire to expand on this impact significantly through improved communication and working smarter rather than harder to global benefit.

Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list

Collaboration with this idea will provide a great deal of information and valuable research that will facilitate the growth and development of those organizations which are sustainable and will benefit indigenous populations.