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The social sector generates nearly $700 billion in combined revenues of around 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States alone. Nonprofits seek to tackle the society’s toughest dilemmas, including lack of education, poverty, and access to health care. Despite these impressive numbers, many of the problems that nonprofits are built to tackle will be around for a long time to come.
A series of interviews were conducted with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) affiliates to develop the course content for the online Certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership.
We invite you to hear from Thunderbird Professor Mary Teagarden, Ph.D, discussing the Certificate in Social & Voluntary Sector Leadership. Professor Teagarden is a world-renowned thought leader and educator in the areas of global strategic management and strategic human resource management.
Corporate responsibility in Africa requires a certain sensitivity from foreign corporations. Despite the allure of Africa’s natural and mineral resources, the most precious treasure is found in its people. There is an abundance of oil, diamonds, cobalt, gold, uranium, tantalum, chromium, manganese, tungsten and platinum. Sixteen of the thirty-three metals necessary to run any industrialized society, are only found in Southern Africa. The rich fertile soil provides tropical fruits, rare medicinal herbs and exotic woods. But the sickness of Africa has always been due to external causes. Africa’s possession of large quantities of rare materials has always placed the continent in a state of theft and pillage. A constant state of war over resources has created immeasurable human suffering.
Thunderbird School of Global Management has partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to develop a new online program for leaders at all levels in the social and voluntary sector. The eight-week course, to launch May 7, 2012, combines Thunderbird’s top-ranked international management expertise with the IFRC’s practical knowledge of the social sector.