I’m in Round 2! Can You Help Me Make the Top 10? by The Humanitarian Blog
Change.org is running a competition that'll propel 10 ideas to the fore of the next administration's agenda. In Round 1, people came up with 7,783 ideas. Only 87 (about 1%) made it to Round 2, and the idea to "Establish a 'Global Challenges Wikipedia' to Empower Problem Solvers" was among them! I owe that victory to you, and now I'm counting on you to get this idea into the Top 10.
As I mentioned in my last entry, Change.org is running a competition that’ll propel 10 ideas to the fore of the next administration’s agenda. In Round 1, people came up with 7,783 ideas. Only 87 (about 1%) made it to Round 2, and the idea to “Establish a ‘Global Challenges Wikipedia’ to Empower Problem Solvers” was among them!
I owe that victory to you, and now I’m counting on you to get this idea into the Top 10. Let’s send a message, loud and clear, that we don’t need to rely on dishonest voting tactics to win, as others in the competition have – we’ve shown that we can win the old-fashioned way, and we can do so again.
The proposed wiki would describe the following for every pressing global challenge such as climate change and weapons proliferation:
 What successful and failed policies have been deployed to address it in the past;
 What measures need to be taken to move forward;
 Which international institutions, governments, businesses, NGOs, and individuals are addressing the challenge in question, and how;
 What networks exist between these players; and
 What coordinated steps these players can take to collaborate effectively without replicating each other’s efforts, wasting precious resources, and, worst of all, undermining each other in the quest to gain recognition for their work.
This proposal is doubtless ambitious, and it’s an idea that needs to be refined and tested. If it’s implemented correctly, though, it could serve as a powerful tool in the fight against every global challenge.
VOTING TIME LINE
– Start: 8:00am EST on Monday, 1/5
– End: 5:00pm EST on Thursday, 1/15.
– Register at https://www.change.org/admin/sign_up.
– You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail with a link inside; click on that link to return to Change.org as a registered user.
– Click on the “Ideas” icon in the top right-hand corner of the page.
– Find the “Social Entrepreneurship” category.
– Click on “Establish a ‘Global Challenges Wikipedia’ to Empower Problem Solvers.”
– Click on the “Vote” icon in the top left-hand corner and make sure that the vote count increases by one.
– Vote as early as you can on 1/5.
– Get at least 20 of your friends and family members to vote.
If you want to play an even more active role in this campaign, please e-mail me so that I can give you further details.
We have two weeks to reach the next administration – let’s make something amazing happen!