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ACUMEN FUND INC
July 15, 2011

Half way into the book the Blue Sweater I sent an email to The Acumen fund. The person in NY put me in touch with London who were organising their first event, the timing was great. Acumen aligns with my insides in a way Im still trying to find words for. I am an African that beleives in teaching people to fish not giving them fish. The investments Acumen make in entrepreneurs in developing countries encourages both a return on investment in cash terms and a huge return on investment in human terms, without which there would be no monetary gain.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The guidance and clear vision the NY team has is inspiring to me. They continue to develop in unconventioanal and inovitive ways. As a volunteer it's been important for me to know they are there supporting, guiding and encouraging.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have no changes to make right now only encouragement to keep changing the way philanthroy operates and keep inspiring others to learn to fish vs be given fish.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I helped the London Chapter for Acumen organise the first event in London. My role focused on social media, including website, facebook, twitter and loads of emails. Sending thank you's and co-ordinating the volunteers after the event has also been a part.

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