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Center for Global Initiatives, Inc

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Causes: AIDS, Health, Public Health

Mission: CGI serves as an incubator for new initiatives that creatively solve healthcare inequities around the world.We act as a collaborator with individuals and organizations in developing and launching projects that address the needs of medically impoverished populations.We function as a facilitator in directing public and private resources towards programs aimed at improving health globally.

Programs: MENTOR: Methods, Experiences, Networking & Training, Organizing & Research "Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? We can make it happen." We are proud to announce a very special and unique new program that provides individualized mentorship for people wanting to learn how to conduct their own project(s). We help you to gain funding, and we provide skills training, contacts and tools to actualize your plans. In some instances, undergraduate and graduate credits can also be provide PROJECT NINOS: Bolivia The Center for Global Initiatives collaborated with the Flying Doctors of America in a pioneering and critical project. We were the first non-Bolivian group to be granted access to three Bolivian prisons. Hundreds of children live with their parent(s) in these prisons. We provided care with a focus on general medicine, pediatrics, and gynecology. The Center will embark on a journey to help these non-criminal, yet imprisoned children through a unique and pioneering effort. Basically, we plan (pending funding) to develop and deploy educational and social skills training for educators (there are schools in the prisons!) and guards, as well as parenting skills training and resilience development instruction THRIVE: Tanzania The kindergarten we helped to found in 2005 is expanding its scope via THRIVE. We are using education as a basis for developing resilience of the orphans as well as those providing healthcare in the neighboring clinic/hospital. We will be developing programs for local nursing students and orphan children in collaboration with local doctors, nurses, and staff. We will have a particular focus on counseling to people with HIV infection and AIDS. The ages of children are between 3 to 12 years. The name of the hospital is Huruma Designated Hospital and is in Kilimanjaro Region in Rombo District. The primary illnesses of patients in our hospital are Malaria, T.B, Pneumonia, Immunosupression, Diabetes, and Hypertension. SMART: Cambodia Proof of concept. We are developing a project that will bring training and potentially telehealth services to rural areas that is delivered by indigenous village women. Public heath, primary care, first aid, and emergency services are all but absent in rural areas of Cambodia. “Itinerant” medical ex-pats may be the currently best available healthcare resource in such areas. This project seeks to empower indigenous women by providing training in basic public health practices and emergency medical care/first aid so they may be of aid to those in their for their villages. They would be supported by a training program that will enable them to provide sufficient help until the patient can be taken to the nearest medical facility or a traveling physician can come to the village. It will be unique, as it will not require literacy to operate MEDICAL INTERVENTION: Benin Contacts and relationships have been developed with colleagues in Benin that crosscuts various areas: health and illness, poverty and sustainability, environmental concerns, traditional and medical sciences/health treatment and education. We plan to develop a scientific and economic mechanism of researching the medicinal properties of specific plant materials used by our Benin partners (university scientists and traditional healers) to further develop medicines and use the resultant knowledge in order to refine the compounds to have fewer side-effects and improved dosing characteristics, and to develop that intellectual property into concomitant economic value that will provide for economic sustainability, self-sufficiency, and independence for on-going research.

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138 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In this critical time in world history Global Initiatives, Inc. keeps working for the good of all mankind with respect and love for all humans!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The ultimate global humanitarian effort! I am proud to support in every way.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CGI works tirelessly to develop and initiate projects that address the many needs of medically impoverished populations. Further, the Center for Global Initiatives is a trusted source for the conveyance of factual information, without bias. These are critical actions now more than ever. CGI is genuinely engaged with the people and communities they serve, always working to improve global healthcare access. We are all fortunate recipients of the persistence, leaderships and vision of Dr. Chris Stout and the Center's commitment to education and collaboration.

1 Vandy1975

Board Member

Rating: 5

CGI is an organization providing a world wide view of issues pertinent to communities with significant needs. Under the leadership of Dr Stout CGI offers a wide range of networking information, contacts, and the ability to connect with others to understand the paths they took to a more self sustaining environment . It offers both hope and a way to work on real policy changes that can transform a community from an unhealthy life to one that allows for true human potential to exist and grow. Be part of this in whatever way works for you, volunteer, donate, participate, you’ll benefit as will CGI and it’s global partners.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives under the stewardship of Dr. Chris Stout has been an energy driven organization with the Social Justice driven goal of improving access to health care world wide for underserved communities. The organization continues to avail itsel to non profits start ups dedicated to addressing Health care access for those in need. The world view espoused by CGI is one worth sharing and emulating for all our sakes. As a ten year Board member I am consistently gratified and amazed at the scope and depth of thought the organization provides in its collaborative and facilitative fashion. If you are an organized group or early start up regarding health care access you want to contact CGI. Be happy and healthy.

2 Christine T.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Good approach to a complex situation. Daily updates are much appreciated. Thank you!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This nonprofit provides a lot of timely, relevant information on a variety of key global issues in different areas. It is a great resource and is generous in the amount of information and resources it shares

2 Dan R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Center's leadership and mission to realize self sustaining solutions is so needed and important.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

CGI provides the essential tools for humanitarians bringing self-sustaining solutions to the world.

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2 efosag11

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This great organization accentuates the works of others efforts trough resources, collaboration, and support. Their mission is the maximization of diverse and dynamic missions around the world. Cheers to Dr. Stout and team for their leadership

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Comprehensive, transparent, and effective. The best things a non profit can be. I am glad they are doing the work that they are. Keep it up Chris!

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1 Bill D.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Stout has a keen sensitivity to the needs of communities across the globe. The Center for Global Initiatives continues to support vulnerable populations by implementing innovative strategies to promote and maintain systemic change. CGI helps these communities so that they steadily move from surviving to thriving.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Center fro Global Initiatives continues to serve human causes worldwide, with an emphasis on helping build systems that are self-sustaining in the communities served. I have always been impressed by the philosophy of open sharing of resources toward human concerns and the Center's trust that all are better served by this.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The CGI is an essential source of critical information across a number of fields and provides us with key actions, opportunities for action, and partnership links.

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Client Served

Rating: 5


CGI’s posts and podcasts remain consistently reliable sources of quality, evidence-based information on diverse topics obtained from best-in-class individuals and organisations. Its regular coverage of the novel coronavirus pandemic thoughtfully and expertly sifts through a slew of resources much of which mislead and/or unnecessarily alarm more than they enlighten.


- Ernestina Olufunke Adeniji and Victor Olusegun Adeniji, Co-founders, The CURE Initiative

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Chris Stout and CGI do exceptional, tireless work in channeling ideas, expertise, resources and networks to organisations around the world seeking to broaden access to quality healthcare and humanitarian assistance. CGI typifies selfless service!

- Ernestina Olufunke Adeniji and Victor Olusegun Adeniji, Co-founders, Communities United to Remove Epidemics Initiative (the CURE Initiative)

1 Yellowbrick

Donor

Rating: 5

Trustworthy, committed professionals with a truly needed mission.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CGI was and still is way out in front of supporting initiatives which not only improve health but transform lives around the world. CGI has visionary, deeply informed and committed leadership acting with integrity and having the executive skills to implement change and make a true difference.

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1 Jenifer W.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization working to improve public health outcomes, provides expertise, and employs efficient strategies to enhance the ever evolving global health practice!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The amazing work of CGI is reflected in the education and implementation of best practices in health care and disease prevention in far ranging and difficult to reach locations such as Tanzania and Cambodia.
Dr. Stout's guidance and world view are evident in all of the work undertaken by each CGI project.

1 Denise C.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great cause with Good people. In appreciation for all the work they do. Integrity, passion and contribution are hallmarks of this initiative.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Selfless cause with great aims to bring care to the underserved. Bring together vision, projects and initiatives that will bring healthcare where there is none. This organization has great integrity at the heart of its people & it’s mission.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is phenomenal and I have had multiple contacts with the founding director of the organization Dr. Chris Stout. They have multiple countries and projects they are involved in around the world. Dr. Stout is very generous with his resources on seeding projects and providing tools. He has a newsletter that is packed full of important information and tools that he disseminates on a regular basis. He also has various resources available through his library which he has generously shared. The work he is doing in Tanzania with the orphans and the kindergarten he founded is inspirational.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CGI is a great organization that enables people to help others. I hope more people take advantage of the opportunities it supports!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Global Initiatives is a wonderful resource for humanitarians of all sorts!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Chris Stout's Center for Global Initiatives is the touchstone for so many individuals providing aid to under-served countries worldwide. It has an immense library of resources that answer many of the concerns of the activists in the field. And it is constantly being updated with the latest info.

Dr. Stout, himself, gives generously of his time, his connections, and his resources. He knows many in the global activism community. And he is quick to offer assistance to those he mentors through his organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Stout continuously updates the materials he shares freely with is community. He is a very compassionate and intelligent person who cares deeply for those in need. And he is a wonderful mentor for those who aspire to work in the humanitarian arena.

1 Ray Toh

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Chris's CGI relentless dedication in providing initiatives that creatively solve and provide healthcare solution is admirable.

The collaboration with individuals and organizations in need to deliver medical aid to impoverished populations is part of an ongoing commitment.

The focus of Educate > Collaborate > Incubate > Facilitate plays a foundation for CGI functionality.

The MENTOR mechanism : Methods, Experiences, Networking & Training, Organizing & Research is a reactive method of bringing of skill-sets together for the delivery of appropriate solutions, to the effect of creating of self-sustaining programs that improve access to healthcare in underserved communities globally.

http://centerforglobalinitiatives.org/

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The nonprofit is 100% run by volunteers and all donations go directly to projects and operations.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I appreciate CGI's innovative approach to partnering with local NGO's to bring sustainable programs to countries that need improved access to healthcare in underserved communities.

1 docparker

Donor

Rating: 5

CGI has had a huge impact on poverty and other global needs. It is a very worthwhile nonprofit to support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CGI does amazing humanitarian work around the globe. One of my favorite nonprofits!

1 Kathy62

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excellent, timely resources. The features of researchers and practitioner's projects are interesting and inspiring. I lead service groups at my college with the students and always find inspiration to provide information to students from these resources. In addition to the resources being of excellent caliber, the center is unique in focus which to me further serves as inspiration to be authentic to a service lifestyle.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiative is a comprehensive agency of worldwide impact. The CGI supports projects that address human suffering in all parts of the world through educations, assistance with locating resources and inspiration from mentors and leaders affliated with the program. At the core of caring professionals willing and able to help others with their projects is Dr. Chris Stout, a global leader. This is the first and main resource for the caring professional seeking to make a meaningful impact in the world ---the extent of services, resources and inspiration is vast and rich.

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Shanna3

Client Served

Rating: 5

CGI has great free resources available that have been useful over the years. They are great to keep going back to again and again

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We've been working with CGI for several years in regards to a company initiative to send volunteers overseas to help on medical mission trips. CGI has been very helpful in supporting us and our team with resources for fundraising as well as tips on how to better approach these service trips.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have supported CGI for several years and appreciate the great global impact they have had.

1 Dawn28

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Quality not-for-profit organization that "talks the talk" and "walks the walk"!

Dr. Chris Stout is bright, has an enormous amount of positive energy, is a renowned evidence-based teacher and researcher that serves as a values-driven leader and continues to make a difference and positively impacts access to healthcare globally. Thanks for your commitment to being a change-agent and difference-maker!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Chris is amazing both in his dedication and service to making a difference in healthcare and for his profound ability to find time to get so much accomplished that changes lives globally. His writings and books are a labour of love and his ability to focus during such challenging times with sensitivity and to the needs of others. We are blessed with your great work and thank you for your continual service!

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2 Jeremy P.1

Donor

Rating: 5

A great organization that does important work for humanity.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned of CGI through friends, and I encourage others to learn more about what this organization has done, and what they are up to...

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Donor

Rating: 5

Really inspired by all that CGI is doing in Africa.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have no direct relationship with CGI but knowing Dr. Chris E Stout and reading through him the actions of the Non Profit , I can highly evaluate and appreciate the Work that is being done ! Chris is very passionate with CGI and very capable in his work !

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CGI does an excellent job of connecting like-minded professionals and similar humanitarian organizations. Instead of working alone, individuals and non-profits can join forces to be even more effective!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CGI is a wonderful organization that helps to create programs around the world that are not only broad in scope, but also self-sustainable.

It supports both humanitarians (by providing training and promoting flight discounts) as well as the people they serve.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Amazing group of people and work done! Proud to be a part of it.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a non profit working with disenfranchised populations, I have found the support and resources the Center for Global Initiatives has been invaluable. I applaud their work.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a true, humanitarian organization that supports efforts world-wide to help people gain access to care.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Like many international psychologists, I admire how Dr. Chris Stout's Center for Global Initiatives provides valuable resources for colleagues to promote well-being across national boundaries.

2 Efosa G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives represents all that is great in a non profit. Doing their own good work and projects as well as supporting, empowering, and collaborating with other organizations to do more, and to do what they do better. They inspire me each day to be the best that I can be in the field for volunteer and service work along a sustainable continuum. Thanks Dr. Stout et al.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

CGI has provide the support and push that I and my program has needed to continue to take the step towards achieving our mission. My program is focused on sending rehab clinicians around the world to underserved areas to provide services to those without. Through guidance, and space on their website for fundraising support, as well as tools and resources to maximize success on the ground...any gains that we have made would not be what it was without CGI. I am grateful that they are around.

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3 Scott147

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CGI is run by a dedicated individual who is passionate about his work and his life. CGI is inspirational and provides realistic resources that transcends multiple discipline areas.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Center for Global Initiatives provides a wealth of knowledge on best practices and information on current work being done in the field. The work being discussed is inspiring!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is a dire need for a non-profit organization such as the Center for Global Initiatives. It puts out top quality information at no cost. It also plays a major humanitarian role because the information can be used by developing countries to get ahead.

Janel Gauthier, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Canada

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Donor

Rating: 4

I have known the founder for many years. He is a person of integrity and he is a very careful steward of resources.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This charity performs invaluable health services throughout the world. Further, it isinstrumrnt all in helping other charities meet their goals, thus broadening the reach to those most in need. I speak as the director of RXP International, which trains practitioners in an integrated psychopharmacology/psychotherapy perspective. CGI HAD MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR US.

2 Myron E.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Consistently shares informative and creative solutions that are being put together around the world. Often find what is shared inspiring.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Chris Stout has a broad vision of how to make the world a better place. His efforts have made a huge impact worldwide. I strongly support this charity.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a for profit organization with a social mission to make healthcare affordable and accessible worldwide, we actively search for "best in class" innovation and service. The Center for Global Initiatives meets or exceeds all criteria for global best in class. I am particularly impressed by the leadership of the Center for Global Initiatives, Dr. Chris Stout. I have been fortunate enough to follow his work over a number of years and have experienced fist hand his thought leadership.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Professional prepared resource materials, easy access information and welcoming collaborative contact to all that enter the web site for the Center for Global Initiatives. I have a few of the publications and have used it with project planning and my writing work. Outstanding organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives takes likeminded individuals from various fields and brings them together for one purpose - improving the healthcare of the world.

3 Zully A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

True volunteerism is a commitment and passion to the mission of service to others and that is Chris Stout and CGI.

3 Richard115

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Top integrity, absolute competence and no nonsense! It is one of the most truly altruistic things going today!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Global Initiative is tireless in it's efforts to promote healing services in some of the most needy regions of the world, and is an exemplar of the new model of collaboration and information sharing with other NGOs to promote a more concerted response to humanitarian crises.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have followed the commitment and humanitarian work of Dr. Chris Stout and CGI for a number of years, and have always been impressed and deeply appreciative of the hands-on, practical benefit it has obviously brought to communities in great need, and particularly to those with limited or in some cases no options. The compassion that underlies these efforts is palatable. This is the caliber of healing work - by dedicated and highly effective professionals directing their expertise toward improving the human condition one concrete step at a time - that deserves acknowledgment and support whenever the opportunity arises.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

great goals and purpose for this organization!!!!!

2 Andrew Jernigan

Client Served

Rating: 5

CGI provides such a great service to the humanitarian aid sector! Way to go!

2 Julie217

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization! I would recommend CGI as a great source of support for anyone, novice or veteran, with a heart for meaningful non-profit work!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Given the plethora of global humanitarian issues that are perhaps best addressed in a collaborative manner, "Tools for Change" is an excellent resource and platform to help achieve this. I give it, and the Center for Global Initiatives, a five-star rating! - Victor Olusegun Adeniji

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. Stout and CGI exemplify the dedication and persistence needed for a humanitarian transformation away from violence, conflict, and the widespread exploitation of our most vulnerable populations and ecosystems.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Global Initiatives has been very educational and a useful tool as a budding professional. I can only hope that my future contributions can showcase how much I have learned. This non profit is an inspiration that I can do more and a small act can play a role in a great change. Keep up the great work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Truly a great idea and execution to help make this world a better place. CGI joins people to collaborate and unite in tackling the issues we all face on a world wide basis. I recently joined the CGI after seeing their great initiatives with Mission Works and their work to help spread excellent healthcare. I look forward to working with them in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CGI helps nascent nonprofits like mine take off and Dr Chris Stout is a dear and very special colleague who has unhesitatingly provided counsel and in-depth information about running a good nonprofit. Their work has touched millions!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Review is as much based on Dr. Chris Stout as the center, itself. My personal use of the Center is for information.

The programs highlighted, and resources available are both timely and insightful. When I want to look further into what is happening in global health, this is the first place I come to network resources with people, and to find accurate information on what is happening in specific areas regarding the health issues they are facing.

Much of what comes across my news feed is highly processed by the various media channels, or carries a lot of political baggage for the more mainstream outlets, which puts layers in between donors and the effectiveness of programs. CGI does a lot to cut through these filters, focusing on the most urgent needs, and most effective responses for the individuals we are interested in helping.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dr. Chris Stout has a passion for his mission like no other Executive Director I have worked with. He is also a master connector and has a knack to connect those in need with the perfect individual who wants and is able to give. His has helped so many, and this is only the tip of the iceberg!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent organization that assists in bettering healthcare on a global level through awareness, empowerment, and educated efforts. Dr. Chris Stout is not only an admirable professional with the best of intentions, but is also willing to share his incredible expertise and extensive experience with students who seek to make a global difference as well.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have the utmost respect for the leadership of CGI. They are a class act. Their clear mission, communications and organizational transparency are at a standard that all organizations- non-profit or not should aspire to.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The newsletter that keeps me aware of all the work CGI has done in the past and is doing currently is available, easy to understand and gives me the opportunity to donate when funds are available to a project that interests me. I have full support of this group's sincerity, honesty and hard work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As one who works in the field of HIV/AIDS counseling research, I have found CGI to be most helpful. They have provided useful contacts, interactions with other professionals, and valuable information.

1 James130

Donor

Rating: 5

Timely informaton that is well summarized and much needed.

1 Taiwo A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Organizations providing help often have their own needs which mostly are rarely met. This organization provides help, assistance and encouragement to other organizations that provide help in remote places.