Dr. Stout has provided the outstanding resources and class/program offerings for those of us choosing to step into social engagement through humanitarian means.
He is a compassionate and generous man interested in serving the needs of our global suffering through mentoring a growing community of fellow humanitarians.
I hold Dr. Stout in the highest esteem.
They are one of the most amazing and productive organizations in the ecosystem. We are all better because of the work they are doing.
I do not have a personal experience but seeing all the proactive work done since COVID hit is certainly impressive as well as encouraging that there is hope for a better greater community. Thanks for your commitment to improving our communities despite the challenges that face us all. You are an inspiration!
Good approach to a complex situation. Daily updates are much appreciated. Thank you!
This nonprofit is unique in its World View of helping. I have supported its efforts from the beginning as a leader in making change for all humanity. If there is one lesson from the pandemic that we should keep close to our hearts it is how much we are one global community and CGI is our mentor, our role model and leader in the consciousness of helping our fellow man no matter how far away from home.
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!
CGI is an exceptional organization and this year has grown, despite the challenges of COVID-19. The podcast is amazing with diverse interviews that are insightful and inspiring. The leadership is unparalleled and CGI continue to be a global leader in humanitarian intervention.
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.
Yellowbrick Foundation has been a financial and emotional supporter of the Center for Global Initiatives since inception. Chris Stout is a visionary with energy and talent which he tirelessly applies on behalf of supporting health reform and care in developing areas throughout the world. CGI is fiscally responsible and merits our support.
Trustworthy, committed professionals with a truly needed mission.
I have followed the Center for Global Initiatives for a number of years. It is undoubtedly the richest platform of open source humanitarian resources available. All of the resources are well vetted and shared in the spirit of helping others to help others.
I highly recommend the Center for Global Initiatives as not only an outstanding nonprofit organization, but as a nonprofit organization that constantly helps other nonprofit organizations to be at their best. Dr. Stout's seasoned expertise and kind wisdom continues to draw out excellence in response to human needs across the world.
Bill Denne, MSW
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.
During a year beset by global upheaval due to the COVID-19 pandemic Chris Stout and his colleagues at CGI were characteristically prolific in formulating and sharing fit-for-purpose programmes and interventions. CGI combines vision, compassion and impact and remains a benchmark for nonprofits.
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
During my experience working alongside CGI, I saw firsthand the positive impact it has on our world. CGI enables experts to do what they do best in the way that maximizes their potential.
CGI is a great organization that enables people to help others. I hope more people take advantage of the opportunities it supports!
There is an incredible origin story here. Having watched this organization from the beginning I can only say how impressive it is as it morphs to meet the needs of a changing planet
This past year, has been a busy one:
We curated and provided daily, vetted information on Covid-19 and the pandemic-worldwide—https://www.facebook.com/groups/CenterForGlobalInitiatives
We stared a LinkedIn Weekly Newsletter, Tools for Change, with more than 125,000 subscribers – https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/tools-for-change-6694600737873309696
We started a Fellowship and Certificate Programs in Humanitarian Intervention —
We did a major overhaul of our website, adding a number of new free tools, books,
and resources in our continuing efforts to Open-Source Humanitarian Intervention— http://www.centerforglobalinitiatives.org/ and
We interviewed some amazing humanitarians and had some great guests on our Podcast –
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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.
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.
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
The Center's leadership and mission to realize self sustaining solutions is so needed and important.
CGI provides the essential tools for humanitarians bringing self-sustaining solutions to the world.
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
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!
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.
Great organization working to improve public health outcomes, provides expertise, and employs efficient strategies to enhance the ever evolving global health practice!
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.
Great cause with Good people. In appreciation for all the work they do. Integrity, passion and contribution are hallmarks of this initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The nonprofit is 100% run by volunteers and all donations go directly to projects and operations.
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.
CGI has had a huge impact on poverty and other global needs. It is a very worthwhile nonprofit to support.
CGI does amazing humanitarian work around the globe. One of my favorite nonprofits!
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.
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.
CGI has great free resources available that have been useful over the years. They are great to keep going back to again and again
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.
I have supported CGI for several years and appreciate the great global impact they have had.
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!
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!
A great organization that does important work for humanity.
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...
Really inspired by all that CGI is doing in Africa.
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 !
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!
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.
Amazing group of people and work done! Proud to be a part of it.
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.
This is a true, humanitarian organization that supports efforts world-wide to help people gain access to care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I have known the founder for many years. He is a person of integrity and he is a very careful steward of resources.
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.
Consistently shares informative and creative solutions that are being put together around the world. Often find what is shared inspiring.
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.
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.
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!
The Center for Global Initiatives takes likeminded individuals from various fields and brings them together for one purpose - improving the healthcare of the world.
True volunteerism is a commitment and passion to the mission of service to others and that is Chris Stout and CGI.
Top integrity, absolute competence and no nonsense! It is one of the most truly altruistic things going today!
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.
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.
great goals and purpose for this organization!!!!!
CGI provides such a great service to the humanitarian aid sector! Way to go!
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.