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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, International, International, Foreign Affairs & National Security, International Studies, Promotion of International Understanding

Mission: The mission of the Islands Society is to inspire and empower islanders to participate in foreign affairs and overseas engagements in order to affect positive changes in their local communities.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be serving as a Board Member of the Islands Society! Last year, the organization expanded its geographic footprint beyond the Asia-Pacific and its programs beyond women and young people. Since then, the organization has received a number of honors and awards for its support of islanders around the world.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In addition to information and program sharing, Islands Society not only has the ability to empower change agents by recognizing them here online within a community of peers, but also to inspire young women within the Pacific Islands by letting them see the work of positive female role models within their greater community. I applaud the work they do, which can only continue to inspire a greater Pacific Island dialogue worldwide.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been greatly impacted and appreciate all the great work Islands Society has had on my community. They are promoting and empowering so many of our local young people. It has given them a voice and a venue to share their ideas. It offers them a global platform to learn and spread their knowledge. Thank you for all the great work!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Islands Society has played an intrical role in educating our students on current issues facing the Pacific islands. Our school, located in Southern California and less than a mile away from the Pacific Ocean, has a deep interest in our island-nation neighbors and has found the tools and resources this organization provides to be most useful and informative. We look forward to continuing to work with you in educating our students on the impact they can have for this region of the world.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I am from Spain but I lived in Japan and Australia for a while. I have a big interest in the Pacific Region. And it is not easy to get news from the Pacific Island Countries. Thanks to the Pacific Islands Society I can read many news about the region and keep updated. They do a great work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I stumbled across their website one day and think they're doing great work promoting opportunities for islanders. Keep up the the fantastic work!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm a graduate student with focus on global histories and identity construction. The Islands Society - through its publications and actions - helps further the kinds of studies I think are most valuable: those that take both a global framework and the position of individuals seriously.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great things your are doing por islanders
Hola all the People get the oportinunities the y need

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I know Keiko to be an impassioned advocate for access to educational opportunities in the Pacific, and an inspiring speaker who has engaged others in this issue. I have seen Keiko work with vigour and humility to help link members of different Pacific communities.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Graeat web site to disseminate information globally on critical issues in Pacific countries.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

With my work as Acting Director of Pacific islands Classroom, I am excited about the Society's efforts to bring together educators in the Pacific. Pacific Islands have very few resources so collaboration and pooling together of resources among educators is an important way to maximize resources. Fortunately, the Society provides a digital platform that brings together educators.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a non-profit tackling real-life issues for Islanders with the greatest passion I've encountered. The leadership team is highly qualified and connected. I also admire the inclusive nature of this organisation, especially their dedication to mentoring global island youth.

With a focus on current and future Island social, political and technical challenges and solutions, I'm sure the Islands Society will continue to soar!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The mission of our organization is to inspire and empower islanders around the world to participate in foreign affairs and overseas engagement. It has been wonderful to watch our staff work to fulfill this mission over the past two years. I have been particularly heartened by the testimonials that our next generation leaders provided at the end of their 2014 programs. It has been truly rewarding to play some small role in our organization's success! I would therefore encourage others who are considering serving on the Board to do the same.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Living on a european island, I've long been concerned with the ecological issues that are becoming more and more important to us. Browsing through the web, I've been delighted to discover the "Islands Society". I just love how dynamic they are and, thanks to them, I discovered many more aspects of what being an islander can mean throughout the world, both through our differences and our similarities. Keep up the good work !

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was excited to recently become involved with the Baltic constituency of the Islands Society. Having lived in, and worked on, the region it was a pleasure to see a young new organization seeking to fill vital gaps that have long needed to be addressed in the field of public diplomacy and foreign affairs. This is especially true in the Baltic Sea region where recent events have brought into question the regions continued peace and prosperity. As the organization continues to grow and expand its work in the Baltic I feel it will become an important player in developing robust foreign policies that will not only enhance human and regionally security, but ensure a diverse group of voices are empowered to become part of the debate.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Islands Society's ambitious undertaking to support islands communities around the world fills a gap in the global community that is a welcome and much needed movement. By celebrating the diversity of island communities while cultivating common ground between them, the Island Society builds a unique mechanism for developing greater international partnerships, cooperation and ultimately promoting better understanding and peace between and among people from around the world. With programs that range from promoting equality and empowering young female leaders to programs that help foster the next generation of foreign policy makers, I'm look forward to seeing how the organisation will grow in the future !

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Over the last few years, I have been following the work of the Islands Society with great interest. As a resident of an island off the coast of South Carolina, I was excited to hear a few yers ago that the Islands Society was working to promote equal opportunities for islanders from my community and others around the world. I was particularly excited to hear of the launch of the Sea Islands Society last year. Now, we not only have an international nonprofit working to advance our interests. We also have a local society that is committed to promoting the interests of islanders from South Carolina and Georgia! I can't wait to see what is next for us.