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2018 Promotional Partners

 We are very grateful to the following kind organizations who generously agreed to help promote the 2018 Our World Is Kind contest.

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Founded in 1931, FAWCO is an international network of independent volunteer clubs and associations comprising 62 member clubs in 31 countries worldwide, with a total membership of around 10,000. FAWCO serves as a resource and a voice for its members; seeks to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide, especially in the areas of human rights, health, education and the environment; advocates for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; contributes to the global community through its Teams and The FAWCO Foundation, which provides development grants and education awards. The organization is a global women’s NGO (non-governmental organization), and since 1997, FAWCO has held special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council.

FAWCO is an international federation of independent organizations whose mission is

  • to build strong support networks for its American and international membership;
  • to improve the lives of women and girls worldwide;
  • to advocate for the rights of U.S. citizens overseas; and
  • to mobilize the skills of its membership in support of global initiatives for education, the environment, health and human rights.

www.fawco.org

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Global Photographic Union – GPU (formerly UPI) is a worldwide interactive organization for anyone interested in photography, be they casual, serious amateurs, or professional photographers.

Founded in Goirle, The Netherlands, September 2007, GPU brings together professional and amateur enthusiasts of all ages and levels of achievement. As a nonprofit organization, its mission is to promote and enhance the art and science of photography in all its phases.

Individual members are offered a wide variety of activities: photo and digital competitions, photo exhibitions in different countries, study groups via mail, website access, photo books, magazines, photo festivals, distinctions, titles, and a raft of other activities.

www.gpuphoto.com

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Momenta Workshops was launched ten years ago to train photographers in travel documentary and nonprofit storytelling. With more than 700 students and 50 workshops around the globe, the Momenta model has been helping photographers connect with important stories around the globe. We have changed the way nonprofits think about photography and we happily have helped to create new careers for our students. We have shown our student’s new ways to witness the world, meet new people and explore new ways of storytelling.

Momenta’s photography training workshops pair 15 professional photographers with 15 different nonprofits for 3 days to document their activities. When our clients are finished, they donate a selection of the images to their nonprofit partner. We work closely with small, local nonprofits to create a perfect match between photographer and nonprofit and ensure that both parties are empowered to create and share the powerful stories of the work these organizations are doing to improve their communities every single day.

Join us for our workshops in Puerto Rico (September 20-October 6, 2018) Portland (October 17-21, 2018), Los Angeles (February 20-24, 2019) or New Orleans (April 10-14, 2019). Learn more and register here or at:

www.mmnta.com/NonprofitWorkshops

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The world’s largest collection of independent photo contests for beginners, amateurs and professionals.

www.photocontestinsider.com

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Points North Design Studio partners with CEO’s, executives and entrepreneurs to develop strong brands, websites and marketing that transforms them from where they are into where they want to be. With over a decade of experience working in marketing for diverse companies, global foundations and startups, Points North knows what truly drives brand loyalty and conversions—and it’s not about jumping on the bandwagon of the latest trend, it’s about the passion you have for your work and how well you connect with the people you serve.

www.pointsnorthstudio.com

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At The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, we believe that kindness starts with one: One compliment, one smile, one kind act, one person.

Our mission is to change schools, the workplace, families and society through kindness. We work toward that goal by creating free content that promotes kindness toward others & teaches important kindness skills to kids.

www.randomactsofkindness.org

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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops offers state-of-the-art photographic education that supports participants of all levels. It is our mission to share our passion for photography, teaching both the technical and creative aspects of photography in a supportive, inspirational community. We strive to create an environment where our participants can build confidence and achieve their photographic goals, both personally and professionally. Our Santa Fe campus offers a quiet retreat from the bustle of city life, yet it is only minutes from The Plaza. Dining and housing facilities offer on-campus convenience, and comfortable classrooms foster an environment for sharing ideas and images. Our store, state-of-the-art digital lab, and fully stocked studio complete the framework that supports the workshop experience. In addition to our primary Santa Fe campus, we also host programs in Cuba, Mexico, and around the world.

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VolunteerMatch believes everyone should have the chance to make a difference. As the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, serving over 120,000 participating nonprofits, 150 network partners, and 13 million annual visitors, VolunteerMatch offers unique, award-winning solutions for individuals, nonprofits and companies to make this vision a reality. Since its launch in 1998, VolunteerMatch has helped the social sector attract more than $12 billion worth of volunteer services. Learn more about VolunteerMatch at VolunteerMatch.org, and follow @VolunteerMatch.

www.volunteermatch.org

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Women In Focus is a non-profit artist-initiated organization of women photographers who have joined together to support and promote the photographic arts.

Founded in 1993 by a group of women who recognized the need for a formal network of women photographers who could assist in each others’ personal, professional, and artistic growth, Women In Focus has become a thriving organization whose diverse membership includes photographic artists ranging from beginners to seasoned professionals, all brought together by their passion for photography.

Women In Focus values each individual member for the unique contributions that she brings to the organization and strives to provide all members with the resources that they need to thrive as artists. Women In Focus is dedicated to facilitating a forum for open dialogue regarding photography in all of its forms.

www.womeninfocusatlanta.com

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WKM is an international movement with no political or religious affiliations. The formation of the organisation crystallised at a conference in Tokyo on 13th November 1997 when Japan brought together like-minded kindness organisations from around the world for the first time. WKM is now recognised as the peak global body for Kindness and whilst not a governing body it is a platform for collaboration and sharing. The mission of the WKM is to inspire individuals towards greater kindness by connecting nations to create a kinder world. Members of the movement include over 28 nations with representatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Romania, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea,Switzerland,Thailand, United Arab Emerites, Ukraine, United Kingdom and with six member organisations in the USA.

www.theworldkindnessmovement.org