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2019 Promotional Partners

 We are very grateful to the following kind organizations who generously agreed to help promote the 2019 Our World Is Kind contest.

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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.

www.mmnta.com

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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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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