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Making the World a Better Place, Avaaz

Throughout the world there are many injustices that occur. There are those unfortunate people who have their human and civil rights violated or denied to them. It is a great tragedy, one that activist groups try to fight. One such group is Avaaz. Its name is derived from the Persian word for ‘voice’ or “song” which is very apt as that is what they do; give a voice to those who are silenced and more information click here.

Avaaz is based in the United States and is considered one of the world’s largest and most powerful online activist groups. Avaaz is currently led by Ricken Patel, a Canadian-British citizen who studied Politics, philosophy and economics at the Balliol College, Oxford University. Before founding Avaaz, Ricken worked with the International Crisis Group throughout various areas in the world and their Linkedin.

The global campaigns being worked on by Avaaz is managed by a team of campaigners working from around the world, including over 30 coutries such as the U.K, India, Brazil and Lebanon to name a few. Communication between members is generally conducted through emails. Avaaz generally uses tactics such as videos, email-your-leader tools, some cases Avaaz uses commercial advertisement as well as online public petitions and what Avaaz knows.

Avaaz is run similarly to a democracy in that campaign suggestions come from members and are then analyzed by guidance teams. If a suggestion has been taken in and has potential, an email poll is sent to 10,000 Avaaz members to determine the overall vigor for the campaign and Avaaz’s lacrosse camp.

Avaaz claims that it unites practical idealists from around the world to bong them together over a singular cause. Overall the mission at Avaaz is to create a bridge over the gap between the world we currently live in and the world we want to live in. It is clear that the members of Avaaz take positive global change very seriously and http://www.ngo-monitor.org/ngos/avaaz/.


David McDonald, A Leader In The Making

A decent meal is what we desire. What we do not understand is the kind of stress and strain that most food manufacturing companies in the world endure so as to bring your best meal to the table. Amid all odds, the OSI Group has done it once again all thanks to David McDonald. Since 1992, OSI Group has been the leading food processing company in the whole of China.

Over time, the company has been able to grow and expand to a country like the United States of America and Europe as a whole. With a stable management structure, David McDonald’s Corporation has been able to understand different cultures using local teams of experts so that the OSI Group gets better at providing communities with local delicacies.

Serving 17 countries, OSI Group supplies protein supplements, sandwiches, and pizzas to dominating food enterprises and brands across the globe. So far, David McDonald OSI Group has helped OSI Group open up two new factories summing the total number of manufacturing facilities that the organization owns to ten. Due to China’s massive human population, it has made OSI group’s efforts viable. As the President, Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the board of directors of OSI Group, David has brought a real transformation to the institution. His education at the Iowa State University is what has contributed in large part to McDonald’s success story at OSI Group.

In as much as David’s heart is with the OSI Group, he has deep involvements with the North American Meat Institute where he works as the Chairman. McDonald has also at one point in time been part and parcel of the Marfrig Global Foods S.A. where he served as an Independent Director. David McDonald has been able to diversify his skill set in many fields. Currently, David McDonald is renowned for his expertise in the food industry, food processing, business strategy, negotiation, mergers, sales management, food science, food service, customer service, team building, forecasting, food safety, and strategic planning among many others.

Ever since David McDonald joined the OSI Group, he has been a constant source of hope and inspiration to the corporation.