Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Develop a New Humanitarian Organization to Serve a Billion People Better than a Billionaire!

Good morning, Future World Heroes and Heroines!

Are you feeling motivated this morning? I certainly hope so. I know that I am!

I am going to lay out this subject in its simplest form. I invite you to add your questions as comments to this post. I will answer each one below so that others can gain from the same information.

Most billionaires don't try to launch their own new billion dollar humanitarian organizations. Rather, they set up a foundation to give out grants to run experiments that they hope some one else will fund. It's like venture capital for humanitarianism. That approach works fine as far as it goes. .

Here's a typical situation:

An organization focuses on a special problem that occurs in many areas such as a lack of clean, potable water. They develop a technology that shows promise for extending these benefits for more people. Fifty sites are used as an experiment.

Five years later, no one is using this equipment. It's sitting broken with parts stripped off for other uses. No one knows how to repair the equipment or how to create funds to maintain the operation.

Having met many successful and unsuccessful humanitarian innovators, I am constantly reminded that many such innovators may have more heart than practical ideas. Most such innovators emphasize one potential advantage in their approach. Their approach falters when the organization cannot deliver that advantage, beneficiaries are unimpressed or there's no ongoing support to maintain the approach.

Here’s a better approach for the 21st century: Create the right three 2,000 percent solutions and you’ll soon have a humanitarian organization serving billions even if you are starting with limited resources.

The three 2,000 percent solutions are:

1. A way to increase the number of people served by 20 times over any existing approach by empowering those who need the help to create and sustain their own benefits;

2. Reduce the organizational and beneficiary costs to create and use the benefits by 95% and invest some of the savings into more benefits not offered by existing organizations for beneficiaries other stakeholders; and

3. Accelerate recruitment of new beneficiaries to develop these benefits to 20 times the best rate of any existing organizations.

On the surface, that sounds like three times the work of creating one 2,000 percent solution. That’s right. But because the benefits multiply against each dimension, the effect is to increase profits by 800,000 percent over a conventional humanitarian organization. That’s worth three times the effort.

To make this process easier, I have decided to create The Humanitarian Master Mind beginning in 2006.

Members will develop new humanitarian models that combine the three essential 2,000 percent solutions into their humanitarian solutions. In doing this, they will be supported by their fellow humanitarians in the Master Mind and by me.

Each member will receive these benefits:

1. Detailed directions, examples and coaching for how to create these three 2,000 percent solutions.

2. Weekly tele-seminars exploring the creation of superior humanitarian approaches built from these three 2,000 percent solutions and how to implement them.

3. Introductions to fellow master mind members with complementary interests and talents to pursue joint ventures and other collaborations.

4. Publicity about their ventures and introductions to donors when these those benefits are desired and appropriate.

5. Twice a year evaluations of humanitarian models and plans.

6. The option to exclude potential competitors from the master mind while in the group.

The charge for these services will be one annual fee that covers membership for up to 12 months.

All staff services for the master mind will be provided by me. I am co-author of The 2,000 Percent Solution, The 2,000 Percent Solution Workbook, The Irresistible Growth Enterprise, The Ultimate Competitive Advantage and the forthcoming The 2,000 Percent Squared Solution.

Applications for membership are now being accepted. Contact me at for more information. Label your e-mail's subject as I Want to Build a Humanitarian Organization to Serve a Billion People.

Could a billionaire do better? I sincerely doubt it.

When was the last time a billionaire created three 2,000 percent solutions in one humanitarian organization to serve over a billion people? I'm not sure it's ever been done by a billionaire


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