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We Can Change The World - Rotary District 7630 Conference

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By following the successful model of Rotary International's effort to eradicate polio, we can solve some of the world's biggest problems. We can choose the world we want to live in in the future--not just for our children but for ourselves.

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We Can Change The World - Rotary District 7630 Conference

  1. 1. We’re Just Getting Started! District 7630 Devin D. Thorpe February 26, 2015 @devindthorpe #letsdosomegood
  2. 2. DG Jen Reider • Visit https://youtu.be/3tUhsifDcmA to view the video
  3. 3. Devin’s Rotary Spouse of 2015
  4. 4. Alem Mumuni
  5. 5. The End of Polio 0 50000 100000 150000 200000 250000 300000 350000 400000 450000 Cases of Polio Polio Cases Worldwide 1985 2014 Source: Global Polio Eradication Initiative
  6. 6. A little about me
  7. 7. Teton Dam
  8. 8. If we can end polio, we can do anything.
  9. 9. “We didn’t believe we could do it. I didn’t believe we could do it.” Sajjan Goenka
  10. 10. Three Phases of Polio Success 1. Start Throwing Stars 2. Build Momentum and Support 3. End Game Strategy
  11. 11. Other Global Problems Poverty, Climate Change, Animal Rights, Blindness, Cancer, Child Slavery, etc. 1. Start Throwing Stars: Action First 2. Build Support and Momentum 3. End Game Strategy
  12. 12. 1. Start Throwing Stars Action matters more than attitude! @devindthorpe #letsdosomegood
  13. 13. Proven or Prove It
  14. 14. Jake Harriman • Nuru International • Marine • Stanford MBA “We shouldn’t do good just to feel good.”
  15. 15. Design for Scale
  16. 16. Vivienne Harr
  17. 17. Emphasize Execution over Elegance
  18. 18. Francis Battista
  19. 19. 2. Build Support and Momentum
  20. 20. Make and Measure Progress
  21. 21. Case Study: Make progress
  22. 22. Create Lasting Partnerships
  23. 23. Global Polio Eradication Initiative
  24. 24. Share Credit Like You Share Work
  25. 25. “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ― Harry S. Truman
  26. 26. 3. End Game Strategy
  27. 27. Anticipate Opposition
  28. 28. Build Broader Support
  29. 29. World’s Great Meal
  30. 30. GPEI Focuses on Governments
  31. 31. Amass a War Chest
  32. 32. Polio EGS: $5.5 Billion $0.00 $0.20 $0.40 $0.60 $0.80 $1.00 $1.20 First 25 Years Last 5 Years BillionsofDollarsPerYear Global Polio Eradication Initiative $ Billions Per Year
  33. 33. We Are This Close • From 400,000 cases per year to 356 cases per year, we’ve reduced polio cases by over 99.9% • 10 million cases of polio have been prevented • 2015 could be—no must be—the last year for polio
  34. 34. 1.Donate what you can at endpolio.org 2.Sign the petition asking government leaders to fund the fight 3.Encourage your friends to do the same
  35. 35. We Need Visionaries We need people who see problems as opportunities • Everyone who doesn’t die from cancer is a customer • A cleaning up the environment, preventing further global warming create possibilities • Eliminating poverty grows the global economic pie
  36. 36. Personal and Organizational Problems Apply the three-step program to problems within your organization or to personal problems • Start Throwing Stars: Action First • Build Support and Momentum • Prepare an End Game Strategy
  37. 37. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela
  38. 38. Feedback Visit devinthorpe.com/7630 and leave feedback for me and receive: • Secret link to DG Jen’s tribute video • Instructions for free downloads of my books • Link to my slides from this presentation • Plus: my contact information

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