APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY
YPO Presidents' Action Net will help business leaders maximize their individual efforts to make a difference by leveraging the entrepreneurial skills and contacts of the YPO-WPO network.
With its database of member profiles and search engine, YPO Presidents' Action Net serves as a focal point for YPO and WPO members to offer their expertise and points of influence to other business leaders, as well as to governments, charitable organizations, foundations, and think tanks.
Presidents' Action Net will offer:
- A single access point to connect with thousands of CEOs worldwide, many of whom serve as active philanthropists, foundation leaders, ambassadors, government ministers, and leaders of prominent think tanks for advice.
- An invaluable global board of advisers for members' philanthropic work. The Advisory Committee consists of leaders and CEOs from multiple sectors with diverse and high level contacts, skills, knowledge and business acumen.
- A confidential and convenient environment to submit requests for assistance with philanthropic initiatives (e.g. A member is having trouble getting the right people to speak to for permits to open an orphanage in Cambodia, Presidents' Action Net will research its database and reach out to the Advisory Committee and other members who may have knowledge to help the member find contacts in the Cambodian government).
YPO members can use Presidents' Action Net to:
Get Strategic Advice
Identify High Impact Organizations
Find Board Members
Share Best Practices
Get Local Contacts
Find Key Executives
IMPLEMENTATION, TIMELINE, AND DELIVERABLES
Presidents' Action Net has begun collecting detailed information on the philanthropic and humanitarian activities of business leaders, who are members of YPO-WPO, and will launch the platform in December, 2010. Presidents' Action Net already created a database of 300 member profiles and has begun with beta testing on requests and connections.
They will build the database to 2000 member profiles over the next 4 years. Presidents' Action Net will acquire, interview, and create profiles for 425 new members per year. They will also upkeep, update and technologically advance the database and automated requesting feature, spread awareness throughout YPO-WPO with marketing materials, global conference calls, live meetings and presentations and deeper support of its Social Enterprise Networks. Presidents' Action Net is available to all YPO-WPO members (20,000), not exclusively those in the database.
Success will be measured by the addition of new member profiles and successful connections for members in their philanthropic work.
Young Presidents' Organization World Presidents' Organization is a global network of 20,000 business leaders in 100 countries. YPO-WPO members' companies in aggregate generate more than $4.3 trillion in sales per year, equivalent to the world's third largest economy in terms of GDP. Many YPO-WPO members also serve as active philanthropists, foundation leaders, ambassadors, government ministers, and leaders of prominent think tanks. The YPO-WPO network with its members' entrepreneurial skills, amazing combined Rolodex, and ability to get things done represents an opportunity to make a unique impact in the world.
Currently, there is no platform that YPO members can use to reach out to fellow members for specific help in their initiatives related to philanthropy, humanitarian work and community development. The Sager Family Foundation will create profiles of YPO members' philanthropic activities, areas of expertise, regional focus and organizational relationships, and use this information to connect business leaders which will leverage their positive impact in the world.