Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Clinton Global Initiative?

President Bill Clinton established the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in 2005 to turn ideas into action. From presidents to academics, from the boardroom to the classroom, CGI members from all walks of life are creating positive change around the world.

CGI conducted its inaugural meeting in 2005 in New York City. At the 2007 Annual Meeting, President Clinton expanded CGI by launching CGI Asia and CGI University, and in 2011 CGI convened the first annual meeting of CGI America, which is specifically devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States.

Does the Clinton Global Initiative have any political affiliations?

CGI is a nonpartisan initiative, bringing together a carefully selected group of the world's best minds and most distinguished problem solvers to focus on practical, effective measures that can be taken now. These leaders come from a wide variety of political, ideological, religious, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds, and include current and former heads of state, top business executives, preeminent scholars, and representatives of key nongovernmental organizations.

Does CGI provide funding of any kind?

No, unfortunately CGI is not a grant-making organization and does not provide funding directly to CGI members’ commitments.

Does CGI have any employment and intern opportunities?

To view positions available at the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation, please click here.

Who can I contact if I have further questions about CGI?

Please email

How can my company sponsor the Clinton Global Initiative?

Sponsors of CGI proudly share the common goal of finding solutions to pressing global challenges. Companies can sponsor entire events, specific parts of an event, or provide support for the year-round programming that is available to CGI members. If you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor of CGI, please contact or call (212) 397-2255.

How are the speakers selected for CGI events?

The speaking program for all CGI events is developed under President Clinton's guidance and based on topical themes and areas of CGI member interest. While there is no formal application process, CGI welcomes your input and suggestions via the Speaker Recommendation Form.


The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) offers volunteer opportunities at our meetings throughout the year. Please see below for upcoming opportunities in 2015.

CGI Annual Meeting
September 26-29, 2015 (New York, NY)
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel 
To apply, click here
For questions regarding volunteering at CGI America, please email

Please refer back to this page for the latest information about volunteer opportunities. For any additional inquiries, please email