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Volunteering, PMI and PMIEF
According to information provided by PMI we are:
- 593,211 members
- 302 chapters and 7 potential chapters spread around the world

What initiatives have been taken in view of the crisis caused by Covid-19?

Here's an idea:
Collection of funds for acquisition:
- Masks
- Gloves
- Glasses
- Protective clothing
- Fans
- Other hospital supplies

This collection of funds would be carried out at the global level (with distribution by the chapters of funds according to the donations)

Use PMI means to raise funds (websites, video production) and / or disseminate contributions (funds collected and products purchased)

Use the volunteer network to:
- Raising funds to be sent to PMI
- Contact product and equipment suppliers
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Mar 23, 2020 11:55 AM
Replying to Daire Guiney
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Dear Luis,

That may be the cause but there is an expression, Never Waste A Good Crisis.

As you have said yourself you believe that they way we work and how we work will look very different when we come out of this COVID-19 outbreak.

However they are easy words to say and I believe this COVID-19 outbreak could be the catalyst that we all need to be the driver of change and make the workplace a much more equal, inclusive and progressive place to be.

The really challenge from the COVID-19 outbreak will be how as a society, communities, organizations, Governments and countries bounce back as many people talk themselves into a recession I believe if anything there will be a mini boom as the other side of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Daire
Dear Daire
When I was studying in college (late 70s) the statistics were:
- 60% of the world's wealth was held by 40% of the population

Today the numbers are quite different:
- 60% of the world's wealth is held by 1% of the population

I am convinced that this crisis is to rehearse some things that will change our lives

Despite my skepticism, I have witnessed gestures by people who reveal humanity and solidarity

I created this topic for exactly that reason ...

Unfortunately, I did not see any initiative beyond the postponement of the exam change date for the PMP certification and the cancellation of some Conferences.
Dear Luis,

There is a big difference with wealth on paper and actually tangible wealth that you can actually use to do some good.

If you take the case of Bill Gates and The Millennium project/fund in order for Bill Gates to contribute to the fund he sells Microsoft shares/option or other assets in order to turn the assets into actual hard currency. Then after carefully selecting the most beneficial projects that delivery the best return for his money then he will donate.

As for wealth distribution statistic in 1979 the population of the world was 4.3 billion. Today it is somewhere around 7.3 billion. The world did not have large multinational organizations in so many numbers as you have today. Most of the wealth is not owned by Governments or individuals but by these large corporation that pay their tax 'abroad' wherever 'abroad' is.

So to get a large multinational organization to do good is a lot more difficult than for an individual.

Daire
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Mar 23, 2020 2:27 PM
Luis Branco
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Dear Daire

The statistics I quoted refer to people, not organizations

It just gives me reason. The concentration of wealth is even greater if we balance the existing population in both periods :-)
Mar 23, 2020 2:06 PM
Replying to Daire Guiney
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Dear Luis,

There is a big difference with wealth on paper and actually tangible wealth that you can actually use to do some good.

If you take the case of Bill Gates and The Millennium project/fund in order for Bill Gates to contribute to the fund he sells Microsoft shares/option or other assets in order to turn the assets into actual hard currency. Then after carefully selecting the most beneficial projects that delivery the best return for his money then he will donate.

As for wealth distribution statistic in 1979 the population of the world was 4.3 billion. Today it is somewhere around 7.3 billion. The world did not have large multinational organizations in so many numbers as you have today. Most of the wealth is not owned by Governments or individuals but by these large corporation that pay their tax 'abroad' wherever 'abroad' is.

So to get a large multinational organization to do good is a lot more difficult than for an individual.

Daire
Dear Daire

The statistics I quoted refer to people, not organizations

It just gives me reason. The concentration of wealth is even greater if we balance the existing population in both periods :-)
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1 reply by Daire Guiney
Mar 24, 2020 7:34 AM
Daire Guiney
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Dear Luis,

Personal I believe those that work hard deserve to be wealthy.

I have grown up in a country were the land was taken away from the Native Irish and given to foreign landowners who were subjects to a foreign Queen.

Personally I am against entitlement and persons who feel they are a higher status to everybody else because of what their parents own.

I love people who are self made and self motivated and if they are billionaires as a result of their own ingenuity, motivation, determination, ambition and drive then as we say in Ireland 'fair play to them'.

If they decide to do some good and give back to the community that supported them when growing up then that is their decision and their decision alone.

So when you say as an organization should be doing more, I believe that this is the time for individuals, organizations and independent thinkers to step up and fill the gap then is not being meet by governments and other private entities.

Daire
Mar 21, 2020 12:32 PM
Replying to Abdelhamid CHELGHOUM
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Dear Luis,
Good initiative
Dear Luis,
People here don't take the issue seriousely, there is a big risk that we will get same result as Italy, hope no and all good luck for Italian people
thanks
Hamid
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1 reply by Luis Branco
Mar 24, 2020 4:16 AM
Luis Branco
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Dear Abdelhamid
Thank you for sharing with us the reality of your country

The English (and other countries), at the beginning, did not take great measures on the subject

I sincerely wish that everything goes well
Mar 24, 2020 4:06 AM
Replying to Abdelhamid CHELGHOUM
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Dear Luis,
People here don't take the issue seriousely, there is a big risk that we will get same result as Italy, hope no and all good luck for Italian people
thanks
Hamid
Dear Abdelhamid
Thank you for sharing with us the reality of your country

The English (and other countries), at the beginning, did not take great measures on the subject

I sincerely wish that everything goes well
Mar 23, 2020 2:27 PM
Replying to Luis Branco
...
Dear Daire

The statistics I quoted refer to people, not organizations

It just gives me reason. The concentration of wealth is even greater if we balance the existing population in both periods :-)
Dear Luis,

Personal I believe those that work hard deserve to be wealthy.

I have grown up in a country were the land was taken away from the Native Irish and given to foreign landowners who were subjects to a foreign Queen.

Personally I am against entitlement and persons who feel they are a higher status to everybody else because of what their parents own.

I love people who are self made and self motivated and if they are billionaires as a result of their own ingenuity, motivation, determination, ambition and drive then as we say in Ireland 'fair play to them'.

If they decide to do some good and give back to the community that supported them when growing up then that is their decision and their decision alone.

So when you say as an organization should be doing more, I believe that this is the time for individuals, organizations and independent thinkers to step up and fill the gap then is not being meet by governments and other private entities.

Daire
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