We reinvented ourselves, established a world-classAdvisory Board, deepened our partnerships,absorbed “Bridges to Understanding,” anddeveloped a sustainability plan
2 0 1 1 A t a G l a n c e
When TWB began in 2000, very few NGOs would consider themselves to be global entities. A dozen years later, the internationaldevelopment field is huge.In order to ensure that we provided measurable value, we took agood, hard look at our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, andstrengths in 2011 and both conceived and introduced TWB 2.0.Though strong proponents of open education in order to removebarriers to education, we also opened up our organizational bordersin order to become a nimble, responsive, generous engine of change.We are already making great progress.
New Advisory Board
Our work, like great teaching, is driven by a passion for the subjectand compassion for our colleagues. Our new Advisory Board ensuresthat our educational mission is supported by rigorous research andintegrity.We are proud to introduce a world-class Advisory Board: The Director of Global Education at Harvard, the Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Education in Haiti, a leader of African education at USAID, thePresident and CEO of the Institute for International Education (incharge of managing the Fulbright program). Educational leaders.Worldwide.
Large-Scale, Strategic Partnerships
Building deep relationships by reaching the people who reach thepeople, we have extended our reach by orders of magnitude. Ivy-League universities, international agencies, Ministries of Education.TWB is no longer a destination or a walled garden. It’s a vital hub.
Bridges to Understanding
In 2011, TWB absorbed an award-winning, classroom-to-classroomnon-proﬁt with a 9 year history of digital storytelling, media literacy,and problem solving, collaboration, and cultural exchange. In 2012,TWB shall repurpose the Bridges assets to connect global educationwith measurable academic achievement. No longer a program at theperiphery, our re-design is built around learning from and with distantfriends.
TWB was not immune to the global financial crisis, and though weexecuted our multi-year grants well, we were far less successful in our efforts to garner new grants. Our public campaigns were directedtoward raising money for others, particularly for disaster relief.Private giving stalled. In 2012, our goal is to reduce dependence ongrant funding and increase contracts, fees for mentor-driven courses,and enlist greater support for public giving to ensure TWB’s long-termcapacity.CONTACT US:www.TWB.email@example.com| 206 623 0394