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Our Values

Mission

The mission of TakingITGlobal's On-line Volunteering (OV) program is to provide a space for youth to get invovled with the organization by contributing to its growth while also gaining access to opportunities for skill-building and personal development.

Vision

TakingITGlobal members everywhere have a space to add to the growth and evolution of the TIG community and feel welcome to contribute and refine their skills for the promotion of a network that is inclusive, interculturual and interactive. TIG's vision is to become a leader in On-line Volunteering "best practices" by combining technology tools with youth empowerment, pioneering new ways for youth across the world to contribute to social change in meaningful and enriching ways.

Organization Values

  • Diversity

    We live in a rich and diverse world and we believe that being inclusive is a basic human value. By encouraging intercultural dialogue, ensuring intergenerational cooperation and championing the notion of equality in everything that we do, we believe in nurturing a world where all individuals have deep respect for one another.

  • Collaboration

    A strong global civil society requires citizens who are motivated to share their knowledge, talents and expertise with each other. A shared understanding of the value we each contribute to building our world must exist within all of us. By being democratic and participatory, we are committed to ensuring that everyone not only has a voice, but has an opportunity to be heard.

  • Innovation

    New approaches to solving problems are vital if we are to live in a truly sustainable world. Where there are obstacles to be overcome, new ideas with flourish. Individuals possessing a vision of a better world will step into the responsibility to be innovative and to embody the best qualities of leadership.

  • Excellence

    By constantly reaching for excellence, we undertake a path that strikes a balance between quality and quantity, breadth and depth, where the results of our actions have deeper impact than words. Ours is a cause that invigorates and sustains us to continue being the best that we can be, to deliver powerful results and to live life fully with an appreciation for the whole.

Our Model

By drawing on our experience in connecting and collaborating with global teams of on-line volunteers, TakingITGlobal has developed a series of unique programs and tools that take an innovative approach towards what we call "interactive intercultural dialogue". In particular, our teams follow the "Pathway to Participation" model developed by TIG in late 2009. This unique model describes the typical cycle of an on-line volunteer's journey with the organization and was developed specifically by taking into consideration the values of intercultural dialogue and positive leadership in a "glocal" context.

The four steps that characterize our Pathway to Participation are:

1. connect, 2. contribute, 3. collaborate, 4. change
  • CONNECT: Through our platform, TakingITGlobal allows youth from around the world to connect to meaningful opportunities for involvement, contributing to their personal and professional development.
  • CONTRIBUTE: Through our Online Volunteering program, TIG promotes a culture of solidarity and inclusiveness, where youth feel welcome to contribute to social change, regardless of geographic location or time zone.
  • COLLABORATE: Our cutting-edge technology tools allow youth to collaborate with each other and promote intercultural exchanges that are both meaningful and enriching.
  • CHANGE: As a result of their involvement with TakingITGlobal, on-line volunteers are able to contribute to the growth of their TakingITGlobal platform, to grow on a personal and professional level, to feel part of a larger team of global young leaders and to be inspired to act for a better world.
  • Connect:

    Through our platform, TakingITGlobal allows youth from around the world to connect to meaningful opportunities for involvement, contributing to their personal and professional development.

  • Contribute:

    Through our Online Volunteering program, TIG promotes a culture of solidarity and inclusiveness, where youth feel welcome to contribute to social change, regardless of geographic location or time zone.

  • Collaborate:

    Our cutting-edge technology tools allow youth to collaborate with each other and promote intercultural exchanges that are both meaningful and enriching.

  • Change:

    As a result of their involvement with TakingITGlobal, on-line volunteers are able to contribute to the growth of their TakingITGlobal platform, to grow on a personal and professional level, to feel part of a larger team of global young leaders and to be inspired to act for a better world.

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