An Inside Look at Global Citizen’s Mission with Co-Founder Michael Sheldrick

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In episode 206 of the Disruptors for Good podcast, I speak with Michael Sheldrick, Co-Founder of Global Citizen, on dedicating his life to driving systemic policy changes to combat extreme poverty worldwide.

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About Michael Sheldrick

As the Co-Founder of Global Citizen and an advocate for global social impact, Michael Sheldrick has dedicated his life to driving systemic policy changes to combat extreme poverty worldwide.

In this podcast, he shares his insights into the work of Global Citizen, his experiences, and his new book, “From Ideas to Impact: A Playbook for Influencing and Implementing Change in a Divided World.”

Michael Sheldrick’s journey began with the founding of Global Citizen, an international education and advocacy organization committed to ending extreme poverty.

Over the past decade, Global Citizen has mobilized millions of individuals worldwide to take action on critical issues such as climate change, poverty, and inequality.

Through collaborative efforts with governments, businesses, foundations, and the artist community, Global Citizen has distributed over $40 billion to anti-poverty initiatives, making significant strides towards achieving its mission.

At the core of organization’s work is the belief in the power of collective action.

Sheldrick emphasized the importance of bridging divides and fostering cooperation to drive meaningful change.

He highlighted the role of policy entrepreneurs—visionaries who prioritize impact over rhetoric and work tirelessly to implement tangible solutions.

Through his new book, “From Ideas to Impact,” Sheldrick offers a comprehensive playbook for individuals seeking to make a difference in our divided world.

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“From Ideas to Impact” delves into the essential traits of successful policy entrepreneurs and provides practical tools for navigating challenges and driving policy change.

Sheldrick draws from his experiences at Global Citizen and historical movements to illustrate the transformative potential of united voices and collective action.

The book serves as a guide for changemakers across various sectors, from philanthropy and corporate social responsibility to policymaking and higher education.

In our interview, Sheldrick expressed optimism about the future of global social impact. He emphasized the importance of storytelling and narrative building in inspiring change and empowering individuals to take action.

With “From Ideas to Impact,” Sheldrick hopes to equip readers with the tools and inspiration needed to drive meaningful change in their communities and beyond.

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About Global Citizen

Since its inception, Global Citizen has connected individuals and artists to call on world leaders, corporate leaders, and philanthropists to do their part in ending extreme poverty.

Through campaigns, events, and initiatives, Global Citizens have mobilized millions of people worldwide to take action and demand equity.

Together, they have made significant strides towards achieving their mission and continue to drive change on a global scale.

Global Citizen operates globally, with headquarters in New York and offices in Canada, South Africa, Nigeria, Australia, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Whether you’re interested in learning more about Global Citizen’s structure and governance or getting involved in their mission to end extreme poverty, there are countless ways to support the movement and make a difference.

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