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Portland, OR
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World Pulse Voices Name provided directly to GuideStar from organization* as of: 05/11/2015: World Pulse Voices

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Also Known As: World Pulse
Physical Address: Portland, OR 97214 2330
EIN: 41-2065177
Web URL: www.worldpulse.com 
Blog URL: worldpulse.com/about/blog 
Video URL(s): World Pulse Video
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A30 Media, Communications Organizations
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R24 Women's Rights
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q20 Promotion of International Understanding
Ruling Year: 2003 


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Mission Statement

CONNECTING WOMEN'S VOICES TO TRANSFORM OUR WORLD World Pulse is a powerful online community of women and allies worldwide who speak out and build solutions to today’s biggest challenges. We empower women leaders on the ground by advancing their digital skills and leadership to mobilize around the world and create real social transformation. Today, tens of thousands of women from 190 nations are using WorldPulse.com to start movements and pressure global leaders to take a stand on the issues affecting their lives, ranging from the allocation of economic resources to securing leadership at all levels of society. Our mission is to accelerate the global changes women seek by using digital communication to unite and amplify women's voices, solutions and impact worldwide. "World Pulse has developed a digital platform that is sitting on the most valuable storehouse of intellectual properties in the world: the networking of women's knowledge in communities across the globe." - Hazel Henderson, World Renowned Futurist and Economic Evolutionist We believe that when women are heard and connected they will transform the world. It’s a revolution that has already begun. By channeling stories to major outlets like CNN, the United Nations, TED, and The Huffington Post, the voices of World Pulse are reaching millions. But, most importantly, women’s lives are changing in significant and transformational ways. Through social networking on WorldPulse.com, grassroots women leaders are finding job opportunities, starting new programs and businesses, launching women’s cybercafés, and finding international speaking opportunities that are changing their lives—and impacting change for their communities, their families, and the world. World Pulse has grown from a kitchen table to a global network. Partners play a key role in World Pulse accomplishing its vision. We have invested in fruitful partnerships with some of the top women’s empowerment organizations in the world and have collaborated with a diverse array of actors who are critical in leveraging our unique strengths to accelerate global impact. Learn more about our partners here: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/about-us/partners. World Pulse is a nonprofit social media enterprise headquartered in Portland, OR, USA.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $973,420
Total Expenses $973,030

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Jensine Larsen

Profile:

As a young journalist in Burma and the Amazon, Jensine discovered that some of the world's most important voices never reach the world stage. But through her determination and persistence to elevate women's untapped potential, she became a new voice in global media. Touring around the world, she appeared on NPR and at TED, presented keynotes at major corporations, universities and world forums, and wrote articles in international publications. A visionary and pioneer, Jensine became the first voice of World Pulse; the first of many.   Today, with her eye on the future of communications technology in the developing world, Larsen has built an interactive global communication company designed to connect women worldwide.  In addition to launching a magazine she has pioneered the development of an interactive global women’s social network where women worldwide - including those using internet cafes and cell phones in remote villages - can speak for themselves to the world and solve global problems.  To read Jensine's full bio, please visit our website: http://www.worldpulse.com/about/who

Leadership Statement:

World Pulse is building the communications infrastructure to fuel a vocal uprising similar to the Arab Spring - but global and powered by women leading change on the ground in every region of the world. I am proud to invite our global community to continue to innovate with us into 2015. Together with our supporters, we are developing a digital communication enterprise that is truly collaborative and responsive to women’s voices on the ground. Let’s seize this moment in history when communications technology makes it possible for more women than ever before to tell their stories and solutions to a global audience. Together we will succeed in enabling women’s voices to come out of the shadows to drive their own development and destinies.

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Program Description:

THE TIME IS NOW FOR A WOMEN-LED GLOBAL DIGITAL REVOLUTION We believe that when women are heard and connected, they transform the world for the better. But until now, there has never been a central forum for women around the world and the organizations that support them to connect, collaborate, and leverage their collective voice. With Internet and mobile technology, we have the opportunity to unite and solve today’s most pressing issues at a scale never before imagined in history! OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY UNITES CHANGEMAKERS EVERYWHERE Anywhere in the world, women who have access to the Internet can harness its power through World Pulse to: - Speak freely without fear of retribution; - Connect with other women around the world; - Gain leadership skills and roles through our training and unique online leadership programs; - Read and author online content that meets their needs and interests—something that is lacking for most non-Western Internet users—and empowers them to believe in their own voice; - Unite with thousands of individuals, organizations, and key influencers in the global social change sector. WE TRAIN DIGITALLY-SAVVY WOMEN LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD Women need digital skills to shape the future of the world. When a woman joins WorldPulse.com, she can immediately assume a leadership role in our community through our Online Community Leadership Program, and build her leadership skills through facilitating the engagement of other members. She can also apply for our Digital Empowerment Training and learn how to use digital communication tools to increase her knowledge and access to opportunities, and engage communities online and offline to strengthen social change movements. We also train women leaders how to train others in digital empowerment in their communities, creating a ripple effect of change. WE AMPLIFY WOMEN’S VOICES TO ACCELERATE CHANGE Women’s voices must be heard at decision-making tables. The women of our online community are developing and sharing valuable recommendations and innovative models for a better world. World Pulse regularly solicits input from our community on key issues of the day. We spotlight and channel this crowd-sourced content to decision-makers and influential forums to inform outcomes and decisions to ensure they are inclusive of women’s lived realities.

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“I am Sonam, voicing from Bhutan. I was not anybody and now I am someone, thanks to World Pulse. Women all over the world are thriving greatly in this community.” Tens of thousands of women from 190 countries are gaining newfound confidence in themselves and their power to create change by speaking out and networking on WorldPulse.com. Equipped with visibility, confidence, and connections, community members are going on to become powerful leaders, movement-builders, entrepreneurs, nonprofit founders, parliamentary candidates, and international speakers. After growing their leadership on World Pulse they have reached 2,200,000 people through new initiatives such as mentoring programs for girls, women only cyber cafes, TV & radio interviews, trainings on reproductive health rights, grassroots campaigns to end breast ironing practices, speaking at high-profile conferences, and more. Our digital empowerment training programs have introduced over 2,300 grassroots women leaders from 143 countries to the basics of digital media, and provided advanced training in digital empowerment to 120 grassroots women leaders from 45 countries. Many of our graduates have gone on trained an additional 2,100 in their communities. Our crowdsourcing campaigns have channeled thousands of testimonies and solutions from grassroots women to influential forums such as the UN, Internet Governance Forum, the White House, and more. Learn more: https://www.worldpulse.com/en/about-us/impact.
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