Global Philadelphia Association Inc

Meet the World Here

PHILADELPHIA, PA   |  www.globalphiladelphia.org

Mission

GPA was created to assist —and to encourage greater interaction among— the many organizations and people who are engaged in international activity in the Greater Philadelphia Region, to promote the development of an international consciousness within the region, and to enhance the region’s global profile.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Mrs. Zabeth Teelucksingh

Main address

2 Logan Square Suite 530

PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 USA

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EIN

27-2901461

NTEE code info

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

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Sustainable Development Goals Campaign

Philadelphia walls will deliver SDG Goal Messaging:

The awareness-raising facet of this campaign will lead the way for other elements. Over the next three years, beautiful works of mural arts will be painted at strategic locations across the city. Each one will be an original work of art, painted by a prominent Philadelphia artist. Philadelphia will become an art gallery, devoted to the Sustainable Development Goal movement.

Sponsors

Sponsors of the paintings will enjoy the distinction of being identified with a goal, and enabling great art!

Sponsorship fees will be donated to a nonprofit organization doing the real work of a particular SDG goal. The campaign will give greater visibility to these nonprofits and provide example-setting funding.

Hosting sites

Hosting sites will be admired for displaying the canvasses at their locations, and university-led research projects will accompany each SDG project.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Adults
Adolescents
Preteens
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

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Charting impact

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GPA continuously works to improve the coordination of activities and messaging among international organizations in the Philadelphia region.

The Association provides a platform for the encouragement and support of each member organization’s activities, programs, and stature. At the same time, it provides them with a unified voice and message regarding the role and importance of internationally-focused organizations, businesses and initiatives and the potential synergies that exist between and among them.

GPA also works towards the goal of raising the profile of the Philadelphia region as a cosmopolitan center, both for the citizens of the region and for a world community that is not adequately aware of what the region has to offer.

The Association paves the path to collect those distinct activities under a common banner, make them more visible, create of a one-stop referral resource for everyone from international visitors and university students to businesses and corporations, imagine new ways to showcase our international assets, draw others into relationship with our global resources, develop ways to improve the region’s international brand, and encourage the region’s leaders to act more forcefully to promote Greater Philadelphia as a global destination.

GPA's goals are high because the stakes are high.

GPA has been a leader in the region in promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Campaign. Through valued partnerships with academic, corporate, and individual partners and sponsors, we have been able to not only draw visible attention to the goal through our mural commissions, but also help area non-profits.

A unique, multi-layered initiative, our SDG campaign combines a creative mix of ingredients: the interpretive power of art, the knowledge and resources of our local academic communities, the strong will of corporate and individuals sponsors and more. This combined with the financial contributions to local nonprofit organizations, truly exemplifies the shared goals within our city, and the community who supports us.

Each of these individual SDGs are chosen by a sponsor that GPA works with. Sponsors enjoy the distinction of being identified with a goal, and enabling great art. They fund both the organization, school, or nonprofit where the mural is located, as well as the local artist painting the piece.

Hosting sites are admired for displaying the canvasses at their locations, and university-led research projects accompany each SDG project. We promote this initiative with SDG newsletters, individual webpages for each SDG, press releases, and unveiling events for each mural.

GPA is made possible by staff, interns, the board of directors, sponsors, and members. As a member organization, our capabilities are created and nourished by the support of our members, both culturally and financially. While GPA does operate at a nonprofit budget, our capabilities are strong because of the network we have created throughout the course of our 12-year existence.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    GPA was created to assist—and to encourage greater interaction among— the many organizations and people who are engaged in international activity in the Greater Philadelphia Region. With hundreds of member organizations, GPA promotes their work to foster greater international connectedness throughout the city. We publish newsletters that encourage open dialogue with these members. They have the opportunity to weigh in to what GPA is doing by reaching out to staff and leadership because of these email outreach channels. Similarly, our education and environmental programs rely on community support and continuous feedback. Our Global Kids with Roots program was created by working directly with schools and teachers in the city. Our SDG program partners with artists and local organizations.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    GPA has an Emerging International Journalist Program that seeks out new, young talent in the city. These writers work directly in the community to publish articles. Our EIJP newsletter that is sent out to our newsletter encourages subscribers to send in new ideas for writing or requests the promotion of work their organization is doing. Journalists work back and forth with staff at these other orgs to publish a high-quality, accurate piece of writing. GPA's journalism program has evolved so much precisely because its commitment to listening to feedback and making changes when necessary so that Philadelphia can be factually represented.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    GPA is a member organization and we rely on their support and feedback in every respect. Our service to them lays GPA's fundamental groundwork.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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Global Philadelphia Association Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Robert J. McNeill

Deloitte LLP

Term: 2020 -

John Smith III

Global Philadelphia Association

Lauren Swartz

World Affairs Council

Peter Gonzales

The Welcoming Center

Harold Yaffe

The Dental Spa

Jill Fornito

Global Interdependence Center

Hai-Lung Dai

Temple University

Kosh Daphtary

Chemtech International

Barry Eiswerth

Architect

Carol Flynn

Foreign Policy Research Institute

Krista Bard

Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia

David Briel

Department of Community and Economic Development of PA

Chellie Cameron

Philadelphia International Airport

Gregg Caren

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Linda Conlin

World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia

Jeffrey Cooper

University of Pennsylvania

Ken Fulmer

Urban Engineers

Sheila Hess

City of Philadelphia

Jonathan Grode

Green and Spiegel LLC

Jeff Guaracino

Visit Philly

Meghan Kelly

Hilco Global

Mary Kent

United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia

David Kron

Wells Fargo Advisors

Peter Longstreth

Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia

Jonathan Lovitz

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Michael Rashid

City of Philadelphia

Siobhan Lyons

Citizen Diplomacy International

Janice Marini

Drexel University

Lauren McKenna

Philadelphia Bar Association

Joshua Sevin

International House of Philadelphia

Zabeth Teelucksingh

Global Philadelphia Association

Julie Wollman

University of Pennsylvania

Omar Woodard

Results for America

Robert McNeill

Deloitte LLP

Rogelio Miñana

Drexel University

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/15/2022

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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