In 2015, Green Mountain Global Forum brought five events to the Mad River Valley on topics ranging from the Israeli occupation to Rwandan stories of hope, and from Maude Barlow and water resources to cannabis and what legalization might look like in Vermont. In our last presentation of the year, we featured Global Health Media Project's work on training films for health workers in remote and under-served areas of the world.
GMGF was founded in 2002, and since that time we have averaged six events per year. Over the years we have sought to bring knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers to the Mad River Valley in an attempt to deepen knowledge, foster understanding, and inspire change and action. After some 80 events, we are ready to pause, take a break from event production, and in the coming months focus on our mission and questions like these:
- Is the GMGF mission still relevant or necessary?
- How important are in-person presentations? Should we explore more film?
- Is the global focus important?
- How do we do a better job to inspire change?
- How do we keep our audience hopeful and engaged?
We are asking our community to fill out this brief survey to help us answer these and other questions. With your help we hope to learn more about what we do well, where we could improve, and how best to forge ahead as a community organization.
While we do the work outlined above, we are also putting a hold on any fundraising, and returning any recently received checks. We want to make the most of your support – and we want to be clear about where we are going before we ask for more. We appreciate the many individuals and sponsor businesses in the community who support us, who attend our events, and who help spread awareness about the important issues presented at GMGF events.
We thank you in advance for participating in the survey.
Click here to take it now (it should only take five minutes).
Thank you from the Board,
Deb Van Dyke