NGOs are harnessing the global power of virtual project teams. They’re able to “team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device.” https://www.onlinevolunteering.org. This includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the UN Volunteering Service.
The Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) is a division of GIZ, the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH. It delivers skills development for professionals in Germany and internationally. AIZ calls on 700 Trainers and conducts over 2000 courses yearly.
“Prelude Suite™ truly changes how people look and feel about each other right from the start of any project. And as all results depend upon collaborating, Prelude can make all the difference in creating a high performance team or being just mediocre. Collaborating virtually is becoming more relevant than ever. Prelude can help teams achieve exceptional results in a relatively short time.”
Brigitta Villaronga, Team Leader / Unit / GIZ / Corporate Learning & Executive Development / Academy for International Cooperation; GIZ
PeaceGeeks is a global non-profit, volunteer organization that uses technology to build the technological, communications and management capacities of grassroots organizations who work to promote peace, accountability and human rights… We put technology and communications tools in the hands of peacebuilders, human rights defenders and humanitarian responders.” https://peacegeeks.org
“PeaceGeeks has office teams in Vancouver, Canada and Amman, Jordan. It’s important for us to be able to create a high level of collaboration in order to deliver excellent work. Teamwork online is challenging and a new experience. After the Prelude Suite sessions and exercises, our team members had a much better sense of themselves; how they’re different and sometimes the same, as people on the other side of the world! Overall a great experience and one we hope for new teams as we grow.”
Simon Canning, Chairman, Board of Directors