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Avaaz is a progressive NGO and civic organisation based in the United States. It was started in January 2007. Avaaz promotes international activism on several general problems which are among poverty, climate change, animal rights, human rights, conflict, and corruption. It is considered the most extensive and most influential online activist network globally.

The name, Avaaz, was chosen from a Sanskrit term that means voice. Res publica and MoveOn Org. co-founded the organization and, Service Employees International Union supported them. The co-founders are; Ricken Patel, Tom Pravda, MoveOn executive director Eli Pariser, Andrea Woodhouse, Australian progressive entrepreneur Jeremy Heimans, David Madden, former Virginia congressman Tom Perriello. The board is made up of Ricken Patel as the founding president and CEO, Ian Bassin, and Sam Barratt.

The chief executive officer of Avaaz, Ricken Patel, studied politics, philosophy, economics at Balliol College, Oxford University. Later he received masters in Public Policy from Harvard University. He also worked for the international crisis group around the world where he learned to bring forces to the table, to bring forth public assurance on the political system and to spot when there was manipulation on foreign forces. Later on, he moved back to the U.S where he volunteered for MoveOn Org. and learned to use online handles for the purposes of activism.

Since the year 2009, Avaaz has only relied on charity from generous individuals and has now raised over twenty million dollars instead of taking donations from governments or corporations.

Avaaz conducts campaigns through a team of campaigners working from over 30 countries like UK, India, Brazil, and Lebanon. To communicate with members, they send emails and also apply campaign tactics like videos, online public petitions, and the email-your–leader tools. Avaaz uses petition, demonstrations, and also supports independent press in conflict areas.

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Chris Burch Buys Nihiwatu On Sumba Island

Chris Burch invested in Nihiwatu in 2012. The beautiful resort is located in Sumba Island. Burch was assisted by a business partner who works in hospitality industry. For the business to be substantial, the duo resolved for a renovation scheme, a project that cost $ 30 million to rebuild. In three years, the building was up and operating. The five-star resort reopened under the special name, Nihiwatu. According to Travel + Jet, a magazine that features beautiful places, the hotel made it to the best resort and place to travel to in 2016. James McBride, Chris’ partner, has also been reaping the benefits of having the resort. Check for related article.


Nihiwatu is presently a job hub for many people. The employees enjoy being part of a revolutionary industry. The idea of having the resort has been a blessing to Chris and his children. He spends most of his time in Nihiwatu. Chris was amazed by the performance of the restaurant because he did not expect the excellence. He was taking a risk just like with any business.

Business Profile of Chris Burch

Burch is a mogul in fashion in addition to technology. Hospitality is now his field too. The man responsible for establishing Tory Burch, a business he started with his wife has been gracing news with more innovations. Chris once explained why fashion depends on technology and technology on fashion. According to him, the evolution of these resources is unstopped. Chris is also responsible to starting C.Wonder. The company deals with the sales of apparels in addition to homes décor. Chris Burch has been successful because he is observant and slow to act. He conducts research before investing in a docket. Burch established Burch Creative Capital. He is the Chief executive Officer and controls major shares of Burch Creative Capital. He holds the company through excellent decision making.


Being visionary, Burch put resources in company called Little Duck Organics. He also featured in technology based companies like Powermat and Jawbone. The series of investments continue to ten years back when he was part of Faena Hotel. He was a share holder and played key roles at critical policy making. The fashion guru Mr. Alan Faena was the owner and lead executive. More to read on

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Chris was however, a leader in his ways. He offered valid guidance in leadership. Joined by Philippe Starck, the team put their resources in a state-of-the-art hotel. Burch is an inspiration to prospective entrepreneurs. His skills can be emulated in many ways.  Learn more of his creative vision and output, head over to

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