Presentation on theme: "“ All this technology, there must be something we can do.” Craig Beasley, SEG President 2004 “Nothing is so powerful as an idea who’s time has come” Victor."— Presentation transcript:
“ All this technology, there must be something we can do.” Craig Beasley, SEG President 2004 “Nothing is so powerful as an idea who’s time has come” Victor Hugo
That idea… Geoscientists Without Borders Big idea = big results SEG and Schlumberger respond $1,000,000 to start GWB Our Mission Connect universities and industries with communities in need through projects using applied geophysics to benefit people and the environment around the world.
Advantage of Joining an Existing Structure GWB Review and Program Committee (2008) Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) IT, WEB, Graphics, etc SEG Foundation Board Foundation Director GWB Program Manager (2008) Part time grant support (2010) Full time (2011) Half time assistant (2009) Development Committee & staff
Startup Challenges Leadership and funding commitment Program standards and process development Marketing and Controlling the message Liability of sending people into the field Choosing strategic partnerships – local trust
Keys to success - Stay with the idea…mission focused program Inspired leadership – with passion/vision Strong program standards Manage risk and reward Sustainable funding