Dear PulseWire Family,
On behalf of the World Pulse team, I am sending a huge thank you to all of you who shared your passion and experiences in support for World Pulse’s proposal for the Knight News Challenge, “Transmitting Change: Using Transmedia Technologies to Channel Grassroots Women’s Voices from 190 Countries.” We were so amazed to see you all mobilize so quickly to support us, and were so moved by your comments on the proposal.
From our local supporters in Portland to those of you in Nicaragua or Syria or elsewhere, you shared in your comments, you told the world how World Pulse has helped empower you to speak up on issues important to you, pursue your passions, obtain jobs or funding, mentor an emerging leader on the other side of the world, and join a global movement for women’s empowerment and gender equality. The diversity and power of your support is remarkable.
Yesterday, the Knight Foundation announced which proposals would move to the next round of reviews for the Knight News Challenge. Unfortunately, our proposal was not selected. We congratulate those projects that did proceed to the next round, and hope that they will produce some valuable tools to help you achieve your goals. You can read about them here.
No matter the outcome, the outpouring of support from the community we strive to serve – you – confirmed that we’re on the right track, and gave us even more energy and inspiration to keep trying to do better. We continue to raise funds to enhance our ability to better serve your needs.
We strongly value your feedback, whether it’s a suggestion for how we can improve or a story about your personal empowerment. Please always feel welcome to share it with us. Your voices shape the future of this organization.
Breese & the World Pulse team