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Make Your Giving Global: Join CGD’s 2016 Society


Dear friends,

As you consider your end of year giving, I invite you to take the opportunity to make your impact global by joining the CGD Society.

Your support will help make a globally significant difference on the coming year’s most complex development issues. How? By sustaining CGD’s research and policy outreach on the shared challenges facing the world in 2016, such as climate change, drug trafficking, refugee crises, global financial panic, and pandemic disease risk. For our 15th anniversary in 2016, CGD will remain a sought-after authority in this space, guiding the conversation toward innovative, pragmatic, and data-driven solutions that spread global prosperity.

I invite you to join the CGD Society with a gift of $150 or more and become a part of our growing network of global citizens dedicated to independent research and policy ideas for a better, more prosperous world.


Here, I’d usually describe some of the numerous ways the Society has sustained our research over the last 12 months. Instead, please click on this special three-minute CGD podcast, in which my colleagues and I share what we see as some of the most critical development trends this year, and how they will influence our ambitious agenda for 2016:

By joining the CGD Society with a check or secure credit card transaction online, you will enjoy access to hundreds of CGD’s events in DC and London and receive complimentary copies of our publications.  

As we gear up to celebrate our 15th year of raising the bar for catalytic policy change, I hope you’ll be a part of our efforts and join our growing network of CGD Society members today.

Season’s best,

Nancy Birdsall


Center for Global Development

P.S. Looking for more ways to support CGD? Share this letter with your friends and family, invite your company to join the Partners Council, or work with us to create a planned gift today. For more information, please contact Cordelia Kenney at or (202) 416-4014.