A Safe Harbor of Freedom, Progress and Hope in the Humanitarian Sector
The "allhumanity" project, the brain child of Robert Cipriano has filled a vital gap in global health communications. Allhumanity provides an open and transparent environment and capacity to…Continue
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Rob Cipriano is the Founder & Chairman of the AllHumanity Group and the AllHumanity Network. His passion and vision is to harnest the technologies of this world to help improve life for the millions who suffer.
Rob Cipriano has been an entrepreneur for over 32 years. Starting in 1980, Cipriano, with a partner, opened a number of entertainment companies including a talent agency, Letoile Talent Agency, a film & television production company, Capri Productions, a record label, BlackJack Records, an artist management firm, Capri Management and a development company CEL. Cipriano managed or represented numerous celebrities including Jake LaMotta, Jackie Vernon, Vivian Blaine, Saverio Saridis, Joey and Judi Faye and Mickey Rooney.
In 1985, Cipriano left New York, sold his interest in the business, and entered real estate in California., Cipriano joined R&B Properties and eventually Paramount Group in LA, where he began to engage in commercial real estate management and development. In 1987 he co-developed, and built his first property, Elmwood Galleria Office Complex. In 1989 he opened his own real estate venture "Cipriano Development Group" (CDG). During the 1990s, from NYC, Cipriano executed a number of asset-debt syndication projects, including portions of the Big Dig in Boston. He developed properties for Trafalger House, Bovis, P&O, IRI and Taylor Woodrow.
In 1997, on a business trip to Manila, he witnessed hundreds of children living in poverty and this overwhelmingly changed him. Cipriano formed IllumAlliance International Group (2001) and the AllHumanity Group (2009). He created Beyond Borders Television BBiTV.TV (2007) and handpicked numerous non-profits and humanitarian groups like CARE, ChildHelp, Doctors Without Borders, InSTEDD, March Of Dimes, Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen For The Cure, and UNICEF to yoke the collective capabilities of a cohesive “group” to strengthen the impact for children globally.
Rob Cipriano sits as Chairman of the Board of The AllHumanity Group and also sits on numerous non-profit Boards; and in 2009 was appointed to the USA Today CEO Advisory Committee.
In 2012, Arianna Huffington personally asked Rob Cipriano to write/blog for The Huffington Post and be a new voice in the humanitarian sector.
Being stuck is a position few of us like. We want something new but cannot let go of the old - old ideas, beliefs, habits, even thoughts. We are out of contact with our own genius. Sometimes we know we are stuck; sometimes we don't. In both cases we have to DO something. This is true in the charity, humanitarian sector as well. For so many years the charity sector did a meaningfully well job, and the humanitarian sector addressed matters as they happened. As the world evolved communication…Continue
In a posh hotel room overlooking Lake Michigan on a sunny November day, Sir Edward Artis urges me, “Write this down:
W ... B ... K ... N ... S.” Slowly, emphatically, he continues, “We ... Be ... Knights ... Not ... Saints. I want it on all my business cards.”
I’ve crossed paths in Chicago with Artis, who’s here for the opening of the film Beyond the Call, a documentary about his unconventional humanitarian career as an “Indiana Jones meets Mother Teresa” adventurer, as…Continue
Keeping your message simple helps mobilize people in support of your goals.
To explain the power of simplicity, Daniel Kahneman—in his oft-cited book Thinking, Fast and Slow—describes two mental systems that work together to drive decision-making and behavior. The intuitive system dominates the mental process. Intuition kicks in automatically, in response to a new…Continue
The concept of a mentor was introduced to us by Homer: In The Odyssey, on the eve of his epic voyage, Odysseus leaves his son Telemachus in the care of his trusted friend, Mentor. It is later revealed that Mentor is actually Athena—goddess of wisdom, inspiration, skill, and strategy—in disguise.
Mentors, whether professors or practitioners, play a critical role in the personal and professional development of individuals—in the nonprofit…Continue