Mission and Strategy of the CSAL Global Network

Members of the Global CSAL Network advocate, initiate, and lead CSAL Programs. They advise, assist, facilitate, and connect the initiators and leaders to resources. Help in planning investment-grade business start-ups is a basic activity. Many areas of interest and expertise are represented in the Network. Some members help as volunteers, typically covering their costs of travel and other direct expenses by grants. Others, whether as individuals or through their organizations, provide services for compensation that is competitive and affordable. Others help as demonstrators and communicators of best practices in their fields. While some members operate formally "for profit," profit is a means to the end of "helping people help themselves." For this the people need to have plenty of LICR (Local Initiative, Control, and Responsibility), a longstanding mantra of WILMA.