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Reflecting on Gayle Smith's Message of Hope

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Gayle assumed the position of USAID administrator in December 2015, building on her legacy at the White House and as a leader and advocate for development.

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

Solving the Water Crisis Drop by Drop

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

With a rooftop rain-collection system that costs USD 500 per household, Mexican NGO Isla Urbana is trying to fix the water shortage in Mexico City. Mo...

The Global Search for Education: Planet Earth needs a new 'Billionaires' List

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What if we defined Billionaires as entrepreneurs helping to solve earth's most pressing challenges? What if we disrupted Forbes Magazine criteria f...

Dialling-in Can Revolutionise the Fight Against Poverty

Ray Jordan | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Ray Jordan

For generations, street selling at traffic intersections has been a familiar sight in Africa. People trade fruit, vegetables and clothing through car ...

World Health Day: Anaesthesiologists play vital role in Tropical Cyclone Winston response in Fiji

WFSA | Posted 04.07.2016 | Impact
WFSA

On the 21st February Cyclone Winston, a grade five tropical cyclone, hit the Fiji Islands. While Suva, the capital city, was spared any severe damage ...

NGOs Ramp up Push for Better UN Data

Georgette Mulheir | Posted 04.01.2016 | World
Georgette Mulheir

Desperately poor and bereft at the death of his wife, Daniel's father made the only choice he could for his six-year-old son. But Daniel, afraid and hungry - and even lonelier than when his mother died - hated the orphanage from the first frightening night he cried himself to sleep.

Foundations Must Think Globally and Act Locally

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

In business, "think global, act local" has become a well-known saying, but in nonprofits and foundations, we sometimes forget to do both. It can be e...

Celebrating Emerging Leaders Partnership with M&S - How NGO & Corporates can impact poverty reduction together

Trevor Waldock | Posted 02.22.2016 | Impact
Trevor Waldock

In recent years there has been a drive to create a marriage between the world of international development (typically value driven, grassroots, non governmental, justice and equality focused) and the world of business (often seen as corporate, profit making, unjust, squeezing the ethics and the values to the minimum).

Help! The Association VP Doesn't Know Electronic Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.05.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar's headline for an article on the country's Press Syndicate that hosted this week's launch of a media ethics charte...

Hissah Al Sabah: An Enterprising Kuwaiti Princess

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Magda Abu-Fadil

She's not your stereotypical Arab princess out of some Hollywood producer's imagination, but a hard working entrepreneur fiercely supporting women's e...

Looking for a Trip That Gives Back?

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.18.2016 | Travel
Barbara Ernst Prey

Tourists from around the world visit northern Thailand to experience the majesty of elephants in their natural environment.

Non-Profits and Social Media: Using Social Advertising to Tell Your Story

Tulani Elisa | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Tulani Elisa

Don't run ads just to run ads. Start with goals that you want to achieve on social. These could be growing your audience, gaining attention for an initiative or even raising money in a crisis situation.

Ketamine, global health, and why China's push to pass international legislation will endanger millions of patients

WFSA | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
WFSA

On 9th-11th December 2015 the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will meet in Vienna to discuss changes to the scope of control of subs...

What Matters in an Internship: Reconceptualizing the NGO Sector

Sophia Slater | Posted 11.29.2015 | Teen
Sophia Slater

Dharamsala, India, where I worked withthe Tibetan Women's Association When I tell friends and relatives that I interned at an NGO last summer, their ...

What Johnny Cash Taught Me About People We Are Leaving Behind

Weh Yeoh | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Weh Yeoh

Ultimately, there is a mismatch between the global agenda and what's needed on the ground. As Johnny Cash intimated, we're often not doing what people really want us to do, or what they really need.

Pasting Smiles: One Lens at a Time

Mariam Khan | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Mariam Khan

"I am blue, the colour blue for that paves way for communication -- an intangible element that works for most of us associated with the shooting world," expounds this lensman who ties a perfect knot of his red Pumas.

These Stunning Silk Scarves Are Helping Save The Earth

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.04.2015 | Style

"Fashion is a very strong means of expression, and it can inspire others to act. You become your own promotional tool for your beliefs and the way you...

The One Surprising Lesson They Never Taught Me at University

Weh Yeoh | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Weh Yeoh

I left university with the notion that large institutions worked methodically on all issues of need in poor countries. When a met Ling, a boy from Cambodia desperately in need of speech therapy services, I discovered that there was a significant need in the developing world being ignored by our world's largest aid organisations.

Building a New Role for U.S. NGOs as Active Global Citizens

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

In a meeting with a group of international nonprofit CEOs, one organization recently stated that all of its programs frequently impact 100 million peo...

Nepal's Next Disaster: Happening Now

Tim McCully | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Tim McCully

Success comes when local groups, governments, and donors all understand the objectives and are working out of the same playbook. And since we know that this will not be Nepal's last earthquake, we have to reach toward lasting solutions. And that must be done together.

All-out Attack on Cambodian Democracy

Patrick Alley | Posted 07.10.2016 | World
Patrick Alley

The LANGO is the first of four repressive laws in the pipeline designed to crush a movement for change that began building around Cambodia's 2013 election, when garment workers, land and forest defenders, monks and the urban youth came together to challenge the current government.

Existence Before Co-existence

Nadim Nashif | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Nadim Nashif

It has become clear to those of us working in the field that engaging in superficial co-existence projects with no foreseeable end merely creates false hopes of peace and impressions of possible safety and security. For co-existence initiatives to be useful, it is vital that both sides recognize and work for human rights and share the values of equality, peace and justice.

The Nepal Earthquake: One Month On

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Robert J. Rosenthal

A month after Nepal's most devastating earthquake in 80 years, there are at least a few things to be optimistic about. But make no mistake: a nation that was trying to find itself after a long feudal slumber has now lost its footing again.

Good Intentions Aren't Enough: Advice for Voluntourists

Nourish International | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

Illustration by Josh McDonald In 1968, while speaking to a conference on international student projects, Ivan Illich told those in attendance "the ex...