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The Poverty of Play

Anne Goddard | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
Anne Goddard

With summer comes the real work of children: play. The simple act of playing, whether an organized game or spur-of-the-moment frolic, sets free in chi...

Agora for Good: Let’s Democratize Donations

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

The nonprofit sector occupies a surprisingly large proportion of the US economy. In 2014 alone, nonprofits received over $250 billion in individual do...

Syrian NGOs Lament ‘Dreadful Silence’ At World Humanitarian Summit

Syria Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 05.31.2016 | World

After the United Nations lavishly highlighted its achievements during the World Humanitarian Summit, Syrian NGOs have expressed their dismay that the ...

Civil Society Engagement at the G7 - Why it Matters

John Ruthrauff | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
John Ruthrauff

For over four decades, leaders from the world’s major advanced economies have gathered to discuss pressing global challenges at the annual Group of ...

Fractured Narratives & Common Goals in Israel/Palestine

Julie Gray | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
Julie Gray

When I grew up in America, you were either a Democrat or a Republican. Over the course of my life that has come to include more pinpointed terms like ...

The Forgotten Crises

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

We must ensure that all people -- regardless of where they are born -- have the ability to live happy, healthy, and safe lives. It is critical for the media, governments, and individuals to focus on the massive scale of human suffering in Middle East and Europe. But we must not limit our focus.

To Improve Human Wellbeing, It's Time to Get Serious About Transparency

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Community and collective action matter. The dream is for all civil society organizations to look beyond their individual projects and work collectivel...

How I Got There: Simon Panek

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 03.17.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Simon Panek is the cofounder and director of the People In Need humanitarian organization, the largest nongovernmental organization in Central Europe....

Radio Provides a Lifeline for Drought-Affected Farmers in Ethiopia

Kevin Perkins | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Kevin Perkins

Photo credit: Farm Radio International Radio is helping Ethiopian farmers make the best of a bad situation as they deal with the effects of the worst...

Helping NGOs Improve Impact Assessments?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the development sector, giving a clear, quantifiable picture of a program's impact helps beneficiaries and funders ensure that grant money reaches its target, and it also assists foundations, governments, and NGOs in making better funding choices.

Our Struggles for a Better World Are All Threatened by the Inequality Crisis

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 01.20.2016 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

The world faces an inequality crisis that is spiralling out of control. Across the world we are seeing the gap between the richest and the rest reach extremes not seen in a century.

Finding a Balance Between Counterterrorism and Supporting NGOs

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Fear and anxiety should not encourage U.S. NGOs to first ask local partners or activists if they are terrorists before they ask if they can be partners.

Meterless Solar Microgrids in Rural India

Lucas Spangher | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Lucas Spangher

On May 25, 2015, solar microgrid lighting illuminated the small farming village of Bommekallu, Karnataka, for the first time. Two grids, self-contained, connected two large solar panels to 22 houses, providing lighting insurance against the two to four hours of daily power cuts.

Tsunami Survivor Now Helps Refugees On The Island Of Lesbos

HuffPost Spain | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 12.19.2015 | World

Enrique Álvarez refuses to be praised. On the other end of the telephone, he says that the people who really deserve a round of applause are his coll...

Reflecting on 2015: What Images Inspire You?

Lindsay Coates | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Images can accomplish in a glance what we try to persuade others of every day. We, who fight to end global poverty and promote human dignity, can quickly get into the minutia of microfinancing in Iraq or improving food security in Togo - and that is important.

How to Help Syrian Refugees this Holiday Season

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Kate Lincoln is a child protection lawyer in the UK who came to Leros this summer on vacation. But upon learning about the refugee crisis there, she felt called to stay and serve. She has been working with the refugees ever since.

Incitement Against Israeli NGOs Is Getting Scarier

Alan Elsner | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Alan Elsner

For some time, we have seen a growing climate of intimidation in Israel aimed at silencing non-governmental organizations that monitor human rights and report on the situation in the Palestinian Territory.

Refugees Suffer At A Serbian Rest Stop, But The Government Won't Let NGOs Help

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

ADASEVCI, Serbia -- On a brisk November night, over 1,000 refugees and migrants paced the cracked pavement of a poorly lit gas station or idled in the...

Rising Above the Noise: How Your Nonprofit Can Stand Out Online

Brian Cute | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Brian Cute

The Internet is increasingly becoming more crowded. With more than three billion people online and 3.5 billion Google searches a day, nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies alike are competing to capture the limited attention span of the modern Internet user.

Here's What COP21 Can Do for the Climate in 3 Steps

Daniel Mittler | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
Daniel Mittler

Governments must hear this call and make the climate negotiations demonstrate that human cooperation can solve our common problems. In order to do that, the Paris climate conference must be a starting point for faster and more decisive climate action. Here are three key criteria that governments must meet.

Evaluations Help Us Deliver on Our Promises

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

With goals as significant as the Sustainable Development Goals, it is of the utmost importance to have plans for determining progress and success -- or lack thereof -- toward the desired ends. Strong evaluation plans allow organizations and other players to gauge if what they are doing works, and if not, what they need to do to course-correct.

Sometimes, It Just Can't Wait - World Toilet Day

John Travis | Posted 11.21.2015 | Impact
John Travis

Toilets are one of the first steps towards better health and brighter futures. For us at DROP, water, sanitation, gender equality and education go hand in hand and we believe that this four pronged approach is the most effective way to reduce poverty in rural communities. It's never too late to change where we go!

What It Takes to Launch a Program in a Post-War Region

Andy Bryant | Posted 11.17.2015 | Impact
Andy Bryant

During my time in Gulu, I experienced the warmth of the Acholi people, through tasting local foods and boda rides and conversation. I look forward to returning in 2016, when Educate! will implement our programs and help empower youth with skills to combat unemployment.

What Is the Church of Scientology Doing in Israel?

Julie Gray | Posted 11.13.2015 | World
Julie Gray

The Scientology Centre in Jaffa sticks out like a store thumb. Located in a richly renovated and cavernous theatre evidently from the 1930s, the centr...

Ensuring Sustainability for Philanthropic Investments With Data

Verna Eggleston | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Verna Eggleston

We all knew we were investing time and resources, but were funding and serving people and addressing critical issues with limited resource information -- and we didn't have access to information that could be shared to increase the impact we were making.