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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...

What We Can Learn From Women Living in the "Saddest" Country on Earth

Andy Bryant | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Andy Bryant

How did the women of Togo become so isolated, even within Sub-Saharan Africa? I'll provide a bit of history; after all, this might be the first time you are hearing about this small country.

What We Mean by "Civic Space" and Where We're Pushing Back

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

What is civic space? It's the ability for health clinics to operate freely towards eradicating polio in Pakistan, it enables humanitarians to rapidly deliver shelter after a hurricane in the Philippines, and it is imperative to the fight for greater justice and equality in South Africa, and here at home.

100 years of Occupation in Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Mark Schuller

Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the U.S. Occupation of Haiti. On July 28, 1915, U.S. Marines landed on the shores of Haiti, occupying the country for 19 years. Several have argued that the U.S. has never stopped occupying Haiti, even as military boots left in 1934.

The Future Of Social Movements

John Feffer | Posted 07.27.2015 | World
John Feffer

Social movements didn't disappear from Slovenia. Some groups became professionalized, like the Peace Institute. Other voluntary organizations continued, particularly among the younger generation. But they no longer had the prominence or influence they enjoyed during that brief period in the 1980s.

Providing Aid to the People, Needing Peace as the Crisis Continues

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Since fighting broke out in December 2013, thousands of civilians have been killed, and an estimated 2 million people have been displaced, including more than 600,000 refugees fleeing to neighboring countries.

Measuring Success to Meet the INGO Mission

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Global hunger and poverty are monumental issues with complex causes and solutions. The success of one organization should be viewed as the success of the sector. Additionally, the ultimate success is not of the organization, but of the project participants.

We Create Harmony: The Brand and Campaign That Kickstarts Careers

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Style
Sara Lee Bentley

One of the toughest obstacles new designers face is how to successfully market their label so that it produces a sustainable profit, allowing them to survive in the saturated marketplace.

What FIFA Can Teach NGOs -- And Vice Versa

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Danny Sriskandarajah

Amidst all the sponsorship deals and the vast sums of money, it's easy to forget that FIFA is actually one of the oldest and biggest NGOs in the world.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad NGO?: The Hungarian Regime's War on Its Critics Opens Opportunities for Civil Sector Advance

Jon Van Til | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Jon Van Til

For some time now, the regime currently in control of Hungary has been waging war against a significant portion of its country's nonprofit organizations.

Ahead of Turkey's Crucial Election, Citizens Take Action to Protect Their Vote

Karabekir Akkoyunlu | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Karabekir Akkoyunlu

This is a historic moment where a single vote could possibly shape the course of Turkey's bloodiest conflict and its future regime type, with repercussions beyond the country's borders. With so much hanging on the outcome, this is also a crucial test for Turkey's embattled electoral system.

Breaking the Code: How Pencils of Promise Uses Tech for Social Good

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Saeed Jabbar

Pencils of Promise (PoP) is a passionate for-purpose organization that delivers quality education to impoverished children. They've built over 300 schools and impacted over 340,000 lives all while pioneering the for-purpose driven organization.

Corporate-NGO Inclusive Business Partnerships: Why They Work and Why They Don't

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Consider the question of differing motivations. According to the Corporate-NGO Partnerships Barometer, the primary motivation for a corporation to enter such a partnership is to enhance brand, corporate reputation and credibility.

Could Oil and Gas Inspire Change in Lebanon?

Georges Pierre Sassine | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Georges Pierre Sassine

Today, a group of Lebanese from across the world launched an initiative focused on supporting a vital sector for the future of Lebanon that we hear relatively little about: Lebanon's potential oil and gas industry.

NGO's Key to Advancing U.S. Interests Around the World

Patrick Plonski | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Patrick Plonski

As world leaders strategize about how best to combat international terrorism and groups like ISIS, they should give serious consideration to a long-term plan that supports Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

Ebola: The Fight to Reach Zero and the Road to Recovery

Lindsay Coates | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Even as rates in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have significantly decreased, we must continue to reach our target of zero cases, prevent future outbreaks and rebuild afflicted communities.

Foreign Agents

John Feffer | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
John Feffer

It's time for a confession. I have worked as a "foreign agent."

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Managing Director of Solidarity Now in Greece, Epaminondas Farmakis

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Sara Lee Bentley

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality.

Hungary's Green Wave Crashes

John Feffer | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
John Feffer

When I met the biologist Gyongyi Mangel in 1990, her enthusiasm was contagious. So much was going on in Hungarian civil society that it was hard to keep track of all the new initiatives. She was passionate about connecting issues and it was hard not to get caught up in her can-do spirit.

Women as Leaders in Peaceful Transition

Lindsay Coates | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

Women are often disproportionately affected by armed conflict, yet are also often excluded from peace processes and seen as helpless and vulnerable victims in need of protection. This month we mark International Women's Day 2015 by celebrating women's progress toward greater political, social, and economic freedoms.

Ebola: We Take Care to Keep You Safe

Lucy Carrigan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Lucy Carrigan

If you were to ask me what my lasting impression was of the people I met in Sierra Leone and Liberia, who have been leading the fight to combat the spread of Ebola it would be this: Courage. Incredibly tenacious, indefatigable, compassionate courage.

Advocating for Civil Society Space in 2015

Lindsay Coates | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

As civil society organizations continue as donors and educators, implementers and advocates, we must ask the tough questions about financing, governance, and systems that perpetuate poverty and exclusion and deny dignity.

Invest to Save Lives and Build Sustainable Communities

Lindsay Coates | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

To prevent future crises and help build resilient communities, it is necessary for the U.S. to continue investments in programs that help the world's poor and vulnerable populations obtain access to health care, clean water, nutritious food, and basic education, as well as promote economic growth and democracy and human rights.

Direct Action on Racism, Poverty, and War: An Honest Attempt to Honor MLK

Nourish International | Posted 03.21.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

Today there isn't a more fondly remembered and respected public figure than King, but did our opinion of him change because we embraced his ideas of radical justice, or did we simply forget them?

What Can NGOs Learn From the West's Response to Ebola?

Nourish International | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

A "Sexy Ebola Costume" is a dumb joke, but it's also part of a broader attitude.