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Social Good Organizations: Don't Be Fooled By Solutions That Don't Solve Problems

T.J. Cook | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
T.J. Cook

Everyone loves coming up with solutions that make positive change in the world, but sometimes they are a mirage. You come up with a solution and drive toward it like a sparkling lake in the desert, only to find it evaporate as you close in on the actual problem that needs solving.

Nonprofit Advocates Making Big Change, Millions of Vehicles at a Time

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Did corporate and governmental leaders play a part in achieving this success? Absolutely. But would it have happened at all if not for the tenacity and savvy work of environmental NGOs and their supporters? Not a chance.

Can an Online Community for NGOs Help Reduce Duplication in the Field?

Jennifer James | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Jennifer James

I am not sure how I stumbled upon the Practical Initiatives Network (PIN) website, but when I did I was thrilled to see it.

Ebola Crisis: We Are in This for the Long Haul

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Immense support, funding and collaborative efforts are required to stop Ebola. However, our support must not end there. It is necessary to build more robust local healthcare infrastructures and diminish the negative ripple effects the virus has generated.

Can G20 Leaders Pull Together in Brisbane to End Financial Secrecy and Curb Corruption?

John Ruthrauff | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
John Ruthrauff

The world will be watching the G20 leaders in Brisbane this weekend (November 15-16) to see if they can address the world's slow economic growth, the problem of anonymous companies, and global inequality.

Dispelling the Myth: An Evolving Relationship Between NGOs and Private Businesses

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

A common misperception regarding NGO-private sector relations is one based on mutual distrust and occasional confrontation; or with the advent of corp...

Will Obama Challenge Corrupt Governments At Key Summits?

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

The forces of corruption in many countries -- be they organized crime, violent gangs or government officials -- feel increasingly threatened as the anti-corruption warriors build powerful public support and find officials willing to stand up and join the cause.

Ebola Outbreak -- The Heroic Response From Medical NGOs (PHOTOS)

Louis Belanger | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Louis Belanger

Yet, despite immense challenges, hundreds of local health care workers and non-governmental organizations are working in field hospitals, Ebola treatment units and training facilities, as well as organizing education and awareness programs.

Empowering Women in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
John Feffer

The status of women in Romanian society has seen both improvements and setbacks over the last two decades. Accession to the EU initially brought advances, as the country had to meet European standards on equality. But some of those advances were short-lived.

Hate Speech is Undermining Turkey's Fragile Democracy

Emre Celik | Posted 11.29.2014 | World
Emre Celik

Erdogan has employed a multidimensional effort to intimidate, silence and otherwise persecute every institution or individual remotely associated with Gulen.

The Power of Books to Change the World

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

If we needed another call to action regarding the transformative power of education - on individual lives and the world we live in - here it is. In ...

Changing Perceptions And Realities For NGOs In Africa

Lauren Woodman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

With new players quickly moving into the sector, the NGOs that have traditionally led development in Africa are facing new options and choices.

Can NGOs Build People's Power or Have We Lost Our Way?

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Danny Sriskandarajah

My hope is that the dialogue we have begun will help to re-connect us to an understanding of civil society as a deeply human construct, as a facilitator of empowering social relationships. In this, it will be crucial to reflect on the role of our own organisations. For only solutions that are at once pragmatic and radical will be sufficient to meet the challenges we face.

What to Know and What to Do About the Ebola Outbreak

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

There are some points to consider in the Ebola outbreak, whose first case dates back to December 2013, when a two years old child died in Guéckédou, Guinea.

Prioritizing Chaos: The Challenges Humanitarians Face When Responding to Crises

Joel R. Charny | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Joel R. Charny

As Syria, the Central African Republic and South Sudan demonstrate, the reforms do not address the core challenges of providing assistance and assuring the protection of vulnerable people in the midst of unrelenting conflict.

Preparing for Impact

Tamara Belinfanti | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Tamara Belinfanti

True impact requires systems thinking -- in order to change some aspect of our society we have to understand as best we can the inter-connectedness and function of the various parts.

How Tech Innovation Leads To Sustainable Solutions In Developing Nations

Lauren Woodman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

It seems as if the days of manually doing routine tasks such as shopping and health care are slowly fizzling into obsolescence. People in both developed and developing countries are reshaping their daily lives and interactions as digital technology becomes intertwined with their everyday activities.

Why Tech Innovation Should Matter To NGOs

Lauren Woodman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

Every industry, sector, and market goes through times of transformation and innovation. Whether you're selling smart phones or automobiles, technological change is a powerful force that drives industry innovation and disruption, shaking up traditional industry leaders and establishing new companies.

U.S. NGOs Investing to Help Children Reach Their 5th Birthday

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

In 2012, 6.6 million children died before their fifth birthday. While this represents huge progress over past years, in far too many communities parents simply assume that half of their children will not make it.

Through the Looking Glass: The Tactics and Importance of Transparency

Epaminondas Farmakis | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Epaminondas Farmakis

Publicizing clear guidelines and selection processes translates to better grant requests, and sharing of internal data and reports with other funders results in a more efficient philanthropic practice. Foundations and donors need to make a choice: Will they continue to do their business behind closed doors or share their practices with the community?

InterAction's Development Forum: Reflections and Anticipations

Joseph Peterson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Joseph Peterson

It's that time of year again where some of the biggest personalities in international development head to Washington, D.C., for the preeminent confe...

Myself in Their Shoes

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Home
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

During the recent Live Below the Line campaign I opted to eat rice and beans for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Having lived in poor countries in Afr...

Girls Run the World By Writing It

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

n a media culture that often dictates, demeans and disenfranchises girls and women, that pits us against one another, infantilizes or downright ignores our imprints on culture, the power of women telling stories should not be underestimated.

Europe Is Turning an Ear to the Southern Mediterranean Countries

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Filippouli

The initiative announced by the Commissioner in Brussels is expected to boost social dialogue in the countries of the southern Mediterranean, i.e. Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria and Morocco. And it is much anticipated.

Social Movements and Power: Change From Below in the Dominican Republic

Beverly Bell | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Beverly Bell

An Interview with Pedro Franco From Santo Domingo, Pedro Franco is an organizer of social movements and mutual-aid cooperatives. He is also a member ...