Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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Dear governments: Want to help the poor and transform your economy? Give people cash. | Chris BlattmanChris Blattman:
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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
"A recent survey conducted by British newspaper The Daily Telegraph (5 August 2013) has caused an uproar in the nonprofit sector in the United Kingdom (UK). It revealed that nonprofit sector executives from well-known global nonprofits funded by the British aid agency are pocketing up to £184 000 (approximately R2.7 million) per annum in salaries. In some cases, according to the ‘charity rich list’, nine of those charities paid about £300 000 pounds (R3.5 million) each to some of their employees in 2012. This has raised a public relations nightmare in the midst of aid budget reviews. Interestingly, this revelation has not been denied by the organisations in question but been defended vehemently."
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"Solar power makes sense — if you can get it right. For many isolated rural communities, off-grid solutions are the best chance of accessing electricity. We assume too readily that such solutions have to be small-scale and expensive. Two major national projects from different world regions suggest this doesn't have to be the case."
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Chance to win a $250.00 Donation by filling out a survey to help non-profit organizations better understand and optimize their digital teams and programs.
How to … mobilise a diaspora movement | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional
"Mobilising a successful African diaspora movement is challenging but essential in the current climate.
"It is critical for diaspora individuals and groups to collaborate. Through joined up work, organisations can become much stronger, more visible and add value to their contribution.
"Diaspora organisations have a more informed understanding of their country of origin than decision makers in Whitehall. They are often best placed to shape the creation of meaningful development goals that have the potential to meet the needs of their countries of origin, as well as their communities here in the UK."
Can charity concerts change the world? | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional
Thursday, January 26, 2012
“A generation ago Sargent Shriver '38, a Yale alumnus renowned for his public service, gave voice to a new vision of global citizenship: that a single citizen could be as important as any institution; that it was possible to change the world one life at a time. His vision, of course, was the Peace Corps.”
Today the Yale Alumni Association keeps that vision alive with its Service Tours to help people around the world. Read more about it at the following link.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
ANNO'S AFRICA is a UK based charity that offers an alternative, arts education to orphans and vulnerable children in some of Africa’s most desperately deprived city slums. The children who have been participating( Cut) in our Kenyan programme live in the most appalling conditions, sleeping either on the streets or in corrugated iron shacks with no amenities, where often families of eight or more struggle to feed themselves on less than a dollar a day. Scavenging on rubbish tips in an effort to find something to sell so that they can cobble together enough for an evening meal is the way many of these children survive. They are prey to many illnesses: malaria, intestinal worms, pneumonia and other lung infections and of course the ever present threat of HIV / AIDS.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
The United Nations has launched a new project that may be of great value to many NGOs working to improve the conditions of communities around the Globe.
Global Pulse, is an innovation initiative of the UN Secretary-General, that allows for the analysis of patterns within big data and could possibly revolutionize the way NGOs and governments respond to economic shocks, disease outbreaks, and natural disasters around the world. You can find more information about this project at the online Forbes article: Data Philanthropy is Good for Business dated 9/20/11. Also, the United Nations has a Global Pulse web site [Link below].
In a nutshell, this initiative is working to “develop methods for harnessing real-time data to gain a real-time understanding of human well being.”