Social Media campaigning is difficult. But it works.

Alison MestonBy Larry Kilman

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

When I asked Alison Meston to talk to my NGO management class about social media campaigning, I knew she would demonstrate the combination of exuberance and expertise that make social campaigning so effective.

The dancing was a bonus.

UN Population Fund Next on the List

United Nations / Martine PerretBy Marci Otranto
M.A. Candidate 2018

Tuesday, 13 April 2017

As a direct result of the “global gag rule,” a policy enacted by the Trump administration that prohibits US aid from funding organizations that provide abortions or information on abortions, the US State Department has moved to defund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a decision that will directly impact the lives of women and girls worldwide.

The “Global Gag Rule” Harms Us Most: The Negative Effects of Cutting Funds on Abortion in Developing Countries

Photo: James McNellisBy Yomaira Lopez
M.A. Candidate, 2018

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

In January, the new administration of President Donald Trump approved the “Global Gag Rule,” a new law that prohibits international organizations that practice or give information about abortions from receiving money from the U.S. government.

Choosing Purpose Over Pennies


By: LeLann Evans
M.A. Candidate 2017

Thursday, 23 March 2017

As we all know, securing government funding for non-profit organizations is no easy task, and turning down money is unheard of. However, Mohamed Farah - executive director of Ka Joog - recently had to make one of the biggest decisions of his life.

Campaigns of Demonization: NGOs as Weapons of War

Image courtesy of FreerangeBy Samantha Louise Vargas-Alfonso

Monday 20 March 2017

The beginning of 2017 brings with it an aftertaste of 2016 which, to many people, is not too palatable. In the world of non-governmental organizations, we have not been spared. Campaigns of demonization live on, which continually harms the legitimacy of NGOs and, in effect, their capabilities.

Managerial Practices: Hybridization

Image by Jack Moreh via FreerangeBy Khalid Al-Jufairi
Ph.D. Candidate

Friday, 17 March 2017

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are no strangers to the dynamics of change management, and to the development of efficient corporate hierarchy and structure. But there is still much they can learn from the experiences of commercial organizations.

Lawsuit against PayPal: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Photo: Jack Moreh via FreerangeBy Chloe Bingham
M.A. Candidate 2018

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Angry philanthropists have filed a lawsuit against PayPal, claiming the donations they gave through the online money transfer company to a variety of charities never reached their intended organizations, and were redirected to others instead, the New York Times the New York Times reports.

Code of Conduct: Ethical Principles for NGOs

Image by Stuart Miles via Freerange photosBy Khalid Al-Jufairi
Ph.D. Candidate

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Business enterprises and non-profits alike face an ethical minefield when they operate internationally and face a disparity in corporate ethical principles between their home country and other countries where they are working.

Non-profits Thrive by Word of Mouth. They Need More Mouths.

Photo by Jack Moreh via Freerange photosBy Larry Kilman

Friday, 24 February 2017

I asked Dima Hamdan one simple question, and she told me everything I needed to know.

Dima manages the Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network, an online community of female journalists working in the Arab world. The network provides mentoring, advice and support and is a valuable resource for the participants.

African Reporting Contest Highlights Women’s Health

Photo by Jack Moreh via Freerange photosBy the students in the AGS NGO Management Program 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Well told stories can change women’s lives. That’s the thought behind impactAFRICA’s reporting contest, which aims to change the lives of African women through good reporting.


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