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.

Global Gag Rule Makes NGOs Gag

Photo: Chance Agrella via FreerangeBy Marci Otranto,
M.A. Candidate 2018

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Since taking office a little over a week ago, the newest US President, Donald Trump, has issued several executive orders, but none have more impact on the NGO world than the reinstatement of the global gag rule,

Health as a Component of Prosperity

The Legatum Prosperity Index

By Larry Kilman

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Legatum Institute, a London-based non-profit research organization, has released its 10th annual prosperity index, which measures health, education, economic, and social progress in 149 countries.

Take Care with Acronyms and Jargon (Also a Job Offering)


By Larry Kilman

Friday, 13 January 2017

Pretentious language is the bane of the non-profit world. The use of jargon and acronyms that nobody but insiders understand is exclusionary and reduces your community to a club.

So try to avoid it.

Perhaps the worst offender are those NGOs and non-profits that encourage new technology start-ups.


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