Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thinking Working Politically

Many development initiatives fail. Why? According to Thinking/Working Politically (TWP) one problem is those who would benefit most lack power; that is, those who can make a difference are disengaged and political barriers are too often overlooked.

Yet, progress is being made on "Doing Development Differently". Right now you can take action. Click Here to learn about and sign the DDD Manifesto.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Doing Development Differently

As the world rethinks development and foreign aid, USAID is considering combining disaster assistance and food humanitarian programs.  Click here to read the article.

Perhaps faith-based organizations are in the best position to bridge the gap as government budgets diminish. Click here to read Oxfam's Duncan Green's article. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy National Volunteer Week

It's National Volunteer Week. We have SO MANY volunteers who give so much we wanted to take a moment to pause and say "Thanks!" to everyone who pitched in and helped out over the past year. We CAN'T do it alone, and are so grateful to count you as one of our friends.  We cherish ALL the volunteersin-kind contributorsdonors that make our work possible.
  Special thanks to (left to right) Maria Berger, Edna Postash, John McCann, Jim Moore,
Jeff Sevigny, Miles Faulk and Nick Seery 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Universal Basic Income Experiment

To fight global poverty, data tells us Direct Cash Transfers are working. According to randomized controlled trials from GiveDirectly, the leader in DCTs “peer-reviewed studies demonstrate that simply giving people money works.”

Now the biggest experiment ever in universal basic income will take place in western Kenya over 12 years.

Click here to learn more.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Scale X Design Challenge

CARE's Scale X Design Accelerator program aims to bridge the gap between impact and scale.
Tomorrow, January 26th, CARE will launch the Scale X Design Challenge. At 7 pm EST the competition will be live at  facebook.com/CAREfans.
To learn more click here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Millennium Development Goals

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll 
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to" replies the Cat.

Brookings'  John McArthur and Krista Rasmussen examine which trajectories changed, for better or worse, and dispel some common myths about the 2000 - 2015 MDGs. 

Click here to learn more.
To review the new 15 year goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all 
 Click Here.

Change starts with YOU. It's easy too.
Click here for "The lazy person's guide to saving the world".