Engaging Internationally

A year can go quickly…

May 10, 2011

Those of you who follow my work know that I like to reflect periodically and within communities of practice (formal and informal) on what I/we have learned.  So as my informal blogging community of practice I invite you to reflect with me on my one year blogging anniversary.  What have I learned?

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To Mama with Love

May 4, 2011

Those of us who work in the “social good” arena professionally come in contact with many good causes to support.  This is the first of periodic “thematic” blog posts on charities/causes I like and why. Inspired by the wonderful folks at Epic Change and to honor my mother, today’s blog focuses on Mother’s Day which …



April 26, 2011

I often have this gut instinct not to like ‘contests’ or lists of “Best or Top (fill in the number)”.  I know this is not a popular view.  I also know that yes, we all like accolades, it makes us feel good about ourselves and our work, and a little competition can be a good …


Global Health: What We're Learning

April 19, 2011

This past weekend I participated in the Global Health & Innovation conference sponsored by Unite for Site and hosted by Yale University.  The conference discussions were for me a ‘check’ on what I’d a written a few months back on Global Health trends.  Here are a few of my observations from the conference:

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Day without Dignity: Awareness raised, now next steps…

April 12, 2011

Last week I wrote a blog post on raising awareness to participate in the Day without Dignity campaign. As part of that effort I wrote about the importance of placing a one day event in the context of what those whose awareness is being raised can do afterwards.  As either organizers of these campaigns, or …