Engaging Internationally

Impact without Boundaries

June 8, 2011

As we’ve been working to bring about significant social change, alleviate poverty, and face other challenges over the past few decades, we’ve separated ourselves into silos.  We refer to:

  1. Non-governmental organizations or NGOs (also called by a whole host of other names),
  2. International development  practitioners (aid providers, not beneficiaries who have only recently been ‘asked

Trends in the international NGO (INGO) world

May 31, 2011

I often write about a spectrum of international engagement as illustrated here –  from organizations that just ‘dabble’ in the international arena to organizations that operate globally.  I try to touch upon issues that organizations deal with and lessons that can be learned at those different stages.  This blog post focuses on organizations at the …


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?

  • Getting started:

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 …