Engaging Internationally

What’s all this talk about Millennium Development Goals?

September 21, 2010

In September 2000, 189 world leaders met at the United Nations and agreed on a roadmap setting out eight time-bound and measurable goals to address extreme poverty by 2015.  These goals became known as the Millennium Development Goals.

In summary, these goals are:

  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  2. Achieve universal primary education
  3. Promote gender equality

Resources for NGOs Engaging Internationally

September 16, 2010

As a follow-up to my post earlier this month on the CIVICUS World Assembly this is a listing of some of the interesting resources that were shared at the Assembly.

Boiling Point: Can Citizen Action Save the World by Kumi Naidoo.  Kumi, a former anti-apartheid activist from South Africa and executive director of CIVICUS, scholar, …


CIVICUS World Assembly 2010

September 1, 2010

I have been a member of CIVICUS since it was founded in the mid-1990’s. CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance of NGOs (Civil Society Organizations in CIVICUS parlance) and partners who work together “to strengthen citizen action and civil society throughout the world”.  In its short life CIVICUS has been enormously …


A GlobalScale Wiki!

August 10, 2010

For the past 20+ years I have worked with nonprofits, NGOs, associations and others that have had “good ideas” that have spread around the world, sometimes strategically, more often in a somewhat ad hoc fashion.  Some of these initiatives have been more successful than others, but as a sector we have not yet mastered the …


Words that Communicate

July 28, 2010

Don’t all words communicate? you may be thinking.  Well, yes, of course they’re intended to, but we don’t always define and practice ‘communication’ as two ways – a message that is sent, received and understood.  If we focus on our messages being received, and ideally understood in the way we intended, the choice of words …