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A lady bike rider and women development in conservative and developing country

Every morning one lady bike rider passes me when my bus gets stuck in the jam on the way to my office. She goes ahead to her destination by driving her Scooty easily and naturally on the wide and narrow spaces on the road as like as a man. Every day when I see her I give her a salute and admire her courage because it is Bangladesh, a moderate Islamic country by the constitution, where a big part of the people do not support from their mind to let the women go out from home for working…

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Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on September 1, 2014 at 3:38am — No Comments

Non Profits: What can't you get done in your work-week?

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I am updating our non profit training program—Version 2.0 is set to launch in September—and…
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Added by Tim Magee on August 28, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

Trying To Be Nice

Trying To Be Nice

I had a weird moment recently. I tried to have a conversation with a normal person. A normal person who has chosen to live a normal life. Half way through the conversation, I realised we had nothing in common. Not that I’m not interested in her life. It’s not that I don’t find her an interesting person. Except, yes, maybe it is. Which makes me feel a little bit bad.

And then I remember that what I care about is Ebola in West Africa and food insecurity in South…

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Added by Claire Hawk on August 25, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

4 ways to survive (and enjoy!) your next leave

A guest blog by Marco Yuri Jiménez on how-matters.org.

As I am writing this, I am riding a train crossing the Alps between Austria and Italy. I have been in three countries in about ten hours. I have been in six different countries in the past three weeks and in ten other countries on four continents in the…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 19, 2014 at 7:11am — No Comments

Want to make the world a better place? Drop your first world problems

This week there has been a lot in the media about suicide, depression and mental illness with Robin William’s passing. I have lived a wide range on this spectrum and so I read a wide range on these topics as well. And today I saw something that has stopped me in my tracks. A comment was made on a public thread and it struck me deeply. The gist of it is this:



‘Depression and suicide don’t happen in third world countries. Depression is a…

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Added by Jodi on August 15, 2014 at 9:54am — No Comments

2014 World AIDS Day Red Ribbon Campaign, Order Now!

2014 WORD AIDS DAY RED RIBBON BADGES ORDER NOW FROM UGANDA. To order DROP US AN EMAIL AT redribbonfund@gmail.com or visit http://tinyurl.com/njrouon to Donate to our Red Ribbon Campaign Kindly visit http://www.aymu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=126 To order, kindly drop us an email at red.ribbon@aymu.org…

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Added by Africa Youth Ministries on August 14, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Can more efficient use of social media change the aid sector?

I have been admiring Aidsource for a while since I joined however I've been disappointed by the evident low level of activity. I'm currently studying for a Masters Degree at WEDC; A water and development focused department at Loughborouth university and have decided as part of my Master's thesis to see if I could investigate the viability of a similar social networking website as AidSource which could be used as a central hub for aidworkers looking to network, find information or running…

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Added by Carl Josef-Ian Nuñez Rendora on July 28, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

NGO Workers and accountability to “beneficiaries”

If you work (or have worked) for a development NGO/INGO, and have thoughts or opinions on the delicate subject of accountability, I would really appreciate you taking a look at this survey. This forms part of my final dissertation research which focuses specifically on the practical realities for those working in for NGOs when it comes to accountability. Please follow the link for more details.

http://goo.gl/A57oYo

Added by Peter McMillan on July 20, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

Are you a change maker? Then this if for you.

The Humanity Collective Manifesto is for change makers everywhere! If it resonates, download it in a variety of formats- for free! Enjoy. 

Added by Jodi on June 18, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Fun, Free Challenge for Change Makers Everywhere! Join the Quest.

For all the details come one over http://wp.me/p4r3X6-3H

Quest- Week 2

Added by Jodi on June 11, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments

A Road Map for a Weary Heart Journeying Through Darkness

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Last week my hometown experienced a terrifying ordeal that left the city under siege and ended with 3 police officers dead, 2 wounded, and a community forever changed.  Friends and family continue to live through waves of disbelief, shock, terror, anger, and deep…

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Added by Jodi on June 11, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments

Will donor and recipient states buy into the SCHR's Certification Review Project? Have your say.

In October 2012, nine of the largest independent agencies[1] in the humanitarian sector, under an alliance known as the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR), initiated a two-year project, the purpose of which is ‘to explore the feasibility and relevance of certification for humanitarian organisations, in order to demonstrate compliance with humanitarian principles and quality and accountability standards’.

The project is entitled the Certification Review…

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Added by Joseph Matthew Debono on May 29, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

Receiving: Radical Truth, Generosity & What Giving's Got To Do With It

I am good at giving. I am comfortable at giving and it brings me tremendous joy to give. Giving is easy, and delightful. I give freely and often. Giving makes me feel purposeful.

Receiving? Not so much.

Sound familiar?

 
If you want to know why it matters, and how to stop robbing yourself of your humanity continue to read here…
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Added by Jodi on May 7, 2014 at 8:17pm — 1 Comment

This is a story that will restore your faith in foreign aid, but it may also break your heart.

What do you do when you find a huge need, for over 600,000 people, of which tens of thousands of them are dying every year, that no one else is focussing on? What if a country was losing $400 million a year because of it? What would you do if you had both a plan and an incredibly cost effective grassroots organisation to address this problem?

Unless we stumble across a miracle in 2 months, the answer is, we will walk away from it all. This is a story that will restore your faith in…

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Added by Weh Yeoh on April 29, 2014 at 3:07am — No Comments

Q&A Podcast : Am I in a slump or is it burn out? What Can I do About It?

In this podcast, I will show you 3 tools to know if it's a slump or burn out and provide 4 techniques for what to do about it.

https://soundcloud.com/the-humanity-collective/q-a-is-it-a-slump-or-burn-what

Added by Jodi on April 24, 2014 at 7:49am — No Comments

Online Counseling for Humanitarians

The Global Wellness Center was developed to enable humanitarian, development/aid workers and volunteers to access supportive, empowerment-based counseling from any corner of the globe. Utilizing video conferencing, email and telephone, the Global Wellness Center makes it possible to have weekly counseling sessions with a licensed mental health professional from anywhere in the world. For more information and a FREE consultation check out the website at …

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Added by Global Wellness Center on April 17, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Scaling Up Humanity & How To Strengthen Yours

Scaling Up Humanity & How To Strengthen Yours



With billions of dollars spent every year on official development assistance and poverty reduction, why isn’t the current model of development assistance having a bigger impact? There are lots of reasons and theories but based on my experience, I believe…

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Added by Jodi on April 17, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments

The Art of Saying No & Scripts to Get It Done (aka Changing the World One No At A Time)

Reality check- what we say yes and no to shapes our lives.

Most of us don’t say no often enough and we end up taking on way too much. We allow scope creep because we don’t say no. We get frustrated and cranky because we don’t say no. We burn out because we don’t say no. Saying no can feel awkward, and downright terrifying. For most of us, it seems…

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Added by Jodi on April 11, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

6th May (online): Better Participatory Video Practice: Launch, InsightShare and Open University

InsightShare and Open University are excited to share with you that thus far almost 300 people from 30 different countries have signed up to join us on our 8-month long journey via virtual field sites around the world to explore and share better practices in participatory video. If you haven't already signed-up, we hope you might be interested to join us too.



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Added by Soledad Muñiz on April 10, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments

How much does the US government spend on foreign aid? (And 4 other things you might not know)

Few would disagree that the aim of US foreign assistance to developing countries must be to help people help themselves. But did you know…?

1)   Foreign assistance is a bargain.

For the last few years, the US devoted just 0.7 percent of the federal budget to poverty-focused foreign assistance. In FY2014, the US government spent $23.4 billion…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 2, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

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