Twins Nima and Dawa Pelden were born joined at the abdomen and sharing a liver. The twins lived the first 15 months of their lives facing one another. The young children, from Bhutan, were unable to sit down and could only stand up if they did so together at the same time. Thanks to the Children First Foundation (CFF), the girls and their mother were flown to Australia, where they received life-saving separation surgery, treatment, and ongoing care.
Africa's Voices Foundation (AVF) is a nonprofit organization that puts citizens' voices at the heart of effective development and governance. Development, humanitarian, and governance actors come to the U.K.- and Kenya-based organization in search of innovative mean of engaging citizens and impactful and applied insights. These insights help to inform, adapt, monitor, and evaluate programs based on the needs of the citizens they serve.
This month it is our privilege to feature a guest post by Noah Degu, a distinguished Ethiopian professional with a multidisciplinary background currently at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a Regional Hub embracing five African countries.
The Memory and Tolerance Museum (Museo Memoria y Tolerancia) has been around for less than 10 years, but it is no surprise that it is already recognized as one of the 10 best museums in Mexico City by a number of organizations and media. Founded in 2010, the museum is dedicated to
The South Africa–based Dr. CL Smith Foundation is dedicated to creating and driving positive social change in previously disadvantaged and excluded areas in South Africa through education, sport, and health. It was founded in 2013 to honor the legacy of Dr. Clifford Leon Smith. To support the holistic development of young people and foster their mental, physical, and emotional health, the foundation has five main areas of focus:
Grantmaker members and NGOs may wonder why the name of an NGO on its Equivalency Determination (ED) Certificate often differs from the name that was initially submitted for review. The reason is that an ED is a legal opinion, which must reflect the exact legal name of the entity as evidenced on its legal formation or registration documents.
Contributed by Joel R. Charny, Executive Director, Norwegian Refugee Council USA
Eight years into the devastating conflict in Syria, close to 12 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian support. The conflict has left many areas in ruins, even neighborhoods within the capital, Damascus.
This past month, the TechSoup Global Network, composed of NGOs from 50 countries, gathered in San Francisco for the biennial TechSoup Global Summit, aptly titled "Connect, Activate, Transform." With 250 participants in attendance and 39 languages represented, attendees convened to discuss challenges facing civil society across the world and collaborated to pave the way for change.
As discussed in previous posts, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires that a public charity in the U.S. be organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes. It may not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests (private benefit), and no part of its net earnings may benefit private parties (private inurement).
South Africa has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. Two out of every three young people are unemployed; only 4 out of every 100 school leavers finish university; and more than 40 percent of this generation will never work in their lifetime. South Africa–based Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, however, is on a mission to reverse this trend.