This past month, TechSoup launched its inaugural Global Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Month. Led by NGOsource's own program manager, LaCheka Phillips, the month was designed with the following three aims in mind:
NGOsource's general manager, Kevin Ryan, and its chief counsel, Martha Lackritz-Peltier, had a busy October. Speaking and participating at venues around the globe, they promoted their work on a uniform due diligence assessment tool for the humanitarian sector.
Since 1990, Privacy International has fought to protect the right to privacy around the globe. The UK-based NGO is committed to challenging governments and companies that access individuals', groups', and whole societies' data without consent. Privacy International firmly believes that privacy is necessary to protect autonomy and human dignity. All people everywhere need it, regardless of citizenship, race and ethnicity, economic status, gender, age, or education.
According to Uganda's 2014 Population and Housing Census, 7 out of every 50 people aged 5 or above have one or more disabilities. Women in Uganda also tend to have a higher prevalence of disability than men. In 1999, a group of women and youth with disabilities came together at a national conference in Kampala, Uganda, after observing rights violations of women and girls with disabilities.
This October, over 300 people from the global South and North are expected to join together in Istanbul, Turkey to share and collaborate on responses to issues facing the social sector. This initiative, known as the World Humanitarian Action Forum, aims to foster dialogue and action by bringing together individuals across the globe who are passionate about making a difference through effective humanitarian work.
Congratulations are in order for Ken Tsunoda, TechSoup’s Vice President of Development and former NGOsource General Manager (once a member of NGOsource always a part of the NGOsource family!)
Eighty percent of the world's plants and animals and 20 percent of its people call forests home. Not only do forests protect our air and water supplies, but they also lessen the destructive power of hurricanes, floods, and droughts. Despite all of the amazing qualities of forests, their existence is continually threatened. 2017 was the second-worst year on record for tropical deforestation. The rate of deforestation amounted to the equivalent of one soccer field lost per second.
As discussed in previous posts, some countries have unique considerations when it comes to evaluating an organization for equivalency determination (ED). India is one such country. Indian laws pertaining to certain legal entities and tax exemptions contain provisions that mirror charity requirements in the U.S.
Generally speaking, a nonprofit organization is an organization whose primary purpose is to achieve an objective other than the obtaining of profits. A "charitable" organization, however, is a narrower category. The term encompasses nonprofit organizations whose operations principally benefit the general public, usually with additional restrictions around application of assets, lobbying, political activity, and individual benefits to their members.