President's Corner: Sam Worthington

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Samuel A. Worthington is president and CEO of InterAction, the nation’s largest alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations working internationally. InterAction leads, supports, and mobilizes its members to take collective action, improve the impact of their programs, increase their global reach, and advocate for efforts that advance human well-being around the world.  Worthington has represented U.S. NGOs and their programs before the U.S. Congress, administration, and media. Previously, he served from 1994 to 2006 as Chief Executive Officer of Plan USA, a global development NGO.

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Why We Exist And How We Can Evolve

Effective development is ultimately local. It is driven by market economics, the private sector, and shaped by effective governance institutions, namely host governments. If this is true, our goal as international nonprofits working across borders is to “work ourselves out of a job.” Does this make sense? It does not for three reasons.

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Watch Sam discuss how NGOs can develop strategic partnerships with the private sector at the 2014 Business Call to Action Annual Forum.