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Civil Society Engagement at the G7 - Why it Matters

For over four decades, leaders from the world’s major advanced economies have gathered to discuss pressing global challenges at the annual Group of Seven (G7) Summit. Historically speaking, the informal, non-bureaucratic nature of the G7 has not lent itself to a well-structured relationship with civil society groups.

International Medical Corps Ready to Respond to the Resurgence of Ebola in Guinea

Conakry, Guinea — It was a regular Wednesday afternoon and everyone at the International Medical Corps office in Conakry was involved in meetings, reports, and calls to ensure the post-Ebola program ran smoothly. Then, a call disrupted that routine at 4:23 p.m.: three Ebola cases were confirmed. Another two were suspected.

Learning Best Practices to Better Serve Urban Refugees

The InterAction Urban Learning Initiative’s call for applicants in Sept. 2015 could not have come at a better time for Kenyan NGO Heshima Kenya.

Instability and assault on the poor require us to respond

In his clarion call to action on climate change, Pope Francis echoes the statements and sentiments of many religious leaders and church bodies.

Scaling NGO Impact Through Collaborations and Mergers

The theme of collaboration topped Bridgespan’s 2015 Nonprofit Management Tools poll of nearly 500 CEOs on how best to grow their organizations’ impact. And it makes sense: the right sort of collaboration can help small organizations spread their evidence-based solutions across NGO partners with greater reach; and it can help big NGOs avoid reinventing wheels. 

From the Frontlines: Lessons from Ebola

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa appears to have receded from the deadly highs of the past year, there are many lessons that we can all learn from this tragedy -- from the need to strengthen health systems, to the importance of coordinated responses at all levels, from the local to the international. But for me, from my experience spending the last year on the front lines against the disease, the lessons of the past year are far more simple.

Confessions of a Forum Moderator

A funny thing happened to me on my way to the InterAction Forum last week: for the first time in a very long time, I was asked not to speak, but rather to moderate a session featuring three very capable colleagues: Jerome Lebleu of Global Communities, Luca Pupulin of the REACH Project, and Seki Hirano of Catholic Relief Services. I’ll confess that it was a pleasure to be asked to listen to them!

A Conversation with Ruth Messinger, 2015 Julia Taft Award Winner

Ruth Messinger will receive InterAction’s 2015 Julia Taft Award for her tireless leadership as an activist and social change visionary at InterAction’s Forum 2015.

Global development communicators: Stuck between fundraising and reality?

Jennifer Lentfer: What is the state of the "development discourse" in your opinion? How can communicators create a more robust dialogue, embracing criticism and inviting debate?

Remix your Role in Tackling Social Problems

Let’s be honest—the business-in-society space is filled with events big and small. Professionals working in development, sustainability, CSR, and related fields could hopscotch to a different conference every week. So why choose the 2015 Shared Value Leadership Summit? What’s different about this event? Here are the top five reasons to come to the Conrad New York this May 12-13—all ways in which you can jump-start a smarter strategy for your organization’s role in society:

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