Forum 2015 Highlights: Monday


America's Global Citizens

To kick off  Forum 2015, InterAction President and CEO Samuel A. Worthington presented an opening address outlining several of the key challenges facing the NGO sector, today and in years ahead.

Opening Plenary

Opening Plenary: 
What is the Next Change We Need?

What the world does in 2015 and for the next 10 years is critical. Sam Worthington moderated an in-depth, engaging discussion with panelists Bill EasterlyThomas Gass, and Yves Daccord on the state of the world as it relates to acute vulnerability and chronic poverty.  Watch Eaterly's adress | Watch archived video of the panel discusion.

Media Plenary

Media Plenary: 
Another Take: Re-Examining Media, NGO Accountability, and Engagement

Dana Priest of the Washington Post moderated as Michael ElliottSheri Fink of the New York Times, and Paul Danahar, considered the long and complicated working relationship between the media and the U.S. NGO community, connected in their respective efforts to educate the American public on the challenges of global development and humanitarian assistance. Watch archived video of the discussion.


Three Reasons To Use Innovative Finance, And Three Reasons To Avoid It

How do you get sustainable support that is still low-cost? One answer is innovative finance, nontraditional mechanisms that blend philanthropic and public-sector funding with private capital. But before learning the nuts and bolts of innovative finance, it’s important to ask, is this type of financing right for me? Read more.

Photo Contest Winner

InterAction’s 2015 Effective Assistance Photography Award

For 13 years, InterAction has held a photography contest to highlight the innovation and determination of individuals around the globe, resulting in incredible humanitarian and development work. This year, over a thousand professional and amateur photographers submitted their most powerful photos of international relief and development. With so many incredible submissions, how did we arrive at our decision? Read more.


Forum 2015 Sponsors

UPSZakat Foundation of AmericaFedExGlobal CommunitiesWorld LearningIslamic Relief USANorthern TrustNCBA CLUSAAga Khan FoundationBuddhist Tzu Chi FoundationPADFMercy CorpsPlan InternationalBethany GlobalOnGoodInternational Medical CorpsMillennium Challenge CorporationNonProfit Pro