Beyond #GivingTuesday: Why Cash Is Best

Global need has rarely been greater. Today, a disparate population of 65 million souls forced to flee armed conflicts and natural disasters in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, live transient lives with uncertain futures as displaced people far from their homelands. Roughly half are children.

Beyond #GivingTuesday: Supporting Long-Term Relief Efforts

Later this month, we will celebrate Thanksgiving, a day when Americans pause and express gratitude for our blessings and good fortune in life. This day exemplifies for me some of the best of America, demonstrated by our generosity and celebrations of our unity.

Civil Society Collaboration: the Key to Long-Term Success

On October 12 the French Embassy, the Society for International Development, and SOS Sahel hosted a panel discussion on cultivating natural resources for more sustainable agriculture in the Sahel region of Africa. Though the Sahel is one of the poorest and most undeveloped regions of the world, the panel noted that partnering with the local civil society development actors is key to effective development and sustainable programs.

Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda: What Role Will Civil Society Play?

As our world grows and global migration increases, humanitarian and development organizations are increasingly acknowledging the challenges associated with rapid and unplanned urbanization.

New joint initiative launched to build the next key piece of open data infrastructure

A group of leading open data standards bodies have announced an exciting new collaboration to tackle a shared problem: how to accurately identify organizations.

Embracing a Legacy of Foreign Policy Leadership

Every four years, the United States government and its citizens participate in one of the world’s most profound and peaceful transitions of power. Such opportunities present all of us with a choice in leadership – at the executive and congressional levels – as we think about the kind of country we wish to be, and the kind of world we wish to be in. The latter is most relevant because our elections impact so much beyond our borders.
 

American Support for Humanitarian Assistance Reflected in $1.2 billion Pledge

I've often traveled to New York for the opening week of the UN General Assembly, but this year I'm honored to join other civil society leaders at President Barack Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees. And U.S. civil society, once again, has stepped up to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to helping affected people lift themselves out of hardship in a time of historic humanitarian need.

Collaborating to #EndHunger and Pass the Global Food Security Act of 2016

The passage of the Global Food Security Act of 2016 by the U.S Congress represents an impressive feat in collective action and collaboration to #endhunger. Over the course of almost a decade, organizations of all types and sizes connected to mobilize advocates, schedule meetings with members of Congress, host briefings with Capitol Hill staff, and discuss strategy together.

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