CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - Inspira Health Systems
ABA ROLI Program Director, Turkey - American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
Chief of Party - Jhpiego
Press Officer, Humanitarian - Oxfam America
Compliance Manager - Lutheran World Relief
Sr Director Strategic Partnerships - Lutheran World Relief

Honoring our Colleagues on World Humanitarian Day

Humanitarians around the world have devoted their lives to the needs of others. Once a year, on World Humanitarian Day, the world takes time to honor them.

Volunteering Brings Enduring Gifts

I grew up in an Air Force community and was gratefully mentored towards my goal to be a nurse by an Air Force nurse. Talks of relocation and life in “foreign countries” were shared by childhood friends. I too wanted to travel, learn first-hand about lands, people, their cultures and their ways of living. Due to my role as a full time University-based nursing educator from 1974 to 2001, along with raising children, travel out of the Continental United States wasn’t possible.

Sam Worthington: The Evolving Role of U.S. NGOs in a Shifting Aid Landscape

On Monday, August 1, InterAction CEO Sam Worthington spoke at an event co-hosted by DACOR and UAA about the evolving role of U.S. NGOs. Video courtesy of DACOR.

Open Data and Agricultural Aid: The Next Step in Tackling Hunger

In 2011, Publish What You Fund’s chief executive, Rupert Simons, was working in Ethiopia on a program to get better seeds to farmers. His program was one of several run by different government agencies, NGOs and donors. Despite great effort, the results were disappointing. It took several years to fully understand why – the seeds from government farms had been contaminated by inter-breeding.

Even “Snowflake” Foundations Collect and Share Data on Agricultural Investments

Sometimes we hear philanthropic foundations described as “snowflakes.” They each have their own unique set of strategies, their own orientation towards change, their own impact measurements, their own proposal formats, and even their own unique language for describing the work they do, (as one foundation so succinctly told me, “ag funding isn’t just ag funding”).

Renovating and Revitalizing InterAction’s Space

Throughout 2016, InterAction has contemplated ways that our sector must adapt and evolve to remain effective. In these considerations, we began to realize that there were ways we could adapt – on a much more immediate scale – to better align with our mission as a convener. With this in mind, we have some exciting news to share.

“Data Doesn’t Grow On Trees,” And Other Insights Into The Agriculture Data Needs Among Development Partners

The planning and design of any development project is an extensive, intricate, and often laborious process. Thus, it’s no surprise that development partners desire the best available information when it comes to deciding how to allocate funds.

Why NGOs Need Investment Data in Their Fight Against Hunger

For NGOs, good data can mean the difference between successful programs and unsuccessful programs – or significant and negligible results in the fight against hunger and poverty. However, NGOs can find themselves in the dark when deciding where and how to spend their resources, as the information they need to make smarter investments is often difficult, time consuming, and expensive to find. Below are a few of the things NGOs need to know in order to make the best possible investments to end hunger and reduce poverty.

Cities with the smarts

There is an emerging trend the world over of building “smart cities” representing “hardwiring” and infusion of technology to meet the key needs in urban areas such as fighting crime, and increasing adequate and need based service delivery and an overall focus on fostering growth.

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Exhibit at InterAction’s Forum 2017

Featuring multiple networking events and an artisan trade fair, the Exhibit Hall at Forum 2017 presents a unique opportunity for visibility and recognition among a targeted audience. Exhibitors choose between a variety of booth options, allowing for flexibility and custom presentations. Registration forms must be received by June 1, 2017, however exhibit space is limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so register today!

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