So, What Does It All Add Up To?

Submitted by Carlisle Levine, Sherine Jayawickrama, and Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken.

International NGOs have well-established practices for measuring results at the project and program level. But how to measure results at an agency level across numerous countries, sectors and projects? What does it all add up to? Are there meaningful, cost-effective ways to tell?

Think small: What is the future for small NGOs?

Submitted by Bill Abrams, president of Trickle Up

In December 2013, I attended an InterAction CEO Retreat presentation on a study by consulting firm FSG called “Ahead of the Curve: Insights for the International NGO of the Future.”  It was an interesting, thoughtful study but, frankly, I was annoyed.  Its sole focus was big NGOs; all of the consultants’ interviews were with representatives of the 50 largest U.S. NGOs.

Engaging Across Humanitarian and Development Sectors

I began working at InterAction six months ago, and I am excited to be at an organization with members that support the poorest and most disadvantaged around the world. I have found that InterAction is aptly named, as it connects people working in multiple and diverse sectors on incredibly important issues. As a new arrival, I am eager to participate in InterAction’s Forum in April and discuss the critical issues the non-profit community faces with InterAction’s diverse membership.

The Inside Scoop: What CEOs Are Discussing at Forum 2016

As you walk to your next workshop at Forum 2016, you may come across a sign that reads “For CEOs Only” and wonder – who is in that room? What are they discussing in there?

As someone who has helped coordinate exclusive CEO workshops and networking lunches, I am excited to provide a peek inside the world of the CEO Track.

To Improve Human Wellbeing, It’s Time to Get Serious about Transparency

Community and collective action matter. The dream is for all civil society organizations to look beyond their individual projects and work collectively to advance human wellbeing everywhere.

Tips on How to Network at the Forum - for Those Who Hate Networking

Sixteen. That’s the number of times I’ve attended InterAction’s Forum. Yes, you read that correctly. And after all these years, I still think there are ways I can better maximize this tremendous networking opportunity. I am an extrovert, but I’ll be the first to admit that I still have anxiety when it comes to networking at the Forum. Like most people, it doesn’t come easily to me. There is this pressure that I must meet people.

UN aid chiefs see 'glimmers of hope' in Syria

The United Nations' top humanitarian officials on Friday welcomed "fragile glimmers of hope" in Syria after a ceasefire allowed more aid deliveries, but warned this progress was "just not enough."

In a joint statement issued ahead of the fifth anniversary of the war, the heads of aid agencies said they were "extremely concerned" about the situation in northern rural Homs and in Aleppo, where 500,000 people are caught behind frontlines.

In the past few weeks, "we are seeing signs of momentum, fragile glimmers of hope," said the 11 signatories of the statement.

Behind the Music: Young Professionals Summit Edition

This is the story of one of InterAction’s premier tracks at Forum 2016. The Young Professional (YP) Summit shines a spotlight on one of Forum’s most interesting and diverse groups.  Let’s hear the story of how it happens.

InterAction’s NGO Aid Map Publishes 11,500+ Projects to IATI – and Counting

Starting today, NGO Aid Map will begin publishing its data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). This means the addition of data from more than 100 InterAction member organizations with thousands of projects, spanning almost all countries and sectors. NGO Aid Map data will be published daily so there is little to no delay between the time we get data from our members and the time it becomes available via the IATI Registry.

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At a Glance: Member Insights on Proposed FY2018 Budget

On Tuesday, May 23 the White House released its budget plan for fiscal year 2018, which proposed slashing funding for effective, life-saving programs that help create a safer and more secure world. InterAction joined 82 member organizations in a statement calling on members of Congress to sustain support for a robust International Affairs budget in FY2018. See more information on InterAction's recommendations for funding poverty-fighting accounts in Choose to Invest FY2018.

 

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