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Impact Africa August 17 2014: The “How” of African Development


To: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to support full funding for poverty-focused development assistance in the International Affairs Budget and to oppose any budget cuts to lifesaving foreign assistance for the world’s poorest communities.

I support effective aid programs that save lives and deliver results, and I ask you to do the same…

The Development ElementGuidelines for the future of communicating about the end of global poverty

The Development Element
Guidelines for the future of communicating about the end of global poverty

Somali-Americans need reliable ways to send $ to loved ones.#USTreasury must keep #Somalia’s lifeline open.

A three dimensional view of justice


It was during college I first learned the maxim, “give a man a fish you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.” I know I wasn’t the only one.

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A clear day in the early nineteen-eighties, for example. A man drives past the harbor of the city in which he lives. He sees docked boats, restaurants, children at play, the island sleeping in the distance. Without quite meaning to, he remembers that the island is a…

Tweets from SEIU Local 500’s Nonprofit Summit in Washington DC on 9/21/13. 


The change-the-world industry can be clique-y, gossipy, back-stabbing, fiercely competitive. It reminds me of Thomas Merton’s phrase - “wars among saints.” The word philanthropy means “love of humanity.” This love cannot be picky. It can’t be confined to a feeling of compassion toward a grantees’…