Oct
18

“George Soros foundation sues Hungary on laws targeting NGOs”

Fox News posted the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“BUDAPEST, Hungary – An international philanthropic organization founded by billionaire George Soros said Monday it has filed applications before the European Court of Human Rights and Hungary’s Constitutional Court to challenge recent laws in Hungary targeting civic groups working with refugees and asylum-seekers.

James Goldston, director of the Open Society Foundations’ legal team, told The Associated Press that the legal action is aimed at countering laws ‘designed to intimidate and silence independent voices in Hungary.’

The Open Society Foundations support some of the civic groups targeted by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s unyielding anti-immigration policies.

Oct
08

“8 Useful Ways To Raise Funds For NGOs”

The above-titled article was recently published in the Social Post.  The entire article reads as follows:

“NGOs are playing a vital role in the society. Where Government failed to work NGOs take the lead. But running an NGO is a big task. It needs lots of guts and courage along with funds. Most of the people are afraid of raising the funds for the NGOs.

Without funds, NGOs cannot run. Now with the increase in the number of NGOs fundraising is also getting tough day by day. Besides that due to exposure of several malpractices in some of the leading NGOs of the country people are sceptical about the NGOs nowadays. Here are few tips social post.news shares with our readers on the fundraising.

Oct
01

“What you need to know about crowdfunding for NGOs”

Born2Invest published the above-captioned article, which reads as follows:

When hearing the term “crowdfunding,” most would immediately think about products and services. That is partly true as crowdfunding has been primarily used to launch startups worldwide. Moving beyond products and services, this new form of fundraising has found its way into supporting non-government organizations (NGOs) and other social causes.

NGOs face a lot of problems but one of the biggest issue to tackle is the lack of funds. This problem is caused by a few factors including the lack of resources to market their cause and poor networking. Unlike corporations and other business-centric entities, NGOs direct the funds they acquire to projects that would support their target community so they need all the funds they can.

Sep
24

“Foam insulation groups challenge US NGO criticism”

ChemicalWatch published the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“Foam insulation groups say that an NGO report that cautioned against their products “ignores science” and focuses too heavily on the mere presence of a chemical in a product.

The criticism has come in response to a report authored by the Energy Efficiency for All NGO partnership, which ranked insulation and air-sealing products based on their chemical composition and potential health effects, as well as their performance and costs.

Sep
20

Inside a pro-democracy NGO, an employee-led labor movement takes shape

Devex published the following article:

WASHINGTON — Last month, employees at the National Democratic Institute voted to join a union, a decision aimed at improving their bargaining power over a range of workplace benefits — including some unique to the international development industry.

As a union workforce, NDI employees will negotiate vacation, sick leave, and health care, as well as international travel policies, often to insecure locations where NDI supports democratic institutions.

The move to unionize by an international development organization is a rare one — even for organizations that support labor movements in other countries. It speaks to a growing awareness among development professionals that being mission-driven does not have to mean foregoing some of the options available to improve workplace conditions.”

Sep
10

“NGOs do more harm than good in conflict zones” By MENELAOS AGALOGLOU 09 SEP 2018

 

The Myanmar Times published the above-captioned article, which reads in part as follows:

“WHILE reading the sex scandals involving Oxfam personnel in Haiti, I remembered past reports implicating UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic as well as my recent humanitarian venture with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sep
06

Worldwide NGO Directory

A worldwide NGO directory is available here. One click will list NGOs in a particular region of the world.

 

 

Sep
02

“NGO lawsuit seeks documents behind EPA ‘science transparency’ proposal”

Chemical Watch posted the above titled article, which reads as follows:

“The NGO the Environmental Defense Fund has sued the US EPA over its failure to release requested documents related to its proposed ‘science transparency rule’.

The lawsuit relates to the EPA’s proposed rule: Strengthening transparency in regulatory science. The controversial plan is intended to ensure that science underpinning regulatory decisions is available for public validation. But its detractors say it will limit the types of data the EPA can consider in rulemakings.

Aug
20

“Creating leadership pipeline for NGOs difficult”

Forbes India posted the above titled article, part of which follows:

“The Bridgespan Group surveyed approximately 250 leaders from Indian NGOs and the Indian offices of international NGOs, to look into NGOs’ efforts to strengthen their leaders’ skill sets and build their leadership bench.”

Click here to read the entire article.

Aug
13

“Many NGO workers on the ground don’t speak the local language – new research”

The Conversation posted the above titled article, which follows:

“After the Oxfam sexual exploitation scandal in Haiti hit the headlines earlier this year, 22 aid agencies published an open letter declaring that they would “take every step to right our wrongs and eradicate abuse in our industry”. They made a commitment to ‘listen and take action’.

There is nothing new about NGOs claiming that they ‘listen’ to communities and act on their feedback. A cursory glance at NGO publicity materials reveals that they typically claim that they empower communities by listening and involving them in decisions about aid projects.

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