Is the Nonprofit Sector for You?
July 7, 2017 at 8:20 am

Is the nonprofit sector for you? If you have any doubts, do some soul-searching and due diligence. At the end of the day, I care passionately to help others, and I am purpose-driven. It is about making a difference...

Trump Reverses Abortion Policy for Aid to NGOs
January 24, 2017 at 8:00 am

President Donald Trump signed an executive action on Monday reinstating the so-called Mexico City Policy, which bars international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving U.S. government funding. "The President, it's no secret, has made it very clear that he's a pro-life president," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at his…

New Chinese Law Puts Foreign Nonprofits in Limbo
December 19, 2016 at 8:00 am

Hundreds of international nonprofits in China are bracing for the new year when a law rolled out as part of President Xi Jinping’s push against unwanted foreign influence threatens to make them illegal. The uncertainty stems from new rules requiring foreign nonprofits to register with police and have a government sponsor, among other restrictions. The…

Fundraising Fundamentals: Proactive vs. Reactive
May 20, 2016 at 10:28 am

In the competitive environment of NGO fundraising, understanding where you’ll get the best return on investment can often be the difference between keeping afloat and sinking. From the perspective of an international NGO, successful fundraising or business development can utilize a number of different approaches, each with its own set of particulars...

Charities Feel the Chill as Russia Looks to Tighten NGO Legislation
May 20, 2016 at 9:44 am

Sotsium was a largely unremarkable Russian nongovernmental organization (NGO) working to stop the spread of HIV in the small Volga River city of Engels, where Russia’s HIV epidemic is growing at one of the fastest rates nationwide. Besides educational drives, the charity distributed syringes and clean needles to people at risk. But last month, a…

International Fundraising: Getting Started in the Big World of Global Giving
May 12, 2016 at 10:35 am

All told, 1.4 billion people worldwide donated money in 2014, more than six times the amount of Americans who donated. This is not a knock on U.S. giving. It’s a reminder that the 
donor pool is much larger than many charities realize. International 
donors are a viable and underserved fundraising market, a vast pool of untapped resources. How do you tap into it?...

China Passes Law Placing Restrictions on 7,000 Foreign NGOs
April 29, 2016 at 11:01 am

Things just got considerably more complicated for foreign NGOs in China. Yesterday, the China’s National People’s Congress passed the foreign NGO “management” law, The Guardian reported. The law, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017, mandates that all foreign NGOs must register with public security officers, and have an official Chinese sponsor or host organization...

Russian NGO Returns Leonardo DiCaprio Donation Worth $159,000
September 24, 2015 at 9:51 am

A Russian NGO returned a donation worth $159,000 from the Leonardo DiCaprio foundation. The Sakhalin Environment Watch, an environmental protection organization in Russia’s Far East, said it would refuse foreign donations after it had been included in the “foreign agents” category in the NGO register. "At the general meeting, the majority voted in favor of…

Charities Hire Criminal Investigators As Pressure Mounts Over Fraud
September 15, 2015 at 9:43 am

Rising mistrust of international charities and a public push for greater transparency on spending in corruption-prone crisis zones are compelling some non-government organizations (NGOs) to hire a new recruit—the criminal investigator. In a bid to prevent as well as report fraudulent activity, Plan International, Oxfam GB, Americares and International Medical Corps are among those to…