Dalai Lama Scandal explained, Desmond Tutu

The Dalai Lama, left, sits with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, of South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2008 prior to speaking at the University of Washington in Seattle. Photograph: Indian Country Today Network Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu chose not to beg the South African government to grant a visa to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to enable his friend and fellow Nobel Peace Laureate to attend the Nobel Summit scheduled to be held in Cape Town this month, Reverend Mpho Tutu, Executive Director of … [Read more...]

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is His Celebrated Legacy

Message from The Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation   It is with the deepest regret that we have learned of the passing of our founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba. The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa will shortly make further official announcements. 'We want to express our sadness at this time. No words can adequately describe this enormous loss to our nation and to the world'. We give thanks for his … [Read more...]

Beyond Money: A Look at Giving, Dr. Gray Keller

Is your fundraising strategy BRILLIANT? First, is it Believable? A great fundraising strategy is believable. Your marketing, PR, branding behind it, must resonate with donors. Second, is it Realistic? If your fundraising strategy is not realistic, then donors will laugh, some will mock and others will simply think you’re crazy and will not give. You must show how the amount of money you need and think you can raise is realistic to your overall goals and purposes of a nonprofit. … [Read more...]

Nonprofit Career Month celebrated in October!

Have you ever contemplated joining the world of philanthropy? A nonprofit organization (US and UK), or not-for-profit organization (UK and others), often called an NPO or simply a nonprofit and non-commercial organization (Russia and CIS), often called an NCO, is an organization that uses surplus revenues to achieve its goals rather than distributing them as profit or dividends. States in the United States defer to the IRS designation conferred under United States Internal Revenue Code … [Read more...]

The Character of a Philanthropist – What Will They Say About You?

Philanthropy is all about relationships. But it is not about schmoozing at fundraising galas, networking at charity events or simply seeking funding for your cause. Nor is it about seeing and being seen. Philanthropy is about establishing genuine, authentic relationships for human flourishing. Philanthropic relationships are about the other people and their well-being. It’s not about you. When you allow the love of humanity, philanthropy to drive and center your relationships, then … [Read more...]

UN WOMEN – Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012-2013 Annual report cover photo © Chris de Bode/Panos Pictures The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information. PDF version: English Order Printed/Published Version Languages Available: English Bibliographic Information Subject … [Read more...]

United Nations – DESA ~ January 2012

January 2012 - Vol. 16, No. 1 | Print version Creating visibility for forests worldwide As the International Year of Forests 2011 draws to a close in February 2012, the Director of UN Forum on Forest Secretariat, Ms. Jan L. McAlpine, shares her thoughts about an eventful year. Thanks to the year, she says a clear message has been conveyed that "all 7 billion people on earth have their economic, spiritual and physical health tied to forests." Read … [Read more...]

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