The situation in Syrian has been spiraling out of control since it first began three years ago, but the refugee crisis has become increasingly harrowing recently. Lebanon alone is hosting 1 million Syrian refugees and getting aid to the needy is becoming desperate. Read this article to understand why.
The Skoll World Forum took place last weekend, this year with the theme of “Ambition.” This Standford Social Innovation Review article on its takeaways is an absolute must read for anyone tracking to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social issues. Make sure to also check out the Skoll World Forum website for an abundance of interesting discussions and articles on everything from innovation to fundraising to storytelling.
A session at the Skoll World Forum introduced the “Impact Genome Project” which claims we can use algorithms to predict the success of projects before they’ve even started. Do you think this will be good or bad for development work?
On Tax Day, Bill Gates declared this “a reason to smile.” The American budget for foreign aid is about 1% of the federal budget. This awesome tax calculator approximates how much of your taxes went to foreign aid this year.
I recently discovered this great blog called The Storytelling Nonprofit and the latest post generated quite some buzz on social media. Join the discussion on the overuse of the word “impact” in the nonprofit sector.
This week on the StayClassy blog, we talked about how one company’s experiment generated a 300% increase in their email click-through rate and how you can apply the same idea to your nonprofit marketing.