Student Volunteer Research and Networking Opportunity with the 2019 Moynihan TNGO Fellow
This announcement outlines a critical student volunteer opportunity this semester to interact and gain insight from a TNGO fellow. Please apply by Friday, February 8th in order to be considered for this oppurtunity.
Amnesty chief: Trump's presidential policies fueling human rights campaigns
Kumi Naidoo, Amnesty International Secretary-General expressed that Trump's presidential policies are fueling the fire in various human rights campaigns. He bluntly said that most of the current political and business leadership, globally are suffering from denial of reality and this factor is causing many young people to mobilize human rights movements around the world. Naidoo mainly identified climate change and authoritarian governments as major threats to human rights and well-being. He implores young people to continue fighting for human rights and not fall prey towards bias, because it can easily create divisions around human beings. Once a division is created by a bias, it is very hard to remove the bias. We are human beings first and foremost and are born as human beings regardless of where we come from.
Internal democracy within transnationally operating non-governmental organisations: are we as democratic as we think?
The purpose of the Disinformation Toolkit is to raise awareness of the emerging threat of online disinformation, highlight its ability to negatively impact the work of INGOs at home and abroad, and to provide guidance to INGOS and civil society actors to identify their risks; develop organizational risk mitigation plans; and to build resilience to disinformation campaigns throughout the Inter Action community.
Is that environmental group a pawn of Beijing? Nonprofits wary of being branded 'foreign agents'
The article talks about the impact of the US Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) on intergovernmental organizations and NGOs that operate globally. This statute has the potential to to be weaponized by politicians to go after their opponents. What are the implications of NGOs being forced to register as foreign agents under the FARA act and how could it deprive various institutions from developing international relationships that are important for their sustainability?
The Unintended “Foreign Agents”
The article by Doug Rutzen and Nick Robinson describes the unintended implications of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) on various stakeholders in the current political landscape. It analyzes the current legislation that has been suggested to fix various ambiguities of the FARA act which otherwise could be misused as a political weapon and concludes that there needs to be a way to distinguish foreign interference without undercutting democracy in the United States.
Discussing Digitally Enabled NGOs with Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken
In this interview, Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken, director of the Transnational NGO Initiative, discusses digital NGO campaigning strategies and how transnational NGOs must integrate offline and online action to continue to affect global change, specifically in a digital world.
White paper on Organizational Culture Change in TNGOs, by Conner Advisory
White paper on Merger and Acquisitions in TNGOs by consultants at Conner Advisor
White paper by well known consultants of Conner Advisory on how to successfully lead change in NGOs.
How to build a successful movement in 4 steps
This article describes how to build a successful movement in four steps in the context of a digital NGO campaigning landscape. The base behind a successful movement is knowing how and when to strategically create change based on a particular cause; it describes ways to capitalize on change to create a lasting movement.
Reflections on an External Assessment of the Global Transition Program at Amnesty International
Final Assessment of Amnesty International’s Global Transition Program Completed by the TNGO Initiative Goes Public
Bruno-van Vijfeijken quoted in HR article on measuring change projects
NGO leaders take part in Leadership Institute offered by Moynihan
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