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Career Talk with Amnesty International's Senior Director of Global Operations

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Why Doing Good Is Healthy for the Do-Gooder

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Volunteering graphicScientific research has proven that not only does it feel good to volunteer and give back regularly, it can also improve your health. Acts of generosity on a regular basis have been linked to health benefits such as lower blood pressure and decreased mortality rates among do-gooders. These positive emotions we feel during acts of kindness are more enduring, provide us with a sense of purpose, and change our brain chemistry for the better. This New York Times article highlights the scientific evidence that volunteering may be just what the doctor should order.




Perett Laver Scholarship Program and the TNGO Leadership Institute

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Elzabeth Leadership

Ms. Elizabeth Missoika, an esteemed participant of this year’s TNGO Leadership Institute was selected as 2017 sponsorship honoree by Parett Laver, an international executive search firm that works to identify outstanding leaders for organizations that are solving the world’s biggest challenges.

Coming from Tanzania, she was a co-founder and former Executive Director of HakiElimu, a nonprofit with a vision for an open, just and democratic society in Tanzania. Prior to this she worked for USAID as the Gender Advisor and Program Management Specialist for two years; and prior to that, she worked with CARE International in Tanzania as the Project Manager for Basic and Girls’ Education Unit for nine years.  

As one of 15 participants in this year’s cohort, Betty was said to be a valuable contributor.  One of the staff members commented, “Betty is awesome and an equally good representative of small, global south based orgs, which was a really important voice to have in the room.” Full Story

Congratulations Elizabeth!


Amnesty International’s Efforts to ‘Move Closer to the Ground’: the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Its Global Transition Program

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Minar PhotoInternational NGO’s (INGOs) are rapidly changing to stay relevant in a new global context. Come learn about Amnesty International’s recent change process: the Global Transition Program (GTP), also known as ‘Moving Closer to the Ground’. Minar Pimple, Senior Director for Global Operations in Amnesty International, a longtime Indian social movement activist and visiting Moynihan TNGO Fellow will discuss the current context and catalysts prompting these changes, as well as Amnesty’s lessons from GTP. He will also cover the critical need for changes in the areas of culture and behaviors during Amnesty’s next strategic phase, called ‘Fuerza’ (Spanish for ‘force’).

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 12:30pm-2:00pm
Where: 341 Eggers Hall

Minar Pimple has focused on the consequences of social discrimination, marginalization and exclusion due to the caste system in India since his youth. He was the founder and executive director of YUVA (Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action) in India, Minar also was the Founder Chair of Oxfam India, and Peoples Decade for Human Rights Education, where he was Chief Executive, and led the Human Rights Cities program at the UN Development Program (UNDP). More recently, he was the Regional Director of the UN Millennium Campaign for the Asia Pacific region. He currently is Senior Director at Amnesty International for Global Operations, where he leads the organization’s ambitious roll out of 15 Regional Offices across the globe, among others, as part of Amnesty’s large organizational change process. 





2017 Global NGO Technology Survey Needs You!

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nptech pirNonprofit Tech for Good and Public Interest Registry need the help of 1,700 nonprofits, NGOs, and charities to participate in the 2017 Global NGO Technology Survey. This seeks to gain a better understanding of how NGOs and NPOs worldwide use technology to create social change and engage their supporters and donors. Click here for the survey.

Organizational Change and Conflict: The Case of Amnesty International

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TNGO's Leadership Institute Featured in Maxwell

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The annual Leadership Institute accommodates fifteen rising top NGO leaders on campus to take part in training that will assist their "leap" into top leadership posts. Amongst the range of organizations that the leaders represent, some large, well-known NGO's such as Save the Children, Amnesty International, Childfund International, and the Indian Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement are attending the program. Attendees receive state-of-the-art knowledge about NGO leadership, traits analysis, collaborative skills, organizational change, strategy and performance measurement, and team building. Click here for the full story.




Are You Keeping up to Date? A Resource for CSOs

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inter Action photoInter Action provides a useful tool for Civil Society Organizations to scan their external environment for drivers of change, useful in strategic planning for the future. Click here for the website.

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