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Bono: The Good News on Poverty

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An inspiring TED talk given by the philanthropist Bono on successes in extreme poverty reduction.

Useful Article on Nonprofit Survival Plans

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David Fetterman writes in the most recent issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy how nonprofits can create a survival plan in uncertain economic times. Check it out here.

Student Led Conference: Making Markets Work for the Poor

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Interested in seeing how Maxwell Students are learning about international development and Transnational NGOs outside of the classroom? Check out the inaugural conference Making Markets Work for the Poor coordinated by the Maxwell School and the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA)

What’s it about? Making Markets Work for the Poor will examine how open access and free trade affect those in traditional market sectors through the lenses of labor, finance, agriculture, and international development. The conference will be organized in a panel format, featuring discussions on micro finance, environmental policy, women in the workforce, foreign direct investment and foreign aid, financial services for the poor, agricultural policies and food security, unions and workers’ rights, and stabilizing and growing informal economies. 




When? Friday April 5: wine and cheese reception and Saturday April 6: all day conference event.


Where? Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)


Cost? FREE!


How to Register: Register by clicking the RSVP button on the conference website: 

New TED Talk by Dan Palotta

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Great new TED talk by Dan Palotta on what he calls "dead wrong" thinking on charities. This talk addresses some myths about the importance of overheads in nonprofits, as well as some other provocative ideas that have earned him praise as well as criticism.

Managing Stakeholder Relationships in TNGOs: 3/19 ,1230pm, Eggers 209

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TNGO Initiative & Maxwell Career Center present “Managing Stakeholder Relationships in Transnational Nonprofits”  


Balancing the expectations and needs of donors, board members, and personnel can be especially complicated in Transnational NGOs because factors like multiple nationalities, cultures, and languages can further complicate differing perspectives on how to best fulfill the NGO’s mission.  This panel of NGO practitioners (who also happen to be Maxwell Students!) will address practitioner experiences in managing TNGO donor, board, and personnel relations, and how the unique attributes of TNGOs can make that task both more rewarding and more challenging.


-Faith Korto Nimineh has over 9 years of professional experience in the field of humanitarian development with the United Nations Children’s Fund, Save the Children, and CE Turkett Consultants, LLC.

-Buddy Stora has more than 4 years of international experience working with Samaritan's Purse International Relief in both Liberia and the Sudan.

-Jessie Rubin a former Fulbright scholar in Nicaragua, has over 3 years of experience working with both environmental and youth oriented NGOs in Central America.

-Jane Erickson a former Fulbright scholar in Indonesia, most recently managed the Grants and Contracts Department at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a public health non-profit with offices in over 30 countries.


Refreshments Will Be Served 

Tuesday, March 19th , 2013 12:30 PM
209 Eggers Hall  


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