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Wounded Warrior Upheaval Shows Perils of Fighting Charity Watchdogs

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The firing of two top executives at Wounded Warrior Project may have been inevitable, some observers said, because the leaders misjudged the public’s reaction to excoriating criticism of its spending practices. The incident may hold important lessons for other nonprofits that plan to continue the fight against those trying to pressure nonprofits to reduce administrative expenses. Read More

Trends in NGO Advocacy and Campaigning: Opportunities, Threats and Paradoxes

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Poster for Uwe Gneiting

Public Interest Registry Presentation: Enabling NGOs and Civil Society Through the Internet

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Enabling NGOs and Civil Society Through the Internet

Missed out on TNGO's presentation with Brian Cute, CEO of Public Interest Registry? Don't worry. You can view Brian's powerpoint by clicking here.

The Future of Aid: Will International NGOs survive?

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The Future of Aid: Will International NGOs Survive?

By: Deborah Doane

My first job in the international NGO (INGO) sector was working with the British Red Cross on a project to improve accountability of humanitarian action to beneficiaries. It was the mid 1990s, and humanitarian NGOs were reeling in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, concerned about their failure to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe. 

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Plan International’s Transformation through Transparency(1)

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Plan International’s Transformation through Transparency

The first decision I took as the new CEO of Plan International was to open my calendar so all my colleagues could see my activities and book time with me directly, without going through a gate-keeper. I encouraged all senior executives across Plan International to do the same. It was a small step on a journey to transform Plan International into one of the most transparent and trusted players in the international development community. Judging by the reaction – which ranged from horror and shock to victory dances – we still have a long way to go, both internally and externally. Read More.

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