The simple guide to giving more effectively

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 2:52:32 PM

 

There are many ways to think about creating your own personal giving strategy. Many have been inspired by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen’s groundbreaking book, Giving 2.0, while still others have been moved to consult experts, such as Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

 

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TechnoServe helps crafts business thrive in India

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 2:42:02 PM

 Mala Giridhar and her husband, who are both clinical psychologists, started a crafts business called Chetana in order to help provide opportunities for people with mental disabilities.

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IIRR's goats for girls

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 2:37:54 PM

In recent years, the Southern Ethiopian tradition of Hirpha Debere had fallen into disuse. Hirpha Debere had been a way for people in the Gorodola region to assist less fortunate members of their community by transferring part of their livestock wealth to those in need during times of hardship.

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Burn treatments are changing lives

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 2:32:28 PM

Particularly during the winter months, Bayalpata Hospital run by Possible Health sees a large number of patients with burn injuries. In one week alone, five children were in the Inpatient Department (IPD), receiving daily dressing changes and medications to treat their burns.

 

Most of these injuries will heal with time and proper dressings, but some require further treatment, such as skin grafting. More severe burns, however, may develop contracture as they heal, and may eventually require surgical repair to restore functionality.

 

Inspired by this update? Check out more stories from the Bright Funds Health Fund

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Informed giving is effective giving

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 2:25:53 PM

 

We’ve all heard stories of charities misusing donations, whether by paying exorbitant executive salaries or by spending too much on administrative overhead.

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Cotton brings hope to post-conflict Uganda

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 2:21:09 PM

Joska Aweko (pictured above) is working with TechnoServe junior business advisor Jane Akot to improve her farming techniques and increase the income she earns from cotton. A mother of eight, Joska was among the first to return to her village in northern Uganda after a destructive civil war had forced her family to flee their home and live in government-run camps under harsh conditions. Today, Joska has been able to build a new home and send her children to school with the money she has earned from cotton.

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"To educate a woman is to educate the whole nation"

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 2:12:51 PM

Investing in women and supporting their rights has become a priority in development theory and strategy.

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Judging a charity by its overhead

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 1:59:16 PM

What defines a successful nonprofit? Overhead? Impact? Brand? Revenue? And must nonprofit organizations be run like normal businesses in order to be successful?

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Investing in women

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 1:18:26 PM
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How to give the Bright Funds way

Posted by Chris Chappelle on Sep 1, 2016 8:29:29 AM

Have you thought about How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving this holiday season? 

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