BRAC’s Abed: Bringing Bangladeshi Lessons to Yale

October 22nd, 2014Posted in BRAC, BRAC UK, BRAC USA, Fazle Abed, Kravis Prize, LandesaBe the first to comment

Once a program has been successfully implemented, the work isn’t over: It’s only just begun.  That was the message brought this fall by Sir Fazle Abed to New Haven, Connecticut, where he addressed a group of students in the Yale School of Management. One of the more crucial aspects of any NGO project is its [...] Continue Reading →

FAWE combats two M-words: mosquitoes and malaria

October 6th, 2014Posted in FAWE, Female Empowerment, Health, Helen Keller International, Kravis PrizeBe the first to comment

Teenager Abigail Mortey has a clear vision: to manufacture a mosquito repellent aimed to control malaria in Ghana. The Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWE), a non-governmental organization founded to support education for girls across Africa and a 2008 recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership, selected Miss Mortey as the winner of [...] Continue Reading →

More ‘bucks’ for Landesa

August 29th, 2014Posted in Civil Society, Community Development, Kravis Prize, Landesa, Poverty Reduction, Roy ProstermanBe the first to comment

Say you find an old dollar bill in a pair of jeans … where does that dollar end up? Paying for your morning coffee? Carefully deposited in your bank account? What is the best way to invest a single dollar? Melissa Warnke, author of “Bang for Your Buck,” an article featured on The Morning News, [...] Continue Reading →

Victoria Beckham empties her closets for mothers2mothers

August 18th, 2014Posted in Female Empowerment, Health, HIV transmission, m2m, mothers2mothers1 Comment

Fashion designer and pop singer Victoria Beckham celebrated the work of mothers2mothers earlier this year in the pages of Vogue and People Magazine, but she isn’t done yet. Later this month, Beckham will auction off more than 600 items of clothing from her personal wardrobe, in a partnership with The Outnet, to support the work [...] Continue Reading →

m2m’s mission in sync with recent Clinton remarks on AIDS prevention

July 31st, 2014Posted in Female Empowerment, Health, HIV transmission, Kravis Prize, m2m, mothers2mothersBe the first to comment

For Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the key to the successful future treatment and prevention of HIV and AIDS must focus on the most intimate human relationship of all. Mother and child. “We are trying to help countries eliminate mother-to-child transmission,” he told an audience at a world AIDS conference held in Melbourne, Australia, “and [...] Continue Reading →

Webinar Focuses on How Nonprofits Can Make Mission Matter

June 17th, 2014Posted in Education, Entrepreneurship, Kravis Prize, Sakena YacoobiBe the first to comment

“Mission creep” is a pervasive and extremely debilitating problem that afflicts all too many nonprofit organizations. According to presenters Kim Starkey Jonker and William F. Meehan III, it is the No. 1 reason why nonprofits fail to achieve the impact for beneficiaries that they desire. Yet mission creep is easily preventable and easily curable. By [...] Continue Reading →

N.Y. event raises $1 million to advance HKI’s global, life-saving work

June 5th, 2014Posted in CMC, Helen Keller International, Kravis PrizeBe the first to comment

A number of CMCers were in New York at the end of May to attend a Spirit of Helen Keller Gala, which raised approximately $1 million dollars for the nonprofit’s global, life-saving work in preventing blindness and malnutrition. Joining the guest list in support of the 2014 Kravis Prize recipient’s gala were: Claremont McKenna Trustee [...] Continue Reading →

For FAWE in Rwanda, 1,200 is a magic number

May 16th, 2014Posted in Community Development, Education, FAWE, Female EmpowermentBe the first to comment

Why is 1,200 a magic number? Because it refers to all of the young Rwandan women from vulnerable families who will have a chance to finish their schooling thanks to a project co-created by the Rwandan Chapter of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). The 2008 recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in [...] Continue Reading →

m2m makes Mother’s Day a time for social impact

May 8th, 2014Posted in Female Empowerment, Health, HIV transmission, Kravis Prize, m2m, mothers2mothersBe the first to comment

Mother’s Day is a golden opportunity not just to honor our own mothers, but many others, too. 2012 Kravis Prize recipient mothers2mothers has teamed up with an award-winning journalist and a philanthropic non-profit as part of their campaign, “Double Your Mommy,” which is tapping into this year’s holiday to maximize outreach to impoverished women around [...] Continue Reading →

With Victoria Beckham in Africa: m2m in the headlines, on ‘Good Morning, America’

April 24th, 2014Posted in HIV transmission, m2mBe the first to comment

When Victoria Beckham, pop icon and fashion designer married to soccer great David Beckham, traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, in February to learn more about mother-to-child transmission of HIV, she spent time with the founder and several members of mothers2mothers, an organization that was awarded the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership in 2012. [...] Continue Reading →

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BRAC’s Abed: Bringing Bangladeshi Lessons to Yale
Once a program has been successfully implemented, the work isn’t over: It’s only just begun.  That was the message brought this fall by Sir Fazle A...

FAWE combats two M-words: mosquitoes and malaria
Teenager Abigail Mortey has a clear vision: to manufacture a mosquito repellent aimed to control malaria in Ghana. The Forum for African Women Educationalist (F...

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