Sustainability Spotlight: Maasai Community Development Project

Listen. Empower. Provide the capital necessary to grow. These are critical keys to executing a sustainable development strategy. A philanthropic cause will only be as strong as its lasting effects, as strong as it’s ability to empower the people whom it is serving. It must put people in a position to continue to grow after the NGO has left. To make this holistic change requires a multifaceted approach, one in which the community guides the service. The solutions must benefit the recipients, so the recipients need to be making the solutions. In doing so, the new practices will address the … Continue reading Sustainability Spotlight: Maasai Community Development Project

How One Day Changed my Life

by Kerry Rodgers “While traveling in South Africa 6 years ago, I volunteered for one day at a wonderful non-profit in a township outside of Cape Town. It was serendipitous, as one of my traveling companions had a personal connection and invited us to join him for the afternoon. The experience was transformational – I walked away deeply inspired about the work of community-based nonprofits. Although we were only there for a couple hours, I became an ongoing supporter of the organization. It occurred to me that this one day was a win-win: the nonprofit had a new contributor and, for … Continue reading How One Day Changed my Life