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Partner Spotlight with Kiva Fellows: Improving the Impact of Microfinance

This month, we’re featuring a renowned partner with an outstanding fellowship program, Kiva Fellows. For the last 10 years, Kiva has been transforming the field of microfinance, and we had the opportunity to ask them a few questions about their Fellows program, and how it’s making an impact… What is the story of Kiva? Founded […]


Please Don’t Rush To Go Volunteer in Nepal… Yet

If you want to help Nepal, please donate cash. Now is not time to rush to the rescue as a volunteer… yet. Certainly, volunteers have a place in disaster recovery, but done incorrectly, volunteers can do more harm than good as was witnessed after the Haiti earthquake. At this time, if you really want to help with […]


How I’m Donating to Nepal

Nepal has a special place in my heart for many, many reasons… It’s also where I learned that there is a right and wrong way to give. According to USAID’s Center for International Disaster Information, “Monetary contributions to established relief agencies are always the best way to help“. Here are my suggestions for donating and […]