Haiti: Encouraging small business in Haiti
Although I've sort of always known that one day I would come to work in Haiti, January 12 made me realize that the time was now.
Who do you remember on Memorial Day?
After 10 years outside of the United States, I don’t often think about U.S. holidays — to me “Labor Day” is May 1st — but occasionally I get reminders of holidays from friends and family. Such as the occasional reminder of “Happy Birthday” or the more common “You forgot my birthday.”
Kyrgyzstan: Oh where have you been, my blue eyed son?
Name that tune!
Indonesia: Video: MBAs in action
It’s midnight in the slums of Jakarta. Four intrepid Ivy League co-eds, armed only with a video camera, tiptoe down a dark alley towards a door cracked open just enough to reveal the orange glow of a light within…
Creative fundraising, part two
The dust from Haiti's mega-quake had barely settled when I got a call from actor Billy Baldwin* as I drove to the Seattle Mercy Corps office.
Mongolia: Mongol Ralliers and Mercy Corps interviewed on New Day Northwest!
On Wednesday I had the great privilege of representing my team, Baatar Hero — along with Christine from team Just A Steppe Away and
Haiti: In the lakou, under a mango tree
Outside of the town of Mirebalais, in Haiti's Central Plateau, we visit the small community of Sarazin. We are here to do a community mobilization — the first step in engaging a community in a cash-for-work project.
Helping Haiti — every little bit makes a difference
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 was an average day — or so I thought. As I sat drinking my afternoon coffee, a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, more than three thousand miles away from where I was in Washington state.
Creative fundraising, part one
This may seem a little whacked but I swear it's true. I was able to come up with $120 and make an online gift to Mercy Corps last week. How? Haircut money. Let me explain.
Tips for effective fundraising
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