Nonprofit Chronicles

Journalism about foundations, nonprofits and their impact

In my last post to Nonprofit Chronicles, I wrote about longstanding efforts by governments, NGOs and companies to get cookstoves to some of the 3 billion people who prepare their food and heat their homes using smoky, open fires. The post generated some thoughtful pushback, including an email from Jacob Moss, a longtime EPA executive …

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Best known for its “genius” grants, the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation gave away $214 million last year across a dizzying array of programs. International programs included human rights and international justice, peace and security, conservation and sustainable development, girls’ secondary education in developing countries, migration, and population and reproductive health. US programs …

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In 1997, the good folks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium printed up table cards for their cafeteria explaining which species of seafood they served and why. Then a funny thing happened. Visitors took the cards home. They wanted to rethink their own fish buying. Thus was born the idea for Seafood Watch, the wallet-sized cards …

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I’ve been writing about environmental NGOs for the past decade or so, but if you ask me which are the most effective, I’m not sure I could give you a compelling answer. This story exploring that question was originally published in Ensia, a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action (hence the name). I’ve added some …

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