Nonprofit Chronicles

Journalism about nonprofit organizations and their impact

As a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic in the early 1990s, Eleanor Allen lived with a family whose granddaughter, a child name Maria, died of diarrhea. That changed her life, she says—but not right away. Trained as civil and environmental engineer, Allen spent 16 years rising through the ranks of CH2M, a big …

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If you’ve donated money to a water charity, congratulations. You’ve stepped up to try to solve one of the world’s most pressing problems–the fact that roughly 750 million people do not have access to clean water. Has your donation made a lasting difference? That’s hard to know. Big water charities point to numbers that, they …

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