NGO's Of Haiti : Take Notes

Bernadette - May 15 2012, 6:55 PM

Building Connections to Improve Aid to the Needy

A truck carrying aid supplies drives through Tajikistan.

Although communication among aid groups is often not a priority, it can produce more effective care.
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By Hildy Gottlieb

Nonprofit aid groups working to provide services in foreign countries often do not share results or coordinate their efforts, although doing so would benefit them greatly, says Alanna Shaikh, creator of AidSource.

That concern prompted Ms. Shaikh to build a network that would make it easy for aid providers to share their stories of success and failure online.

In the latest episode of Making Change, Ms. Shaikh describes how social networks are helping people and organizations build new connections that improve the ability of nonprofit workers to serve needy communities.

Hildy Gottlieb is the co-founder of Creating the Future and author of "The Pollyanna Principles: Reinventing 'Nonprofit Organizations' to Create the Future of Our World." In this podcast, Making Change, she interviews leaders to discuss how those who are working for the greater good can effect more social change.

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