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To accelerate NGO Impact & Engagement
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Things we help you do better
To impact global policy and international programs, you need to purposefully engage all stakeholders, especially the UN and your donors.
To get the most from your lean organization as it steps into international arenas, you need to see your resources with new eyes. Learn how you can leverage what you have, differently, to multiply their impact.
For NGOs bringing their social innovations to the international community, the scope of work can be daunting. With the right basic knowledge, a leader’s mindset and a clear strategy, you will save time and money, and make a bigger difference.
Your teams are your social enterprise’s leading edge. Upgrading your executive’s and team’s capacities makes all the difference to your organization’s impact.
NGOs are invaluable to development, the work of strengthening democracy and building social capacities worldwide.
But NGOs with a mandate to work with the UN and its family of organizations have the additional need to develop the know-how and to build effective networks of relationships. It is to this end, the NGO Academy provides some of the training needed to speed the process of becoming more effective partners with the UN, other NGOs and the international community.
Having learned through our own experience since the late 1990′s that the capacity of each NGO’s team of staff, interns and volunteers directly impacts the NGO’s ability to fulfill it’s mission, the NGO Academy has taken up the mission of providing training needed by NGOs working in consultative status with the UN—and those interested in preparing to do so in the future.
We help provide you with the basic information, perspectives and steps you need to know to have a clear strategy tailored for the UN and intergovernmental environments. In short, we help you go from hope to clarity, from intent to action, from word to deed.
Even those who have spent many years at the UN have commented that the Advocacy Algorithm is comprehensive—beyond their expectation, and that they “learned a lot.” And it is priced for NGOs!
Free: Get immediate access to the 4-lesson online training so you don’t make any of the 3 biggest mistakes passionate social activists make when they get to the UN.
This 6-week Course takes you step by step through all the basics NGO representatives to the UN need to know. Absorb in 6 weeks what most usually take years to learn.
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A 2009 paper entitled "Barriers and Solutions" by a masters student in Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, Angela Zettler, introduced some of the barriers and solutions NGOs face when attempting to impact global policy by working with the...
NGOs are in sales and marketing, even if you don’t like the thought of it! It’s time to embrace this, since, as Daniel Pink notes, “To Sell Is Human.”
Aleppo Under Siege: Syria's Latest Tragedy Unfolds - Security Council Arria-Formula Open Meeting (8 August 2016) 00:00: Ambassador Samantha Power opens the Session and helps set the context of the siege of Aleppo that is happening now, where 300,000 people are ....
Understanding the role of UN resolutions and their "secret language" is one of the numerous skills NGO diplomats need realize they need to impact global policy. While the language is not really secret, when you do not understand the role resolutions play and how they...
The video is of the UN Special High-level Event of February 9th, 2016 entitled: “In stronger partnership and better coordination of efforts to stop human trafficking: Eradicating modern-day slavery through sustainable development". This was organized by the Group of...
The UN's Department of Public Information (DPI) conducts (almost) weekly briefings for NGOs. These take place at the UN and are often (but not always) video-taped so those unable to attend can review the materials. The briefings cover a variety of topics and often...
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