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Time to Join the 2023 Contests: Become a Top SGO List’s Official Contender

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Since 2022, thedotgood has set an official process for any SGO to learn how to be part of any contest and possibly be listed. The official list of contenders for 2023, sorted by competition – which ranking an SGO is aiming at joining – will be announced and published on our website. The lists will […]

Top 100 USA & Top 25 Brazil: thedotgood Introduces Two New Listings

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At thedotgood, as we aim at showcasing the Social Good Sphere’s steady expansion, we have many options to look at. One of them is to dig deeper into countries where it is possible to consistently earn knowledge, understanding of practices, and reliable information. In 2022, the USA 100 SGOs and the BRAZIL 25 SGOs are […]

Oh My [dot] good! Why We Love our New Dot and the Story Behind it

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When it was clear that we would shift from NGO Advisor to The Dot Good, someone immediately thought of finding a domain name for the new platform ending with a cool gTLD, generic Top-Level Domain such as .org, .net… What a beautiful thing would it be to have thedot.good There was no way we wanted […]

Non-Governmental Organizations: A Long and Turbulent History

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by Thomas Davies Like economic globalization, transnational civil society is often seen as a recent phenomenon. From the worldwide protests of the Occupy Movement, to environmental advocacy campaigns ahead of RIO+20, and multi-faceted development programs implemented on a global scale, it is tempting to assume we live in an entirely new era of NGO activity. […]

Growing Investment in Cluster Munitions Despite International Bans Against Use

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by Megan Burke, Director, Cluster Munition Coalition    On December 12th , 2015, Hussein Saed, of Al-Hayma Port, Hodaida governorate in Yemen, watched as parachutes carrying bombs exploded over his village. One of the munitions hit the wall of his brother Ali Saed’s home, taking his wife’s leg and injuring their four-year old daughter. Another […]

Where Next for the Impact Movement?

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by Tris Lumley The rise of the impact movement over the past decade has triggered a major shift in the fabric of the nonprofit world. It would be difficult to find a social sector leader today who said that measuring impact wasn’t an important aspect of their work. Nonprofits must be able to hold themselves […]