In the basement of a Washington, D.C. home they had converted into an office, Charito Kruvant and three other enterprising women had a vision to improve early childhood development in the United States. That was in 1977—when the development field was dominated by men.
Our Member Profile blog series features InsideNGO members talking about their work and how they manage the operational challenges within their organizations. Roger Ervin, President and CEO of Blumont, Inc., has more than 25 years of experience leading and managing large organizations with complex missions, including executive positions at the U.S. Department of State, the U.S.
Congratulations to InsideNGO member Sharon Freeman of Creative Associates International, who has published a new book, Development Practitioner’s Gems of Wisdom for Managing USAID Awards.
The generosity of InsideNGO members and their contributions to their peers in the membership community are evident in many ways throughout the year. This is a cornerstone that enables InsideNGO to help members connect, collaborate, share, and learn.
The American motivational speaker/writer Ralph Marston has said, “Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.” The NGO sector is strong because it is full of individuals who embody this maxim, and who foster a spirit of continuous learning and innovation. As we approach this year’s Annual Conference, we are excited to turn the spotlight on one of these individuals, Miranda Hora, who won the Excellence Award: Emerging Leader in 2015.
The InsideNGO community is full of stories of exemplary work. Every year at our annual conference, we take the time to identify and celebrate a few select individuals who go above and beyond. As we get ready for this year’s conference, we’re following up with Christine Filosa, who won the Excellence Award: Legal in 2014. She is a great example of the outstanding impact that an individual can have within their NGO.
As we know, major trends and forces are reshaping the international development and relief sector and creating new opportunities and challenges. With the daily headlines filled with news about climate change, financial crises, and political transitions that influence the development agenda, the leadership team discussions and team meetings across our organizations signal a growing need to respond to the accelerating pace of change. Successfully leading through change tops leaders’ agendas across the NGO community.