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2020 a recent graduate from grad school (hopefully at Berkley), and a Peace corps alluminist, I'll be moving on to begin my life project.

I want to start an umbrella organization that works with non-profits and non-government organizations (NGO's) all over the world. There are over 7,000 non-profits in the United States alone...7,000 separate individual groups of people trying to make a differance in this world. The problem, as i see it, arises from the fact that we can acomplish much more together than we ever could alone. Many, many NGO's are working on the same issues, often times in the same region. From food and water shortage, to pollution and human rights viloations, all important matters but there seems to be little to no intercommunication (current platform aside). Ideally this organization would coordinate with all member NGO's to pool resources, share ideas, offer encouragement and direction, help find workers, and most importantly focus our efforts no matter what the problem.

Anyone have suggestions on how this idea could come to fruition, ideas on how to tweek it to be more successful? How about problems you forsee with it? I want and welcome all feedback!

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Comment by Ayala Sherbow on March 11, 2010 at 4:24pm
I LOVE this idea. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I need to think on it more. And I will try to do some research on the idea -- but looking over my schedule, it will probably be Mon or Tuesday before I have anything to share. Keep me posted...
Comment by MoE on March 13, 2010 at 4:34am
I love the idea, too; if you develop it further please let me know, I'd be happy to help.
Murray, my be you could add a few tags, just to make the thread someay trackable.
Good luck
Comment by Karen L. on March 16, 2010 at 10:51am
Murray! Bravo! Love your idea. Yes, so agree NGO's would be all more effective if more so collaborative. Brilliant. I hope you pursue this with passion and perseverance because the world would really benefit from this.
Comment by M. on April 28, 2010 at 12:37am
This is a big trend right now in nonprofit management, and a lot of communities are forming nonprofit resource centers and other collaborative efforts that encourage non-profits to share information and avoid duplication of efforts. On a more physical level some communities are taking large, abandoned buildings such as old office buildings and offices and transforming them into nonprofit buildings which they then lease back to smaller nonprofits with smaller staffs at a reduced rate. This allows nonprofits to spend more money on their mission instead of overhead, and makes it easier to communicate with one another and to refer people who need various services. For example, a free health clinic operating on the first floor would be able to refer a needy family to other groups operating from the same building that offer job training, help with necessities, etc. This is just one example, but Murray please know that there are a lot of people out there working towards the goal of using nonprofit resources and volunteer energy more efficiently. If you are passionate about your idea you should join their fight.

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