Sergei Stroitelev. Photo: Facebook

Sergei Stroitelev: “I am convinced that social photography can change people lives by raising awareness”

The Russian photographer has won the 20th International Prize for Humanitarian Photography Luis Valtueña, organized every year by Doctors of the World. The winning project shows how terminally ill children try to survive every day in a hospice in Saint Petersburg.

Communicate for a (r)evolution

Communicating is much more than just sending a message: we define who we are. And doing this well is a challenge that may turn into a strength that can help organisations in their battle for a social and cultural change.

17NTC Website. Image: NTEN

The 17NTC, the hub for non-profit professionals

The Non-Profit Technology Conference assembles over 2,000 of the best and brightest professionals from around the world.  

Rebeca Segura, director of Central Parc / Photo: Central Parc

Rebeca Segura: “We recover unused land to redistribute wealth and generate jobs in organic farming”

The cooperative Central Parc in San Boi “rescues” abandoned spaces in the Parc Agrari del Baix Llobregat (Baix Llobregat Agricultural Park) near Barcelona and uses it for social economy projects. The cooperative’s director explains this initiative.

Clare McIntyre. Photo: Kinning Park Complex

Clare McIntyre: “Each volunteer is unique and brings something different and important to the space”

Kinning Park Complex is an independently run multi-use community centre based in Glasgow. McIntyre looks after its communicational and PR activities. 

Golfo Azzurro sailed on 24 December / Photo: Oriol CanalsGolfo Azzurro

No rest for Proactiva Open Arms during Christmas

The Catalan NGO, on a new and larger vessel than Astral, plans to rescue 35,000 people in the Mediterranean this winter, a figure that is similar to last year’s.

Energy poverty: causes and effects

The director of Fundació La Vinya shares his thoughts on the causes and effects of the lack of access to energy in Spain.

Contest image. Image: OnGood

Cherish Foundation wins #IndiaForGood Contest

The India-based non-profit organisation, which runs an orphanage in Hyderabad, is awarded by receiving 4.200 euros.

Crowdfunding. Image: Wikimedia

The generations of donors: from matures to Millennials

It is not a rocket science that different generations of donors might also have different motivations when making a donation. A computer graphic shows the key differences in the features of donors to nonprofit organisations, based on their age.  

Isa López from Fundació Estany / Photo: Fundació Estany

Isa López: "We perform shows with a social content to overcome prejudice and stereotypes around disabilities"

From Fundació Estany they tell us about DansCapacitats, an inclusive dance project bringing together people with and without disabilities.

Corporate tax evasion, one of the main causes behind inequalities / Photo: Pixabay

Oxfam denounces that 5 of the 15 most aggressive tax havens in the world are in Europe

The report “Tax Battles” also highlights that the average corporate tax in countries around the world has dropped four points in 10 years.

Workeer: A digital job bank giving work to refugees in Germany / Image: workeer.de

A digital job bank giving work to refugees in Germany

Workeer was set up by two young Germans with the aim to facilitate access to the labour market for refugees.

Sligo 2017: celebrating the great work volunteers do

Sligo is delighted to be named the European Volunteering Capital for 2017. Plans are already underway for what promises to be a fantastic year.

Highlights

In the UK, the non-profit sector has been profoundly impacted by the recent drive to transform the public sector to reduce public spending and promote user choice. Design may be one way that non-profits can ensure users are at the heart of change. By Laura Warwick.