Volunteers building houses. Photo: Hoby NYE, Flickr

Would you like to do a volunteering project as a way to start 2018?

International Volunteer Day is held each year on 5 December as a unique chance for organizations to celebrate and recognize volunteer’s efforts. 

How can we fight against homelessness?

We are breaching a long list of rights to people who are sleeping on the streets. 

Today, emerging human rights

We must be aware that the recognition of the rights inherent to the human being is a process under constant evolution and that is constantly updated.

Homeless Commons main portal. Image: Arrels Foundation

Homeless Commons, the first image bank featuring those who have lived on the streets as its protagonists

The campaign launched by the Arrels Foundation and Arena Media aims to expose the “invisible reality” of homelessness. The image bank contains over 136 photographs.

Reinventing organizations

David Martí talks about Frederic Laloux's book, 'Reinventing organizations' and how organizations that base their model on just three basic principles: self-responsibility, plenitude and an evolutionary purpose, are possible.

Reflections on Third Sector Leadership

A lot is written about what constitutes 'good leadership'. What skills and qualities do you need to achieve it?

International volunteers build peace and bring local empowerment

International Volunteer Day is held on December the 5th. It’s a day where our workforce becomes visible.

What volunteering is not

A volunteer, driven by an awareness that makes him or her sensitive to injustices, and driven by the resolve to role up their sleeves to transform their surroundings, is a person who goes to a non-profit organisation to collaborate.

Laia Bernués, territorial delegate of AFEV Barcelona. Photo: AFEV Barcelona

Laia Bernués: “The benefit of social mentoring is bidirectional”

The enTàndem project creates links between university volunteering and children at risk of social exclusion with the aim of encouraging children’s autonomy and self-esteem. 

Baby in the promotional video. Image: He For She

UN Women launches a video denouncing gender stereotypes

The HeForShe campaign wants to end gender inequalities and invites everyone to have their voice heard through a variety of actions. 

Members of the Refugees Welcome platform. Photo: Refugees Welcome International (Facebook)

European platform 'Refugees Welcome' lands in Catalonia to build a welcoming culture

On Sunday 12th November, 27 representatives from 14 countries gathered to address the challenges faced by countries in the refugees networks.

Non-profit organisations should also have CSR

A broader collaboration among non-profit organisations and companies often leads the latter to support the causes defended by the former, providing greater support for organisations’ projects and actions and, especially, a greater impact.

Non-profit organisation assessment and the collectivisation of knowledge

Generating knowledge based on assessing the direct actions of an organisation will allow it to gain capacity in terms of its actions and influence, and move forwards from a limited scope of action to a broader field.

Highlights

The "Vote 4 All" platform demands the right to universal suffrage for foreign nationals. Photo: Wikipedia

Organisations and collectives involved in the rights of migrants are promoting "Vote for All" with the aim of making a change in legislation in favour of this.