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Supporting and Measuring a Robust Reproductive Health Ecosystem in Mississippi and Louisiana

In 2014, the Packard Foundation’s Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) program began providing funding in Louisiana and Mississippi—two southern states where the regulatory environment has hampered reproductive health, rights, and reproductive justice efforts, and where there are also inspiring, passionate communities of advocates and organizations working toward reproductive health, rights, and justice. In the Packard…

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Learn Foundation Law: New Resources on Advocacy & Lobbying

Today’s post is written by the Office of the General Counsel at the Packard Foundation. The legal and compliance teams are responsible for helping program staff get good grants out the door and into the hands of the organizations with whom we partner. This team is excited to share a new resource for grantee partner…

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Learning Together: Building Capacity and Relationships

No one can solve the world’s problems alone, yet often it feels easier and more efficient to get through our long to-do list by ourselves. It is time consuming to find others doing similar work, and to really collaborate you need to build relationships first (see my previous blog post on this topic!). We, the…

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Becoming One of the Best NGOs to Work for in India

The Organizational Effectiveness team is delighted to share this post from Jyoti Puri, the Human Resources Director at Ipas Development Foundation (IDF), on her experience in implementing a talent management OE project that not only boosted staff morale but also impacted IDF’s ability to attract new and better talent. The Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) is…

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Social Accountability in Ethiopia: The Power of Feedback Loops

Last month, I had the opportunity to learn from Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA) and its partner Harmee Education for Development Association (HEfDA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia about their work to leverage the power of feedback and accountability through a process called Social Accountability. In Social Accountability, users of public services are…

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