Seeking Book Chapter Contributions for Transformative Design Book

University of Oregon Assistant Professor of Marketing Aparna Sundar is seeking non-profit organizations that may have a case study or best practices to share as a book chapter. Full chapter lengths would range from 4000 to 7000 words.

The deadline for the abstract is October 30, 2018 and for the completed chapter March 30, 2019. Please contact Dr. Sundar to indicate interest, the abstract or the full chapter. Inclusion in Nova’s edited collections is without charge to authors. The only exceptions are color figures if required and an English editing fee if it is determined to be necessary. Other manuscript enhancement options are available at the author’s discretion.

Suggested chapter topics:

  • Changes to business or society based on design
  • Innovation in practice
  • Product or package centric design
  • Changes in consumer response to design
  • Augmented reality
  • Design thinking in management

For more information; please contact Dr. Sundar ([email protected]).

Rafiki Village Project is recruiting new board members

Want to make a difference in the world?  Have a few hours a month to volunteer for a worthy cause? The Rafiki Village Project ( is recruiting two new board members. Rafiki Village Project recently celebrated its second anniversary.  They completed numerous projects already and have many more planned for the next few years. If you have an interest in small-scale international development and/or familiarity with Tanzania, Swahili, education or medicine they would love to have you! In addition to four two-hour meetings annually, board members are asked to commit to several hours per month to work on a project in their area of interest.  Specific areas Rafiki Village Project needs help with include fundraising, grant writing, social media expertise, web development, development research, and public speaking.  Minimum one year commitment.  Please contact David Newman for more information – 503-804-5701 / [email protected]

USAID podcast on ‘Journey to Self-Reliance’ for country partners

The newest episode of the Administrator’s podcast, USAID Leads, is now live! In this episode, Administrator Green, Chris Maloney, Deputy Administrator for USAID’s Policy and Planning Division (PPL), and Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles discuss the vision of the “Journey to Self-Reliance,” which enables our country partners to plan, finance, and implement solutions to their own development challenges.

To access the podcast, click on the photo or search “USAID Leads” on your favorite podcast app. 

Why we do donor trips

You must know the why of a donor trip before you can wisely invest any time and money into making it happen. Otherwise, how will you know if the trip is successful? If the trip met its objectives? If it was worth doing…or worth doing again?

With all the excitement to get donors into the field, thoughtful analysis is often an afterthought and the most critical why questions are often asked after the trip has happened. Philanthropy without Borders provides clarity from the onset and examine some of the most common whys for donor trips.

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