New Solutions to Help Nonprofits Drive Impact


As a company at the forefront of digital transformation, Microsoft is committed to bringing the benefits of technology to all. When we step back and look at challenges facing nonprofits, they struggle with the lack of technical capacity, scarcity of resources, and lack of partners and few technology solutions customized for their environment.

Self-Help Credit Union’s Green Impact Capital

Making Money & Making a Difference

[Article from the January 2016 issue of GreenMoney Journal]

Self Help Credit Union’s Green Impact Capital 

By Melissa Malkin-Weber, Sustainability Director, Self-Help Credit Union

When I finished graduate school in 1994, I wanted to build a meaningful career using my training in law and public health. More specifically, I had two major goals: to create a more sustainable planet, and to invest my money in a way that was consistent with my social justice values. Ideally, I would weave the two together.

CDC Development Solutions Becomes PYXERA Global, Launches New Brand Identity

A Vision for Purposeful Global Engagement
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC, November 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Early this month, CDC Development Solutions launched a new brand; the organization’s new name is PYXERA Global. The new name comes as part of a new brand identity fitting for the organization’s quarter-century impact in global development. The name, a fusion of two words evokes the role of the firm to serve as a navigator (pyxis) on the ground (terra). 

The Crazy World of Cultural Exchange

Adaptation in Real Time

It was 8:30pm. I sat on an old cushioned couch munching a falafel sandwich, surveying my surroundings with equal parts wonder and joy. I was one of two people in a room of nine Americans not somehow associated with the Peace Corps in Dakar, Senegal. I wondered how, in less than 24 hours, I had found my way from an aisle seat on South African Airways flight 280 to a room full of people I had never met before, and simultaneously pleased with the mysterious web life often weaves.

Volunteering, the Best Business Strategy Money Can’t Buy

The Business Case For Volunteering

By Laura Asiala

Like most experienced business professionals, I am highly suspicious of things that seem “too good to be true.”  So, I shouldn’t be so surprised when people continue to ask—even demand, “What’s the business case for corporate volunteerism?”

IBM, USAID and CDC Development Solutions Spearhead a New Approach to Public-Private Partnership

IBM Helps Ghana’s Ministry of Health Work Smarter

By Brandon Soloski

With a growing proportion of Ghana’s GDP devoted to health care, and with the cost associated with the delivery of medicines and other health services on the rise, The Ghanaian Ministry of Health had a problem. Actually, a few:

A Different Culture = A Different Mindset

CFOs at WSJ Summit Prioritize Lower Taxes Over Better Talent

By Katie Levey

The Gamification Revolution Goes Global


By Alicia Ness

Last month GSummit stopped in Washington, DC for GSummitX, a Meetup event designed to educate the masses about the benefits of gamification.

“Gamification?” You say. “I think I’ve heard of it but…” Blank stare.

It’s this response that leads Gabe Zichermann, the author of The Gamification Revolution and two other books, to lead workshops on the topic.

State Department’s Global Partnerships Office Hosts Leadership from IBM, Citi, Amazon, CDS, and Others at Forum on International Corporate Volunteerism


Yesterday at the State Department, Drew O’Brien took the stage for his first speech in his new role as Special Representative for Global Partnerships. Special Rep Drew, as he is fondly called by his staff, convened an important event on behalf of the secretary, with strong support from leadership at the IBM Foundation and CDS. The topic: International Corporate Volunteerism, or ICV.

Introducing The New Global Citizen: A Leadership Chronicle

By Amanda MacArthur, VP, CDC Development Solutions

Introducing The New Global Citizen: A Leadership Chronicle 

By Amanda MacArthur, VP, CDC Development Solutions


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