John Anner Pens Piece in Chronicle of Philanthropy

On June 16, the Chronicle of Philanthropy published an opinion piece co-authored by EMW President John Anner and Barbara Kibbe, Director of Organizational Effectiveness at the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation.

The article, entitled "Small Groups Need Sustained Funding to Develop Breakthrough Ideas," describes the proliferation of small, innovative development organizations that are "stuck in the nonprofit tar pit of tight annual budgets and limited growth prospects."  The authors argue that "grant makers can make a big difference in providing the support that will lead to the growth of the strongest organizations and the building of new alliances that are big enough to take risks and spread great ideas."
Read more here.


Devex Article Explores East Meets West Merger Strategy

John Anner in Da NangThe merger between East Meets West and Blue Planet Network is the subject of a recent piece published in the Devex Business Insight series. "How a midsize NGO creates 'mergers from strength and power'" explores East Meets West 's strategic use of mergers to create a family of larger, stronger, more financially stable organizations.
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Firefly Phototherapy Comes to Myanmar

Jaundice is a common condition in newborns. Severe jaundice, left untreated, can result in disability or even death. A new blog post on the Center for Health Market Innovations website describes how East Meets West and partners are pioneering the innovative Firefly phototherapy machine to treat jaundice in Myanmar.



Lisa Nash, Blue Planet Network CEOLisa Nash, Executive Director of EMW's Blue Planet Network Division, will speak at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, August 31 - September 5, 2014. Lisa will present on "Securing Water, Energy, Sanitation and Livelihoods through Consensus: Community led approaches in Africa." You can follow Lisa's live tweets at lisadnash.


EMW President John Anner takes up the hot topic of impact investing in a recent blog post published on the Stanford Social Innovation Review website. In "SIBs, DIBs, and Ad-Libs," he discusses the risks and rewards inherent in the approach. 




Lisa Nash, Blue Planet Network CEO

EMW was represented at the March WASH for Everyone Everywhere Conference in Australia by WASH Solutions Vice President Minh Chau Nguyen and Senior Advisor Per Ljung. Also attending and pictured above are (left) Georgia Davis, Blue Planet Network Community Manager and (right) Ha Thi Thu Huong WASH Regional Program Manager.  



EMW is collaborating with Kiva, the world's first and largest microlending website, to make up to $1 million in credit available to benefit disadvantaged communities worldwide.
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East Meets West has invested more than $105 million in serving disadvantaged people and communities over the last 25 years. We work hard to keep our costs down.
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"East Meets West is a powerful force for positive and sustainable change. The world needs more organizations like EMW – compassionate, proactive, practical and committed to making the world a better, more equitable and more promising place.”

- Carin Holroyd, President
The Vietnam Education Society, Canada 

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Blue Planet Network, a division of East Meets West, has a mission to exponentially increase the impact of safe drinking water programs for people around the world. 
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Help bring access to clean water and hygiene education to thousands of people in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
Learn more about the Water2Life Campaign.



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