Feel Better About Your Deductions

If my previous post on the perils of tax-deductible charitable donations didn’t scare you away from giving to non-profits, below is a list of MethodLogical’s favorite development and global health organizations, along with reasons why our contributors support them:

Jason Kerwin: The only development charity I donate money to on a regular basis is MSF (Doctors Without Borders). Also the Red Cross if that counts, but I’m less of a fan lately.

Ben Elberger: BRAC.  This Bangladeshi NGO does integrated development with microfinance, health (community health workers, malaria net distribution, TBAs), education, youth development, etc. throughout the world.  No drama.  With evaluations.

Pamela Sud: Root Capital.  They are doing awesome work in financing “the missing middle” in rural Africa and Latin America.

Danika Barry: The Comprehensive Rural Health Project: Jamkhed. Though based in rural India, they are truly are a gold standard for comprehensive community-based primary health care, community organization and capacity strengthening, and overall empowerment. Also, SEARCH. They connect community-based interventions with rigorous research, and have been very effective in changing policies because of this. Despite numerous appeals, including from Ann Veneman (former ED of UNICEF), it wasn’t until representatives from the Ethiopian Ministry of Health visited SEARCH that they finally agreed to allow Health Extension Workers do community case management of pneumonia.

Adam Schwartz: The Access Project. Focusing on community health infrastructure, management systems and capacity-building, this innovative NGO is improving health care throughout rural Rwanda.

Andrew Goldstein: Tiyatien Health. Through a focus on community-based health programs that include psychosocioeconomic support, TH is working to help the Liberian government build a superior frontline health system in a post-conflict, remote setting.

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