Step into Hadija’s & Cynthia’s Shoes Today On International Day of...

Cynthia Bauer | December 3, 2019
December 3, 2019|

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights Read More

Gratitude for 10 Years of Investing Together in the Mutuality & Dogged...

Emily Nielsen Jones | November 25, 2019
November 25, 2019|

One thing about philanthropy that I struggle with is nailing the elevator speech. “Talkers talking their talk” as Walt Whitman put the quest to pin down complex, Read More

The Leader in Front of You: Reflecting on International Day of the Girl Chi...

Lisa R. Jackson | October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019|

This year’s theme for International Day of the Girl Child as prescribed by the UN is “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable”.  Lately, I have had conversations where people Read More

Lessons from Tostan: A Call To Consider Human Rights Based Non Formal Educa...

Diane Gillespie | July 4, 2019
July 4, 2019|

Since we began the Imago Dei Fund in 2009, we have been drawn to solutions which support communities to be and create their own change. Tostan is Read More

Don’t Let a Period Stop Her

Alison Nakamura Netter | May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019|

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day!  Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) was initiated by the German non-profit WASH United in 2013.  MH Day is a global advocacy platform Read More

Igniting the Power of Collective Action

Courtenay Cabot Venton | May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019|

Real sustainable change takes collaboration and a willingness to learn from one another about what is and is not working for communities. This year, we decided to Read More

Happy International Women’s Day! And Still She Rises

Emily Nielsen Jones and Rev. Domnic Misolo | March 8, 2019
March 8, 2019|

Dear friends, all of us at the Imago Dei Fund wish you a happy International Women’s Day! The theme for International Women's Day 2019 is one which Read More



January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020|

We’re curious to know what organizations out there have formal or informal internship programs for motivated young adults seeking experience in the field. Email and let us know! Read More

“A Small Glimpse of Heaven”: Dano Jukanovich’s reflections on a Bosto...

January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020|

I felt loved. When a woman I barely knew wiped tears from my eyes and said, “I see you,” I felt loved. I’m not sure how I got from here to there over three days through the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International retreat in Boston this Fall, but somehow I did. Read More

Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri with Edja/Nayaka gives TedTalk

December 5, 2019
December 5, 2019|

In this powerful talk, Tabitha recalls a time when she was consumed by an overwhelming desire to do something about the sexual violence and trauma she saw in her community. Trauma is like a relay baton, she says, trauma not transformed is trauma transferred. What kind of baton have you received and what will you pass on? Read More

NEID 2020 Women’s Empowerment: Maternal and Reproductive Health Givin...

November 25, 2019
November 25, 2019|

Join us from December to June as we learn about the global landscape surrounding family planning as an essential part of poverty alleviation efforts and devise a grantmaking strategy to fund a shortlist of organizations together. Led by Emily Nielson Jones, Imago Dei Fund and Rebecca Obounou, Social Innovation, MIT. Read More

Self Help Groups Named in The Economist as “Best Bet” Intervent...

November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019|

The leaves are turning, the temperatures are dropping, and we are closing in on an incredible first year here at The Share Trust. We have built inspiring partnerships, uncovered and collected powerful evidence and found Self Help Groups thriving in every possible context. Our work was featured in this week's edition of The Economist - calling out women's Self Help Groups as one of the most cost effective interventions for Africa! We are thrilled that these groups are starting to get some of the attention that they deserve. Read More

NEST New Handworker Economy Convening & Dinner on Dec 5, 2019

November 20, 2019
November 20, 2019|

December 5, 2019 in New York, NY. Handwork Rebooted: addressing technology’s role in building a connected, transparent, globalized handworker economy Read More

Congrats to Our Own Lina Maria Cañon for Being Selected as One of the 2019...

November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019|

The El Mundo Boston Latino 30 under 30 honors young individuals making an impact on the Massachusetts Latino community in a variety of fields including, but not limited to, Business, Sports, Community Service, and Fine Arts. The list serves to highlight the growing and invaluable impact of the Latino community in Boston, the state and world. Read More