REFLECTIONS

Mentor Mothers on the Frontlines: A Spotlight on m2m’s COVID19 Pivot

Frank Beadle de Palomo | May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020|

Greetings to you wherever you find yourself on the pandemic curve! Some places are beginning to open up, others are still in full or modified lock down. Wherever you find yourself, we are all still Read More

Guherekeza – LifeNet’s Pivot on the COVID-19 Frontlines

Maggie Ehrenfried | April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020|

As this viral menace continues its spread around the world, we are so touched by the resiliency and nimbleness of so many of you, our partners, who in just a few short weeks have had Read More

Expect Nothing- Pandemic Reflections

Lisa R. Jackson | March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020|

Hello Partners & Friends, In this time of great uncertainty, I hope this message finds you well. IDF appreciates that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on all of us in different ways. You Read More

It Should Not Be Impossible…

Lisa R. Jackson | January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020|

Happy New Year!  I keep saying it even as January quickly passes us by.  My daughter pointed it out yesterday: “Stop saying ‘happy new year’.  20 days have already passed.”  I have mostly been saying Read More

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

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 and well-being of persons with disabilities in all Read More

Gratitude for 10 Years of Investing Together in the Mutuality & Doggedness of the Human Spirit

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, multifaceted realities into precise, airtight words. Indeed, we Read More

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

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 have tried to convince me that girls need Read More

Lessons from Tostan: A Call To Consider Human Rights Based Non Formal Education in the Global North

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 more of a movement than an organization and Read More