10 Top NGO from the Global Journal 100 Best List 2013
I regularly write about lists that relate to Miratel in some capacity. I often share rankings that reflect how our hometown (Toronto, Ontario or Canada) placed on global scales or I feature CSR business lists that rank companies for their environmental and social values as that is something Miratel holds dear. We also frequently write about nonprofit fundraising and last year I featured the Top 10 NGO’s in 2012 as this relates to Miratel’s specialized fundraising services. There is generally a method to my list-madness that I’m continuing today with spotlighting the top 10 NGO’s from the second edition of the 100 Top NGO List 2013 by The Global Journal (TGJ).
TGJ, a “unique content media platform providing in-depth coverage of global governance issues” defines NGO (non-governmental organization) as “operational or advocacy focused non-profit organizations active at the local, national or international level.” TGJ “considered a pool of approximately 450 NGOs this year based on three key criteria: impact, innovation and sustainability.” Based on this methodology, the top 10 NGO’s are:
- BRAC. BRAC “is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives.” BRAC began in 1972 and has established itself as “a pioneer in recognising and tackling the many different realities of poverty.” BRAC came 4th on the 2012 list.
- Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation is “dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property.” Wikimedia ranked 1st in the 2012 list.
- Acumen Fund. This new comer to the list is an anti-poverty NGO, which hopes to see a world where “one day every human being will have access to the critical goods and services they need – including affordable health, water, housing, energy, agricultural inputs and services.”
- Danish Refugee Council. Established in 1956 they have aided over one million people in their history and their goal is that “no displaced person must be without help when it comes to finding protection and durable solutions.” Danish Refugee Council ranked 9th last year.
- Partners In Health. They have a two part goal with the first being “to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and [secondly,] to serve as an antidote to despair.” Partners in Health ranked 2nd in 2012.
- Ceres. New to the top 100 NGO list, Ceres’ work “mobilizes a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices.” The end goal of Ceres work is to be able to build a healthy and sustainable global economy.
- CARE International. CARE works to help fight global poverty with a focus on women. By helping women in particular, they are more likely to help change the lives of families and communities. CARE retained its 7th place ranking from 2012.
- Médecins Sans Frontières. Médecins Sans Frontières, the founders of the “without boarders” movement work, as “an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.” Médecins Sans Frontières retained its 8th place rank from 2012.
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- Cure Violence. New to the list this year, this Chicago-based organization formerly known as CeaseFire, “are advocates fighting to stop the spread of violence” through communities. Cure Violence actively seeks to “diffuse potentially explosive situations” to show “community members how to resolve conflicts peacefully.”
- Mercy Corps. Mercy Corps. were established in 1979 when they were known as Save the Refugees Fund. The group’s missions statement is to “alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.” Mercy Corps.was able to move up one spot from its 11th position in 21012.
The top 100 NGO list represents organizations from all sectors including: education, peace building, technology, development, human rights, humanitarian, environment, health, children and youth, shelter and law and justice. Kudos to these valuable organizations for making the 2013 list for the first or second time and to TGJ for raising awareness for the good work they do and their ethical business practices.
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