Collaborating Over Competing

Collaborating Over Competing

Collaboration: zzzzz….I’ve probably lost you already. Just about every non-profit touts collaboration and many actually walk the talk. Complex global problems, such as millions of children hidden behind the walls of institutions, cry out for collaboration. Several...
A Dialogue With UNICEF

A Dialogue With UNICEF

On November 20, 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In connection with the 30th anniversary of the Convention, UNICEF recently published a report highlighting achievements over the past three decades toward...
DOS Takes The Initiative

DOS Takes The Initiative

Both Ends Believing was grateful for the opportunity to participate in last week’s Adoption Symposium hosted by the Department of State. DOS convened a diverse group representing different perspectives within the adoption circle and gave everyone that wanted the...
Uganda: A Week To Remember

Uganda: A Week To Remember

Bounded by the Congo, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya, Uganda is a poor country in a rough neighborhood. Three members of BEB’s team, including myself, spent last week there and wouldn’t trade it for a vacation on the French Riviera. But if we needed any...
Returning With Purpose

Returning With Purpose

Later today, the BEB team will board a flight (actually, several flights) to return to Uganda. “Return” seems like a simple word, but it has implications for our work. It means “We’re coming back!” We were in Kampala last August. We’ve had weekly calls with Uganda...