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Thoughts from NGO networkers; working together to end world poverty.

On this blog, we post regular thoughts and opinions, based on our experiences as staff of Dóchas. We want to use this blog to start discussions on topics, and the views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily of Dóchas or its member organisations.








Leadership is about creating an authentic vision for change, says South Africa’s former leader, Mr. F.W. De Klerk.

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22 september 2017

Suzanne Keatinge, CEO of Dóchas, shares some reflections from Mr. F.W. De Klerk's recent talk in Dublin. Effective leadership is essential if we are to navigate change and rise up to both the challenges and opportunities.  Dóchas had the privilege of... Read more

Reflections - one year on from the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants

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comms
19 september 2017

Siobhán McGee, CEO ActionAid Ireland, Dóchas board member and member of Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition, reflects on where we are one year on from the signing of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants   A year ago today, on 19th Septe... Read more

4 big questions for international NGOs, and other highlights from the 2017 Ask Direct Fundraising Summer School

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membershipengagement
01 september 2017

By: Jean O'Brien, Dóchas   Read more

#NotATarget: we must respect and protect those who need humanitarian aid - and those who deliver it

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comms
17 august 2017

To mark World Humanitarian Day, which takes place on Saturday 19 August, we are delighted to feature a guest blog from Noreen Gumbo – Chair of the Dóchas Humanitarian Aid Working Group and Head of Humanitarian Programmes with Trócaire.    Next Saturd... Read more

Dóchas Breakfast Briefing: Insights into Public Trust for INGOs

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comms
04 july 2017

Our intern, Katie Hennessy, has written a blog on our recent breakfast briefing on Public Attitudes to Overseas Aid. Check it out below. The Dóchas Breakfast Briefing on Public Attitudes to Aid and NGOS was held in the Gresham Hotel, the morning of W... Read more

Disability is not a niche issue: it is a mainstream issue requiring a mainstream response - Dr. Mary Keogh

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comms
30 june 2017

Today we're featuring a guest blog by Dr. Mary Keogh, CBM Ireland, on behalf of the Dóchas Disability in International Development Working Group. Read more

For Dochas Members - Survey Feedback & Ideas for Activities

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membershipengagement
07 june 2017

Our members completed a survey in March 2017 and we're happy to share some of the findings in this short video. We're very grateful to all the inviduals who took the time to fill out this survey, and for the useful direction that you've provided on... Read more