Dana McNairn

Dana McNairn

For the last ten years Dana McNairn has worked for NGOs on the frontline of human rights and gender-based violence, as well as INGOs such as the Canadian Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. She is the CEO of KOTO, an award-winning nonprofit social enterprise and vocational training programme for at-risk and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam.
Website URL: http://danamcnairn.com
Thursday, 12 February 2015 19:32

Marrying Money and Mission

I had another column written for this month, but a recent government declaration regarding Article 10 in the Law on Enterprises made me jump for joy and write this instead.

Monday, 08 September 2014 23:27

CSR or Social Enterprise?

Philanthropy has become an umbrella term for just about any type of benevolent activity. But what about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social enterprise? Is there a difference? Welfare capitalism, corporate philanthropy, ethical investing, charity and yes, CSR, are all terms used to signify ‘doing well’ financially with ‘doing good’ socially.

Monday, 04 August 2014 21:50

A Paper Anniversary

Keen readers will note this month marks the first anniversary of this column. And like a newborn in her first year of development and growth, I’ve been learning to focus my vision, reach out, explore and learn about the things around me (whee!).

Friday, 11 July 2014 21:03

The Sky is Not Falling

It’s no secret I love a good international day, especially the lesser known ones that don’t come with their own celebrity endorsement (ack!). This month will see the celebration of World Population Day and that’s got me thinking about a few things.

Friday, 13 June 2014 22:22

Celebrity Handwringing

In the rabble and noise created by nonprofits vying for donors’ limited attention and ever-shrinking funding pools, an enterprising NGO needs a plan — a brilliant plan!

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