Entries by Ellie Wooldridge

The Impact of Nonprofits in Uganda

The Impact of Nonprofits in Uganda Uganda is currently experiencing a number of crises related to water and sanitation, the environment, human health, and human rights. Fortunately, there are currently over 2,000 Ugandan charity organizations working hard to make the nation a stronger, healthier place to live. Among the most pressing concerns are gender inequality […]

Facts About Quality of Life in Uganda and Africa

There are many ways to assess the quality of life in any country, but two major measurements include the poverty rate and expected lifespan for its population. Here’s how Uganda compares to the rest of Africa where these statistics are concerned. How Ugandan Lifespan Compares to Those in Other African Nations As of 2000, the […]

How Uganda Became an Independent Nation

The modern history of Uganda is a complex one that arose from the desire of powerful European countries to seize African territories as part of their industrial empires. It took many decades for Uganda to attain independence after it was colonized by the United Kingdom. Here’s a brief historical timeline of how the country of […]

The Benefits of Recurring Donations for Donors

If you enjoy supporting good causes, but are looking for a more efficient, streamlined way to do so, consider enrolling in a charitable organization’s monthly donation program. The most common recurring donation amounts are around $52 per month, but you can choose the amount that works best for your budget. The importance of recurring donations […]

The Benefits of Recurring Donations for Nonprofits

You’ve seen the commercials: a large nonprofit showcases all that can be accomplished with even a small monthly donation. Smaller nonprofits send emails, newsletters, and other materials to encourage recurring donations. Here’s how a well-executed nonprofit recurring donation program helps the organizations behind good causes reach their funding goals—and why you should participate. Offers more […]

Easter in Uganda

Making Easter Brighter for Ugandan Children Have you ever wondered how people celebrate Easter in Uganda? You may be surprised to learn that many African Easter traditions are fairly similar to those in the US and Europe. Because Uganda is a predominantly Catholic and Christian nation, Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays. This […]

Benefits of Working for Christian Nonprofit Organizations

Working for a nonprofit can provide immense job satisfaction and improved mental health, which is what draws so many people to seek out nonprofit jobs. For Christians, working for a faith-based organization (FBO) offers significant spiritual and personal benefits as well. Here are some of the greatest benefits of working in the nonprofit sector in […]

Why Fundraisers Are So Vital to Nonprofit Success

If you’ve ever been involved with a school, church, or charitable organization, you’ve definitely seen a variety of fundraisers, from bake sales to dunk tanks. These donation drivers do so much more than raise money for good causes: they bring communities together over a common  need, and they’re fun. Here’s why you should reach for […]

Making a Commitment

Oxford Languages defines a commitment by the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity. We see the synonyms for commitment being adhesion, attachment, faithfulness, steadfastness, dedication. In scripture, God speaks a lot of our commitment to him, so much so it is part of the ten commandments that he gave Moses […]

Family Dynamics in Uganda

Traditional Ugandan Family Structure Family dynamics in Uganda have much in common with those in historical and current households elsewhere in the world. A traditional Uganda family has four major components: the mother, the father, the child, and elderly relatives. Each member has an important role to play in the Uganda family structure.  Fathers. Fathers […]

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Ugandan People

The Ugandan government’s swift and comprehensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a positive impact on slowing the infection rate: the nation has reported some of the lowest death rates and COVID-19 cases in Africa. Nonetheless, the compromised economy—along with inadequate access to high-quality healthcare and education—have had negative impacts on Ugandans. Some systemic […]

The Benefits of Giving to Child Sponsorship Programs

Particularly during the holidays, Americans often see commercials in which charities ask viewers to participate in child sponsorship programs. Most child sponsorship organizations operate in low-income countries, many on the African continent, and audiences may be curious how well such programs work. In fact, the benefits of giving to such programs can be more numerous […]

The Importance of Reading to Children

Since public education in many countries does not begin until age four or later, parents and caregivers are frequently encouraged to support children’s literacy by reading to them before they enter school. Reading aloud benefits children in many significant ways and is critical to their success in school. Here are just a few ways that […]

Why Nutrition Is Important in Ugandan Schools

Studies have identified a close relationship between student nutrition and school performance: students at nutritional risk have worse school attendance, grades, and behavioral conflicts than those who are adequately nourished. Fortunately, problems linked to poor children’s nutrition are reversible, which is why parents and regulatory organizations in wealthy nations are focused on the quality of […]

How to Donate Cryptocurrency

Donating Cryptocurrency As the cryptocurrency market increases in value and popularity, charities and nonprofit organizations are beginning to accept crypto donations. If you’re a current crypto holder who is passionate about nonprofit causes, donating it offers significant tax deductions for you and even more benefits for your favorite organizations. Here are two ways to give […]