Sick of your local job hunt? Feel like making a broader impact, literally? Look no further.
Here’s 10 of the most interesting and innovative international nonprofit organizations that are worthy of more than just your Facebook “like.”
An innovative four star charity of social entrepreneurs on 6 continents. Don’t miss their page on Ashoka Fellows.
2. Pennies for Peace
An international service-learning program focused on educating youth in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
An established humanitarian organization working to end global poverty.
4. International Justice Mission
A human rights organization committed to justice for victims of violence.
5. Engender Health
A reproductive health organization working in 25 of the poorest nations in the world.
A development nonprofit based in Bangladesh working to alleviate poverty and injustice.
7. Global Giving
Global Giving provides a marketplace to connect you and your ideas with the right funding and vice versa.
8. Green Belt Movement”
Founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, this environmental organization was formed in Kenya to mobilize and empower communities through tree planting.
9. Heifer International
Through livestock and training this organization empowers impoverished families to create sustainable income.
10. Pro Mujer
A microfinance and job training nonprofit helping women in Latin America.
Don’t see your favorite listed? Add yours in the comments below!
Emma serves as the technology co-chair of the YNPN Chicago executive board. Formerly of Grand Rapids, MI, she has lived and worked in Chicago for over four years in nonprofit organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and women’s studies, and has particular interest in community and economic development, public policy, and women’s health.