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Capacity Building

You’re Social, Now What? (August 10, 2016) Recording :: Slide Deck
IdEA and Starfish Global

The Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing (August 9, 2016) Recording :: Slide Deck
IdEA and Starfish Global

Identity and the Second Generation: Creating Homeland Connections (August 4, 2016) Recording
IdEA, Forced Migration Upward Mobility Project, and Southern Methodist University

U.S.-Based African Diaspora Networks & Philanthropy for Africa (July 21, 2016) Recording :: Slide Deck
IdEA and the African Diaspora Network, Africans in the Diaspora, and the African Grantmakers’ Affinity Group

Growing Student Entrepreneurs: Beyond Mentorship & Investment (July 14, 2016) Recording :: Slide Deck
IdEA and Acara India Program, University of Minnesota

Diaspora Leadership: What I Wish I Had Known (June 15, 2016) Recording
IdEA and Semai Consulting

Measuring Social Impact (May 31, 2016) Recording :: Measuring Social Impact Slide Deck
IdEA and Calvert Foundation

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (April 20, 2016) Recording :: AGOA Slide Deck
IdEA and U.S. Department of State

Making the Most of Skilled Volunteers (March 11, 2016) Recording :: Skilled Volunteers Slide Deck
IdEA and Compass

Capturing Your Audience Through Storytelling (March 10, 2016) Recording :: Storytelling Slide Deck
IdEA and Working Narratives

Diaspora Leadership Training (DLT) Intro (Released February 2016) Recording
IdEA and Semai Consulting

Proposal Writing 2: A Deeper Dive (January 26, 2016) Recording :: Proposal Writing 2 Slide Deck :: Logic Model Template
IdEA and Foundation Center

Mobilizing diaspora Capital for African Entrepreneurs (December 16, 2015) Recording :: Intellecap Slide Deck :: Homestrings Slide Deck :: COREC Slide Deck :: Sankalp Africa Summit Slide Deck
IdEA, African Diaspora Network, Homestrings, Intellecap, I3N and COREC

Resources for Entrepreneurs (November 20, 2015) Recording :: Resources for Entrepreneurs Slide Deck 
IdEA and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Dog Ate My Grant Application- a crowdfunding webinar (October 27, 2015) Recording :: Crowdfunding Webinar Slide Deck. 
IdEA and Indiegogo

Proposal Writing Basics Webinar (September 29, 2015) Recording :: Proposal Writing Basics Slide Deck
IdEA and Foundation Center

Intro to Finding Grants for Diaspora Organizations (webinar stops at 49 minutes), Webinar (July 30, 2015) Recording :: Intro to Finding Grants for Diaspora Organizations Slide Deck
IdEA and Foundation Center

Latin American Investment Initiatives: How to Get Involved, Webinar (July 8, 2015) Recording :: Latin America Investment Initiatives How to Get Involved Slide Deck
IdEA and Calvert Foundation

Engaging Diasporas to Invest, Webinar (June 19, 2015) Recording :: Engaging Diasporas to Invest Slide Deck
IdEA, ProSeeder, Cairo Angels and Irish Diaspora Angels

Global Diaspora Week: An Introduction, Webinar (May 28, 2015) Recording :: Global Diaspora Week An Introduction Slide Deck
IdEA, United Macedonian Diaspora, United Cultures Innovation Center for International Cooperation

Collaboration for Development Goals (in Times of Disaster), Webinar (May 6, 2015) Recording :: Collaboration for Development Goals Part One and Collaboration for Development Goals Part 2 Slide Deck
IdEA, Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI)

Engaging the Next Generation, Webinar (March 31, 2015) Recording :: Engaging the Next Generation Slide Deck
IdEA, Armenian National Committee of America, Groupe ECHO Haiti, The Raben Group

Finding Your Focus, Webinar (February 17, 2015) Recording :: Finding Your Focus Slide Deck
IdEA, Calvert Foundation, African Diaspora Network

Introduction to MicroMentor (for Mentors), Webinar (February 17, 2015) Recording
IdEA and MicroMentor

Introduction to MicroMentor (for Entrepreneurs), Webinar (February 17, 2015) Recording
IdEA and MicroMentor

Introduction to Strategic Planning for Diaspora Organizations, Webinar (August 12, 2014) Recording
IdEA, Accenture Federal Services, Cuso International

Webinar Series for Nonprofit Startup Organizations, Webinar
Foundation Center

Cultivating Your Fundraising Team, Video
Foundation Center

Introduction to Finding Grants, Webinar
Foundation Center

Introduction to Proposal Writing, Video
Foundation Center

How to Raise Money from Individuals, Webinar
Foundation Center

Strategy and Leadership for Nonprofits, Blog
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Breakthrough Strategy Workbook
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Mission Gap
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

The Power of Goals
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Breakthrough Thinking
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Achieving Growth
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Achieving the Impossible, “Intentionally”
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

How Do You Know if Your Organization is Accomplishing Its Mission? 
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Mission Accomplishment as Philanthropic Organization Effectiveness
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Research & Tools

Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016
The World Bank

Promoting Diaspora Engagement: What Have We Learnt?
Malin Frankenhaeuser & Marion Noack, ICMPD

Local Diaspora Toolkit (Ireland)
Professor Liam Kennedy and Dr. Madeleine Lyes, UCD Clinton Institute

Diaspora Engagement in the MENA Region Webinar (August 26, 2015), Diaspora Engagement in the MENA Region Slide Deck
IdEA, Nora Ragab, UNU-MERIT

Enhancing Diaspora Engagement: Operational Guidelines for South-South and Triangular Cooperation
Marion Noack, Valerie Wolff, ICMPD

Diasporas: New Partners in Global Development PolicyScreencast & Presentation
Kathleen Newland, Editor

Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development: A Handbook for Policymakers and Practitioners in Home and Host Countries
By Dovelyn Agunias and Kathleen Newland

Global Diasporas Strategies Toolkit
By Kingsley Aikins and Nicola White

Committed to the Diaspora: More Developing Countries Setting Up Diaspora Institutions
By Dovelyn Agunias

Hometown Associations: An Untapped Resource for Immigrant Integration?
By Will Somerville, Jamie Durana, and Aaron Matteo Terrazas

Migrant Hometown Associations and Opportunities for Development: A Global Perspective 
By Manuel Orozco and Rebecca Rouse

The Political Importance of Diasporas 
By Steven Vertovec

Connected Communities: Diaspora and Transnationality
By  Jayani Bonnerjee, Alison Blunt, Cathy McIlwaine and Clifford Pereira

Diaspora Effects in International Migration: Key Questions and Methodological Issues
By Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Ça?lar Özden

Diaspora on the Electronic Frontier: Developing Virtual Connections with Sacred Homelands
By Christopher Helland

Diaspora and Transnationalism: Concepts, Theories, and Methods
By Rainer Baubock and Thomas Faist, Editors

Exploring Diaspora Strategies: An International Comparison
By Delphine Ancien, Mark Boyle and Rob Kitchin

Migration, Remittances and Development Program
Inter-American Dialogue

Diaspora Research Program
The George Washington University

Global Forum on Migration and Development

Migrants, Migration, and Development Program
Migration Policy Institute

Migration Data Hub
Migration Policy Institute

Characteristics of Immigrants in US and by State
Migration Policy Institute

Country Resources
Migration Policy Institute

People Move: A Blog About Migration, Remittances, and Development
World Bank

Migration and Development Community of Practice
United Nations & European Union

Engaging Diasporas as Development Partners for Home and Destination Countries: Challenges for Policymakers
By Dina Ionescu

Diaspora Business and Investment

The Return on Investment on Migration: What is in it for Business?
By The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration

The U.S.-Indian Diaspora: Preferences and Demand for a Fixed-Income Social-Impact Investment
USAID Study by Asia and the Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices (AMEG) Project Chemonics International Inc

African Diaspora and Remittances
By Daivi Rodima-Taylor, Melvin P. Foote, et all, Boston University, Center for Finance, Law, and Policy

Link Up! Feasibility Study: Enabling Diaspora Entrepreneurship
By Valerie Wolff and Elisabeth Kuhn, International Centre for Migration Policy Development

Webinar Report: Migration, Entrepreneurship and Development
By C. Formson-Lorist, ADPC MADE Coordinator

A Collection of Resources, Thoughts & Ideas about the Social Investment Market 
By AP Social Finance

Mobilizing Diaspora Entrepreneurship for Development
By Kathleen Newland and Hiroyuki Tanaka

Mobilizing Diaspora Entrepreneurship for Development (Screencast and Presentation)
Featuring Kathleen Newland, Liesl Riddle, Barbara Span, and Zelalem Dagne

Heritage Tourism and Nostalgia Trade: A Diaspora Niche in the Development Landscape 
By Kathleen Newland and Carylanna Taylor

Heritage Tourism and Nostalgia Trade (Presentation and Screencast)
Featuring Manuel Orozco and Gaynelle Henderson-Bailey

Diaspora Investment in Developing and Emerging Country Capital Markets: Patterns and Prospects
By Aaron Terrazas

Fostering Diaspora Investment in Developing Countries (Presentation and Screencast)
Featuring Aaron Terrazas, Eric Guichard, Richard Cambridge

The Magic of Diasporas
The Economist

Bridging the Cultural Divide: A Multi-level Model of Diaspora Homeland Investment
By Tjai Nielsen and Liesl Riddle

Diaspora Bonds: Tapping the Diaspora During Difficult Times
By Suhas L. Ketkar and Dilip Ratha

Preliminary Estimates of Diaspora Savings
By Dilip Ratha and Sanket Mohapatra

Diaspora for Development in Africa
By Sonia Plaza and Dilip Ratha, Editors

Substantial Investments to Court Diaspora Entrepreneurs for Development Gains
By Migration Information Source

Familiarity Breeds Investment: Diaspora Networks and International Investment
By David Leblang

Partnerships at Work: Western Union’s 4+1 experience in Mexico
By Inter-American Dialogue

Preliminary Estimates of Diaspora Savings
By Dilip Ratha and Sanket Mohapatra

Tasting Identity: Trends in Migrant Demand for Home Country Goods
By Manuel Orozco et al.

Kenya: What Role for Diaspora in Development?
By Kenneth Okoth

For Love and Money: Second-generation Indian Americans ‘Return’ to India
By Sonali Jain

Diasporas and Domestic Entrepreneurs: Evidence from the Indian Software Industry
By Ramana Nanda and Tarun Khanna

Diasporas and Outsourcing: Evidence from oDesk and India
By William R. Kerr and Christopher Stanton

Silicon Valley’s New Immigrant Entrepreneurs
By AnnaLee Saxenian

Diaspora Philanthropy and Volunteering

Reaching a “Fair Deal” on Talent: Emigration, Circulation, and Human Capital in Countries of Origin
By Kate Hooper and Madeleine Sumption

Diaspora Philanthropy: Private Giving and Public Policy
By Kathleen Newland, Aaron Terrazas, and Roberto Munster

Diaspora Philanthropy: Private Giving and Public Policy (Presentation and Screencast)
Featuring Kathleen Newland, Yulya Spantchak, Danial Noorani, and Danny Pins

Connected through Service: Diaspora Volunteers and Global Development
By Aaron Terrazas

Connected through Service: Diaspora Volunteers and Global Development (Presentation and Screencast)
Featuring Rebecca Davidson, Tarek Nabhan, and Shital Shah

A Decade of Research and Practice of Diaspora Philanthropy in the Asia Pacific Region: The State of the Field
By Mark Sidel

Diaspora Philanthropy: Influences, Initiatives, and Issues
By Paula Doherty Johnson

Diaspora Philanthropy: The Colombia Experience
Maria Aysa-Lastra

Journeys in Service
By Gaurav Madan, Indicorps

The World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists: A Strategic Approach to Strengthen Muslim Giving
By Tariq Cheema

Potential into Practice: The Ethiopian Diaspora Volunteer Program
By Tedla W. Giorgis and Aaron Terrazas

The African Diaspora in the U.S. and its Interactions with Biodiversity Conservation in Africa
By Babacar MBow and Yemeserach Tessema

Cash & Compassion: The Somali Diaspora’s Role in Relief, Development, and Peacebuilding
By Laura Hammond, Mustafa Awad, Ali Ibrahim Dagane, Peter Hansen, Cindy Horst, Ken Menkhaus, and Lynette Obare

2012 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances
By Hudson Institute

Diaspora Diplomacy

Roundtable: “Diaspora and Peace: What Role for Development Cooperation?” Background Report
By Michaella Vanore, Nora Ragab, and Melissa Siegel, United Nations University, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

Voice After Exit: Diaspora Advocacy
By Kathleen Newland

Voice After Exit: Diaspora Advocacy (Presentation and Screencast)
Featuring Kathleen Newland, Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Nadia Roumani, and Aram Hamparian

Diaspora Organizations from the Horn of Africa in Norway: Contributions to Peacebuilding?
Cindy Horst and Mohamed Husein Gaas

Exploring the Role of Diasporas in Rebuilding Governance in Post-Conflict Societies
By Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

Diasporas as Partners in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
By Giulia Sinatti et al.

Engaging Diasporas: How governments and development agencies can support diaspora involvement in the development of origin countries
By Hein de Haas

The 2012 Mexican Presidential Election and Mexican Immigrants of Voting Age in the United States
By David Gutierrez, Jeanne Batalova, and Aaron Terrazas

Differentiating the Diaspora: Reflections on Diasporic Engagement “for Peace” in the Horn of Africa
By Markus Virgil Hoehne, Dereje Feyissa, Mahdi Abdile, and Clara Schmitz-Pranghe

Diasporas and Peace: A Comparative Assessment of Somali and Ethiopian Ethnic Communities in Europe
Andrea Warnecke, Editor

Engaging Diaspora Communities in Peace Processes
Public International Law and Policy Group

Diasporas in International Conflict
By Hazel Smith

Regional and Country Studies

What’s So Special about Canada? Understanding the Resilience of Immigration and Multiculturalism
By Daniel Hiebert, Migration Policy Institute

Understanding the Creation of Public Consensus: Migration and Integration in Germany, 2005 to 2015
By Friedrich Heckmann, Migration Policy Institute

Spain: New Emigration Policies Needed for an Emerging Diaspora
By Joaquín Arango, Migration Policy Institute

Emigration from Portugal: Old Wine in New Bottles?
By David Justino, Migration Policy Institute

The Germany-Turkey Migration Corridor: Refitting Policies for a Transnational Age
By Yaşar Aydın, Migration Policy Institute

Emigration Trends and Policies in China: Movement of the Wealthy and Highly-Skilled
By Biao Xiang, Migration Policy Institute

Resources from: Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development

The Macedonian Diaspora in Australia: Current and Potential Links with the Homeland
By Danny Ben-Moshe, Deakin University; Dr Joanne Pyke, Victoria University; and Mr Ordan Andreevski, United Macedonian Diaspora

Emigration, Immigration, and Diaspora Relations in India 
By Daniel Naujoks, Migration Policy Institute

Profiles of Individual Immigrant Populations in the United States
By Migration Policy Institute

Haitian Diaspora Associations and their Investments in Basic Social Services in Haiti
By Patricia Weiss Fagen et al.

The Scottish Diaspora and Diaspora Strategy: Insights and Lessons from Ireland
By Delphine Ancien, Mark Boyle, and Rob Kitchin

The Returning Diaspora: Analyzing Overseas Vietnamese (Viet Kieu) Contributions Toward Vietnam’s Economic Growth
By Andrew T. Pham

Diasporas, Philanthropy and Hometown Associations: the Central American Experience
By Manuel Orozco

Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments
By Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, Caglar Ozden, Sonia Plaza, William Shaw, and Abebe Shimeles

The Cuban Diaspora in the 21st Century
By The Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University

Building Bridges: A Case Study on the Role of the Indian Diaspora in Canada
By Kant Bhargava and J.C. Sharma et al.

The Chinese Diaspora, Foreign Investment and Economic Development in China
By Alan Smart and Jinn-Yuh Hsu

A Diaspora Strategy for Canada? Enriching Debate through Heightening Awareness of International Practice
By Mark Boyle and Rob Kitchin

Diaspora Strategies in Transition States: Prospects and Opportunities for Armenia
By Mark Boyle and Rob Kitchin

Hometown Associations (HTA‘s) – Opportunities and Challenges for Diaspora Led Development in Zimbabwe
Compiled by Robert Gonouya

Jamaica: From Diverse Beginning to Diaspora in the Developed World
By Alex Glennie and Laura Chappell

Israel and the Diaspora: Problems of Cognitive Dissonance
By William Safran

Ghana: Searching for Opportunities at Home and Abroad
By Micah Bump

Connecting Diaspora Young Adults to Israel: Lessons from Taglit Birthright Israel
By Leonard Saxe

Global Nomads: The Emergence of the Tibetan Diaspora
By Seonaigh MacPherson, Anne-Sophie Bentz, and Dawa Bhuti Ghoso

The Tibetan Diaspora: Adapting to Life outside Tibet
By Seonaigh MacPherson, Anne-Sophie Bentz, and Dawa Bhuti Ghoso

Macedonia: At a Quiet Crossroads
By Joanne van Selm

India’s Engagement with its Diaspora in Comparative Perspective with China
By Kathryn Lum