A Certificate in Sustainable Development Practice:

Topics include:
What do developing nations need to become developed?
The difference between charity, humanitarian relief, and development
Why international non-profits need an “exit-strategy"?
Why international non-profits need an “exit-strategy"?
How international non-profits can make a graceful exit
The impacts of investing in women
Community-Led vs. Community-Driven Approaches
How to know if your model is sustainable?
How to know if your model is sustainable?
Impact vs. Outcomes

This training is beneficial for: 

  • Emerging professionals or founders who want to enter humanitarian and development sector

  • Nonprofit and NGO practitioners who want to apply best practice in an international context

  • Religious and charitable organizational leaders or staff members

Objectives and Course Outcomes: 

  • Define the difference between charity, relief/humanitarian aid, and development

  • Understand the elements that define a “developed” vs. “developing” country

  • Examine the relationships between various economic sectors to better understand on a broad scale how different macroeconomic entities work in synergy to generate stable societies (circular-flow)

  • Explore how NGOs and nonprofits can disrupt the virtuous economic flow that ideally should be self-generating and sustained by societies

  • Explore the impacts and advantages of community-led development

  • Understand the impact/influence foreigners can have in a developing nation, and learn how to prevent foreign influence from disrupting local community’s progress

  • Discern ways to stop the cycle of dependency that many charitable efforts create

Educational Methodologies: 

  • Examine case-studies of community led initiatives

  • Review video interviews and testimonials from professionals in the field

  • Discussion with other cohort members to develop solutions for issues presented in the case-studies

  • Discuss: why we need to ensure that each entity can function effectively 

  • Discuss: how charity can hurt more than help

  • Examine and critique case studies of existing organizations that contributed to the cycle of dependency

  • Reflections

  • Students offer feedback on each other’s ideas


  • From Aid to Trade: book and interview (Market Alignment)

  • Emanate International Interviews

  • Articles and pdfs supplied by the instructor

  • Optional: When Helping Hurts, Toxic Charity, The Prosperity Paradox

Tangible Take Aways:

  • Create a business plan for an initiative, program, or entire organization to ensure that your organizations model demonstrates best practice

  • Develop and/or apply metrics for sustainability

  • Optional: in the future after having proven success, the mission or organization will be eligible for Emanate International’s seal of Sustainable Impact.

Dates: TBD

Have questions?

Contact: emanateinternational.org@gmail.com 

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