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Coalitions:

Working together
No one can do it all alone. That's why, at Solidary Foundation , we appreciate the benefit of working with other groups and organizations to multiply the impact of our work.

These coalitions help us both to deliver more effective programs on the ground as well as address international development issues with a variety of audiences here in the U.S.

Category

 1 Global Health & Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health
 2 Basic Education
 3 HIV and AIDS
 4 Orphans and Vulnerable Children
 5 Disasters and Emergency Assistance

Interaction
InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. With more than 160 members operating in every developing country, Interaction work to overcome poverty, exclusion and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all. InterAction is greater than the sum of its parts, a force multiplier that gives each member the collective power of all members to speak and act on issues of common concern.

Global Impact
Global Impact is a non-profit federation of over 50 of the most respected American charities dedicated to serving the needs of the world's poor. It represents these charities in workplace giving campaigns across the nation. Membership in the federation requires that members meet regulatory requirements as well as stringent criteria ‚ÄĒ they must:

Demonstrate their commitment to international humanitarian relief and development;
Devote a substantial portion of their resources to social services, development or relief programs that directly aid the poor overseas or which complement such programs;
Have a reputation for integrity in program implementation, financial management, and program effectiveness;
Have programs that seek a broad reach through geographic, programmatic, and ethnic diversity;
Be dedicated to working with Global Impact to achieve shared goals. 
Solidary Foundation is proud to works iand respect this worthwhile federation and to help uphold Global Impact's high standards for those who serve the world's poor.

1. Global Health & Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health

Child Survival Resources and Collaboration Group (CORE Group)
The CORE Group,  is a membership association of international NGOs whose mission is to improve the health and well being of children and women in developing countries through collaborative NGO action and learning. CORE's 47 member organizations together work in more than 180 countries to address the largely preventable diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia that kill nearly 30,000 children every day.

Implementing Best Practices (IBP) for Reproductive Health Working Group
The Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative, which is a uniquely interactive forum through which policy makers, program managers, implementing organizations and providers convene to identify and apply practices that can improve reproductive health outcomes in their countries.

Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH)
The Partnership is a global health partnership, , launched in September 2005 that joins maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) communities into an alliance of some 180 members to ensure that all women, infants and children not only remain healthy, but thrive. The Partnership provides a forum through which members can combine their strengths and implement solutions that no one partner could achieve alone. The Partnership supports country-led efforts towards universal coverage of essential interventions for maternal, newborn and child health.

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2. Basic Education

American Educational Research Association
This organization, founded in 1916, which is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

Basic Education Coalition
The Basic Education Coalition, a group of 19 development organizations, advocates for greater priority for early childhood and primary education in foreign assistance programs. The members of the Coalition believe that basic education is fundamental to reducing poverty and improving social well-being. Equitable access to and quality of basic education facilitates the range of development goals.

Comparative International Education Society
The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Inc., was founded in 1956 to foster cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices. Group of the Society's 1,600+ members from around the world..

Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development
The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CGECCD) which was established in 1983 by a small group of donor funding agencies and has evolved into a well-respected global network with committed partner agencies, institutions and professionals involved in the field of ECCD at all levels. CGECCD focuses on young children (pre-birth to 8yrs), their families and communities.

International Reading Association
IRA was founded in 1956 as a professional organization for those involved in teaching reading to learners of all ages. Members, are dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction; disseminating research and information about reading; and encouraging the lifetime reading habit

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3. HIV and AIDS

Global AIDS Roundtable (GAR) 
Group of 60+ members in this alliance working to expand and improve HIV/AIDS programming.

Global Health Council
The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. The Council works to ensure that all who strive for improvement and equity in global health have the information and resources they need to succeed. Architecture Working Group, which advises PEPFAR reauthorization consisting of activist, advocacy, and implementation working groups; as well as the HIV/AIDS Implementers Group, and the Global AIDS Roundtable, which works to expand and improve HIV/AIDS programming.

Global Nutrition Database
The World Health Organization's Global Nutrition Database which helps to promote improved nutrition monitoring for HIV positive populations.

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Selection Panel 
Group of the selection panel for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, a program of the Institute of International Education. The program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Eurasia to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. The Program provides a basis for establishing long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.

InterAction Health Development and Relief Working Group
A coalition of more than 30 member agencies, that provides guidance on HIV/AIDS to the 160 member alliance that comprises InterAction.

Interagency Gender Working Group
IGWG's Technical Advisory Group, its strategic planning and advisory body, has identified four priority technical areas for its work in addressing gender equity issues and needs as they arise in the reproductive health field: gender-based violence; youth and gender; gender implications and vulnerabilities of HIV and AIDS; and constructive male engagement.

ONE Campaign
The ONE campaign is a new effort to rally Americans-ONE by ONE-to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty. The ONE Campaign is engaging Americans everywhere we gather-in churches and synagogues, on the internet and college campuses, at community meetings and concerts.

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4. Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Better Care Network
The Better Care Network, which brings together organizations and individuals concerned about children who do not have adequate family care. It is committed to reducing instances of separation and abandonment of children; reuniting children outside family care with their families, wherever possible and appropriate; increasing, strengthening and supporting family and community based care options for children who cannot be cared for by their parents; establishing international and national standards for all forms of care for children without adequate family care and mechanisms for ensuring compliance; and ensuring that residential institutions are used in a very limited manner and only when appropriate.

Campaign for the US Ratification of the Rights of the Child
The Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which is a volunteer-driven network of over 475 members that includes 160 organizations as well as 40 universities.

Global Action for Children
Global Action for Children is a nonpartisan, results-oriented coalition dedicated to advocating for orphans and other vulnerable children in the developing world. The coalition's mission is to increase the level of funding by the governments of the wealthy countries for orphans and other vulnerable children in some of the poorest countries of the world.

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5. Disaster and Emergency Assistance

NGO Impact Initiative
The NGO Impact Initiative, led by President William Jefferson Clinton in order to look at the response of NGO's to the 2004 Asian tsunami.

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