Heifer In The News

No Decline in Donations to Heifer Since Downgrade

Arkansas Business

A nonprofit’s rating is based primarily on how much of its revenue goes toward the programs and services that are its reason for being and how much goes to overhead, which includes the cost of fundraising. Charity Navigator obtains this information from a nonprofit’s report to the IRS, called a Form 990. Heifer rated an overall numerical score of 46.94 out of 70 with 37.53 (one star) on “financial” measures and 67 (four stars) on “accountability and transparency.” That resulted in the two-star composite rating.

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Heifer International CEO Pierre Ferrari Stresses Performance

Arkansas Business

“The focus on revenue as an indicator of health is, I think, overemphasized,” said that still relatively new CEO, Pierre Ferrari. “It’s always good to grow revenue, but it’s not really one of our objectives. The objective is to increase impact, to have more families engaged so that we can take more people out of poverty.”

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Drinking Milk Campaign Launched in Tanzania

Corporate Digest

Aiming at making consumers healthy and develop dairy farming, the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) program through Heifer International Tanzania, launched a campaign to promote the habit of drinking milk among Tanzanians.

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‘Milk drinking’ drive launched

The Citizen

A campaign to promote the habit of drinking milk among Tanzanians has been launched. The aim is to make consumers healthy and develop dairy farming. The drive has been initiated by the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) programme through Heifer International Tanzania

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Smart Agriculture in Cameroon Minimizes Greenhouse Gases

Cameroon Web News.com

At a time when greenhouse gas emissions from cars and electricity generation around the world are at an all-time high, Heifer International in Cameroon is leading initiatives and programming to help reduce such emissions from livestock production there.

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Kenyan delegation visits NDDB for assistance on milk Co-Ops

The Hindu Business Line

In a bid to promote dairy business in Kenya, Kenya Dairy Farmer Foundation (KDFF) and East Africa Dairy Development Project of Heifer International sought assistance from the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) on forming cooperatives for milk procurement, processing and marketing.

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Elanco commits to dairy development project in East Africa

Progressive Dairy

Elanco says it has committed $500,000 to Heifer International's East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD), continuing the company's long-term partnership aimed at breaking the cycle of hunger for those most in need.

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This Comedian Is Going To Make The World A Better Place By Jet Skiing The Mississippi River

HuffPost Impact

Kurt Braunohler has an unorthodox plan to do some good in the world: he's going to jet ski the length of the Mississippi River, from Chicago to New Orleans, in order to raise funds "to send 500 goats and 1,000 chickens to African families in need."

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Comedian plans to Jet Ski from Chicago to New Orleans for charity

The Times-Picayune

Later this month, comedian Kurt Braunohler will embark on a mission that he suspects may be "the dumbest way to make the world a better place."

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InterAction, USAID Sign Landmark Agreement on Global Food Security


In a major effort to accelerate progress in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition, NGO alliance InterAction (of which Heifer International belongs) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have forged a first-of-its-kind agreement designed to leverage the unique assets of NGOs for greater impact.

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