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5 Books Staff Are Reading for Nonprofit Work This Winter

A desk at work with journal, laptop, and coffee

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman once famously said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”  As part of a global staff at Food for the Hungry (FH), one of my favorite ways to connect with colleagues is by asking what they are reading. The answers of FH’s leaders not only tell […]

These Story Books Will Change the Next Generation in Burundi

FH Burundi staff members gather around a desk to translate children's books into the local language Kurundi for the first time

Today’s guest post about a recent book translation challenge for International Book Giving Day is written by Joseph Ntakirutimana, the Adult Education Coordinator based in Burundi. Can you go back to your childhood memories to remember when you first scrolled the pages of a story book? Or when you first had someone read a story […]

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