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October 24, 2014

by Invisible Children

Three things we look for in a new hire

When you work in People Operations (known as Human Resources in most organizations), the golden question you are always asked is, “What do you look for in an applicant?” Well, I’m here to let the cat out of the bag. One of the most exciting parts of my job is getting to hand-pick the incredible […]

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October 23, 2014

by Liz Arthur

14 Halloween Costumes You Can Make in Under 5 Minutes

We’ve all been THAT person – the one who leaves their Halloween costume prep ’til last minute and shows up at the party looking like an epic fail. So this year, we’re making it easier on you with some simple costume ideas you can create from items you already own. Instead of A) completely bombing […]

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by Miranda Brown

Reblog // Army: Messaging leads to mass defections from Kony

Over the summer, defections and releases from the LRA skyrocketed. Almost 100 men, women and children returned home – the most we’ve seen since we expanded our central Africa programs in 2008. The “why” behind those incredible numbers? Successful defection messaging, according to a recent article from Army Times. And we have to agree. Defection messaging, […]

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October 22, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Welcome Home // Released women and children return to Uganda

What gets us more excited than free Halloween candy? Well, unlimited free Halloween candy… and inspiring updates from our International Programs team. In case you missed it… Over the summer, we saw an unprecedented increase in LRA defections and releases. Since August, around 100 individuals have returned home from the LRA. Whether they were released or […]

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October 21, 2014

by Alex Collins

Monday Mini Mixtape | octoberONE

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve made you a Monday Mini Mixtape. And now that the summer is officially coming to a close, we thought we’d bring you the best of an endless summer list of hit songs created by a few of our favorite lady singers. Because we know who really runs the […]

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October 20, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

Kony 101 // Who is in charge of the LRA?

The LRA conflict has wreaked havoc on central and East Africa for 27 years, leaving communities in desperate need of protection and rehabilitation. Throughout this time, the rebel group’s tactics have remained brutal and atrocious – children are forced to kill members of their own families and become soldiers (or even sex slaves). In recent […]

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October 16, 2014

by Invisible Children

Everyone asks how we did it // Invisible Children’s Playbook Workshop

Telling your organization’s story well is key. In the last ten years, we’ve learned a thing or two about creating a movement. We produced and launched the most viral video of all time, passed two bills through Congress, inspired and mobilized a generation, and made a large impact running primarily off of $20 donations from […]

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October 15, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Deep Philosophical Questions + Jim Beam = Whiskey Wednesdays

“I love it when the interns and staff come together for a spirited debate. Each of our voices is valued equally, and I get to learn a lot about people’s stories and what shapes their worldviews.”  –Aashima Gandhi, Engagement Intern It’s a little-known fact that once a week, our office comes together to discuss the world’s […]

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October 14, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Dance until the war ends // HeartBeats dance marathons

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” –Rumi There are many ways to support a cause. Some people sit for a cause, some people walk for a cause – but we are different. We dance. […]

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October 13, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

Kony 101 // Why is he fighting?

The Lord’s Resistance Army is one of the most vicious rebel groups on this planet today. Its leader, Joseph Kony, instructs his fighters to abduct young men and women to fight in their ranks, loot and ravage innocent communities for food and clothing, and hold women and children hostage as sex slaves and porters. Joseph Kony […]

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