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Q: Forces for Good ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Forces for Good
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: dtnl42-ga
List Price: $60.00
Posted: 01 May 2005 23:07 PDT
Expires: 31 May 2005 23:07 PDT
Question ID: 516693
Please list (with sources) all communities and all groups who claim to
be forces for good in the world (who actually use that expression or
similar) and also web-sites that provide a link / route-map into these

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 02 May 2005 05:14 PDT
Have a look at this link and let me know if these are the sorts of
organizations you have in mind:




Clarification of Question by dtnl42-ga on 02 May 2005 06:05 PDT
Subject: Re: Forces for Good
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 02 May 2005 07:05 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again, and thanks for getting back to me.  

I'm providing a rather brief answer to your question, because I think
the links below (along with the one I already provided) identify tens
of thousand of the doing-good sorts of organizations you asked about,
and should give you all the information you need.

However, if I've misconstrued your question at all -- or if you need
additional information -- just let me know by posting a Request for
Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you further.

By the way, you've asked a very interesting and intriguing series of
questions here at GA...thanks for being part of it all.



First off, pay a visit to at:

Since this site is devoted to compiling information on organizations
that do good in the world, you might want to spend some time exploring
it.  However, the actual list of more than 45,000 organizations can be
seen by clicking on the link (right hand side of the page) that says
"Organizations", which will lead you to a search form:

Leave the search form blank, click on the button that says
"alphabetically", and then click "Search", and you'll get a list of
all 45,000+ organizations.

Of course, you can also access the list by country, or by the "Area of
Focus", if those options are of interest to you.


A similar sort of site -- with a similarly large directory -- is here:

Welcome to the directory of development organizations

The directory of development organizations, listing 43.500 development
organizations, has been prepared to facilitate international
cooperation and knowledge sharing in development work, both among
civil society organizations, research institutions, governments and
the private sector.

The directory aims to promote interaction and active partnerships
among governments, private sector and key development organisations in
civil society, including NGOs, trade unions, faith-based
organizations, indigenous peoples movements, foundations and research
centres. In creating opportunities for dialogue with governments and
private sector, civil society organizations are helping to amplify the
voices of the poorest people in the decisions that affect their lives,
improve development effectiveness and sustainability and hold
governments and policymakers publicly accountable.

You can download the directories one region at a time (e.g. Africa).


A much smaller list, but one that looks to be well-targeted, is here:

These are a list of NGOs (non-governmental ogranizations) affiliated
with the United Nations.


Finally, you can find directories of directories here:


In addition to the organizations listed right on the page, there are
also many links to categories of organizations (e.g. Child Welfare)
that you may want to explore.


Again, if you need anything else, just let me know.


search strategy:  Used existing bookmarks, along with a Google
Directory search on [ ngo ]
dtnl42-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Forces for Good
From: myoarin-ga on 02 May 2005 04:51 PDT
As you will see on other questions, researchers back away from
questions that ask for a listing of "all" of anything.

You are more likely to get an answer if you can limit you request or
define more precisely what you want  - or what you want to do with the
A "clarification" would help.

Good luck.
Subject: Re: Forces for Good
From: scotttygett-ga on 02 May 2005 13:37 PDT
An aside on pafalafa's comment that this questioner asks some of the
better questions; you can reach a questioner's questions by  typing
that person's name into the search requester on this page or the
google answer's home page,

Yeah, pretty cool questions... 

a tad conshorsdoeuvreative, but maybe she's made it through that
barrier where affection and progress compete, is such a thing exists

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