Yesterday morning I attended a presentation, hosted by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, on matching resources with needs at a global level.  With newly developed technology and international networking, churches, charities, and donors can be more quickly matched up with needs around the world.  More accurate measurement data can now be compiled to assure  funds given toward these needs are being distributed efficiently and effectively.  Donors and charities can know their contributions are being well managed, and needs can be met more quickly.  On a planet where there is much suffering, this is good news.

At this presentation, community development and progressive leadership were also discussed from the perspective of geese.  Yes, geese.  I share this with you now.