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CDA Collaborative Learning Projects Inc

  • Cambridge, MA
  • http://cdacollaborative.org/?src=guidestar

Mission Statement

CDA is committed to improving the effectiveness of those who work to provide humanitarian assistance, engage in peace practice, support sustainable development, and conduct corporate operations in a socially responsible manner. We combine rigorous analysis with pragmatic field-level work and deliver practical tools to field staff and policymakers alike.

Main Programs

  1. What works - and what doesn't - in the prevention of violent extremism
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation of Conflict Sensitivity
  3. Business and Peace
  4. Conflict Sensitivity & Effective Peacebuilding in Myanmar
Service Areas

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International

Throughout the years we have worked in more than seventy conflict-affected and fragile contexts!

ruling year

2006

Executive Director since 2013

Self-reported

Peter Woodrow

Keywords

Self-reported

Accountability and feedback loops, conflict sensitivity, Do No Harm, peacbuilding effectiveness, responsible business, collaborative learning, monitoring and evalution

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EIN

56-2339052

 Number

8248416965

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (Q19)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

What works - and what doesn't - in the prevention of violent extremism

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Program 2

Monitoring and Evaluation of Conflict Sensitivity

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Program 3

Business and Peace

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Program 4

Conflict Sensitivity & Effective Peacebuilding in Myanmar

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    A future where communities and nations demonstrate resilience, drive their own development, and resolve conflicts without resorting to armed violence.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Supporting the application of lessons from collaborative learning processes to improve effective and accountable engagements that result in significant, positive, lasting change for people and societies.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    CDA is widely recognized for its established expertise in the professional fields of Accountability and Feedback Loops, Conflict Sensitivity/Do No Harm, Peacebuilding Effectiveness, and Responsible Business.

    Our expertise is rooted in evidence-based collaborative learning projects, and in the extensive advisory work, that we have completed and continue to perform. Throughout the years we have worked in more than seventy conflict-affected and fragile contexts!
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Throughout the years we have worked in more than seventy conflict-affected and fragile contexts!

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Financials

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CDA COLLABORATIVE LEARNING PROJECTS INC
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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CDA Collaborative Learning Projects Inc

Leadership

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Executive Director

Peter Woodrow

BIO

Peter Woodrow areas of professional expertise include peacebuilding effectiveness, conflict analysis, the application of systems thinking tools to peacebuilding, and the development of strong peacebuilding programs through utilization of the Reflecting on Peace Practice (RPP) lessons and tools. Peter joined CDA in 2003, and became CDA's Executive Director in 2013, after ten years as Co-Director of the Reflecting on Peace Practice Program.

As Executive Director, Peter provides general oversight, administration and fundraising for all of CDA's programs. He is most directly involved with our program in Myanmar, application of systems thinking to anti-corruption efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and development of a framework for collective impact in peacebuilding in cooperation with Humanity United.

Prior to joining CDA, Peter was a Partner at the mediation organization CDR Associates in Boulder, Colorado, and is an experienced mediator, facilitator, and conflict resolution trainer. He has facilitated issue resolution within organizations, as well as multi party environmental and public policy disputes. He has also developed and implemented international programs in consensus building, problem solving, decision-making and inter-ethnic conflict resolution in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

He holds an MA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a BA from Oberlin College.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Whittlesey

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?