Thanks to our members, supporters and everyone who helps make things happen for us, Susila Dharma International Association (SDIA) is improving its standing as one of the world’s top 500 NGOs!

This is according to NGO Advisor, a Geneva-based independent media organization “committed to highlighting innovation, impact, and governance in the non-profit sector”.

This year SDIA has been ranked 282 out of the top 500 NGOs in the world, up from 309 which was our ranking last year – thanks to the solid performance of our members, Board and executive team. Only a few more years to make it to number 1! You can see SDIA’s ranking here.

To give you an idea as to just how brilliant this is, the non-profit sector is estimated to include close to 12 million organisations worldwide and up to now, NGO Advisor has considered around 3,800 NGO listings in its research.

The organisations listed on NGO Advisor are researched, evaluated and ranked in order to showcase the best practices and newest ideas in the non-profit sector, and rankings represent the human aspects of NGO activity that are rarely captured by stock indices or financial statements.

NGO Advisor’s aim in doing this work is to showcase NGO diversity and stimulate debate, among other things.

NGOs are compared using criteria that transcend geography and field of activity, meaning for example that a small non-profit working on one issue in a specific community or country can be compared to a longstanding global organisation. This is how a Brazilian organisation called Saude Criança which focuses on how children’s health is impacted by their living conditions in Brazil, can get a higher ranking (21) than Greenpeace (27) or Plan International (56).

If you want to support SDIA’s ever-improving work, you can donate here!