Here’s 12 ideas for criteria civil society organizations could use to rate their funders.
“Psst, excuse me, but if an international assistance project is a job or a hobby for you, it can’t actually be ‘yours.’ And if you think that it is, we may have a problem on our hands.”
As do-gooders develop the skills and attitudes to ensure inclusive, democratic, and thoughtful decision-making, the Daily Show offers up an example.
A guest post by Tori Dietel Hopps of Dietel Partners and Andy Bryant of Segal Family Foundation.
How do our roles change if our first responsibility is to do justice to the vast and vital efforts of visionary leaders in the Global South?
What’s the difference between approaches to global development versus global solidarity?
A people’s movement is rising in Zimbabwe. Is aid and philanthropy paying attention?
Step 1: We admit we are powerless over a project-based mentality–that when we considered the changing world, our frameworks and tools as they had come to define us have become obsolete.
Once people decide to be outward facing, concerned about the suffering in the world and wanting to express their sense of responsibility to others, how can we invite and support them to also transform themselves?
Donors stuck in the old ways of moving money around don’t offer useful capital to new and innovative organizations that don’t fit the mold. Here’s four things a new kind of aid donor does better.
Asking ourselves this difficult question
Sharing a list of small NGOs and foundations specializing in direct funding to grassroots leaders, locally-led organizations, and small, often “informal” movements.
A reflection on the skills I needed to be effective in my job.
“The problem with all these outsiders is that you come in with your money and you don’t warm it up.”