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.
If you work in the global development, philanthropy, aid, social enterprise, nonprofit, etc. space, this question can lead to perplexing, frustrating, unwelcome, or liberating reflections. With all of our good intentions and questionable objectivity about ourselves, this is admittedly a tough question to answer. If you say you do “walk the talk,” you’re asking for scrutiny. If you say you don’t, you’re implicitly saying change (gasp!) is needed. My team at IDEX – International Development Exchange has been working with a new consultant recently who asked us, “How does IDEX ‘walk the talk’?” How would your team answer this question? It’s a …
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.”
Sharing insights from how-matters.org followers (and a few of my own).
One of my favorite podcasts, The Moth, features New Voices Fellows from the Aspen Institute.
How and why EveryChild prepares to hand over its assets to a global alliance of national civil society organizations.
A guest post by Steven Zyck of ODI about how to make locally-led humanitarian responses a reality.
Can photos provoke people to donate to charity AND ensure people’s dignity?