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May 3rd, 2016 - 9:21 am § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Moving along on the do-gooder journey

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?[...]

April 18th, 2016 - 1:31 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

A new kind of donor: 4 things they do differently

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.[...]

December 16th, 2015 - 1:13 pm § in #IntlDevComms, Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination, Uncategorized

Do we “walk the talk”?

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 questi[...]

November 12th, 2015 - 10:06 am § in Good Practice

Getting money to the ground, directly

Sharing a list of small NGOs and foundations specializing in direct funding to grassroots leaders, locally-led organizations, and small, often “informal” movements. [...]

September 27th, 2015 - 5:02 pm § in Good Practice

Actually, it was my capacity that needed to be built

A reflection on the skills I needed to be effective in my job.[...]

September 26th, 2015 - 12:02 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Hot money or cold money?

"The problem with all these outsiders is that you come in with your money and you don't warm it up." [...]

September 23rd, 2015 - 8:43 am § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

What advice would you give to new global development students?

Sharing insights from how-matters.org followers (and a few of my own).[...]

August 4th, 2015 - 8:03 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

When an international NGO plans its obsolescence

How and why EveryChild prepares to hand over its assets to a global alliance of national civil society organizations.[...]