Welcome to the uncomfortable, yet hopeful conversation inside my head.
Do dominant white culture behaviors create barriers in the social good space?
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?
What will it take to dismantle the power structures that perpetuate inequality and bigotry in aid, philanthropy, social enterprise, and impact investing? (Plus, a sampling of resources/conversations on solidarity.)
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.
Self care is the problem, and the solution.
The questions I’m asking myself as 2015 comes to a close.
Being part of a community means mutual obligations (and joys)!
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 …
There is beauty in the world. Let’s not forget.
Frustrated with organizational politics, policies, or processes? Here’s a selection of how-matters.org posts to let you know you’re not alone.