Who helped create the cognitive dissonance that has shaped you?
A reminder for Valentine’s Day
People in the Global North are being re-awakened to their rebel selves. Now can we apply this in the global development sector?
What is required for survival through the ages of not just bodies literal and figurative, but for survival of souls?
Do “we” need to help “them” understand the political and economic systems that have marginalized them?
There is a growing number of small NGOs and foundations specializing in offering direct funding to grassroots leaders. And 20+ of them have come together to write a book!
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.