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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.[...]

February 26th, 2016 - 11:30 am § in Reflection & Rumination

My struggles with self care

Self care is the problem, and the solution.[...]

December 31st, 2015 - 9:46 am § in Reflection & Rumination, Uncategorized

Did I…?

The questions I’m asking myself as 2015 comes to a close.[...]

December 19th, 2015 - 9:19 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Why I give

Being part of a community means mutual obligations (and joys)![...]

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[...]

December 10th, 2015 - 7:05 am § in Reflection & Rumination

An antidote to “he who must not be named”

There is beauty in the world. Let's not forget. [...]

October 31st, 2015 - 7:30 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Happy Halloween!

Frustrated with organizational politics, policies, or processes? Here's a selection of how-matters.org posts to let you know you're not alone. [...]

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).[...]