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May 24th, 2016 - 11:42 am § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Does aid need a 12-step program?

Step 1: We admit we were 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.[...]

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.[...]

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. [...]