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.
A round-up of year-end and -start articles
The questions I’m asking myself as 2015 comes to a close.
Being part of a community means mutual obligations (and joys)!
Asking ourselves this difficult question
There is beauty in the world. Let’s not forget.
Sharing a list of small NGOs and foundations specializing in direct funding to grassroots leaders, locally-led organizations, and small, often “informal” movements.
Frustrated with organizational politics, policies, or processes? Here’s a selection of how-matters.org posts to let you know you’re not alone.
“They’re all a bunch of neocolonialists anyway.”
An uncomfortable silence fell upon the car.
Sharing an article from NPR’s Goats & Soda blog, “At What Point Does A Fundraising Ad Go Too Far?”