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!
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.
A reflection on the skills I needed to be effective in my job.
A guest post by Steven Zyck of ODI about how to make locally-led humanitarian responses a reality.
Social Impact Incubator brings together creative collaborators in Burundi.
How has US foreign assistance funding changed over the last sixty years?
What if nascent grassroots organizations needed something totally different to assess their organizational capacity?
The Building a Fire tool provides grassroots groups an alternative to most organizational capacity assessment tools that primarily focus on the formality of institutional systems.
“You can’t build relationships on a pie chart or a graph.” Guest post by David Peck of SoChange
On one of the social good industry’s most killer assumptions: That in the developing world, nothing exists, i.e. that there’s a blank slate upon which our interventions can be built.
The Social Impact Media Awards 2014 is an international documentary and video competition that champions the stories of grassroots change-makers.
My conversation with Saaed Wame, founder and director of NACC in Malawi, on valuing community contributions, the challenges of child protection, and how numbers cannot portray the true value of his organization’s work. Support them on GlobalGiving!
As I was sitting in a year-end retreat, I started jotting down this list of things that the development aid world could use more of in 2013. I offer it as some food for thought for the year ahead.
When I first picked up and started reading The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change almost four years ago, it was one of those strike-you-through-the-heart moments. Finally someone was talking about my role in aid.