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Posts Tagged ‘capacity building’

April 26th, 2014 - 3:25 pm § in Good Practice

Building a Fire: An organizational capacity self-assessment tool for grassroots organizations

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.[...]

February 23rd, 2014 - 5:12 pm § in Guest Bloggers

White, Western and Waist Deep

"You can’t build relationships on a pie chart or a graph." Guest post by David Peck of SoChange[...]

November 24th, 2013 - 1:00 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

“Create” nothing: A new social good mantra

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.[...]

January 6th, 2013 - 10:15 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

13 thoughts for aid in 2013

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. [...]

December 3rd, 2012 - 7:24 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Thoughtful Conversations & Sideways Approaches: The Barefoot Guide Connection

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.[...]

November 13th, 2012 - 10:31 pm § in Guest Bloggers

How do you tell a compelling story about people in need that doesn’t simplify or stereotype?

The Social Impact Media Awards 2013 is an international documentary and video competition for independent filmmakers and those engaged in aid to champion the stories of grassroots change-makers that too often remain overlooked. [...]