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April 8th, 2012 - 10:05 am § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

“With the available resources we had…”

James Oonyu, the Founder and Director of Liregu Christian Grace Ministries, a faith-based community development organization based in Lira, Uganda, explains the capacity challenges his organization faces, as well as the very real challenges he faces in working with aid funders.[...]

April 1st, 2012 - 8:38 am § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

Whom do I actually serve?

“He further opines that even if the community has other ideas to suggest about the building project, these would have no room since, in essence, the beggar has no choice. Patrick reminds John that they are not employees of the local community, but rather are working for the NGO.” Guest post by A[...]

March 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Cowboys & Farmers

Maybe my cowgirl dreams have finally come true. Because now…this farmer’s daughter is working for the aid cowboys. [...]

March 8th, 2012 - 9:33 am § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Reaching Girls at the Grassroots – A Sound Investment

In celebration of International Women's Day! Grassroots organizations, as powerful actors that are finding and reaching marginalized girls and unlocking their potential, are reaching a demographic of extremely vulnerable and hard-to-reach girls through homegrown, targeted, and context-specific strat[...]

February 22nd, 2012 - 3:00 pm § in Good Practice

How to build strong relationships with grassroots organizations, Part 2 of 3

Under-resourced and under-recognized local organizations face immense challenges on the ground. Yet we as outsiders most often choose to express frustration or impatience if an organization does not appear to be responding to our expectations. (Part 2 of 3)[...]