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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.[...]

June 18th, 2013 - 8:26 am § in Good Practice

Spotting community ownership: A reminder

The processes of decision-making within local relationships and power dynamics are often the make-or-break factor in development projects. Are the people served invested in the outcomes of your program(s)? And most importantly, how can you know?[...]

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 #IntlDevComms, 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. [...]

November 8th, 2012 - 6:11 am § in Reflection & Rumination

How are international aid projects like U.S. presidential elections?

You tell the voters/donors what they want to hear. You’re happy (though thoroughly exhausted) when the campaign is over/proposal is submitted, but the hard work is yet to come.[...]