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July 14th, 2016 - 10:00 am § in Guest Bloggers

Are NGOs missing the impact forest?

Impact truth lies in messy micro-nuances that determine whether target populations "vote" for interventions with their feet or wallets, argues guest blogger Michael Buckler of VillageX.[...]

February 21st, 2014 - 11:03 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers, Uncategorized

Using storytelling to discover why aid projects so often fail

"Maybe the aid world’s obsession with 'happy stories' is precisely what drives us away from learning what we must before we can succeed." A guest post by Marc Maxson on the GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project's new online tools.[...]

August 1st, 2012 - 8:55 am § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Want me to listen? Tell me a story.

What if the key building blocks of "story" were better understood, experienced, and then related to our day-to-day work in international aid?[...]

May 22nd, 2012 - 9:52 pm § in Good Practice

Site Visits: The Feedback You’ve Never Heard

Leaders from four African organizations sat down to give their “real”, though too-often-unheard insights on site visits from the perspective of the ones being visited.[...]

April 20th, 2012 - 6:00 am § in Poetry Pause

Friday’s Poetic Pause: Evaluation Led by Poetry?

"Little did Rumbidzai know that her poem would become a piece of art that would serve to illuminate the journey the partner organizations were about to begin." From "Narratives of Hope 'It Starts Within Us': Documenting Development Through Stories of Change", published by Weaver Press.[...]

February 26th, 2012 - 9:02 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Logframes….errrgh!

The predictable, linear, rational progression of activities is what can make a sound logframe clear and elegant. But this is also what can render it useless in the context of providing relief and fighting poverty and injustice. [...]

December 14th, 2011 - 8:34 am § in Reflection & Rumination

A tale of two realities

Only one of the Washington D.C. aid industry events I attended yesterday got us closer to fixing the problems that continue to plague and perplex us.[...]