Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

November 29th, 2014 - 11:10 am § in Reflection & Rumination

“An Idiot Abroad” on Geldof

With Band Aid 30 controversy in the news, a so-called moron’s observations seem pretty insightful. [...]

January 27th, 2014 - 9:13 pm § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

40 ways to help your organization survive tough financial times

Isaac Roy Kyeyune of FIND Partners International in Uganda shares his best advice on how organization can get through resource-constrained times.[...]

January 29th, 2013 - 8:20 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

The Power of No

Funders, if you know the answer is “no”, offer it quickly and gracefully. Respect the vulnerability, but also the resilience, of those doing the asking. [...]

November 26th, 2011 - 8:33 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Hallowed Halls or Ghost Towns?

Are aid workers fighting while propagating the very organizations in which they serve? It’s as if the perpetuation of the institutions themselves slowly, silently becomes what consumes people, rather than the needs and priorities of those they are ultimately meant to serve.[...]

March 18th, 2011 - 5:25 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Nothing to Offer

In the wake of such tragedy in Japan, let us never forget the long-term, slow-moving disasters of poverty, inequality and injustice around the rest of the world, where funding IS readily needed. [...]

July 10th, 2010 - 4:12 pm § in Good Practice

Isn’t it time for a morale boost?

One largely overlooked cause of low levels of staff and volunteer motivation is the internal dynamics of organizations. Development organizations can be more effective if their members pay attention to what can go wrong inside a group and take steps to keep people engaged and committed.[...]