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February 10th, 2013 - 6:00 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

When local leaders say, ‘Thanks but no thanks.’

"...part of me wanted to say to Abel, the hell with the cultural traditions, and to hell with the government! These kids need an education...But that part of me shut up (mostly)." A guest post by Scott Fifer of GO Campaign[...]

August 28th, 2012 - 6:00 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Finding Room for Error

"Having learned from previous failures, we'd developed tools to alleviate these problems, but they didn't work this time." A guest post by Mary Fifield, founder and former executive director of Amazon Partnerships Foundation. [...]

May 20th, 2012 - 3:00 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Write a book in 4 hours with 20 grassroots organizations?—How!?!

Nobody believed that writing a book together could happen, but forty community leaders produced 27 stories about their work in development and empowerment in just 4 hours. Independent consultant Lucia Nass shares her story from Myanmar.[...]

April 15th, 2012 - 9:30 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Go deep or go wide?

Scaling up--it ain't easy. An explanation of the issues at hand.[...]

September 26th, 2011 - 10:30 am § in Good Practice

Oral Reporting with Grassroots Organizations—Here’s How!

Oral reporting is a way to decrease the reporting burden on local, grassroots organizations, while enabling grantees to “paint a fuller picture” of their work, accomplishments and challenges than the written word can often offer.[...]

February 24th, 2011 - 4:58 pm § in Good Practice

Would YOU fund this organization?

I received a report, exactly as it appears in this post, from a Zimbabwean organization. Only one question—if you were the grantmaker, would you fund them again? [...]