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Posts Tagged ‘grassroots organizations’

August 14th, 2014 - 8:50 am § in Reflection & Rumination, Uncategorized

Briefcase NGOs: How widespread is this, really?

Is the phenomena of briefcase NGOs is not as common as people think? Are they a legitimate reason donors creating stronger accountability mechanisms?[...]

May 21st, 2014 - 3:00 pm § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Knowing when (and why) to stop and listen

“The presenting problem and the real (or underlying) problem are different.” Joe Shaffner on Peter Block’s book, "Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used."[...]

May 14th, 2014 - 8:41 am § in Good Practice, Uncategorized

Do grassroots organizations in poor countries have an image problem?

What if the talents of 19 public relations and corporate communications Masters students were directed at helping grassroots organizations getting better at selling themselves?[...]

April 26th, 2014 - 3:25 pm § in Good Practice

Building a Fire: An organizational capacity self-assessment tool for grassroots organizations

The Building a Fire tool provides grassroots groups an alternative to most organizational capacity assessment tools that primarily focus on the formality of institutional systems.[...]

August 1st, 2013 - 8:41 am § in Reflection & Rumination

From one Cornhusker to another: Peter Buffett, philanthropy, and how we can frame the dialogue

When I left my small town in Nebraska to be an aid worker, I found this: the common good still exists elsewhere in the world. This idea can help shift the cognitive frameworks with which we talk about international assistance.[...]

June 5th, 2013 - 8:11 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Palestinian civil society leaders: Reinforce us, don’t replace us.

Grassroots civil society activists from Palestine discuss their experiences with international aid in this Special Mention Award Winner of the Social Impact Media Awards. [...]