What is so “risky” about placing relatively small amounts of money in the hands of people addressing challenges in their own communities?
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.
Being part of a community means mutual obligations (and joys)!
What does racial justice have to do with the international “do-gooder” industry?
For NGOs considering how to ‘reframe their message’ in their communications and fundraising, they can include their local partners in developing countries in this proces. Invest in partners’ branding and communications. Let them tell their own story. As much it is ‘our message,’ even more so it is theirs. ~Judith Madigan of BrandOutLoud
Marc Maxmeister introduces his newly-published book, “Ebola: Local voices, hard facts.”
The strongest assets in this fight are the committed women and men who know and love their communities, says Alison Carlman.
Links to stories on those responding to Ebola on the ground, regardless of international aid or media coverage
3 places where my voice in #globaldev discussions have appeared lately
Is the phenomena of briefcase NGOs is not as common as people think? Are they a legitimate reason donors creating stronger accountability mechanisms?
“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.”
What if the talents of 19 public relations and corporate communications Masters students were directed at helping grassroots organizations getting better at selling themselves?
What if nascent grassroots organizations needed something totally different to assess their organizational capacity?
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.