“Maybe it is a little about identity, but that’s ok.” A guest post by Vanessa Deering
Loyalty doesn’t have to mean avoiding the hard questions.
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
My recent article on farmers’ feedback on Feed the Future in Haiti, appearing in Oxfam America’s latest CloseUp Magazine.
On Reuters investigative report, The Child Exchange: Inside America’s underground market for adopted children.
The swirl of thoughts can de-motivate and confound us, especially after we’ve been working for a few years, and change still seems elusive and organizational life at times ridiculous.
“So why should we continue?” she asked me.
“Because of people like Don Popo.”
I just came from Haiti just last week. Here’s my reflections on Nora Schenkel’s piece in the New York Times, “I Came to Haiti to Do Good…”
Pa gen anyen pou nou, san nou. Nothing for us, without us.
As we wait for Hurricane Sandy, not knowing exactly what’s coming, vulnerability has been on my mind—namely my own. What does this mean in our aid, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship worlds?
Are Drew, a U.S.-based international relief and development consultant, and Nasira, a Pakistan-based development worker and community-based organization founder, speaking different aid dialects? (Excerpt from a LinkedIn discussion)
Orietta L’Abbate, CEO of Association Amis des Enfants Australia Inc., shares her proposal for the future of aid, a “one-to-one” support system whereby businesses select a “sister” local NGO to help on a 5-10 year plan.
Does snark among aid bloggers go too far? I share this guest post by Orietta L’Abbate, CEO of the Association Amis des Enfants de l’ile de la Gonâve in Haiti, in an attempt to even the score.
Featuring the Museum of International Folk Art’s exhibit, “The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Disaster”—a great reminder of the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of tragedy.
I am a poet, now loud and proud. Sharing a selection of my unpublished poems that may ring familiar in aid workers’ souls.