Posts Tagged ‘international aid’

November 12th, 2015 - 10:06 am § in Good Practice

Getting money to the ground, directly

Sharing a list of small NGOs and foundations specializing in direct funding to grassroots leaders, locally-led organizations, and small, often “informal” movements. [...]

October 31st, 2015 - 7:30 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Happy Halloween!

Frustrated with organizational politics, policies, or processes? Here's a selection of posts to let you know you're not alone. [...]

March 21st, 2014 - 8:46 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Your organisation isn’t going to help you. Help yourself.

"We...expect our pound of flesh. But rather than give aid workers the tools to do the job that is needed, we treat them with suspicion that they are incapable or weak when they need help." A guest post by Weh Yeoh.[...]

March 3rd, 2014 - 10:17 am § in Guest Bloggers

Exploring the tension between theory and practice in community development

Guest blogger Koissaba B.R. Ole writes that while researchers grapple with theories and frameworks to explain the causes of communities' challenges, development practitioners are right at the midst of them.[...]

February 21st, 2014 - 11:03 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers, Uncategorized

Using storytelling to discover why aid projects so often fail

"Maybe the aid world’s obsession with 'happy stories' is precisely what drives us away from learning what we must before we can succeed." A guest post by Marc Maxson on the GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project's new online tools.[...]