What does it take to lead a 30-year-old organization to change its name and brand to reflect its values? I’ll tell you in a few weeks after I’ve had some rest.
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.
A round-up of year-end and -start articles
Frustrated with organizational politics, policies, or processes? Here’s a selection of how-matters.org posts to let you know you’re not alone.
“They’re all a bunch of neocolonialists anyway.”
An uncomfortable silence fell upon the car.
What does racial justice have to do with the international “do-gooder” industry?
Changing an organization means changing how you tell your story.
“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.”
“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.
“You can’t build relationships on a pie chart or a graph.” Guest post by David Peck of SoChange
Who makes up the development landscape? Sharing my taxonomy of the fundamental, old-school, and new-school players on the scene.
The Social Impact Media Awards 2014 is an international documentary and video competition that champions the stories of grassroots change-makers.
My conversation with Saaed Wame, founder and director of NACC in Malawi, on valuing community contributions, the challenges of child protection, and how numbers cannot portray the true value of his organization’s work. Support them on GlobalGiving!
Weh Yeoh of whydev.org argues that everything that we do in development is about selling a message. But how do we convince people when a message goes against the grain of what they already believe?