Posts Tagged ‘NGOs’

April 19th, 2012 - 6:15 am § in Reflection & Rumination

And while we’re talking jargon…how about “innovation”?

What if we can re-conceptualize the term "innovation" for aid? What if what really makes something innovative is not the idea itself, but the learning that made it possible? [...]

February 7th, 2012 - 4:01 pm § in Guest Bloggers

Don’t change the message. Change the messenger.

Weh Yeoh of 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?[...]

December 15th, 2011 - 6:30 am § in Reflection & Rumination

The Year Ends. The Pendulum Swings.

2011 has been a “shake-up” year for those involved in “flipping the aid system” to put more local and national actors in the driver’s seat of development. is shutting down until January 15th to reflect and plan for 2012![...]

November 8th, 2011 - 8:23 am § in Good Practice

Mentoring Among Local Organizations—Here’s How!

As an informal practice or a formal program, mentoring is a tool that organizations can use to nurture and grow their programs, systems and people. Sharing guidelines to make them successful![...]

October 2nd, 2011 - 2:00 pm § in Good Practice

Exchange Visits Among Local Organizations—Here’s How!

Exchange visits enable organizations to improve program quality and effectiveness for families and communities by learning from each other. Sharing guidelines to make them successful![...]

September 26th, 2011 - 10:30 am § in Good Practice

Oral Reporting with Grassroots Organizations—Here’s How!

Oral reporting is a way to decrease the reporting burden on local, grassroots organizations, while enabling grantees to “paint a fuller picture” of their work, accomplishments and challenges than the written word can often offer.[...]

September 1st, 2011 - 4:58 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Another Must Listen

Highlighting This American Life’s Episode 444: Gossip (Originally aired 8/26/11), which covers research relevant to HIV prevention in Malawi.[...]