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May 22nd, 2012 - 9:52 pm § in Good Practice

Site Visits: The Feedback You’ve Never Heard

Leaders from four African organizations sat down to give their “real”, though too-often-unheard insights on site visits from the perspective of the ones being visited.[...]

May 20th, 2012 - 3:00 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Write a book in 4 hours with 20 grassroots organizations?—How!?!

Nobody believed that writing a book together could happen, but forty community leaders produced 27 stories about their work in development and empowerment in just 4 hours. Independent consultant Lucia Nass shares her story from Myanmar.[...]

May 13th, 2012 - 7:00 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

How to Make People Glad That You Are There: Some Motherly Advice

To celebrate Mother’s Day, I’m sharing a chapter from Ruth Stark’s book, How to Work in Someone Else’s Country, which she wrote for her daughter, Taryn, also an aid professional. [...]

May 9th, 2012 - 5:00 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Why I support isolated aid workers across the globe and so should you!

The estimated 595,000 aid workers around the world (ALNAP, 2010) are rarely called to examine the bureaucratic rigidities that govern their day-to-day work. By supporting each other to create more trust, equity and mutual accountability with those we serve in the developing world, system-wide reform[...]

April 16th, 2012 - 6:10 am § in Good Practice

What’s needed to put local champions at the forefront?

What's needed from aid workers, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and do-gooders to put local champions at the forefront of aid? Jennifer Lentfer of how-matters.org shares her advice.[...]

April 8th, 2012 - 10:05 am § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

“With the available resources we had…”

James Oonyu, the Founder and Director of Liregu Christian Grace Ministries, a faith-based community development organization based in Lira, Uganda, explains the capacity challenges his organization faces, as well as the very real challenges he faces in working with aid funders.[...]