Posts Tagged ‘organizational development’

November 13th, 2012 - 10:31 pm § in #IntlDevComms, Guest Bloggers

How do you tell a compelling story about people in need that doesn’t simplify or stereotype?

The Social Impact Media Awards 2013 is an international documentary and video competition for independent filmmakers and those engaged in aid to champion the stories of grassroots change-makers that too often remain overlooked. [...]

August 28th, 2012 - 6:00 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Finding Room for Error

"Having learned from previous failures, we'd developed tools to alleviate these problems, but they didn't work this time." A guest post by Mary Fifield, founder and former executive director of Amazon Partnerships Foundation. [...]

August 3rd, 2012 - 7:12 am § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Want to make aid better? Let us play!

Give every aid worker (local and international, cleaner to country director) a social change investment fund of US$1,000, over which they have total personal discretion. [...]

July 11th, 2012 - 6:25 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Whose capacity…really?

The general (and often pejorative) assumption in the development sector that the capacity of “local partners” should be measured by the degree of formal structure is something that must be re-examined.[...]

July 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Are you a square? Or a blob?

Relating James Mackie's video, The Parable of the Blobs and Squares, to international aid, which shows that there is more to people than their problems, that the solution to problems lies in the problem itself, not in an imposed solution.[...]

June 26th, 2012 - 5:30 am § in Good Practice

Does your organization unleash demand-driven development?

Effective funding and capacity development initiatives, such as the one featured in this video from Results for Development Institute, are needed to increase the demand for human rights and development at local and international levels.[...]