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February 22nd, 2012 - 3:00 pm § in Good Practice

How to build strong relationships with grassroots organizations, Part 2 of 3

Under-resourced and under-recognized local organizations face immense challenges on the ground. Yet we as outsiders most often choose to express frustration or impatience if an organization does not appear to be responding to our expectations. (Part 2 of 3)[...]

February 14th, 2012 - 9:33 am § in Reflection & Rumination

On Love & Justice: A Valentine’s Day Reflection

We don’t talk about our hearts nearly enough in international aid. But this Valentine’s Day seems like a good time to do so. Sharing an excerpt from "The Love That Does Justice: Spiritual Activism in Dialogue With Social Science,” edited By Michael A. Edwards & Stephen G. Post[...]

January 23rd, 2012 - 7:00 am § in Guest Bloggers

Has aid lost its humanity?

“Development work had become more about systems and structures than the actual lived realities of people,” argues Mette Müller, founder of Best Self Experience. Can important concepts like 'empathy', 'understanding' and 'compassion' enter the way we deliver aid?[...]

November 27th, 2011 - 3:00 pm § in Guest Bloggers

Letting the snark flow

Does snark among aid bloggers go too far? I share this guest post by Orietta L’Abbate, CEO of the Association Amis des Enfants de l’ile de la Gonâve in Haiti, in an attempt to even the score.[...]

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![...]