Once people decide to be outward facing, concerned about the suffering in the world and wanting to express their sense of responsibility to others, how can we invite and support them to also transform themselves?
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
The questions I’m asking myself as 2015 comes to a close.
Being part of a community means mutual obligations (and joys)!
Sharing a list of small NGOs and foundations specializing in direct funding to grassroots leaders, locally-led organizations, and small, often “informal” movements.
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.
A reflection on the skills I needed to be effective in my job.
Admitting failure is not enough. What’s the next step?
What does racial justice have to do with the international “do-gooder” industry?
(Or, introducing myself as the newest member of IDEX’s team!)
Guest blogger Akhila Kolisetty on the “NGOization” of grassroots social movements and the way forward.
Guest blogger Barongo ba Kafuuzi Ateenyi argues that aid’s failures should not be blamed on the initiators of the projects—the foreigners—but the very home country systems that compromise its people.