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Posts Tagged ‘philanthropy’

March 19th, 2014 - 6:00 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

If the revolution will not be funded, what can we do?

Guest blogger Akhila Kolisetty on the “NGOization” of grassroots social movements and the way forward.[...]

February 17th, 2014 - 9:36 am § in Guest Bloggers

Aid, Africa, corruption, and colonialism…revisited

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.[...]

November 24th, 2013 - 1:00 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

“Create” nothing: A new social good mantra

On one of the social good industry’s most killer assumptions: That in the developing world, nothing exists, i.e. that there’s a blank slate upon which our interventions can be built.[...]

August 1st, 2013 - 8:41 am § in Reflection & Rumination

From one Cornhusker to another: Peter Buffett, philanthropy, and how we can frame the dialogue

When I left my small town in Nebraska to be an aid worker, I found this: the common good still exists elsewhere in the world. This idea can help shift the cognitive frameworks with which we talk about international assistance.[...]

July 31st, 2013 - 9:37 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Don’t change the message. Change the messenger.

Weh Yeoh of whydev.org 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?[...]