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July 9th, 2016 - 2:11 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Get there

What will it take to dismantle the power structures that perpetuate inequality and bigotry in aid, philanthropy, social enterprise, and impact investing? (Plus, a sampling of resources/conversations on solidarity.)[...]

December 31st, 2015 - 9:46 am § in Reflection & Rumination, Uncategorized

Did I…?

The questions I’m asking myself as 2015 comes to a close.[...]

November 20th, 2013 - 4:42 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Who’s thinking about social change?

What is the transformation that occurs when people discover the strength of their voice and have space, or the opportunity to use that voice, and engage with those in power?[...]

August 22nd, 2013 - 2:20 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Moving day: An aid analogy

What does it feel like to be a citizen on the receiving end of international aid? An analogy to try to help international do-gooders understand.[...]

June 4th, 2013 - 8:00 am § in Reflection & Rumination

The Carpenters and the Rude Man

How many times had I been him? Just wanting to get through to the next stage to achieve those ever-elusive results? Demonstrating my own ignorance and intolerance? Wreaking havoc and unleashing anger as a result?[...]

May 24th, 2011 - 8:44 am § in Reflection & Rumination

RCTs: A band-aid on a deeper issue?

“We all want to see deeper thinking behind the doing. Where I think we differ is on some fundamental beliefs about what prevents this and what ails the aid industry overall.” A review of More Than Good Intentions: How a new economics is helping to solve global poverty[...]

May 3rd, 2011 - 2:00 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Barefoot in Church

“He pushed me out into the aisle, where I stood, shoeless, feeling ashamed, and fighting hard not to cry.” Sharing a poignant personal story from the pages of The Sun Magazine on the experience of being at the receiving end of help.[...]