Posts Tagged ‘small grants’

November 12th, 2015 - 10:06 am § in Good Practice

Getting money to the ground, directly

Sharing a list of small NGOs and foundations specializing in direct funding to grassroots leaders, locally-led organizations, and small, often “informal” movements. [...]

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.[...]

February 10th, 2013 - 6:00 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

When local leaders say, ‘Thanks but no thanks.’

"...part of me wanted to say to Abel, the hell with the cultural traditions, and to hell with the government! These kids need an education...But that part of me shut up (mostly)." A guest post by Scott Fifer of GO Campaign[...]

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. [...]

December 15th, 2011 - 6:30 am § in Reflection & Rumination

The Year Ends. The Pendulum Swings.

2011 has been a “shake-up” year for those involved in “flipping the aid system” to put more local and national actors in the driver’s seat of development. is shutting down until January 15th to reflect and plan for 2012![...]

November 3rd, 2011 - 9:04 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Local Realities, Local Adaptation

Tanya Cothran, Executive Administrator at Spirit in Action, writes about how an idea, some information sharing, and a little bit of money can go a long way at the local level when people are behind an initiative.[...]

September 26th, 2011 - 10:30 am § in Good Practice

Oral Reporting with Grassroots Organizations—Here’s How!

Oral reporting is a way to decrease the reporting burden on local, grassroots organizations, while enabling grantees to “paint a fuller picture” of their work, accomplishments and challenges than the written word can often offer.[...]