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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.[...]

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.[...]

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?[...]

May 5th, 2013 - 3:00 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

To change the world, a pulse is required

These young people were so hungry, after only a week among development professionals in Washington DC, for an open and real conversation about development work![...]

January 29th, 2013 - 8:20 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

The Power of No

Funders, if you know the answer is “no”, offer it quickly and gracefully. Respect the vulnerability, but also the resilience, of those doing the asking. [...]

January 6th, 2013 - 10:15 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

13 thoughts for aid in 2013

As I was sitting in a year-end retreat, I started jotting down this list of things that the development aid world could use more of in 2013. I offer it as some food for thought for the year ahead. [...]

December 3rd, 2012 - 7:24 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Thoughtful Conversations & Sideways Approaches: The Barefoot Guide Connection

When I first picked up and started reading The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change almost four years ago, it was one of those strike-you-through-the-heart moments. Finally someone was talking about my role in aid.[...]