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.)
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.
The questions I’m asking myself as 2015 comes to a close.
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.
What does racial justice have to do with the international “do-gooder” industry?
Guest blogger Akhila Kolisetty on the “NGOization” of grassroots social movements and the way forward.
Who makes up the development landscape? Sharing my taxonomy of the fundamental, old-school, and new-school players on the scene.
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.
The Social Impact Media Awards 2014 is an international documentary and video competition that champions the stories of grassroots change-makers.
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?
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!
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.