I'm compiling initiatives/statements by civil society groups in recipient countries to reform international aid. Palestine & Myanmar so far - who else? …Continue
A few years ago, when I was working with a foundation that gives grants to organizations working with children and families affected by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, I received a report from a…Continue
I went out with a new friend back in April, for sushi. Just sushi. And it ended up costing me thousands of dollars.
As Melissa Ovard described how they had formed a company to provide products to make girls’ adolescent transitions easier, I was hooked. Her enthusiasm spilled all over our unagi and seawead salad, and I knew I had to be a part of Girl Lux.…Continue
This morning when I googled "local response" + "ebola", here's some of the headlines I found:
Nurse's visit spurs Ohio Ebola fears
Florida: County and hospitals prepare for Ebola
As KU Hospital tests patient with Ebola-like symptoms, Lawrence agencies coordinate response
Denton City Council to be briefed on virus…Continue
According to many “horizon scanning” reports for international civil society over the past few years, there are major disruptions ahead in the aid sector. Many predict that if large international organizations are not prepared to adapt, they will not survive.
Definition of a briefcase (or suitcase) NGO: A fraudulent nonprofit organization, set up by only one or two persons, only to obtain money from donors but having no programs on the ground.
I have long suspected that the phenomena of briefcase NGOs is not as widespread as purported. (See robust discussion on the topic of briefcase NGOs via LinkedIn here.) Anecdotal evidence,…Continue