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
“Capacity building” has been in every job description or programmatic strategy of every international aid and philanthropic organization with which I’ve worked over the past 15 years. In some form or another, I’ve led, funded, or facilitated workshops, exchange visits, trainings intended to enhance the knowledge and skills of people who live in poor countries.
Along the way, as an “expat” aid worker, as a grantmaker, as a manager and a communicator, I’ve…Continue
This post originally appeared on how-matters.org.
Here’s to the ones who ask “why” openly in meetings because they just can’t tolerate the façade of “doing good.”
Here’s to the ones who ask “why” and are peppered with reactionary questions that reveal the bias of “good enough.”
Here’s to the ones who are learning to…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