Kristen Hecht's Blog (2)

Beyond Volunteering: A Guide to Service-Learning

Many people will choose at some point in their lives to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities range from spending an afternoon at a local soup kitchen, working for a week at an orphanage in one’s home country or abroad, or serving for two years with the Peace Corps. Volunteer opportunities abound, giving participants the opportunity to tackle social issues by serving affected populations. Yet, just as PCDN’s “Guide to Short Term Travel…


Added by Kristen Hecht on January 26, 2014 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Are checklists the answer for development workers?

Are checklists the answer for development workers?


I recently attended a panel hosted by American University’s International Development Program Student Association entitled, “The Development Checklist Manifesto: How to Design Development Projects Right.” The presenters discussed complexities of development projects and the utility of checklists. I admit, before attending the forum, I already fully supported the idea that development and evaluation go hand in hand.…


Added by Kristen Hecht on February 16, 2012 at 2:39pm — 4 Comments

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