I know, I know. I’m supposedly on a self-declared shut-down, but I couldn’t resist sharing my top 12 people, trends, sites, and organizations to watch in 2012!!
In no particular order...
“But how will we hold them accountable?” the senior technical advisor said of the proposal from the high-profile NGO. “There’s not even a logframe in there.”
Silently in my cubicle, I thought, “Oh, if only that would only make people and organizations accountable…”
Obviously, the need and the desire to be accountable in our industry are not going away. With foreign aid budgets under fire in many donor countries, accountability perhaps becomes even more…Continue
The annual expressions of gratitude from the U.S.’ Thanksgiving holiday now subsided, I share a poem I wrote yesterday about how hard it is at times to be genuinely grateful.
Over the past year, I have been fortunate enough to live rent-free, staying with friends and family. But that has also meant that I have been someone’s houseguest.
After I wrote this reflection, I wondered: Is there a parallel to be drawn with those at the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on November 25, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments
The leader of a former grantee organization I used to work with in Rwanda asked me last month:
“Since you started [how-matters.org], can you see any impact around advocated issues? Any results to share?”
It’s only fair. I’m sure I asked this of local organizations like hers too many times to count.
So today, since I missed the milestone of my 100th post, I share and celebrate the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 19, 2011 at 12:01am — No Comments
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"‘The system’ whereby foreign donors give handouts, and not sustainable initiatives that are drawn from the needs of the communities, is a problem.” ~R.F.M., ZimbabweThis post is a continuation of the small series I started in August entitled “Changing the System,” which pulls together quotations from about 150 of my former colleagues, friends, and acquaintances around the world who… Continue