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Letting the Snark Flow

Does snark among aid bloggers go too far? Do aid workers just need and deserve to let off steam? … Read More»

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Friday’s Poetic Pause: “Ungrateful”

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. … Read More»

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Hillary, Stoves Won’t Save the World

"Hillary Clinton unveils initiative on clean cooking stoves," was am … Read More»

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Mentoring Among Local Women's Organizations—Here’s How!

Following on the interest in my posts on exchange visits between local organizations and … Read More»

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Can allies help Palestinians to reform aid? How?

Dalia Association, Palestine’s first and only community foundation, recently launched an advocacy campaign to address the issues facing grassroots civil s … Read More»

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The Value of Feasting

When Carol arrived to the village in rural Indonesia to begin her anthropological dissertation research, she was shocked at the frequency of “feasts” that took place in the village. … Read More»

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Reaching Girls at the Grassroots--A Sound Investment

How-matters.org is featuring two posts today as part of the Girl Effect Blogging Campaign.  … Read More»

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Effective aid: A matter of faith?

The “beast” had eaten all of the chickens. … Read More»

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Waiting for Pennies from Heaven

In honor of this week's Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting, I'm reposting this from early October last year … Read More»

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The Joy of Aid Work

My friend recently shared this status update on Facebook. Her description of the joy of aid work resonated with me as I thought it would with readers of how-matters.org. … Read More»

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