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12 to watch in 2012!

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!! … Read More»

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The Year Ends. The Pendulum Swings.

It’s been a great year at how-matters.org! … Read More»

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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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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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Effective aid: A matter of faith?

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

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Stuff: What is it good for?

I do not normally jump on the SWEDOW bandwagon. … Read More»

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BrandOutLoud: Own Branding Makes Local NGOs Less Dependent

Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Judith Madigan, Co-founder and Director of BrandOutLoud, who reached out following my recent post, “ … Read More»

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To the World Bank/IMF: Don’t Just Develop Capacity – Unleash It

The World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings start this week. … Read More»

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Small is Beautiful…Grants, That Is (Part 2)

Thanks to probing, concrete questions from Ma … Read More»

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