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From the field – 7 cases and a cautionary tale

Since 2013 World Vision has been running seven DFID-funded “beneficiary feedback mechanism” experiments in health programmes in India and Africa with local partners. Earlier this month World Vision convened a highly informative… 497 more words

The business of "global pro bono" is thriving, for better or worse

Voluntourism has been getting a bad name lately. “Unsatisfying as it may be, we ought to acknowledge the truth that we, as amateurs, often don’t have much to offer,” Jacob Kushner… 1,119 more words

Monitoring And Evaluation

What are Feedback Loops?

This is a question I get asked quite often,  and is a concept that comes up all the time in Biology. If you can’t wrap your head around feedback loops,  you’re going to have problems.  250 more words

Feedback Loops

Our Ongoing Arctic Emergency

If you think of the volume of ice we have lost 3/4 of it in the last 30 years. Because the Arctic is warming so fast compared to the lower latitudes it is going to have an effect on the jet Stream. 195 more words

Rapid Climate Change

System Thinking in the Organization: Tracing Flows of Power, Information and Influence

As we’ve covered here and elsewhere, the mental models we hold of the organization help to shape our thinking, if not our behaviors. Models are deeply woven with the culture of our workplace, not to mention the personal mindset we bring to work. 522 more words


Fundraising is important. Making a difference, more so.

So much activity in the nonprofit sector focuses on fundraising. Books, articles, webinars, conferences and consultants stand ready to help nonprofits write a grant application, raise money online or cultivate millennials.  1,033 more words


universal things

We’ve all got our theories, our beliefs, or rules by which – with varying degrees of conviction –  we play this game.

The nutshelled version of my belief system is: … 235 more words

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