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A new blog has been started and it is for YOU. It is a blog focused on women working in aid and development. The topics that can be discussed are a bit of a free for all.
Check it out here: http://womenworkinginaidanddevelopment.wordpress.com/
And please DO get in touch if you fancy writing something on a topic of your choice. There is so much to be discussed - let's start the discussions!
The Guardian pubished an article on women working in Silicon Valley. Check it out here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/oct/05/women-work-life-balance-twitter
It contains many interesting observations on how women act in a male dominated industry. I'm interested to know how applicable you all feel this is to the aid and development world? And what any particular differences are? Are women…Continue
Grants often need to be renegotiated part way through a project. Below I outline some of the key steps I take when renegotiating a grant contract.
1. Don’t talk to the donor immediately
I have done this before and lived to regret it. I have phoned donors before to discuss the issues that have arisen and put them in a difficult situation. People working at donor agencies are just employees, just like me, and want to protect their positions…Continue
More and more donors are asking INGOs and local NGOs to design and implement small grants schemes as part of the grant they receive. Other charities are choosing to give funds to other organisations from their own income as part of their activities.
This is a remarkable shift for many organisations, from recipients of aid to being donors themselves. In a series of posts I will explore key questions that are helpful to consider when setting up a small grants scheme,…Continue