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IV Conferencia de la ReLAC: Marzo 2015, Lima (Perú) – #EvalYear

Originally published at Al Borde del Caos , with a translate button ;-)

Con el inspirado e inspirador tema El Futuro de la Evaluación en América Latina y el Caribe: Desarrollo, Equidad y Cultura  se desarrollará entre el 11 y 13 de Marzo del año próximo (el…


Added by Pablo Rodriguez-Bilella on October 27, 2014 at 5:50am — No Comments

A new venture for girls: Can a development practitioner change the world through business?

I went out with a new friend back in April, for sushi. Just sushi. And it ended up costing me thousands of dollars.

As Melissa Ovard described how they had formed a company to provide products to make girls’ adolescent transitions easier, I was hooked. Her enthusiasm spilled all over our unagi and seawead salad, and I knew I had to be a part of Girl Lux.…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sportscaster James Duthie Teams Up With CCFC

Sportscaster James Duthie, host of Hockey on TSN has teamed up with the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada to tackle the issues of poverty in developing countries.…


Added by Tammy Corbett on September 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Make Your Own Difference in Whatever Way You Can

When you see an advertisement about children in poverty in impoverished countries around the world how can you not want to reach out? I have had the opportunity to sponsor a young boy in India for years and my children had the chance to see how one person can make a difference.…


Added by Tammy Corbett on September 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

11 totally useless approaches to communicating about global development

A new generation of development and communications professionals is attempting to embrace nuance without turning the public off.


But just in case you want to remain “old school” in your communications strategies and keep them grounded in a charitable…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 15, 2014 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Do we need more risk-taking in communications?

According to many “horizon scanning” reports for international civil society over the past few years, there are major disruptions ahead in the aid sector. Many predict that if large international organizations are not prepared to adapt, they will not survive.

What is…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 10, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments

Story of a lady bike rider and women development: Organizers should go to the roots

Every morning one lady bike rider passes me when my bus gets stuck in the jam on the way to my office. She goes ahead to her destination by driving her Scooty easily and naturally on the wide and narrow spaces on the road as like as a man. Every day when I see her I give her a salute and admire her courage because it is Bangladesh, a moderate Islamic country by the constitution, where a big part of the people do not support from their mind to let the women go out from home for working…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on September 1, 2014 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Non Profits: What can't you get done in your work-week?

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Good Afternoon,

I am updating our non profit training program—Version 2.0 is set to launch in September—and…

Added by Tim Magee on August 28, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

Trying To Be Nice

Trying To Be Nice

I had a weird moment recently. I tried to have a conversation with a normal person. A normal person who has chosen to live a normal life. Half way through the conversation, I realised we had nothing in common. Not that I’m not interested in her life. It’s not that I don’t find her an interesting person. Except, yes, maybe it is. Which makes me feel a little bit bad.

And then I remember that what I care about is Ebola in West Africa and food insecurity in South…


Added by Claire Hawk on August 25, 2014 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

4 ways to survive (and enjoy!) your next leave

A guest blog by Marco Yuri Jiménez on

As I am writing this, I am riding a train crossing the Alps between Austria and Italy. I have been in three countries in about ten hours. I have been in six different countries in the past three weeks and in ten other countries on four continents in the…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 19, 2014 at 7:11am — No Comments

Want to make the world a better place? Drop your first world problems

This week there has been a lot in the media about suicide, depression and mental illness with Robin William’s passing. I have lived a wide range on this spectrum and so I read a wide range on these topics as well. And today I saw something that has stopped me in my tracks. A comment was made on a public thread and it struck me deeply. The gist of it is this:

‘Depression and suicide don’t happen in third world countries. Depression is a…


Added by Jodi on August 15, 2014 at 9:54am — No Comments

2014 World AIDS Day Red Ribbon Campaign, Order Now!

2014 WORD AIDS DAY RED RIBBON BADGES ORDER NOW FROM UGANDA. To order DROP US AN EMAIL AT or visit to Donate to our Red Ribbon Campaign Kindly visit To order, kindly drop us an email at…


Added by Africa Youth Ministries on August 14, 2014 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Can more efficient use of social media change the aid sector?

I have been admiring Aidsource for a while since I joined however I've been disappointed by the evident low level of activity. I'm currently studying for a Masters Degree at WEDC; A water and development focused department at Loughborouth university and have decided as part of my Master's thesis to see if I could investigate the viability of a similar social networking website as AidSource which could be used as a central hub for aidworkers looking to network, find information or running…


Added by Carl Josef-Ian Nuñez Rendora on July 28, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

NGO Workers and accountability to “beneficiaries”

If you work (or have worked) for a development NGO/INGO, and have thoughts or opinions on the delicate subject of accountability, I would really appreciate you taking a look at this survey. This forms part of my final dissertation research which focuses specifically on the practical realities for those working in for NGOs when it comes to accountability. Please follow the link for more details.

Added by Peter McMillan on July 20, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

Are you a change maker? Then this if for you.

The Humanity Collective Manifesto is for change makers everywhere! If it resonates, download it in a variety of formats- for free! Enjoy. 

Added by Jodi on June 18, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Fun, Free Challenge for Change Makers Everywhere! Join the Quest.

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Quest- Week 2

Added by Jodi on June 11, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments

A Road Map for a Weary Heart Journeying Through Darkness

Last week my hometown experienced a terrifying ordeal that left the city under siege and ended with 3 police officers dead, 2 wounded, and a community forever changed.  Friends and family continue to live through waves of disbelief, shock, terror, anger, and deep…


Added by Jodi on June 11, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments

Will donor and recipient states buy into the SCHR's Certification Review Project? Have your say.

In October 2012, nine of the largest independent agencies[1] in the humanitarian sector, under an alliance known as the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR), initiated a two-year project, the purpose of which is ‘to explore the feasibility and relevance of certification for humanitarian organisations, in order to demonstrate compliance with humanitarian principles and quality and accountability standards’.

The project is entitled the Certification Review…


Added by Joseph Matthew Debono on May 29, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

Receiving: Radical Truth, Generosity & What Giving's Got To Do With It

I am good at giving. I am comfortable at giving and it brings me tremendous joy to give. Giving is easy, and delightful. I give freely and often. Giving makes me feel purposeful.

Receiving? Not so much.

Sound familiar?

If you want to know why it matters, and how to stop robbing yourself of your humanity continue to read here…

Added by Jodi on May 7, 2014 at 8:17pm — 1 Comment

This is a story that will restore your faith in foreign aid, but it may also break your heart.

What do you do when you find a huge need, for over 600,000 people, of which tens of thousands of them are dying every year, that no one else is focussing on? What if a country was losing $400 million a year because of it? What would you do if you had both a plan and an incredibly cost effective grassroots organisation to address this problem?

Unless we stumble across a miracle in 2 months, the answer is, we will walk away from it all. This is a story that will restore your faith in…


Added by Weh Yeoh on April 29, 2014 at 3:07am — No Comments



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