Feedback: Where did my money go?

Most often, when we give money to charity we are giving it in response to an appeal about a disaster to help a person who’s story we have been told.  Yet after we give our money, we rarely hear where…

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Digital Opportunities for NGOs

The NGO landscape is radically changing and those who are slow to digitalise will be left behind.  There is no doubt NGOs are realising this and have become more open to exploring possibilities to use digital in their (beyond just…

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3 Sites I’ve Built

While I’ve failed a lot, I’ve also had some wins.  I thought I’d share 3 of the sites I’ve built and a bit about each one. After learning a bit about HTML and CSS, I dove in and starting trying…

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Channelling my Inner Thomas Edison

Learning to Code and failing seem to go hand in hand.  Or at least for me they do.  Yesterday, I was reminded of the Thomas Edison quote, “I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that…

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5 Reasons I’m Learning to Code

After dabbling in code for the last few years, a couple months ago I decided to make a much more concerted effort to learn how to code. This has lead to many quizzical looks from people as they wonder someone…

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Cash is hot, but limited models

Cash is hot. Everyone’s talking about it. If you’re in aid, but not doing cash, well frankly, what are you doing? You’re so 1980’s. I’m a huge fan of cash programming in response to disasters, but believe it needs to be…

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Poverty Inc: The Uncomfortable Side of Charity

Wednesday evening.  Pillows, popcorn, pizza, and drinks.  As the evening set in, aspiring humanitarians representing countries all over the middle east gathered in a small-ish room in Tbilisi, Georgia to watch a film.  Poverty Inc. bills itself as a film…

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David wrote back…Now what? P2P?

David Miliband wrote back.  It was unexpected, short and sweet, but he wrote back.  Impressive. He invited me to engage with IRC’s economic recovery expert about possibilities to work together.  Nice.  So the ball is back in my court. I’ve…

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