Another Way Is Possible

Another Way Is Possible

How to #ShiftThePower for durable community-led development

How to #ShiftThePower for durable community-led development

The #ShiftThePower movement is picking up momentum, gathering strength and moving at an amazing pace. Communities and donors have started ...
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<strong>Whose counterpart? The trick of power</strong>

Whose counterpart? The trick of power

External resources are only a modest contribution to the gigantic efforts and contribution that the communities make daily. They are ...
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<strong>The canoes of community philanthropy and the people investing in each other</strong>

The canoes of community philanthropy and the people investing in each other

Canoes working together are better than boats with just one captain. The various canoes distribute power and decision-making influence in ...
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How to lift community-led organizations in dry aid: Experiences from Kenya

How to lift community-led organizations in dry aid: Experiences from Kenya

From a distance the development sector looks well. Get interested. Establish a local community organization and try your luck in ...
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Measuring what matters, one pemakna at a time

Measuring what matters, one pemakna at a time

We were unhappy with the current system, which is extractive and reductive in terms of capturing the complexity of our ...
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Are funders ready for mutual accountability?

Are funders ready for mutual accountability?

Local organizations receiving funding are, by default, expected to transparently share intimate details about themselves (When were you founded? Who ...
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The women who stood up for the “witches” of Northern Ghana: Community philanthropy’s role in challenging stigma and discrimination

The women who stood up for the “witches” of Northern Ghana: Community philanthropy’s role in challenging stigma and discrimination

In 2020, a 90-year-old woman, Madam Denteh, was publicly lynched to death in the Savannah region in Ghana after being ...
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Why we all need to be systems thinkers

Why we all need to be systems thinkers

Systems thinkers are notoriously bad at describing what it is they do, and what they mean. So I am going ...
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A different way is possible: Re-imagining development in Mozambique

A different way is possible: Re-imagining development in Mozambique

Working in civil society in Mozambique is a challenge.  Not only is the country classed as repressed by the Civicus ...
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An open letter to international donors and NGOs who want to genuinely help Ukraine

An open letter to international donors and NGOs who want to genuinely help Ukraine

This letter originally appears on the website of the National Network of Local Philanthropy Development in Ukraine. We welcome you ...
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