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New Research seeking to improve imagery in NGO campaigns Community Development Ethics in development General Media Multimedia NGOs Social media Youth 

New Research seeking to improve imagery in NGO campaigns

Critics have often accused NGOs of using pity in their fundraising campaigns. Negative images used in campaigns to evoke empathy and guilt have been labelled as poverty porn, others accuse positive campaigns of stereotyping, oversimplification of stories or failing to highlight structural causes. Sometimes it seems as though NGOs can’t do right for want of trying. With NGOs under constant...
Re-imagining volunteerism: It’s time to hand over control Foreign Aid NGOs Research Volunteering 

Re-imagining volunteerism: It’s time to hand over control

Research conducted by Flinders University and Scope Global takes a look at the impact of Australian international volunteerism. WhyDev's Project Manager, Zoe Enticott, calls the research "refreshingly human-centred" and a chance for host organisations to be given more control, although she's not convinced this will translate into real action...
Helping Haiti: Getting it right Aid Effectiveness Donations Fundraising Humanitarian Relief & Post-Conflict NGOs 

Helping Haiti: Getting it right

Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2010 before being struck again by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. While the world responded generously, the mismanagement of funds was disastrous and the efforts of relief organisations were painfully slow and ineffective, putting large, established INGOs under serious scrutiny. Liza Moiseeva gives some simple advice...