It's #GivingTuesday! Scott Weathers issues a call to consider where you shouldn't give, and makes the case for giving money directly to the poor.
Who represents the poor? How do corporations define and shape perceptions of social issues, and what is the impact of this influence? Weh Yeoh takes a look at the CSR programme of an airline and argues that too often, these programmes are shaped by the corporation, not the needs of the people.
The recent media frenzy over Madonna's activities in Malawi shows how closely we scrutinize celebrities' philanthropy and advocacy. But why? And with our attention focussed on Madonna, Bono, and George Clooney, are we paying enough attention to NGOs themselves? Jennifer Foth explores the intersection of celebrity, philanthropy, and development.
"People have been playing more games these days in Washington D.C. And I don’t mean the strategies of the Obama and Romney spin teams." A Guest post by Jennifer Lentfer of how-matters.org on the value of using games in aid and development.
Something is definitely wrong in NGO-INGO relations. Tension keeps popping up at global meetings and in social media exchanges. However, for Nora Lester, knowing what’s wrong in NGO-INGO relations isn’t enough. We need to know how to do it better. Nora shares her recent experience with PeaceGeeks, a Canadian NGO that is helping Dalia Association, a Palestinian NGO, to run...