In-kind donations have gotten a bad rap, but is there still some hope for them? Matthew Morris shares his first-hand perspective.
On some NGOs' Facebook pages, users can rate and comment on the organisation. WhyDev Director Brendan Rigby looks into what these reviews actually tell us.
The Telegraph reporter Jake Wallis Simons wrote a profile piece on Elizabeth McGovern (aka Lady Cora of Downton Abbey). It is perhaps the single greatest piece of journalism about celebrity, humanitarianism and Africa you will ever read.
Whether it's spending money on groceries, mobile phones or charities, we all want bang for our buck. Hence, telling the public that a large percentage of their donations goes to the final recipient is an easy way for an NGO to look like they're doing the right thing. However, the reality is that having low overheads is in no way...
It is inevitable that a major disaster will lead to an outpouring of donations in response. However, is this the best way for NGOs to utilise donor money? In her first post for whydev, Allison Smith explores why giving to NGOs post disaster can be problematic, and what NGOs can do to solve this problem.