Five things international NGOs are blamed for

The Secretary General of CIVICUS ask a question “Are INGOs guilty of hogging resources, poaching local staff and being brand-obsessed?

Those five things:

  1. Hogging resources.
  2. Paying lip service to local partnerships
  3. Poaching staff.
  4. Being brand-obsessed.
  5. Failing to do themselves out of a job.

I think they’re all true in current context in Vietnam too.

Liệu các NGO quốc tế còn có quyền được tồn tại?

Câu hỏi báo The Guardian đưa ra khá hay. Đọc bài tiếng Anh ở đây >>>

Trích: “I know from experience how frustrating southern NGOs find it when there’s always money to write a report or host a workshop; but never enough for more local staff. If poverty could be overcome from report writing, then we would have solved it long ago.”

The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Very useful!

From video description: Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.