Interesting articles and posts – Late November 2010
Posted on November 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm
It’s been quite a while since my last one of these. My apologies to those who find these interesting.
I’ve been mentioned in two articles this week.
Free the Aid Bloggers! – Huffington Post article written by Dennis Whittle – In which I have a cameo role only.
Cholera in Haiti: Do Aid Groups Deserve Some of the Blame? – Chronicle of Philanthropy
Blog Award Nominees – Launched by A View from the Cave – Nominate your favorite aid blogger, aid debate, or twitter account.
How Can We Raise Awareness In Darfur Of How Much We’re Doing For Them? – The Onion (spoof)
No one wants your unused Viagra – Blog 4 Global Health – Discusses issues with medicine donations.
Advice from a homeless man – NPR - Talks about the problem of charities not coordinating. Too much food some days not enough on others.
Dear Journalist – Tales from the Hood – Advice to donors by J. as well as a counter advice to aid organizations by a journalist in the comments.
The truth is out there (or maybe not) – KM on a dollar a day – The limits of evidence in development.
Giving is personal. Make it political - Washington Post – Argues for donating to nonprofits that work on changing government policy, as the impact is far greater than any individual project.
Volunteering Elitism – A View from the Cave – Talks about the competition between volunteers to show who had it harder, while in reality being able to leave and go home at any time.
Volunteerism Public Policies Can Hurt Nonprofits – Blue Avocado – Discusses the impact of public programs such as City Year on nonprofits.
Two interesting reports
World Disasters Report 2010 - IFRC – Focus on Urban Disasters
Challenges and Lessons from Haiti (pdf) – Field Exchange September 2010 - Good article on the problems with donated baby formula after the Haiti earthquake.