Posts categorized under Guest Posts

11 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Does this ‘Nepal’ image make you want to build these children a home?

Claire Bennett (of Learning Service) wrote a follow up piece to her first viral article on the Guardian. If this image of “Nepali” kids makes you want to donate to orphanages, look again.

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07 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Why you shouldn’t start an orphanage (from a woman who did)

Three and a half years ago I wrote a piece on “Hero-worshipping in the social sector”, and I focused on the story of a twenty year old from Australia who had started an orphanage, inspiring others to want to do the same. At the time, the article created a lot of dialogue, and was heated […]

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18 September 2012 ~ 4 Comments

The obsession with easy

This is a guest post from Anna McKeon, of PEPY in Cambodia. Anna not only led PEPY’s communication team to a new logo and a new website, but also took the time to write this piece on why she thinks “easy” is not what we always need to strive for.  Check it out!  Thanks Anna! […]

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01 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

(Pari Project Guest Post) From grassroots NGO to lawmaker

This is a guest post by Allie Hoffman of The Pari Project about the impact one NGO has had, and lessons that can be drawn . — In 2008, acid attacks in Cambodia arrived at a tipping point, with daily news coverage, new cases, and gory photos dominating the public discourse. What caused the increase? […]

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20 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

(Pari Project Guest Post) Pick the Right People, then Build Them Up

This is a guest post by Allie Hoffman of The Pari Project. —- In the private sector, picking the right people to work for your business is not only an approach, it is a sacred strategy. Extensive resources go into personality tests, interview questionnaires, highly paid consultants and entire HR departments to deal with attracting, […]

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12 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

(Pari Project Guest Post) Can you be both ‘unsustainable’ and great?

This is a guest post by Allie Hoffman of The Pari Project. She asked to share a reflection she had written about one of Pari’s clients, Epic Arts. —- I’m lucky that one of my favorite clients also happens to be one of my favorite people. Our friend Hannah started volunteering at a small disability […]

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23 July 2011 ~ 6 Comments

(Pari Project Guest Post) Leadership and Management: Can They Be Nurtured?

Guest Post By Allie Hoffman of The Pari Project Lately I have been exploring the difference between ‘managers’ and ‘leaders’, wondering what ingredients go into making someone effective as one but not the other, and whether or not you can nurture both. The reason for the exploration is intensely personal; I’m supposed to step aside […]

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