Category: Malawi

The wrong way to be a global-south non-profit: Part 3, untruth will never set you free

13 April, 2011 (11:45) | Ecosystem, Education, Global news, Grants, Madonna, Malawi, Nonprofits, Philanthropy | 3 comments

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   [I’ve constructed this multi-part post from three principal sources: the Guardian (21 Jan 11, Calibri), Newsweek (3 Apr 11, Georgia), and the New York Times (24 Mar 11, Arial).  I sought and failed to obtain a copy of the Global […]

The wrong way to be a global-south non-profit: Part 2, arrogant ego kills

12 April, 2011 (10:21) | Ecosystem, Education, Global news, Grants, Madonna, Malawi, Nonprofits, Philanthropy | 1 comment

By: David A. Smith    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   [I’ve constructed this multi-part post from three principal sources: the Guardian (21 Jan 11, Calibri), Newsweek (3 Apr 11, Georgia), and the New York Times (24 Mar 11, Arial).  I sought and failed to obtain a copy of the Global Philanthropy Group (GPG) report […]

The wrong way to be a global-south non-profit: Part 1, the paving of good intentions

11 April, 2011 (16:05) | Ecosystem, Education, Global news, Grants, Madonna, Malawi, Nonprofits, Philanthropy |

By: David A. Smith    A non-profit social enterprise or Mission Entrepreneurial Entity is a charity joined at the hip to a business, and the two elements are non-convertible – strength in one cannot make up for weakness in the other.    One raised fist = guaranteed success? Ms. Ciccone at one of two ceremonial […]