Does it matter what beneficiaries think?

Does it matter what beneficiaries think?

When you choose to buy anything you might be the kind of person that does a little research. If you’re like us you might even do up a little spreadsheet. First you’ll think about what you want. Or maybe something prompts you to think that you want “it”. You might decide upon some criteria of […]

ACTION: Take our Survey!

ACTION: Take our Survey!

We’re currently running a survey to find out more about what drives YOUR decision making when making donations. We’re looking for input from as wide a spectrum of individuals as possible. Help us understand whats important to you with our 5 minute survey (click on the image below to access it): https://fieldworks.typeform.com/to/UFLocU   It would be doubly […]

Voices from the ground up; Investing in Impact

Voices from the ground up; Investing in Impact

As individual donors we expect – nay, even demand – ‘impact’. Yet often we aren’t informed of what it takes to get to the point of having impact and then demonstrating it, nor are we willing to allow organisations to invest in the resources and capacities they need in order to maximise their impact. This thought-provoking […]

Bold enough to close?

Bold enough to close?

Reading this article yesterday about the “aid system [struggling] to cope”, I’m going to go out on a limb here: Is the problem with our ability to address humanitarian crises really a result of there not being enough money? or is it just that those who are tasked with managing its response and the organisations […]

The Value of Design

The Value of Design

Salamat Pagi guardians of FieldWorks! We are sadly leaving the friendly, if slightly typhoon soaked shores of the Philippines behind as we make our way to our next stop on our journey: Kathmandu, Nepal via Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After 4 days in the calm of Bacolod, Negros Occidental, we returned to the chaos of Manila. […]

On Listening and Inclusivity

On Listening and Inclusivity

Last Friday we met Gerson Abesamis and the team at Habi Education Lab to exchange ideas and understand more about their work. A design agency in the field of education who support organisations and companies to better design, implement and monitor their work. But during the conversation something he said stuck when we asked about […]

Going back to our Roots

Going back to our Roots

Mabuhay FieldWorkers! So what have we been up to in Week 1? While Federico pursued an in depth field test of our methodology with Amina, Marcus and the team at Roots of Health on the island of Palawan, Chris followed up with several institutions in Manila and experienced the joys of the capital’s traffic. FieldWorks’ […]

Mobile Mini Circus for Children

Mobile Mini Circus for Children

A taste of things to come! The Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children is one example of the kinds of organisations FieldWorks plans to support in the future. One of our founders worked closely with this amazing group of people who aim to bring joy and creativity to children that have witnessed the cruelty and darkness of […]