We’re stuck in the Blockchain weeds

We’re stuck in the Blockchain weeds

I’m going to start the year off with a rant. Yes, i’m sorry, not the best way to start the year. If it makes you feel any better consider it a warning foghorn. Let’s be clear. The Problem in international charity / aid is not that no one knows where the money is going. This […]

A Donkey’s Tale

A Donkey’s Tale

Most of you will probably be wondering how this title fits in with the spirit of our recent posts.  Bear with me – I don’t have the writing talent you have all come to know and love from Chris. Also full disclosure – this will be a somewhat longer post than you are used to! […]

A “good” NGO – bridging the trust deficit

A “good” NGO – bridging the trust deficit

A recent question on Facebook made me realise it was time to share more thoughts on one of the key elements of FieldWorks.  When Fede and I started this journey we felt, and continue to believe, that the system is unbalanced. It overlooks organisations who collaborate effectively with their end users in favour of those […]

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 […]

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 […]