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 […]

More of the same old, same old?

More of the same old, same old?

Ever since we started thinking about FW i’ve noticed that there are more and more people like us trying to do the same or similar things. Helping people find good non-profits. Every time I come across one my heart sinks just a little. I know, why should i be sad? If i’m truly mission-driven, then […]

What does Impact mean?

What does Impact mean?

Imagine a company who is giving away a new product free of charge at a train station or in the street. No one asked you what you wanted, in fact you don’t even know if you’ll like it or need it. But everyone is crowding around to get theirs. So you wade in, triumphantly grabbing […]

DFID is NOT the victim

DFID is NOT the victim

While I am the first to have a good old dig at inefficiencies and overspending within the aid sector, I find “aid actor bashing” (and I use the words “aid actor” broadly in this context) and the sector’s mental block with “profit” particularly irritating when not balanced.  This was the article that prompted this blog […]