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What’s going on with global inequality? Let’s ask Andy Sumner

What’s going on with global inequality? Let’s ask Andy Sumner | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

Via Rafael Monterde Díaz
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Let’s not look for the Holy Grail

Let’s not look for the Holy Grail | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

We have to abandon the idea that there can be one umbrella concept that covers our work (... ) It is clear that addressing poverty in India is completely different than addressing it in post-conflict South Sudan, violence-ridden Honduras or Bangladesh.

 

Development NGOs can no longer pretend to fight ‘poverty’ in a generic way, as if the same intervention strategy is applicable in today’s different poverty realities. (...) Although development NGOs are looking for a new answer in a time of identity crisis, they will discover that there is not a single new answer but several. There is no holy grail that will buttress NGOs’ future development work.

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MBA graduates in demand from charities and NGOs

MBA graduates in demand from charities and NGOs | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

Graduates are highly sought-after as marketers, economists and planners in one, says Stephen Hoare

 

Recent MBA career changers include Jan Tomlinson, who joined the south London ex-offender enterprise charity Tomorrow's People as enterprise director in 2005 straight from Cass Business School, City University, London. "With charities paid by results, a successful social enterprise needs to be professionally run," he says.

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The midlife crisis of NGOs

The midlife crisis of NGOs | Social Finance Matters (investing and business models for good) | Scoop.it

It’s a midlife crisis. This conclusion about the current condition of the NGOs strikes my mind after reading the think-piece by Michael Edwards for the debate on the future role of NGOs. Just look at the symptoms mentioned: i) a crisis of identity, with a perceived gap between what one wants to be and what one is (thick problems and thin solutions), and ii) the existential questions about the meaning of life: what have I achieved, will I ever be able to achieve anything at all?

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