The Challenge of Being a Donor

  I recently got an email from a reader frustrasted by how little he has learned after 30 years of being a donor to international developement causes. With his permission, … more Blood & Milk…


Are we making it all up?

Note: I had to restore my site from an old backup to solve a link injection problem. I had to republish this post, and lost all the great comments. I’m … more Blood & Milk…


Finding a Job in International Development

I talked about this last month, but now that we’re really up and rolling, it’s time for my proper sales pitch. If you are looking for a job in international … more Blood & Milk…


Easy

I get a lot of questions on how to succeed in international development. How to make an internship turn into a job, how to use a bad job to get … more Blood & Milk…


Finding Funding

One question I get asked very often by readers of this blog is how I got funding for my first overseas internship. It was an unpaid position with a multilateral … more Blood & Milk…


Reader Question – Can you share some of your experiences in which inexperienced nonprofits did more harm than good?

Dear Alanna, I too am starting up a very small nonprofit, and I admit that I am not comfortable with all of the issues you raised in your blog on … more Blood & Milk…


Reader question: When is it okay to start an NGO?

Hi Alanna, I have been reading your blog for some time. I was particularly struck by your entry on founding NGOs. While in the context you are speaking I completely … more Blood & Milk…