Rank #1: Spring Cleaning? Before You Donate It…
Brooks' new book, Clothing Poverty - The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes, describes a multi-billion dollar industry rife with complications and even deceit.
Apr 02 2015
Rank #2: Tracking the Aid Money: Mission Impossible
May 22 2015
Rank #3: Charities: Flattering Results, Poor Data
Fiennes has now made it her mission to improve the quality of data produced by and about nonprofits. "Charities vary markedly in how good they are, so wouldn't it be a good idea if we could figure out which are the good ones, and get people to fund the good ones and to not fund the bad ones? It's hard to make evidence-based decisions if loads of the evidence is either missing, or bad quality, or you can't find it."
Feb 23 2015
Rank #4: Medical Volunteers In Crisis Zones - Doing Good or Doing Harm?
Oct 10 2012
Rank #5: International Adoption - A Complicated Quest to Do Good
Tiny Spark looks at a seemingly good idea - international adoption - and its underside: fraud, corruption and child trafficking.
Oct 29 2012
Rank #6: What Can We Do About The White Savior Complex?
A viral video of an American missionary abusing local hotel staff in Uganda exposed the ongoing racism and colonialism that continues to infuse global aid and development. Through voices with deep experience in the sector, we hear how the white savior complex continues to harm those receiving and giving aid around the world, and think about ways to help it become a more equal space.
Oct 25 2018
Rank #7: On A Mission To Make White People Uncomfortable
Using fiery Instagram posts, and uncomfortable tweets, the social media campaign No White Saviors challenges white people to examine race, power, and their own roles when attempting to 'help' in communities and countries not their own. Its co-founders explain why their motto is: "If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not listening."
May 09 2019
Rank #8: The Ethics of Nonprofit Storytelling: Survivor Porn and Parading Trauma
We explore nonprofits’ propensity to create “survivor porn” and the ways in which the sector trades in “parading trauma".
Apr 05 2019
Rank #9: An Idealist's Guide to Avoiding Burnout
Whether you’re a professional aid worker or just an engaged citizen, doing good for others requires that you to take time to be good to yourself, too. We speak to a veteran aid worker along with the author of a new book, The Idealist’s Survival Kit.
Mar 17 2017
Rank #10: Promo: A Global Detour Before College
May 06 2015
Rank #11: Is Big Philanthropy Destroying Democracy?
Stanford professor Rob Reich’s new book Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better investigates how charity can undermine democratic values, and explores the ways federal policies help to facilitate greater inequality.
Nov 08 2018
Rank #12: In Praise of Lost Causes
Oct 29 2012
Rank #13: Bed Nets & Malaria: Following Up on A Promising Idea
Aug 16 2013
Rank #14: The Rise of Philanthropy's 'Shadow Giving System'
We explore the growing influence that private donors are exerting in national and local politics and why the power the wealthy are wielding today is likely to intensify in the years ahead. An interview with David Callahan, author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age.
Apr 18 2017
Rank #15: Nonprofit AF: Fragility, Frustration And Funding
Whether vocally critiquing the sector on his blog Nonprofit AF, or working to develop leaders of color at his nonprofit in Seattle, Vu Le’s frustrations fuel his drive to make the industry do better.
Feb 07 2019
Rank #16: The 'Perils' Of Checking Your Privilege
As aware citizens, it might feel good to check our privilege and that of others, but writer Phoebe Maltz Bovy says that privilege awareness has its problems.
Jun 09 2017
Rank #17: Should Impoverished Volunteers Be Paid?
Jan 27 2014
Rank #18: Why Big Philanthropy Needs Scrutiny Not Gratitude
Instead of feeling gratitude towards billionaire philanthropists, Stanford professor Rob Reich says we should scrutinize the power they wield.
May 25 2017
Rank #19: Building a Self-Reliant Africa from the Bottom-Up
Jul 09 2015
Rank #20: The Soccket: A Follow-Up Investigation
Apr 08 2014