Whither Large International Non-Governmental Organisations? Smart new paper.

I’m glad to see Penny Lawrence, an Oxfam big cheese for 12 years before she resigned so publicly last February, has been busy reflecting and talking to other leaders (and me) about how large lumbering INGOs need to change. She has put together a useful paper on the topic (a source of endless fascination to INGOs,…

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Which Devspeak horror words topped the poll + some v interesting comment threads

It was only intended as a bit of Friday fun, but last week’s post on which devspeak words you would most like to ban generated such interesting comments that it warrants a follow up. First up, the people have spoken. After 500 votes, ‘beneficiaries’ and ‘the field’ are the clear joint winners in the hall…

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Links I Liked

Whatever the eventual decision, some images of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings are indelible – like the expressions on the faces of the women behind him…… I’m heading to Mexico this week to launch How Change Happens in Spanish (Como Ocurren los Cambios). Will stick up links to events as I get them. Enjoyed talking to…

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The week on FP2P – audio summary for people too busy/lazy to read

Hi everyone, here’s my third effort at an audio round up of the week’s blogposts. It’s a bit longer (11m), partly because the week was unusually busy, and partly because of the dawning realization that some of you are seeing this as an alternative to reading the actual posts, so I thought I’d better include…

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The week on FP2P – audio summary for people too busy/lazy to read

Hi everyone, here’s my third effort at an audio round up of the week’s blogposts. It’s a bit longer (11m), partly because the week was unusually busy, and partly because of the dawning realization that some of you are seeing this as an alternative to reading the actual posts, so I thought I’d better include…

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Which awful Devspeak words would you most like to ban? Your chance to vote on the Terrible Ten

Ann Huddock of Counterpart got in touch recently to discuss the idea of a post on how much she hates the word ‘empowerment’ (she’s banned it in Counterpart comms). In the end, we decided that the word had already got enough criticism, but I put out a tweet asking people to nominate other devspeak words…

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