Category: Intro to Nonprofit-Theory & Practice

The Reality of Voluntourism and the Conversations We’re Not Having

A much-needed debate about voluntourism is taking off on the web. It includes voices from the industry, academics, travel professionals, and volunteers themselves. From “The White Tourist’s Burden” to “Lions, Zebras, and African Children,” at the heart of these stories is the notion of inexperienced volunteers who use their privilege to go abroad for their…
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Creating a Logic Model

The Importance of Reforming Haiti’s Social Sector Policies

While States are free to regulate the registration and oversight of organizations, the right to associate freely without interference requires that a State ensure that those legal requirements not impede, delay, or limit the creation or functioning of these organizations. That of the law of September 19, 1953, modified the law of July 23, 1934, on…
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Yes, It Matters To Do Your Research on Haiti’s Social Sector Before Starting A Venture

Let us baptize you with knowledge. Haiti is perceived as the Republic of NGOs where international nonprofits have their own class system in the country. Many international nonprofits fail to do their research, not just nonprofits, but celebrities, athletes, as well the diaspora lacks time to invest in research and development (R&D).  We’ve seen it…
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Mission Statement Exercise

  Assert the dominant value the organization believes in. (Afirme valè e pozisyon òganizasyon an kote li kanpe.) Describe briefly the conditions preventing the fulfillment of the value. (Dekri kondisyon yo ki anpeche pwogrè valè òganizasyon  an.) State briefly what needs to be done to alleviate the conditions identified. (Deklare kisa ki bezwen fèt pou…
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Ten Rules for Helping

From The Rules for helping- we learn of The Taranaki Rules by Warren Feek for outsiders who help develop strategies to support grassroots-organization. This includes those who are looking to be a volunteer  or a full/part time employee where you are going to leave your cozy life in the States to stay and do “good…
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