A scathing investigative report by the Washington Post about the revolving door between USAID and the nonprofit International Relief and Development, as well as IRD’s alleged questionable operational practices. Great, interesting read.
For this recap, I just need to take an excerpt from this article that discusses the rise of organizations whose business model is a product-philanthropy exchange: “According to Shriver and Bush Lauren, our convenience is the world’s benefit—and we shouldn’t feel guilty about our materialism.” What do you think? Also, make sure you check out all of the great articles in the Atlantic’s special report on “Philanthropy in America.”
In his latest insightful blog post, Bill Gates reviews The Idealist by Nina Munk, which explores a development experiment in Africa, designed and carried out by the accomplished economist, Jeffrey Sachs.
If you were lucky enough to attend Robert Egger’s session on hunger at the Collaborative conference in San Diego last month, than you already know this is not just a worthy and interesting read, but a must read.