Funding social change: a catch 22

In South Africa the dysfunctional relationship between law and life is more obvious than anywhere else I have been. On the surface it has the most progressive constitution, composed in the wake of a time that marked one of the worst human rights disasters in recent history, that pretty much includes everyone in its Bill of Rights. In the four years I have lived here … Continue reading Funding social change: a catch 22

Funding frustrations and the “saviour complex”

I’ve been reflecting recently on the trend of funding in the NGO world. Part of the reason is probably because I’m busy writing funding proposals for the NGO I work for; part of the reason is this article regarding the Human Rights Campaign‘s plans to work internationally on LGBT rights. I’ve been doing fundraising for a long time, specifically I mean writing grant proposals; in … Continue reading Funding frustrations and the “saviour complex”