Disruptive Ideas Vol.5 No.20

the big rethink: fundraising in the era of covid-19

“The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all not-for-profits wherever they are, providing yet another grim reminder that “we are all in this together”. Tackling these real-time, on the ground problems has been instructive in shaping the advice and guidance we are pleased to share in The Big Rethink: Fundraising in the era of COVID-19.”

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how to make better decisions as a team

“Making decisions is a critical skill of any high performing team. Effective decisions help move people into action, shifting from consideration to implementation. But what happens when your team can’t reach a satisfactory conclusion?”

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why women are leaving the workforce

“The September jobs report revealed a number of key economic indicators for the American economy, but few were as shocking as the figures for labor force exits. Of the 1.1 million people who left the job market in September, more than 860,000 were women.”

Listen to Martha Gimbel of Schmidt Futures explain how cultural precedents and the gender age gap is impacting women more than men.

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regularly updating and interactive data on the corona virus crisis

“A regularly updating and interactive dashboard, to help charities and funders see the places most affected by Covid-19, and those that have underlying factors—such as age, health, ethnicity, economic indicators, and multiple deprivation—which may put them at risk. Different data within our data set will have different weight to different organisations.”

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the problem with empowerment

“Empowerment has perhaps the most expansive application and is the “most used and abused” in the development lexicon. It has morphed from an approach that sought to fundamentally alter power relations to a “magic-bullet” catch-all phrase that bilateral and multilateral organizations alike use to refer to anything that has to do with promoting women in any capacity. The importance of recognizing the subordination of the term is most clearly demonstrated in what it is most commonly associated with—women.”

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