A Story of Giving

A Story of Giving

A Story of Giving June 21, 2013 | Madeeha Ansari Share this article On June 12, 2013, The Listening Program participated in a discussion as a Thought Partner for the emerging initiative known as the Global Partnership for Community Philanthropy. During the discussion,...
Best Practices

Best Practices

Best Practices April 23, 2013 | Candice Montalvo Share this article CDA has supported thousands of people in their pursuit of better aid practice. From CDA we have learned the importance of carefully analyzing our actions and behaviors in every context. We’ve learned...
Listening Leads to Better Outcomes

Listening Leads to Better Outcomes

Listening Leads to Better Outcomes April 12, 2013 | Dayna Brown Share this article A recent article in the Spring 2013 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review on Listening to Those Who Matter Most, the Beneficiaries captures many of the same challenges and...

Old Whines

Old Whines February 25, 2013 | Marshall Wallace Share this article I have heard several people praise Time to Listen for its thoroughness and depth, yet also state that there is nothing new in it. “We’ve heard it all before,” they say. Of course they are wrong. There...
The B-Word

The B-Word

The B-Word February 11, 2013 | Candice Montalvo Share this article “There are words that shape how we see reality, how we behave, and how we serve or help.” “Jargon has always been with us and will always be with us.” These are some of the comments we heard from...
We Are Committed to Listen to You

We Are Committed to Listen to You

We Are Committed to Listen to You February 7, 2013 | Isabella Jean Share this article “We Are Committed to Listen to You” says the sign on a feedback box installed outside a temporary school building in Otash camp for the internally displaced people in South Darfur....

An Uncomfortable Read

An Uncomfortable Read January 29, 2013 | Candice Stahl Share this article Duncan Green of Oxfam GB writes that Time to Listen was “an uncomfortable read” and had him “squirming on multiple levels.” To this we say, “Good!” His review...

Reactions from Book Launches

Reactions from Book Launches January 23, 2013 | Candice Stahl Share this article Time to Listen is on tour in Europe! Dayna has just returned from London and Germany where she made presentations to ALNAP members and others in London and joined Mary B. Anderson for...
Now Available! Time to Listen

Now Available! Time to Listen

Now Available! Time to Listen December 13, 2012 | Candice Stahl Share this article CDA is happy to announce that Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid has been published! Time to Listen summarizes the experiences and analysis of...
Emerging Themes

Emerging Themes

Emerging Themes September 10, 2010 | Candice Stahl Share this article The DNH Team has recently begun holding weekly meetings to discuss the Reflective Cases and pull out some of the emerging themes appearing across the cases. Here are a few of the most prominent...
It’s Called ‘Learning’

It’s Called ‘Learning’

It’s Called ‘Learning’ July 20, 2010 | Nicole Goddard Share this article As well-intentioned external interveners, we want to do everything right.  Our mistakes have consequences for the people we’re working for and the people we’re...
Shared Learning

Shared Learning

Shared Learning June 15, 2010 | Candice Stahl Share this article On May 10-14, I experienced my first Do No Harm training of trainers, held at CDA’s office in Cambridge, MA.  There were a dozen or so attendees, including several students from local universities, two...
Botas y Banderas

Botas y Banderas

Botas y Banderas June 11, 2010 | Eliana Spadoni Share this article This blog post is by Eliana Spadoni, a consultant based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Eliana is a Do No Harm (DNH) trainer and has used DNH in her consulting work. This article tells the story of her...