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7 Lessons on Scaling Up to Networks

Do you need to scale up your organization’s operations and advocacies? It might be a good time to start building a civil society organization (CSO) network. The image of a spider’s web comes to mind – radials at the center, then spirals of spaced threads around. A CSO network is like a web of organizations […]

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Reflections on My Young Writer’s Summer Camp Experience

Reflections on My Young Writer’s Summer Camp Experience Karl Patrick Mendoza   The summer youth program of Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO) allowed me to explore people’s narratives on Yolanda and learn local dynamics on governance, development and disaster risk reduction (DRR). As I embarked on a journey in the Yolanda damaged areas of […]

Of the Self, Selfishness, and Selflessness

Of the Self, Selfishness, and Selflessness Frances Pauline Brillantes   It was a black and white picture that made me cry. Hours after coming home from Laguna, I posted a picture of me, Jacky Ong, and the tutees of Open Heart Foundation at the front door of the training center. I just got off the […]