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Blog: More than the Poor Cousin


Five powerful ways to #ShiftThePower in disaster recovery

Sometimes, a publication comes along that so closely mirrors your day-to-day experience that you must pause for praise. This is how I feel about How Community Philanthropy Shifts Power. I encourage anyone interested or involved in disaster recovery funding to read the paper — because there are hard truths to face.

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Not all intermediaries: A call for partnership in the #ShiftThePower conversation

Readers may remember a 1980s television advert about the “Man from Del Monte.” It showed a representative of a global fruit firm visiting a farm somewhere in South America – European, patrician, clad in pristine white linen suit and Panama hat. Local agricultural workers are seen preparing for his visit and holding their breath as they watch him sample their produce. A simple nod of approval from him would result in celebrations from the community and shouts of “The man from Del Monte says Yes!”

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