Added by Geoff Parcell on May 25, 2015 at 3:19pm —
How do we get better at storytelling? This article suggests five types of stories, with case studies, that every charity should be telling. They includes stories about ethics and values, social proof, founders, improvement and impact.
Added by Geoff Parcell on March 20, 2015 at 1:22pm —
Are you struggling to share your experience, to tell your story? Is finding the right words a problem? There's a new app out for iPad called Adobe Voice.http://getvoice.adobe.com
If you have access to an iPad give it a try. It guides you through a way to present your story in a powerful way.
Added by Geoff Parcell on May 14, 2014 at 1:17am —
“I think building community is one of the most important things you can do to help people access the information that they need,” she said. “It’s a lot more likely that people will be able to take the skills that you’ve given them if they have a community that helps them use those skills and supports them in that process.”
Read this panel discussion… Continue
Added by Geoff Parcell on March 15, 2014 at 2:54am —
Added by Geoff Parcell on December 12, 2013 at 2:34pm —
On this site we are sharing experiences of local responses. Someone's local experience may inspire others to action but not all ideas transfer quickly. Here is an article by Atul Gawande in The New Yorker where he shares his experience of childbirth in Indian hospitals. Read how much effort is required to encourage change and the efforts he made to check progress was being made.
Added by Geoff Parcell on August 2, 2013 at 7:00pm —
I went with some local NGO people as well as members of the Constellation to three villages in Karnataka in India in order to talk with young women in the villages. The Bill Gates Foundation was supporting work with vulnerable young women and their response to HIV and AIDS. The villages were Nagenhalli,… Continue
Added by Geoff Parcell on February 9, 2013 at 10:00pm —
[A story about mobilising resources]
Soon after I was seconded to UNAIDS in 2003 I went to Uganda to visit some communities. I learned more by listening to them than I was able to share with them. One of the communities was a fishing village which was reached after travelling for more… Continue
Added by Geoff Parcell on January 10, 2013 at 4:03pm —
I came across this quote today. It sums up quite nicely my philosophy on posting blogs:
"Do not tell me what to do, tell me what you do. Do not tell me what is good for me, tell me what is good for you. If, at the same time, you reveal the you in me, if you become a mirror to my inner self, then you have made a reader and a friend." - … Continue
Added by Geoff Parcell on November 30, 2012 at 5:53pm —
Something to consider when we are creating dreams,
"Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes" - Carl Jung
Added by Geoff Parcell on October 7, 2012 at 1:00pm —
Blogs are often dominated by opinion. We are attempting to use it more for sharing experience. Here's a good blog from Chris Collison on the difference between opinion and experience
(in my opinion! :))
Added by Geoff Parcell on September 17, 2012 at 3:49pm —
Here are some lessons from a virtual knowledge cafe. What can we learn from these to improve our pooling and sharing of knowledge?
I particularly liked the statement "the students soon discover everyone is the expert, including themselves". Now where have I heard that before? :)
Added by Geoff Parcell on January 24, 2012 at 4:52pm —
Here is a good example of how someone has posed a question of the community (KM4dev) and then taken the time to distill the responses to provide a summary and linked to the original discussion and listed resources offered.
The topic is "How to collect and present Lessons Learnt" but could so easily apply to our discussions. I suspect they may have learned something from… Continue
Added by Geoff Parcell on December 7, 2011 at 6:28pm —
Lou Compernolle sent us this as it reflects our principles.
An enterprise in Addis managed to get 90% of its staff to test for HIV in 120 days by using Rapid Results. The head of the consultancy says:
What’s missing to turn poor places into rich places isn’t more information, money, technology, workshops, programs, evaluation or any of the other things that development organizations normally provide. …
Added by Geoff Parcell on October 7, 2011 at 7:01pm —
Here is another great talk from TED talks warning us not to force people to converse in English. Conversation in any language leads to a sharing of thoughts and the creation of knowledge.
Added by Geoff Parcell on March 30, 2011 at 9:24pm —
It seems we need more action in the United Kingdom too http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11072853
. My concern is that there is little discussion about HIV/ AIDS just STIs
Added by Geoff Parcell on August 25, 2010 at 2:04pm —
Happy New Year all!
I've just been listening to another TED
video. I have shared one with some of you before. TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. This one is about Learning from Leadership's "missing manual"
I was listening to it from several perspectives:
1. to… Continue
Added by Geoff Parcell on January 3, 2010 at 4:00pm —
I came across this story
today. I found it fascinating to listen to. For me it emphasises the importance of us collecting more than one experience for each Principle for Action that we are collecting as Knowledge Assets about the response to HIV and AIDS. We are quick to make assumptions from a single experience. It is better if we get other perspectives from different settings… Continue
Added by Geoff Parcell on December 3, 2009 at 4:18pm —
At the beginning of June we invited you to add your experience of the practice of "Acknowledgement and Recognition" on a Forum discussion. There has been lots of contribution to that discussion so thanks!
The dream we share:
HIV affects us all. We are honest to ourselves and our community and face the good and less good issues together. We share our hopes and concerns. We naturally and openly discuss HIV as a normal disease, as well as… Continue
Added by Geoff Parcell on June 19, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I found this article interesting. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8056299.stm
It is not just in Africa and Asia that the virus is spreading. Tourists and travellers are spreading it too. But are they acknowledging and recognizing the issue?
Added by Geoff Parcell on May 20, 2009 at 3:00pm —