All posts tagged doing good

n the yellow helmet and socks, I take on my first men's race in Ontario, California, on March 22, 2015. Photo by Billy Cordero.

Finding the Good in a Bad Crash

By Amy Ta

This podcast is about doing good. But bad thoughts have been hampering me since March 22, 2015. That was the day I smashed face-first onto pavement during a criterium bike race in Ontario, California. Read more…

Spring Cleaning? Before You Donate It…


It’s spring here in the US, so for many that means it’s time for the “big clean”. We dig into our closets, find a pile of tired clothes, and dump them at the Salvation Army or Goodwill. Maybe Oxfam if you’re in London.

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Journalist Questions Her Paycheck After Aid Scandal

Update: After we posted this podcast, a Washington Post investigation revealed that International Relief and Development had billed the US government $1.1 million for posh staff parties and retreats. Read more…

Charities: Flattering Reports, Poor Data

Nonprofit advisor Caroline Fiennes has a lot to say about how we assess charities. She used to run one herself. Back then, Fiennes would try to figure out whether her organization was achieving its goals but admits she wasn’t always forthcoming about the findings. “When the results were good, we would share them,” she tells us. “And when they weren’t, we didn’t.” Read more…

Teaching the Next Generation of Global Innovators


Carrboro High School in Carrboro, North Carolina is an unlikely meeting place for leaders of¬†international aid and development. But over the years, global studies teacher Matt Cone has given his students face time with an impressive list of guests: former USAID administrator Rajiv Shah, Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist Mohammed Yunus, first lady Laura Bush and more.¬† Read more…

Jennifer Hemsley with Pearl and Hazel in 2007.

Corruption in International Adoption

Tiny Spark’s inaugural show takes a look at corruption in international adoption. Read more…