What’s weird in the Professional Humanitarian Sector?

Entering a new profession when you don’t know the jargon, the particular culture that defines it, the structures of how things work, can be shocking.  That shock quickly wears off as pretty quickly everything starts to appear ‘normal’.   Here are five things that totally shocked me when I first started out.   Fundraising Fundraising orContinue reading “What’s weird in the Professional Humanitarian Sector?”

Blockchain: how can it revolutionise the development sector?

What if we could transfer money directly to a cause we care about – and take out the cartel like monopolies who eat up the money in the middle? Whilst having full control and transparency over the entire life cycle of those funds? Thats what blockchain could give the development sector. Currently the international developmentContinue reading “Blockchain: how can it revolutionise the development sector?”

Transferring money to staff working in war zones

  One of the biggest challenges for charities is the safe transfer of money to your staff working in areas of conflict.  A number of issues arise when trying to transfer funds: including the fact that many people will not have bank accounts, that the infrastructure may have broken down so banks are no longerContinue reading “Transferring money to staff working in war zones”

Achieving as a mother!

I took this picture the day I turned 35. Its been a crazy year.  I’ve on-demand breast-fed, I’m consistently sleep deprived, I’ve moved house four times, been on a plane on average every 8 weeks, won two international awards for my work and kept running an international charity that’s working in places where people get blownContinue reading “Achieving as a mother!”