What can anthropologists do on betterplace.org?
As part of my guestblogging on Savage Minds I have written up (a few parts of) the story behind betterplace.org, also reflecting on how an anthropological perspective informs what we do. I’d be very excited to get more anthropologists on the platform. Here is my call to action for them: Although betterplace.org mainly targets the [...]
Culture and Development
The US anthropology blog Savage Minds invited Pál Nyíri and me as guestbloggers. Our last post – about the role of culture for development – might also be of interest to betterplace blog readers.
Tags: Savage Minds
Are Haiti-donations hurting fundraising for other project?
In his article about aid to Haiti, Alexander Glück predicted that “Initiatives that aren’t engaged in Haiti will see a slump.” We have been discussing this question as well on our team, and analysing the impact at betterplace.org. More donations for Haiti means more donations for other projects What we’ve seen is actually that the [...]
Tags: Haiti, win-win games, zero-sum games
2009 is dead, long live 2009!
If you happened to watch television in the evenings during December, in order to relax after a long work day, you may have noticed more than one “Year in Review” program. Well, we’re also taking the time to recap everything that happened in the turbulent year of 2009. As Joana Breidenbach already reviewed the social [...]