Improving Financial Capability

For the past year I have been lucky enough to be supporting Advising Communities as it delivered a pilot project called Money Well that supported people with mental health needs and low levels of well-being to become more financially capable through a mix of 1:1 support and group work.  The Read more…

Wicked Thinking!

In my last blog I was talking about being aware of different perspectives.  Actually perspectives is a key principle of systems thinking.  I’m doing a lot of reading on systems thinking at the moment and reacquainting myself with three key systems concepts: Inter-relationships, Perspectives and Boundaries.  This is because Bob Read more…

We don’t always know better

Last week I mentioned that NGOs should do lots of regular beneficiary testing (or user testing) when developing their projects, activities, products, interventions, etc. I thought I’d expand a little on that idea.  You see we’ve spent over 50 years “doing development” in the global south and in some places people Read more…