Posted on | februari 9, 2011 | No Comments
There is a lot going wrong in the business of ‘doing good’. Not all ngo’s which seem to help actually help. A more critical attitude is needed, both from donors and ngo’s. One of the mistakes the development community often makes is to learn from failure. Instead of recognizing these experiences as learning opportunities, they hide them away out of fear and embarrassment.
Admitting Failure is a new site that aims to help charities around the globe share, reflect upon and learn from the mistakes they’ve made. This site is an open space for development professionals who recognize that the only “bad” failure is one that’s repeated. Failure can be ‘great’, but only to those who are willing to share their missteps to ensure they don’t happen again. Of course it is not an encouragement to fail, it’s about an attitude to do good really good.