Wednesday, December 17, 2014

There is Always More to Learn



We learn from our mistakes and we can learn from the mistakes - and successes- of others.

You may remember the #Kony2012 hashtag that was used by the NGO, Invisible Children, which had a video go viral and subsequently suffered a backlash from people saying they were deluded "white saviors" and encouraged slacktivism.  Recently, Invisible Children decided to shut down its U.S. operations, and Tasbeeh Herwees at the magazine GOOD interviewed Invisible Children's Ben Keesey to talk about the move and what he and the founders of Invisible Children learned from the #Kony2012 campaign.

I hope you will read it and imagine your own NGO in their place. There is always more to learn.

Invisible Children to Shutter Operations in 2015