A TED video about what happens when NGOs admit failure.
How different is the work of your NGO to what David Damberger is talking about? Many well intentioned NGOs still think “things” make all the difference, but it is people, and the development of human capacity that makes the biggest difference. That is David’s story too.
Does your NGO develop human capacity, provide needed items or both? Is your NGO a learning institution? And what difference does that make?
There is value to admitting failure and sharing failure. Some who dare to share and learn from failure are talking about it here: