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New issue available: Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy

Dear Colleagues,

I want to introduce you to Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, a freely available, peer-reviewed, open access e-journal.  Our Fall 2011 (Volume 7 Issue 2) issue of Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy is now complete and I invite you to read and share at

The issue begins…


Added by SsppJournal Sustainabilty on November 8, 2011 at 7:59am — No Comments

Another Must Listen

On the treadmill this morning (a time I usually reserve for non-development thinking), a story from Malawi popped up via This American Life on my ipod. They continue covering stories on aid issues in ways that are, for the most part, respectful and engaging, this one specifically related to HIV prevention programs.

This American Life 444: Gossip, Originally aired 8/26/11 Summary from the…

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 1, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Do community-based organizations have an image problem?

I give lots of thought to what makes community-based organizations the lowest common denominator in development aid. Readers of may already be familiar with previous arguments I’ve offered for the increased inclusion of and investment in community-based organizations (CBOs). As an ardent proponent of CBOs’ comparative advantages, I believe they have a better chance of being driven by “the…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on July 31, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

FSD Bulletin: Our Year, Our Voice–FSD and the International Year of Youth

FSD Bulletin | 20 August 2010

“Youth deserve our full commitment—full access to education, adequate healthcare, employment opportunities, financial services and full participation in public life." - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Greetings from FSD,

Today, youth represent 18% of the global population or 1.2 billion people. 87% of youth live in developing countries, facing challenges brought about by limited access to… Continue

Added by Mary on August 25, 2010 at 4:02pm — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Magandang gabi! Good evening!…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 14, 2010 at 10:56pm — No Comments



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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 30, 2010 at 2:55am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Poverty is the Achilles’ heel of the Philippine state, and will be so for at least two (2) more decades. Amid the appreciable growth the…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 22, 2010 at 2:41am — No Comments

Is Online High School Right for Your Student?

Over the past several years, Colorado families have been the

beneficiary of the growth of online high school options. Colorado

online high schools have proven to be a valuable education choice for

many students and their families who are looking for an alternative to

the traditional school setting, whether because of learning style, life

or family circumstances. For many, virtual high schools have meant the

difference between giving up on school or… Continue

Added by Crystal Thomas on February 22, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Did Social Media Prove Its Worth In Haiti?

The recent tragedy in Haiti affected people all around the world. Communication was imperative but not readily available. Friends and families couldn't verify who was safe, relief groups were unable to organize properly, and Haiti was unable to help themselves recover. Governments and disaster relief groups rushed to help any way they could. However, the damage was done.

Help was needed and social media answered the call.

"A 48-hour-old fundraising campaign to help Haiti… Continue

Added by Gabe Chesman on January 16, 2010 at 2:20pm — No Comments

While I'm Gone -

For those who enjoy my blog, I have some unfortunate news. I will be undergoing some surgery next week, which will inhibit new posts for a bit. However, my friends, I shall return.

While I'm gone, remember:

1. Listen before engaging

2. Stay focused on your audience and topic

3. Be social - it's kind of fun

4. Content is integral - so is trust

5. Monitor your visibility

6. Add insight and provocative questions - in return you will build your… Continue

Added by Gabe Chesman on November 26, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

5 Great Social Media Tools -

I'm always looking for the newest tools and widgets that make my life easier. I only have one arm so I depend on multi-tasking and speed. I put together a list of tools I've found to help.

Yoono - Useful Multi-task Tool - Yoono is an Internet plug-in that creates a sidebar on your browser (but you can decide if you want it visible or not). You can pick from 10 social networks that you update or follow the most. After putting in your settings, Yoono shows all updates on the social… Continue

Added by Gabe Chesman on November 18, 2009 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

A Great Example Of An Integrated Marketing Campaign -

Properly executing an integrated market campaign (IMC) is the most powerful business tool. When done correctly, an IMC utilizes several tools to produce a seamless marketing campaign. Although an IMC uses a variety of traditional and new tools, it must maintain the campaign's message and brand. One of the best examples is CNN.

It couldn't have been easy figuring out how to maintain interest in a 24-hour news channel. Even after creating a steady audience, how could people ever feel… Continue

Added by Gabe Chesman on November 7, 2009 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Gone With The Wind -

One of my favorite shows is Mad Men on AMC. Not only am I living vicariously through Don Draper - the lead character - but they're brilliant ad-men. I also love comparing the technology from the 50's to everything we have now. We're so spoiled...I'm pretty sure most of us wouldn't get much done.

In a recent episode, the team needed to promote telegrams over phone calls, which were the main communication tool of the time. After several stiff "Old Fashioneds" and some clever zingers, a… Continue

Added by Gabe Chesman on November 2, 2009 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Are Smartphones Making Life Easier? -

Several years ago, I was working in the Marketing department of a prestigious law firm. Within a few minutes I realized why there is such contempt for the men and women in law. Simultaneously, every lawyer joke crossed my mind (i.e. "What do you call 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? - A good start.") and I had to laugh.

One of my duties was updating and editing all the lawyers' profiles, which should have been an easy endeavor. Somehow this task, which follows a basic… Continue

Added by Gabe Chesman on November 2, 2009 at 4:29pm — No Comments

When Companies Go Wild -

Recent market research has proven that consumers respond to corporate social media. Studies show consumers are willing to pay more for a product if the proceeds will benefit a social advocacy issue.

Corporations, both large and small, are joining the corporate responsibility trend. However, some talk the talk but don't walk the walk. This could create more distrust between companies and consumers, as well as putting other companies under scrutiny.

During the recent… Continue

Added by Gabe Chesman on November 2, 2009 at 4:27pm — No Comments


Erle Frayne Argonza

Cryptic night to everyone! Cryptic indeed, as we all received this cryto-fascist measure led by the Aryan Master Race prototype, Arnold the Terminator, that reverses the state law concerning gay marriage in his wealthy state of California.

Arnold the Terminator is getting to resemble closer now the same dreaded morbidity machine of the movie series that featured him as the old prototype Terminator. Not satisfied with the narratives of bloodletting by… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on November 11, 2008 at 6:21am — 2 Comments


Erle Frayne Argonza

From my highland nest in Manila goes Big Kudos to Barack Obama & US Democrats!

My first elation has to do with the fact that Obama represents my generation of ‘post-industrial babies’, comprising of those aged 55 and younger. Obama represents a broader worldwide trend of leaders who are veering away from intolerant/polarized values towards one of ‘tolerance for difference’. My generation is the first among the emerging ‘global citizens’, and I could… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on November 6, 2008 at 6:06am — No Comments


Erle Frayne Argonza

Let me continue on the issue of hunger, which many politicians are raising howls this early in time for the 2010 polls. The tendency right now, with politicians’ short-sightedness and poverty of wisdom, is that hunger will be perpetuated and sustained even long after the same politicians are all dead.

In the study on fair trade & food security I did for the national center for fair trade and food security (KAISAMPALAD), I already raised the howl… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 15, 2008 at 7:14am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza

[Writ 04 May 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]

Food wars are coming, prepare for the contingencies! This is now a visible possibility, so all those enthused development stakeholders and peace-builders better insert an extra agendum on their ‘key result areas’.

Given the so many sources of conflict that are natural resources related, the latest ones being the ‘water wars’, it is no longer a remote possibility that food wars will erupt in some… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on May 5, 2008 at 5:50am — 2 Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza

[Writ 22 March 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]

In the same article on New Nationalism, I advanced the thesis for value-based integrated frameworks.

The classical frameworks of development were largely rationalistic models, or Western-oriented. I don’t have a problem with accepting Western development frameworks. However, I found out in my own long practice of social development that they don’t completely work in the field.

The… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 1, 2008 at 3:31am — 2 Comments

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