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The Customer is Always Right

The Customer is Always Right

Applying Business Lessons to Humanitarianism

Nat Willis, ParticipAid Founder

 

In business we are always told that our true investors are our customers, right? 

I’m here to pose the question, why do we not look to those in need of rebuilding following a natural disaster the same way?  Why don’t we ask the survivors themselves what they require to rebuild their lives and communities? 

My partners and I spent a day conducting community evaluations of the earthquake relief work so many of you helped to provide. I skipped out on the men’s and women’s groups so as not to bias results, but sat in with the kids. #Feedback #TheyGotSkills #CrazyKids #ParticipatoryEvaluation #ParticipatoryDevelopment #CommunityBased #CommunityDriven #Karmidanda #RebuildKarmidanda #Nepal #NepalEarthquake #InternationalDevelopment  (at Laharepauwa,Rasuwa)

My partners and I spent a day conducting community evaluations of the earthquake relief work so many of you helped to provide. I skipped out on the men’s and women’s groups so as not to bias results, but sat in with the kids. #Feedback #TheyGotSkills #CrazyKids #ParticipatoryEvaluation #ParticipatoryDevelopment #CommunityBased #CommunityDriven #Karmidanda #RebuildKarmidanda #Nepal #NepalEarthquake #InternationalDevelopment (at Laharepauwa,Rasuwa)

#FlashbackFriday #FBF This fancy graphic was my first fundraising campaign to get to Nepal back in 2010, just an email attachment to my friends and fam.  A week from today I’ll be on a plane back there for the 7th time! Just a short follow up trip, and the agenda isn’t too different from 5 years ago. #FullCircle #Nepal #ILoveNepal #Karmidanda #NepalEarthquake #InternationalDevelopment #DisasterRecovery #CommunityDriven #Grassroots #LearnToListen #ListenToLearn

#FlashbackFriday #FBF This fancy graphic was my first fundraising campaign to get to Nepal back in 2010, just an email attachment to my friends and fam. A week from today I’ll be on a plane back there for the 7th time! Just a short follow up trip, and the agenda isn’t too different from 5 years ago. #FullCircle #Nepal #ILoveNepal #Karmidanda #NepalEarthquake #InternationalDevelopment #DisasterRecovery #CommunityDriven #Grassroots #LearnToListen #ListenToLearn

So many of my meandering paths lead me back here. Permaculture! It’s philosophy blends so well with  Naturopathy and Participatory Development. I’m so inspired by all the brilliant minds leading these movements, would love to get them all at the same table. My table of Board of Directors for Particip-Aid, perhaps? #Permaculture #NaturopathicMedicine #ParticipatoryDevelopment #Particip-Aid #NonProfit #InternationalDevelopment #CommunityDriven #CommunityBased #ImSoExcited

So many of my meandering paths lead me back here. Permaculture! It’s philosophy blends so well with Naturopathy and Participatory Development. I’m so inspired by all the brilliant minds leading these movements, would love to get them all at the same table. My table of Board of Directors for Particip-Aid, perhaps? #Permaculture #NaturopathicMedicine #ParticipatoryDevelopment #Particip-Aid #NonProfit #InternationalDevelopment #CommunityDriven #CommunityBased #ImSoExcited