HumourJune 03, 2019

A new dictionary for nonprofits - Part II

Sometimes, the words we use in our daily nonprofit life don't do justice to the way things actually work. So, we decided to take those words, and add, subtract, or change a few letters to come up with a new, more accurate definition.
2019-06-03 00:00:00 India Development Review A new dictionary for nonprofits - Part II
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Read Part I here.

1. Feel-anthropy (n)

When you have to rely on case studies and anecdotes as evidence to distract your funders from the lack of hard impact data.

2. Why-Fi (n)

The malfunctioning internet at your office that makes you question the hours that went into setting it up.

3. Con-waning (v)

When the crowd at your conference starts declining post lunch break.

4. Th-haute leadership (n) (phrase)

When only the fashion changes but the faces and conversations stay the same.

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Picture courtesy: Pxhere

5. Yes-DG (n)

When funders ask if your work links to the global development agenda.

Related article: What would Shakespeare say?

6. Colaba-ration (n)

South Bombay car-pools to nonprofits across the sea-link.

7. Strategic add-vice (n)

When nonprofits pay for consulting firms to advise them, but end up ignoring their recommendations because they are too smart to listen.

8. Dil-igence (n)

All is well, because the heart says it.

With inputs from Akanksha Malhautra, Jenifer D’Costa, Swapneel Rane, and Udit Vashist.

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