PEPY on CNN, Beyond Profit, and Emirates Woman Magazine

Posted on: June 29, 2010 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

PEPY on CNN, Beyond Profit, and Emirates Woman Magazine

From Scale to Collaboration [and the Ever-Present Topic of Voluntourism]

As a guest columnist on the social enterprise website beyondprofit.com, Daniela presented her thoughts on the issue of scale in social enterprise, highlighting the importance of attention to quality of work over expansion of an organization. In her article entitled “Much Ado about Scale”, Daniela emphasizes the benefits of a smaller organization in philanthropic efforts, pointing to a possible contradiction between an organization’s impact and its profitability. Stating that “scale can often dilute impact,” Daniela encourages readers to reconsider process over product.

Meanwhile in Emirates Woman magazine, journalist Linda Bassett reported on organizations’ collaborative efforts to restore education in Cambodia. Depicting the mutual aid between PEPY and the international organization Dubai Cares, Bassett illustrates the importance of organizations’ collaboration rather than competition in working to improve the scope of education in Cambodia. Bassett relates PEPY’s overall narrative from day one to present, starting from our beginning in 2005 and walking through the evolution to current programs and initiatives.

Finally, PEPY was featured on the homepage of CNN online in an article entitled “Finding volunteer trips that actually help”. In the article, CNN acknowledges the potential negative impact of voluntourism, encouraging a more realistic approach to the practice. The article stresses the importance of prioritizing community needs over the desires of the transitory volunteer as one important best practice among voluntourism operators.From Scale to Collaboration [and the Ever-Present Topic of Voluntourism]

As a guest columnist on the social enterprise website beyondprofit.com, Daniela presented her thoughts on the issue of scale in social enterprise, highlighting the importance of attention to quality of work over expansion of an organization. In her article entitled “Much Ado about Scale”, Daniela emphasizes the benefits of a smaller organization in philanthropic efforts, pointing to a possible contradiction between an organization’s impact and its profitability. Stating that “scale can often dilute impact,” Daniela encourages readers to reconsider process over product.

Meanwhile in Emirates Woman magazine, journalist Linda Bassett reported on organizations’ collaborative efforts to restore education in Cambodia. Depicting the mutual aid between PEPY and the international organization Dubai Cares, Bassett illustrates the importance of organizations’ collaboration rather than competition in working to improve the scope of education in Cambodia. Bassett relates PEPY’s overall narrative from day one to present, starting from our beginning in 2005 and walking through the evolution to current programs and initiatives.

Finally, PEPY was featured on the homepage of CNN online in an article entitled “Finding volunteer trips that actually help”. In the article, CNN acknowledges the potential negative impact of voluntourism, encouraging a more realistic approach to the practice. The article stresses the importance of prioritizing community needs over the desires of the transitory volunteer as one important best practice among voluntourism operators.