All posts by Mark Crocker

25

Apr'14

So You Want to be an Aid Worker?

You might have an appetite to become an aid worker, but do you have the stomach for it? This was the question an …

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06

Mar'14

Causes of Poverty: The answer will surprise you.

Late one night in a hotel room in Toronto in my way to Haiti, I realized I was going to …

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14

Jan'14

The 11 people you meet in the boarding lounge.

Sitting in the boarding lounge before a trip to Haiti. We are on travel time. Not real time. A portal to …

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16

Dec'13

How to tell the story of poverty without exploiting poor people … again

I have seen many teams proudly wearing all kinds of crazy on a t-shirt. Bright colours, comic sans font and …

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12

Dec'13

The #1 Change That Haiti Needs for Poverty Alleviation

I recently had lunch with a friend and we talked, as I often do, about poverty alleviation in tough areas …

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29

Nov'13

How to Learn a New Language Quickly and Easily.(3 secret rules)

I once sat with a guy in Guatemala. For over 30 minutes we talked about our lives, our families, where …

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14

Nov'13

6 Expert Tips to Landing Disaster Relief Jobs

After every disaster, I will often hear from people that they are looking for disaster relief jobs. They are interested …

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04

May'13

The First Step In Mission

The First Step in Mission We are not given a map. We are invited to go for a walk. We …

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12

Mar'13

Why I Refuse to ‘Just Help Out’

  If I try to explain “community sensitization” and “needs & asset assessment“, I watch eyes glaze over. As interesting as being …

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