Rad Resources

Right now, this page should be called "random resources."

Please bear with us as we build a more meaningful and accessible resource hub! 

Books

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

Poor Economics will shift your mindset and approach in international development. In an era where 49% of World Bank programs are self-reported failures, these insights are highly valuable.

 

Podcasts

a16z Podcast

A favorite business podcast for startup analysis - very rich in insights and trends.

 

TED Talks

Hamdi Ulukaya: The Anti-CEO Playbook

Hamdi makes brilliant use of storytelling in his pitch to put people at the center of business. If you don't buy Chobani Greek yogurt now, you will after this talk.

 

Articles

7 differences between complex and complicated

For those who want to start a social enterprise, it’s important to understand that you’ll be leading a complex organization.  In this article, learn how to recognize the difference between complicated and complex.

The dawn of systems leadership 

The principles of systems leadership apply both to transformative social change, and also to change in organizational communities.  This article provides rich insight into how to be a more impactful leader by seeing the whole of systems, and you can use it both in how you deliver on your mission as well as how you make decisions about the organization, itself.

Risk and resilience in nonprofit infrastructure 

For effective, resilient nonprofits, nonprofit leadership must look for risks in all components of their infrastructure.  This article provides insight into how, in a contemporary nonprofit, there’s risk in more places than you might think.

Strategies for learning from failure 

 It’s valuable for mission-driven leaders to learn to distinguish fault from failure in order to foster innovation.  This article can help build teams that learn from failure.  

 

Funding

International Exchange Alumni

IEA gives grants and holds competitions to support members' initiatives. RPCVs are eligible for free membership!