10 Life Lessons From PEPY

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  • THINGS TO REMEMBER AS A DONOR
  • Invest in your own education
  • Service learning trips
  • Service learning trips
  • Service learning trips You can’t know your actual impact unless you follow up, do research, and stay open to learning the realities of the impact you had.
  • #3) If you don’t close the feedback loop, you won’t know if you “helped”. SLIDE: Closing the feedback loop (would be great to have a slide or two which illustrates how when you buy something you usually then know if you choose the wrong thing – ie if you don’t research well and buy a bad car then the feedback loop is closed: the car breaks and you know it and then you change your behavior it the future if you don’t want it to happen again. In NGO work, it’s not. If you invest in the wrong thing which fails to achieve the results you thought it would or worse, adds to corruption etc, then you usually don’t know it! And then, even though you failed with your first donation, you continue to repeat the same mistakes because you didn’t access the feedback to know any better)
  • #3) If you don’t close the feedback loop, you won’t know if you “helped”. SLIDE: Closing the feedback loop (would be great to have a slide or two which illustrates how when you buy something you usually then know if you choose the wrong thing – ie if you don’t research well and buy a bad car then the feedback loop is closed: the car breaks and you know it and then you change your behavior it the future if you don’t want it to happen again. In NGO work, it’s not. If you invest in the wrong thing which fails to achieve the results you thought it would or worse, adds to corruption etc, then you usually don’t know it! And then, even though you failed with your first donation, you continue to repeat the same mistakes because you didn’t access the feedback to know any better)
  • #3) If you don’t close the feedback loop, you won’t know if you “helped”. SLIDE: Closing the feedback loop (would be great to have a slide or two which illustrates how when you buy something you usually then know if you choose the wrong thing – ie if you don’t research well and buy a bad car then the feedback loop is closed: the car breaks and you know it and then you change your behavior it the future if you don’t want it to happen again. In NGO work, it’s not. If you invest in the wrong thing which fails to achieve the results you thought it would or worse, adds to corruption etc, then you usually don’t know it! And then, even though you failed with your first donation, you continue to repeat the same mistakes because you didn’t access the feedback to know any better)
  • #3) If you don’t close the feedback loop, you won’t know if you “helped”. SLIDE: Closing the feedback loop (would be great to have a slide or two which illustrates how when you buy something you usually then know if you choose the wrong thing – ie if you don’t research well and buy a bad car then the feedback loop is closed: the car breaks and you know it and then you change your behavior it the future if you don’t want it to happen again. In NGO work, it’s not. If you invest in the wrong thing which fails to achieve the results you thought it would or worse, adds to corruption etc, then you usually don’t know it! And then, even though you failed with your first donation, you continue to repeat the same mistakes because you didn’t access the feedback to know any better)
  • #3) If you don’t close the feedback loop, you won’t know if you “helped”. SLIDE: Closing the feedback loop (would be great to have a slide or two which illustrates how when you buy something you usually then know if you choose the wrong thing – ie if you don’t research well and buy a bad car then the feedback loop is closed: the car breaks and you know it and then you change your behavior it the future if you don’t want it to happen again. In NGO work, it’s not. If you invest in the wrong thing which fails to achieve the results you thought it would or worse, adds to corruption etc, then you usually don’t know it! And then, even though you failed with your first donation, you continue to repeat the same mistakes because you didn’t access the feedback to know any better)
  • Service learning trips
  • Service learning trips
  • Service learning trips
  • Service learning trips
  • 10 Life Lessons From PEPY

    1. 1. 10 Life Lessons<br />from working at PEPY<br />
    2. 2. 1<br />#<br />you have to learnbefore you can help<br />Start with your own education!<br />
    3. 3. 2<br />#<br />Volunteer<br />in a place that<br />YOU KNOW<br />where your skills fit<br />
    4. 4. 3<br />#<br />Invest time in<br /> people<br />
    5. 5. 4<br />#<br />Give feedback when you see something that you are concerned about<br />Even to a friend! It can be hard, but do it asa gift (not a gun!)! <br />
    6. 6. 5<br />#<br />Close the donor/volunteerfeedback loop<br />Follow-up & ask questions<br />
    7. 7. Don’t research<br />Buy bad car<br />
    8. 8. Don’t research<br />Buy bad car<br />Car breaks<br />
    9. 9. Don’t research<br />You can change your behavior in the future<br />Buy bad car<br />Car breaks<br />
    10. 10. Don’t research<br />Invest in the wrong thing<br />Fails, adds to corruption, etc.<br />
    11. 11. Don’t research<br />You don’t usually know it!<br />Invest in the wrong thing<br />Fails, adds to corruption, etc.<br />
    12. 12. Remember:<br />You vote with your money<br />$<br />RESEARCH: Giving your money<br />6<br />#<br />
    13. 13. Do you want more kids<br />on the street?<br />
    14. 14. Avoid funding the growth of the long-neck-women phenomenon.<br />
    15. 15. 7<br />#<br />Don’t be <br />afraid to be a<br />FIRST FOLLOWER<br />Leaders need followers to create change!<br />
    16. 16. Share the mistakes that you make <br />SO THAT OTHERS CAN LEARN<br />8<br />#<br />
    17. 17. 9<br />#<br />FailFAST<br />
    18. 18. Some people won’t believe it’s possible. Ignore them. It’s ALWAYS possible. IT might change & YOUmight change. Build a team of people who know it is possible, and work hard. IT wont happen on its own. or just because YOU believe in it. IT will happen because you are willing to learn, change, and adapt as you go.<br />#<br />10<br />
    19. 19. Daniela Papi<br />d@pepytours.com<br />pepycambodia.org<br />pepytours.com<br />lessonsilearned.org<br />

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