National Office Failures

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Risking Institutional Failure By Forgetting To Test Our Campaign Assumptions

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sam-burtonBy Sasha Caldera, Constituency Mobilization Coordinator, and Samantha Burton, former Director, Policy & Advocacy

EWB’s campaign around the 2015 federal election had one goal: to build strong relationships with influential candidates across all parties, by demonstrating that a critical mass of Canadians care about international development. Our campaign– #PoliticsAside– was a success in that regard.

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Swept up in the currents of Big Dreams

lauren-dodds-failure-2015By Lauren Dodds, Fellowship Program Manager

One of our organizational values at EWB is to Dream Big and Work Hard. This value of lofty ambitions and intense commitment is one I personally hold dearly, but one that I’ve seen to be a consistent cause for failure. We fail when we’re too late to introduce realism into our plans when we’re translating our dreams into workloads.

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A Bad Harvest for Failing

By Boris Martin, CEO
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I’m sitting in front of a blank page. It’s November 2015. It’s Failure Report writing time.

On the one hand, I’m excited to write a Failure Report again this year; but on the other, something is bugging me about it.

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