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JOBS @ forgood | Front End Developer (Mid/Senior). Coder with a flair for design!

We're beefing up our Tech Team at forgood . Here's the job spec... --- snip --- READ THIS ENTIRE JOB SPEC.  We have asked three questions at the end of the spec.  PRETTY SILLY THAT WE HAVE TO DO THIS TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE READ THE JOB - BUT HEY, WHEN YOU LIVE IN THE WORLD OF SPRAY AND PRAY JOB APPLICATIONS, YOU HAVE TO GET RADICAL. Sorry for the caps! ANSWER THE THREE QUESTIONS AT THE END. DO NOT SEND YOUR CV . WE WILL REQUEST CVS FROM THE BEST ANSWERS. STILL SHOUTING... Dammit! Charity might just be broken. Make no mistake, without it we would have been lost - but at best it's providing symptomatic relief to our countries problems. Charities (what we call causes) are being hammered. They're completely reliant on donor funding. They're fragmented - often doing amazing work independent of each other. They're under the wrong kind of pressure. We need to improve on this concept of charity. We need to make the social sector work better than it is curre

Different World. Different Business. Different Life.

I've been writing quite a bit recently about the status quo of how we solve development challenges - and the stigmas that surround this industry. The world is changing (quickly) and it's becoming increasingly apparent that we need a different approach to live in it... Charities, Citizens and Corporates On the one hand, charities are under immense pressure - the imposed and traditional model of donor reliance is not sustainable. Many charities are not efficiently managed, either because they've never had to do the managing (being focused on solving the social problem was the genesis of the non-profit) or because they simply can't afford the resources to do the managing. Charity founders still seem to spend all their time solving problems for beneficiaries (kinda why the charity was founded in the first place if you think about it). There are always exceptions, but my gut feeling is that this applies to at least 80% of the rumored 150k charities we have registered