Blood and Milk blog calls out a boneheaded Enough Project basketball jersey distribution at a refugee camp in Chad, starts a comment writing campaign, and gets a sincere apology. Nicely done. Oh, turns out the problem is that no one wants the job...Clinton blames lack of willing candidates and "nightmare" vetting process for delay in appointing USAID administrator.
Solid, practical advice from the Good Intentions are Not Enough blog on how to evaluate an NGO before giving them your money (like: check out what kinds of pictures they use to represent their beneficiaries, and look for honest evaluations of past projects, not just happy success stories). Or, you could ask Givewell, which has rated its top 5 international aid charities.
Funny-sad post from an aid worker abroad: Afghanistan: my part in its downfall.