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THREE CUPS OF TEA
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Disgraced 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author To Retire From Charity He Founded
He still plans to continue to support girls' education and also focus on infant mortality, child marriage and violence against women.
Stories Are Not for Sale
Founder & Executive Director, LitWorld
To be champions of what is right, we must act in the right. Strength and change start with truth.
How Crowdfunding Benefits Nonprofits and Donors
Founder of Ventureneer
A lot of good is being done around the world and lots of people want to support those good works. But it's hard to expose
Three Cups of Lies: How Much Do Facts Matter?
Author of "Leaving A-Holiness Behind," Host of Homebrewed Cult...
We're obsessed in today's world with facts. Every syllable uttered by people in positions of power is put under a microscope, and we, the general public, love nothing more than to have subterfuge reveal in the media spotlight.
Three Cups of Truth?
Co-founder and Director of Publishing, Astor & Lenox
There is lucre in writing a book like
Three Cups of Tea
or in making TV dramas and films that assert they are true, but in fact are being made to titillate the public's wish for celebrity gossip.
Three Months Later -- Learnings from the Greg Mortensen Controversy
Founder, Pencils of Promise
Greg Mortensen has been able to accomplish tremendous feats by being one of the few people brave enough to work in the corners of Afghanistan and Pakistan to promote equal educational opportunities.
Greg Mortenson, 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author, Is Asked To Resign From Charity By Watchdog Group
The program questioned the charity's record of building schools in Central Asia, reporting that of nearly 30 schools visited
Three Cups Of Tea Author Greg Mortenson Faces Another Lawsuit
Greg Mortenson is facing another lawsuit filed over his bestselling memoir, Three Cups of Tea. Read more on The Daily Beast
Controversial Three Cups Author Greg Mortenson Has Heart Surgery
"Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, who is under fire over allegations he fabricated much of his story, is recovering
Fabrication, Exaggeration and Sensationalization in Writings About Afghanistan
Bashir Ahmad Gwakh
Too many Western writers try to portray themselves as selfless, Mother Theresa-like figures who venture to an exotic and dangerous country to single-handedly save the natives.
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How To Determine A Charity's Financial Accountability
LISTEN: "So as a donor, you've got to find out what is the charity's program, because they're not clear about it," he said
Lucky! Greg Mortenson Did Not Want This $40K
Virginia M. Moncrieff
"Who can be troubled to read financials? I have to admit, I didn't until this whole thing broke open. Basically, people are saying, 'Don't trouble me with facts and numbers, I like Greg, and I like the story.'"
Three Empty Cups of Tea
Jonathan C. Lewis
Author, The Unfinished Social Entreprenuer
Let's reject social change by personality cult and embrace empowering the poor to speak up, speak out and speak for themselves. That's what good nonprofit leaders have always done.
'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Greg Mortenson Still Being Burned By Fraud Scandal
"Mr. Mortenson could owe CAI up to $7,263,458.13 for excessive benefits received during fiscal years 2007, 2008, and 2009
Can Memoir Be Trusted?
Author, 'Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating With Chi...
Memoir, as its Latin root indicates, is a selection of subjective, often partially forgotten, memories. Readers do not expect memoirists to be journalists. What matters is trust.
Three Cups of a Flawed Hero: The Limits of Greg Mortenson's Model of Change
Author Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little...
still presents an infinitely more hopeful message than that of detached cynicism. But the story can easily buttress the myth that those who make change have to be almost superhuman.
Why you Should not let the Greg Mortenson Scandal Discourage you from supporting NGOs
As a Marine and cofounder of a non-governmental organization (NGO) in one of Africa's largest slums, I drew inspiration from Greg Mortenson's books and work.
Don't Let 'Three Cups of Tea' Controversy Discourage Giving
Press Play Productions
As for those of us working to make global issues "cool" and "applicable" to mainstream Americans, it is our duty to make sure that our donors can believe in us again.
With School Children Raising Money for Nonprofits, What Is the Line Between Engagement and Exploitation?
Founder of buildOn
Please, do not lose faith in nonprofits or the ability of American youth to change their communities and the world. Instead, elevate your expectations and demand more from nonprofit leaders.
Three Cups of Humble Pie
Attorney, human rights advocate and author
If we leverage our story to encourage our readers to donate money, then we bear an even heavier responsibility not to mislead them in any way. Greg Mortenson appears to have taken this too lightly.
Three Cups of Bitter Tea
Director, The Face-to-Face Project
Small nonprofits can easily go under if funding becomes scarce. And it's hard enough in good times to fundraise. In order for any nonprofit to get your donations, we must gain your trust.
Condemning Greg Mortenson and a Thousand Little Girls
Author, 'Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the L...
Say what you will about Greg Mortenson, about your concerns with
Three Cups of Tea
and Central Asia Initiative. I have seen education save lives, and Mr. Mortenson has saved thousands.
THE WORLD POST
Why Three Cups of Tea Won't Save Afghanistan
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rollins College; Author, ...
While we find ourselves getting riled up over literary half-truths, the budget to foreign aid -- particularly of the type that might contribute to a deeper understanding of places like Afghanistan -- is under threat.
Truth vs. Embellishment
Novelist, Naturalist, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist
Here's an idea: let's make memoirs true and put the made-up stuff in fiction. Ain't gonna happen. Too much money in lying. And literary bigwigs think it's sorta okay.
Four Shots of Vodka
Assistant Professor, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
The fall of 1991 I came down from the Urals, exhausted but also exhilarated from the alpine hike. I walked into a Russian village at the foothills. Upon seeing my visage, the villagers declared I was extremely ill.
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