A few weeks ago a similar topic arose during a class for a course that I attend at CSIM. A senior participant voiced his opinion that many of the youngsters today are charged up to do "something" and go full steam into opening an NGO or joining an NGO without understanding the social sector. This results in half-baked or misled efforts and may also leave the person disillusioned with the dynamics of the sector.
So what do you think? Is success in social development sector all about compassion or does it also depend on actual hardcore knowledge and processes?