Thought leadership – NGO Interest

Why knowledge management in non-profit companies?

  • 06 October 2015 | Ashley Hourigan | Opinion | Category: NGO Interest

Organisations today are embarking on new efforts to remain relevant and competitive in the market and are finding it increasingly necessary to manage their knowledge capital.

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Lean thinking and monitoring and evaluation practices for non-profit organisation sustainability

  • 08 September 2015 | Asgar Bhikoo | Opinion | Category: NGO Interest

In the current economic climate, the grant funding pool available to NPOs has shrunk. This situation requires NPOs to demonstrate how their activities provide a social return while ensuring that their operations are financially sustainable.

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Bringing 16 years of experience into 2015

Introspection and retrospection are often the best starting points when creating a sound plan for the future, and the soil of reflection can often be fertile ground from which new ideas and improved outlooks may spring.

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Scenario planning for the non-profit sector

  • 20 May 2014 | Anja Lubbe and Sarah Hallier | Insight | Category: NGO Interest

Scenario planning should not be viewed as a tool that can only be used by large corporates: it is a useful tool for strategy planning for non-profit organisations (NPOs).

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Peer reviews – accelerated learning

  • 05 March 2014 | Yvonne Pennington, Senior Consultant | Insight | Category: NGO Interest

The peer-review process can be an exciting forum in which to share information, experiences and innovations in an unthreatening learning environment.

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The case for giving

This paper was supposed to be about reporting. I was supposed to tell you about what constitutes an effective report, and how both donors and their NGO partners can use good reports to help maximise the impact of their work.

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Counting the benefit; making sure the benefits count

Since 2009, the development sector has made a notable shift in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices of corporate social investment (CSI) programmes.

Trialogue reported in their 2012 CSI Handbook that the monitoring of programmes has improved, from the simple tracking of expenditure to tracking outputs and outcomes indicators and conducting site visits to funded projects.

While the attention on more and more accountability for the results of social investments increases, we are yet to see significant strides in the evaluation component of M&E.

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