Author Archives: Chris MzN



Chris MzN

The Future NGO Is Agile
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The Future NGO Is Agile

These truly are challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the existence of numerous NGOs around the world. According to results of the Bond survey published in October 2020, about half of the network’s 400...

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March 17, 2021
MzN Annual GHG Emissions Calculation
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MzN Annual GHG Emissions Calculation

Doing good can be done better: Making a greener world by calculating and offsetting MzN’s operational carbon footprint.         Calculating all emissions from all sources, MzN International produced in total 68.9 tonnes...

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April 04, 2020
Leading Through the "New World Disorder"
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Leading Through the “New World Disorder”

by Christian Meyer zu Natrup, February 2020 We now have less than 10 years to keep humanity’s promise to itself and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 still seems distant and elusive. Many of...

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February 25, 2020
From NGO to Social Business : Why and How
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From NGO to Social Business : Why and How

How does one go from being a traditionally funded development organisation to a sustainable social enterprise? Leaders of development and aid organisations talk a lot about changing donor models, value for money, operational efficiency, new...

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February 14, 2020
Catalyst 2030: Collaborating to Achieve the SDGs
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Catalyst 2030: Collaborating to Achieve the SDGs

We are a founder member of @Catalyst_2030, a collaborative movement launched at #WEF20 to accelerate progress toward the @UN’s #SustainableDevelopmentGoals through scalable solutions on the ground. Learn more: bit.ly/2FRKBND #Catalyst2030 #SDGs #SocEnt

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February 10, 2020
No more restructuring! Please.
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No more restructuring! Please.

How non-profit organisations can keep up with change without change projects by Christian Meyer zu Natrup, October 2018 The need to change an organisation is constant. Non-profit organisations should beat the permanent catch – up...

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July 14, 2019
Write your thesis with us
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Write your thesis with us

You: A postgraduate or PhD candidate at a university wishing to research pertinent issues in the area of international development and aid and/or management and business studies. Us:  A social enterprise who believes that development...

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June 20, 2019
Commercial Contracting
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Commercial Contracting

Our FAQs on commercial contracting Commercial contracts are buzzwords in today’s non-profit world. Everyone is talking about their potential to fund programmes and most seem to agree that they are a useful addition to the...

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March 07, 2019
Do only what matters
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Do only what matters

To do better, do only what matters! I started MzN nearly 10 years ago and a lot of things havechanged since then. What hasn’t changed is the fact that I see way too many non-profits...

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March 06, 2019
Is there a better way?
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Is there a better way?

A question that really drives great aid organisations Great innovators, from all walks of life and in every corner of the earth have made their impact on the world by relentlessly asking if there is...

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July 13, 2017
Top Tips for Impact Evaluation
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Top Tips for Impact Evaluation

International development is complex; it involves multiple stakeholders with different interests, goals and capacities. Within this pandemonium, there is a need to demonstrate the impact of what we do and how our interventions have changed...

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July 13, 2017