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The ability to write successful proposals is essential for all development and aid organisations. Though we encourage exploring alternative funding streams, the capacity for attracting donor funds by winning bids remains at the centre of successful NGOs.
This year, during the COVID-19 outbreak, many people wanted to know which organisations rely on our funding to help detect and prevent further pandemics.
COVID-19 has introduced radical uncertainty into humanitarian aid and development. You shouldn’t panic – this new funding landscape also offers a host of new opportunities.
In today’s rapidly shifting world, agile management is the only organisation philosophy that makes sense. If you don’t get that, the next round of disruption is on the way to teach you.
Leaders of development and aid organisations talk a lot about changing donor models, value for money, operational efficiency, new technology and changing business models, and many believe that being aware of these mitigates the need for serious changes. It doesn’t.
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.
The need to change an organisation is constant. Non-profit organisations should beat the permanent catch-up playing and disruptive, expensive restructuring projects. But how? At MzN International, we explore how we can keep up with the changing environment without having to constantly go through reorganisation projects.
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 ideal funding mix. However, hardly anyone knows where to start.
I started MzN nearly 10 years ago and a lot of things have changed since then. What hasn’t changed is the fact that I see way too many non-profits that mean well and work hard with a lot of passion but don’t actually achieve their key goals.