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May 2021
10 Tips for Writing Better Project Proposals

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. With that in mind, MzN International’s donor funding team has summarised the most important tips for creating proposals that are more......

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The Future NGO Is Agile

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...


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From NGO to Social Business : Why and How

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,...


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Catalyst 2030: Collaborating to Achieve the SDGs

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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No more restructuring! Please.

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 –...


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Write your thesis with us

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...


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Commercial Contracting

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...


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Do only what matters

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...


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Is there a better way?

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...


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