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Jul 2019
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 play and disruptive, expensive restructuring projects. But how? At MzN International, I explore how we can keep up with the changing environment without having......

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Write your thesis with us

Write your thesis with us

You:  are 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 think...


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BizSupport Executive / Assistant

BizSupport Executive / Assistant

You: a self-motivated, well organised professional who’s mission is to help us to bring as much value to our clients as possible and, in the process, make the world a bit better! Us: A...


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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, most seem to agree that they are a useful addition to the...


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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 changed since then. What hasn’t changed is the fact that I see way too many...


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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 organization to a sustainable social enterprise? Leaders of development and aid organizations talk a lot about changing donor models, value for money, operational efficiency,...


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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, in every corner of the earth have build their impact on the world by relentlessly asking if there is...


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Top Tips for Impact Evaluation

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 changed...


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Smart NGOs

Smart NGOs

It is one of the oldest and somewhat worn debates in the sector: how to make my NGO more efficient and effective for more impact? However, the drive for more bang for each charitable...


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NGO Financial Sustainability

NGO Financial Sustainability

The way we think about charities is fundamentally torn between two ideals. On the one side we want non-profit organisations to strive for high-end efficiency, professionally running campaigns and programmes, squeezing costs, and increasing...


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Beneficiary-led aid

Beneficiary-led aid

Dr Adrian Flint and I here make the case for a development paradigm shaped and determined by the people affected directly by aid and assistance programmes. It is a call for aid programming and...


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Develop without growth

Develop without growth

Answers to the question of how best to help the world’s poor out of poverty and bring opportunity and development to a country usually include some of the familiar buzzwords: economic growth, political stability...


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