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As the landscape of development and humanitarian action shifts towards localisation, local NGOs are presented with a unique opportunity to drive positive change in their communities. With increasing donor emphasis on local ownership and capacity-building, it has become essential for local NGOs to up-skill and leverage their deep understanding of local contexts.
Disagreements are inevitable when people with different backgrounds, cultures, personalities and working styles come together to achieve common goals. It is therefore the role of leadership of any organisation to find pathways to transform and manage conflict in a respectful, productive manner.
From 21 - 22 June, Chris, MzN's managing director, and Ewan, an analyst, attended the 2022 European Development Days in Brussels. EDD is a forum for the development community in Europe, bringing together representatives of the EU, NGOs, and the private sector to discuss the future of development.
In this episode of Chasing Impact, MzN Senior Consultant Carolin Gomulia interviews Reana Rossouw, the owner of Next Generation Consultants, a leading South African Management Consulting firm with a wealth of experience in the social innovation, shared value, humanitarian and sustainable development environments. They discuss how professionals in the development and humanitarian ecosystem can prepare for an uncertain future.
An interview with Sam Worthington, CEO of InterAction, the largest alliance of INGOs and partners in the US
In this episode of Chasing Impact, MzN interviews Sam Worthington, CEO of InterAction, the largest U.S.-based alliance of INGOs focused on people around the world. Sam shares his experiences and insights, reflecting on localization vs. global aid, challenging the requirements donors have for giving and reminding INGOs of their original purpose and values.
To fulfil the social impact sector’s mission, we need to think outside the box to generate creative ideas and see past ‘same old’ solutions. But where do you start if you spend most of your time caught up in the day-to-day running of your organisation? Here we suggest a number of small, practical steps to unlock dormant drivers of creativity and stimulate fresh thinking in your organisation.
In this episode of Chasing Impact, Chris interviews Dr Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, Professor in Practice in International Development at the London School of Economics and author of the book How Change Happens and the blog FP2P.
In this episode of Chasing Impact, Stephanie Draper, Chief Executive of Bond, the UK network for (now over 400) organisations working in international development shares her insights about the funding gap, the future of NGOs and self-care as a leader.
“The pandemic has opened possibilities for deep, structural change” – an interview with Ingrid Srinath
We are living in unpredictable times. In this interview, MzN senior consultant Carolin Gomulia, asks Ingrid Srinath, Founder and Director at the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University in India, how NGOs can prepare for the changes that might lie ahead.
Join us as Mike Shanely, Founder and CEO of AidKonekt Data, and MzN Managing Director Chris Meyer zu Natrup share USAID and EU partnering best practices their teams have learned through nearly a decade of supporting USAID and EU partnering growth strategies.
If you work for an NGO and want to learn more about transforming your organisation into a financially sustainable, agile powerhouse, join the second Agile Insights in Conversation featuring MzN Managing Director Christian Meyer zu Natrup and Sohrab Salimi.
A funding strategy doesn’t guarantee financial sustainability, but it could become a compass to ensure you are not losing sight of your financial goals. Here are our 10 aspects to consider when developing your own funding strategy.