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Sep 2020
5 lessons for building an agile non-profit organisation

5 lessons for building an agile non-profit organisation 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. Take Lebanon, a country already facing a crippling recession, a refugee crisis and Covid-19 – then 2,750 tons......

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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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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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Smart NGOs

Smart NGOs

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


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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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