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Feb 2020
Leading through the ‘New World Disorder’

by Christian Meyer zu Natrup, February 2020 We now have less than 10 years to keep humanity’s promise to itself, but achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 still seems distant and elusive. Many of my friends and colleagues leading their own agency, NGO, or social enterprise have started this year with a nagging question: “How do I prepare my......

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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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Catalyst 2030: Collaborating to achieve the SDGs

Catalyst 2030: Collaborating to achieve the SDGs

We’re 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 up...


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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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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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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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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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