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.
Leaders of development and aid organisations talk a lot about changing donor models, value for money, operational efficiency, new technology and changing business models, and many believe that being aware of these mitigates the need for serious changes. It doesn’t.
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.
The need to change an organisation is constant. Non-profit organisations should beat the permanent catch-up playing and disruptive, expensive restructuring projects. But how? At MzN International, we explore how we can keep up with the changing environment without having to constantly go through reorganisation projects.
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 the ideal funding mix. However, hardly anyone knows where to start.
I started MzN nearly 10 years ago and a lot of things have changed since then. What hasn’t changed is the fact that I see way too many non-profits that mean well and work hard with a lot of passion but don’t actually achieve their key goals.
Whilst I am proud that Germany signed the Global Compact for Migration,this, in itself, is not enough. Together with my colleagues at MzN International and several civil society organisations in Germany, we have therefore co-signed a paper of demands recommending decisive action to our Government.
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 is a better way to create positive change.
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 and an effective government.