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Building a Better International NGO: Greater Than the Sum of the Parts?

Building a Better International NGO: Greater Than the Sum of the Parts?

by James Crowley, Morgana Ryan

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The increasing complexity and interdependence of international NGOs has brought to the surface concerns not only about performance but about the structural aspects of NGO management at a practical level in the quest for performance maximization. This brief guidebook offers five different—although complementary—essays that address key questions about NGO management. Topics covered include organizational models, core competencies, NGO organizational structure options, the impact of new IT technologies on performance, and ways to operationalize strategic planning. While directly geared toward NGO management and staff, this book will also be attractive to those thinking of careers in development or potential donors and clients interested in issues of NGO efficiency and performance.

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ISBN-13: 9781565495852
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 801,689
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

James Crowley is a business advisor with more than 25 years’ experience in a variety of large private sector companies and more recently with a range of agencies in the international development sector. In parallel with his ongoing advisory work, James invests a proportion of his time on new independent research pieces that aim to stimulate new management ideas around the effectiveness of large international NGOs, as well as stimulating new collaborative approaches between development and private sector organizations. James holds a first class honors degree in engineering from University College Cork, a master’s degree in offshore engineering from University College London and an MBA from London Business School.

Morgana Ryan has over 15 years of international experience working across a range of strategic, business process and IT engagements spanning the private, public and development sectors. Morgana spent her early career working with upstream Oil and Gas companies in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia. Since 2007, she has been privileged to work with the International Secretariats, national organisations, and regional/country levels of some of the world’s largest international NGOs including Oxfam, Save the Children, Plan, Catholic Relief Services and Amnesty International.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations;
Preface: A short note from the authors; Introduction and overview;
1) Getting in shape? How to make a large international NGO be more than the sum of its parts;
2) Good at what? The core competencies of international NGOs: What are they? What do they need to be?;
3) Evolving structures of international NGO’s: is there a right answer?;
4) Reinventing international NGO’s through new technology possibilities;
5) Strategic planning for international development and relief agencies – reflections and perspectives;
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