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NGO Management: The Earthscan Companion

Edited By: Alan Fowler and Chiku Malunga

436 pages, Tabs


Paperback | Nov 2010 | #188760 | ISBN-13: 9781849711203
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The task environment of NGOs is changing rapidly and significantly, making new demands on their management and leadership. This volume discusses the complexities involved. It illustrates how NGOs can maintain performance and remain agile amidst increasing uncertainties. These factors include the position of NGOs in civil society, their involvement in governance and coping with the effects of the securitisation of international aid.

'This book makes a critical contribution to the development literature on the changing demands, dilemmas and creative responses of NGOs in a rapidly evolving world system. It is both timely and thought provoking.' Prof. Margaret Kroma, Program Manager, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

'This book is essential reading, especially for those who perceive development and NGO management as avenues for enabling individuals, groups, organizations and communities to learn to develop new ways of thinking in order to build a better history for themselves and the world.' Mosi Kisare, Executive Director and facilitator at the EASUN Centre for Organizational Learning, Arusha, Tanzania

'Managers and practitioners will go a long way before they find a more useful compendium of knowledge and experience. For those seeking to understand NGOs, here is the one-stop shop you have been looking for.' Ian Smillie, author of The Alms Bazaar and Blood on the Stone: Greed, Corruption and War in the Global Diamond Trade




Contributor List

1. Have NGOs 'Made a Difference?' From Manchester to Birmingham with an Elephant in the Room

2. NGOs and Development Alternatives - Revisited

3. The Global War on Terror, Development and Civil Society

4. Seeing Like a Citizen: Re-claiming Citizenship in a Neoliberal World

5. Civic Driven Change: A Concise Guide to the Basics

6. Civic Driven Change and Developmental Democracy

7. Civil Society and the Legitimation of Global Governance

8. Civil Society Legitimacy and Accountability: Issues and Challenges

9. Listen First: a Pilot System for Managing Downward Accountability in NGOs

10. Governing for Accountability: Principles in Practice

11. Strategic Issues Facing NGOs into the Foreseeable Future

12. Strategic Planning: The Cultivation of Organizational Beauty

13. The Phases of Organization Development

14. The Change Challenge: Achieving Transformational Organizational Change in International NGOs

15. Rights-based Development Approaches: Combining Politics, Creativity and Organisation

16. Participation

17. Trust, Accountability, and Face-to-face Interaction in North - South NGO Relations

18. Briefing Paper: Policy Engagement for Poverty Reduction - How Civil Society Can be More Effective

19. Is there Life after Gender Mainstreaming?

20. Managing NGOs with Spirit

21. Civil Society Networks: Of Ants and Elephants

22. South African NGOs and the Public Sphere: Between Popular Movements and Partnerships for Development

23. Bridging Gaps: Collaboration Between Research and Operational Organizations

24. NGOs and Communication: Divorce over the Toothpaste

25. Development Effectiveness: Towards New Understandings

26. Measurement in Developmental Practice: From the Mundane to the Transformational

27. Accountability and Learning: Exploding the Myth of Incompatibility Between Accountability and Learning

28. Knowledge Management Organisational Learning: an International Development Perspective

29. Options, Strategies and Trade-offs in Resource Mobilisation

30. Social Entrepreneurship: A Convergence of NGOs and the Market Economy?

31. "Trees Die From the Top": International Perspectives on NGO Leadership Development

32. Developing Leaders? Developing Countries?

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