The on-going changes in non-government and non-for-profit sectors make them more and more embedded in social and political systems, globally. Policy-makers cannot any longer ignore their views and suggestions, because NGOs and non-for-profits are platforms for the most progressive and relevant ideas, opinions and technologies.
In general, any non-for-profit agency, anywhere, works to help someone, save someone’s life, or provide someone with social services. For fulfilling this task, the agency’s team is supposed to follow a regular flow of activities. It happens sometime that the team knows perfectly how help a particular person to cope with the whole range of hardships, but still experiences issues while planning and managing day-to-day operations, creating client-friendly environment, or applying certain PR and marketing efforts. Fundraising becomes sometime an issue. New language is being used by younger generations, and the terms like “crowdfunding” and “startup” become a part of our regular life, along with “grants” and “sponsors”. Team-building efforts, data collection, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning and networking become significantly important parts of a work flow, and ability to coordinate them greatly impacts the agencies’ capacity, as well as success of their programs and projects.
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