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Why space and context matter: The importance of being place-sensitive

By Suzanne Hammad.Civil society organisations can be well resourced and legitimate with established structures and strong leadership, yet still struggle to become truly sustainable. One reason for thi...

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    Why Mission and Values Matter: a rather Darwinian approach to Sustainability

    By Rick James.The NGO sector has plenty of dead wood. NGOs are set up with good intentions, but simply not making much difference. They go through the motions, but seem tired and traditional. The...

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    Keywords: civil society

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      Sustainability: Why Leadership Matters

      By Rod MacLeod.‘What will happen when you leave?’, I once asked the charismatic founder leader of a Ugandan HIV/AIDS NGO.  ‘That is not a problem’ she replied, ‘I am...

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        The sustainable NGO: Why resourcing matters

        By John HaileyA sustainable NGO is one that can continue to fulfil its mission over time and in so doing meets the needs of its key stakeholders – particularly its beneficiaries and supporters. ...

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          Legitimacy and sustainability of civil society organisations: synergies and dependencies

          Most civil society organisations make direct or indirect claims that they are providing benefits to society or specific groups within it. On these, many organisations build further claims for recognit...

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