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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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    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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          Civil society sustainability: Stepping up to the challenge

          Welcome to the first contribution to a new INTRAC blog series on civil society sustainability. Over the next few weeks we will be offering reflections from a range of INTRAC staff and associates, expl...

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