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Identity and gender in founder transitions

The civil society sector takes pride in being progressive. Part of its identity is its role as an active challenger of the status quo. Yet when it comes to diversity of identity, including gender dive...

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    What helps leaders move on?

    We need to know about what stops founders from letting go as the previous blog pointed out. But if you just focus on the negatives of letting go of the past, you may not get far. It may be more produc...

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      What stops founders letting go?

      Founder leaders are not normal people. They are extra-ordinary human beings. As social entrepreneurs, they have created something meaningful and successful where nothing previously existed. The NGOs o...

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        Why haven't we cured Founder's Syndrome?

        Founder’s Syndrome is nothing new to NGOs. I remember when INTRAC was starting 25 years ago we were seeing the first cases. Since then, far from finding a cure, the ‘disease’ seems t...

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          Holding power to account, and keep moving!

          The 2015 Paris Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in short COP 21, has just ended with a sense of relief. It managed to come to a progressive and unani...

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