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The Change Imperative : Creating the Next Generation Ngo (Paperback)

Author: Ronalds, Paul

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"As a leader in one of the large lumbering INGOs Paul is aiming at, I find his articulation and analysis of both the influence we have and the challenges We face very real and insightful."---Penny Lawrence, International Programmes Director, Oxfam GB

"Concisely and convincingly makes the ease for fundamental change in the way civil Society organizes itself to meet the challenges of the 21st century."---Robert Glasser, Secretary General, CARE International

"The INGOs' role in global governance is too important to be allowed to ossify, atrophy or diminish---change is an imperative and Paul Ronalds points the way forward."---Greg Bourne, CEO, WWE-Australia

"NGOs must become more adept at dealing with the growing uncertainties they face and responsibilities they choose to carry. At last, we have an insider's perspective on what could be done if the will is there. In the 21st century, an NGO's failure to regenerate will not be for want of the clear analysis and practical advice that this book provides."---Alan Fowler, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University

"Leaders of INGOs have only brief organizational history and sparse literature to guide them into the future. I am grateful to Paul Ronalds for adding to the store of knowledge on this topic and believe his work will help INGOs remain relevant and effective."---Ian Wishart, CEO, Plan International Australia

Whether they like it or not, relief and development NGOs are in the midst of a revolution. Faced with the challenge of managing their growing influence in international politics, these Organizations are making operational decisions that will determine their survival. Those that find themselves hampered by the increased politicization of aid and demands on their accountability; those that struggle to define their work in a world that has only recently begun to recognize their authority, will fail to meet their goals. Those that are committed to flexibility, learning new technologies and rethinking their strategies and structure will see their organizations succeed.

Author Paul Ronalds brings his experience as Deputy CEO of World Vision Australia to other NGO managers in The Change Imperative, guiding them through the challenges they must overcome to maintain effectiveness in the 21st century. He covers the practical issues leaders are facing in areas such as advocary, fundraising. technology, financing and human resources, but also the more ambiguous issues: legitimacy, state sovereignty and political analysis. Ronalds' book is a must-have for both students and managers pursuing influential careers in charitable, development and aid organizations.


Publisher Kumarian Pr
Mfg Part# 9781565493254
SKU 213457270
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1565493257
Release Date 5/30/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0232
Publisher Kumarian Press
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