Category: Improving Organizational Governance

  • A Handbook of NGO Governance
    • The manual is written by The Central and Eastern Working Group on Nonprofit Governance and Marilyn Wyatt. The handbook discusses the principles and guidelines for good NGO governance.
  • Bridging Differences and Building Collaboration: The Critical Role of Leadership
    • This articles describes the strategy of bridging leadership, a method of organizational leadership that focuses on effecting real changes and bringing multiple stakeholders together to solve common problems.
  • CARE International Strategic Plan 2007-2012
    • CARE International's strategic plan for the years 2007-2012. Included are ways to improve governance within the organization and various projects to underway to decrease poverty in underdeveloped nations.
  • Code of Good Practice in the Management and Support of Aid Personnel
    • The article is written by People in Aid. It reviews the principles of good governance in NGOs, such as human resources strategy, staff policies and practices, communication, and other resources.
  • Effective NGO Governance
    • An article which discusses methods and techniques to plan and implement actions for improving an organization's governance.
  • Managers Who Lead
    • Developed by Management Sciences for Health, this collection offers a comprehensive set of resources that managers, facilitators, and workshop participants can use to improve leading and managing skills.
  • Mobilization Intervention
    • This series of training modules for the empowerment of low income communities includes a set of several documents about this intervention process.
  • NGO Code of Conduct
    • The article is an agreement between the Gambia government and the NGOs operating in The Gambia. The agreemnet is a code of conduct and includes the procedures on the recognition of NGOs and the NGOs' relations with the communities, other NGOs, funders, and itself.
  • Non-Profits on E: How Non-Profit Organisations are Using the Internet for Communication, Fundraising, and Community Building
    • This study draws on research and literature from the disciplines of media studies, information technology and marketing theory to construct the argument that non-profit organisations can benefit from new developments in digital media technology and will have to adapt new strategies as a result of these technologies.
  • One World Trust Publications
    • Publications from One World Trust, an organization that conducts research, develops recommendations and advocates for reform to make policy and decision-making processes in global governance more accountable to the people they affect.
  • Organizational Development: Leadership
    • This article will help manager address their own leadership style and determine how to best manage and run their organization.
  • Organizational Development: Organizational Structure
    • This article helps managers review an organizationís structure and determine which human, financial, and technical resources are available, how they should be allocated, and which resources are lacking.
  • Organizational Management: Financial Management
    • This module will enable managers to review financial documents with comprehension; understand budget preparation and monitoring; recognize the importance of implementing sound financial controls; monitor the impact of changing program plans on resource requirements; use financial data and information for decision-making; calculate realistic funding needs and identify appropriate sources; and minimize risks of financial difficulties for the organization.
  • Organizational Management: Monitoring and Evaluation and Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • A managerís effectiveness is largely dependent on the existence of an equally effective management information system MIS. An MIS provides information on a variety of different organizational functions, allowing a manager to plan, monitor, and evaluate operations and performance. MIS outputs also enable a manager to make strategic decisions and intelligent choices that shape an organizationís future vision and mission.
  • Organizational Sustainability
    • This module will enable a manager to understand and communicate the most important elements of sustainability to staff and Board members; conduct an analysis of the organizationís readiness and capability to undertake initiatives that will increase options for sustainability; review the feasibility of practical initiatives for increasing revenue or support at all levels; and establish detailed plans to increase self-sufficiency or sustainability.
  • Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence
    • The article is written by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. It reviews the principles for nonprofit excellence, the role of nonprofits in society, the nonprofits' governance, organizational planning, the nonprofits' transparency and accountability, fundraising, financial management, human resources, and evaluation.
  • Principles of Management
    • The manual describes the nature of managerial work, the role of managers, the moral and social dimensions of management, and the challenges for management.
  • Systems and Policies for NGOs
    • The webpage is a checklist of policies and other management systems necessary to run an NGO effectively. the Checklist includes organizational chart for the NGO, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement in NGOs, Leadership Succession Plan for the NGO, Human Resource Management System for NGOs, job descriptions for NGO staff, Personnel policy, Communications policy, Computer policy, Procurement policy, Fixed Assets policy, and Finance policy.
  • The Economics and Governance of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Bangladesh
    • An article from the World Bank concerning the state of non-governmental organizations in Bangladesh.
  • The Manager's Electronic Resource Center
    • The Manager's Electronic Resource Center: Sharing Management Experience through an international network of health professionals. Geared toward health professions, though many of the resources can be applied more broadly to any organization.
  • Workshop on Capacity Building of NGOs in Post-Conflict Situations: Resource Guide
    • This workshop helps improve governance and management of NGOs in post-conflict situations.
  • Zimbabwe NGO Corporate Governance Manual
    • This manual seeks to improve the effectiveness of NGOs in Zimbabwe through improved governance.