Category: Establishing and Running an Organization

  • A Sourcebook on Access and Applications: Models of Use & Case Studies
    • Featuring six "models-of-use" that describe technology applications, this book provides practical guidelines and strategies for assessing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and institutionalizing ICT-based activities supported by illustrative examples within each model.
  • Accountability Self-Assessment for Staffed Private Foundations
    • This manual is a self-assessment form to check the orgnaization's accountability. The assessment covers nine topic sections: governance, communications, grantmaking, finance, administration, personnel, public policy, mission & strategy, and evaluation.
  • An NGO Training Guide for Peace Corps Volunteers
    • This guide contains five modules. First, it looks at how NGOs contribute to a civil society. Next it discusses the advantages of development and teaches how to diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of an NGO. It also reviews two skills that a Volunteer needs to work with NGOs. Finally, it explores the role of governance and planning in achieving a sustainable organization.
  • Code of Ethics & Conduct for NGOs
    • WANGO published a code of ethics book for NGOs to use within their organizations. The publication consists of guiding principles, NGO integrity, mission and activities, governance, human resources, public trust, financial and legal, fundraising, and partnership, collaboration and networking.
  • Country Information - Peru
    • This page provides information about laws and tax codes that affect what types of non-governmental organizations can be formed in Peru, what kind of donations and funding they are able to receive, and the legal (and taxation) implications of receiving these donations.
  • Country Information - Uganda
    • Information about laws and tax codes that affect what types of non-governmental organizations can be formed in Uganda; what kind of donations and funding they are able to receive; and the legal (and taxation) implications of receiving these donations.
  • Covering Rural Territory
    • The article reviews six rural service structures for foundatioins: consolidated service, area fund, federation, service bureau, incubator, and partnership. In each structure, the article discusses the terminology and characteristics, the goals and rationale, the relationship with rural stakeholders, mechanism for governance and representation, management structure, staffing structure, method of endownment building, investment policies, non-grantmaking program activities, grantmaking activities, cost/benefit considerations, overall pros and cons, and examples.
  • How to Build a Good Small NGO
    • The title says it all from project planning to managing the money to checking your own motivation.
  • Learning About Small Businesses
    • This course contains instructional material on what you should know about starting and running a small business, including skills and information and communication technology. This is a .zip file that you will need to download.
  • NGOPedia
    • Online collaborative knowledge tool for and by non-governmental organisations in Africa. Articles on topics including ICT for decision makers, self assessment tools, and background information about working with NGOs.
  • Organizational Development: Strategic Planning
    • Guides leaders in the formation of a strategic plan -- a vital element of any successful organization.
  • Point K Learning Circle Resources
    • Resources about nonprofit advocacy, management, publicity, strategic planning, capacity building, program evaluation and more. Includes a mixture of presentation slides, reports and research, newsletters, templates, guides, and tipsheets. Produced by Innovation Network, a nonprofit research and consulting firm.
  • Quality Standards for Voluntary and Community Organisations
    • PQASSO is Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations, a manual for small organizations to work on planning, governance, management of people, money and resources, communication, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Resource Kit No.4: Organisation Building
    • This page guides disabled people's organizations (DPOs) that wish to improve their structure, how they work, how they train and develop individuals to benefit the group, and how the organization can improve its ability to change the community and the lives of people with disabilities. This toolkit is written for members of both big and small DPOs. Written in simple, accessible language.
  • Strengthening Your Organization: A Series of Modules and Reference Materials for NGO and CBO Managers and Policy Makers (Introduction)
    • The introduction to a series of modules and reference materials compiled by the Pathfinder International Nigeria Country Office and Africa Regional Office in conjunction with Nigeria Management and Training Network.