Organizational Management

Organizational ManagementFor many people it is a major joy when they get the keys to a car – new or used, it is still a car. But it has to be managed. It needs insurance, petrol (gas), oil and water. It needs to be kept secure at night. Trips need planning ahead so that the car is used efficiently. Any other drivers must know how to drive and be safe on the road. And if it turns out to be a money-gobbler, a waste of resources… you may have to manage it out of your life.

If you work in an NGO then you are managing every day: your time, your resources. You plan, do your work and think about how it went – talking perhaps to your boss. And bosses have to be sure that they keep their management skills sharp and effective.

The keys to effectively managing your NGO

ImageHere's a simple overview of everything you need to consider, with links to the articles in this section.

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Checklist: a Human Resources policy for an NGO

It may be the right time for your NGO to start looking at the people it employs in an organised way. Perhaps your NGO needs to develop a Human Resources policy. What issues do you need to consider?

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Managing the Vision

Factors that help build good quality NGOs Finding a Vision
Choosing good strategies and goals A vision based on principles

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Project Cycle Management

The project cycle consists of four stages: assessment and planning, implementation and monitoring, evaluation, and adaptation. Each stage has its own characteristics and requires specific knowledge and skills.

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Building Sustainability into your NGO

What is Sustainability? Sustainability for projects and people
Financial, Organisational and Institutional Sustainability

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Managing the office

Are you following the principles of good administration?

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Problemsolving: SWOTs & Strategic Plans

Problem-Solving with a SWOT Making a Strategic Plan
Implementing, Monitoring & Evaluating

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Managing the money

The important financial questions – and the resources that will help you

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Managing the People

Building and sustaining an effective Board The boss
Conflict resolution Gender

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Management Skills: General Resources

ResourcesLinks to other organisations' materials:

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Building skills in your NGO

Interviewing & counselling skills Handling information & computers
Improving English Organising training & managing activities

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Our NGO SKILLS section gives some essential information and recommended links to more

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