Organizational Management

Organizational ManagementFor many people it is a major joy when they get the keys to a car. But it has to be managed… It needs insurance, petrol, 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-gobbling 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 and 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.
ImageAn overview of everything you need to consider, with links to the articles in this section. 

A 7-point plan for aligning your vision with your mission, strategies and goals.

Building and sustaining an effective Board The boss Conflict resolution Gender

Are you following the principles of good administration?

Healthy finances are 'mission-critical' for NGOs – the important questions and resources that will help you.

A 5-point plan for Financial, Organisational and Institutional Sustainability for projects and people.

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

The project cycle consists of four stages: 1) assessment and planning, 2) implementation and monitoring, 3) evaluation, and 4) adaptation. Each stage has its own characteristics and requires specific knowledge and skills.

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

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?