The Virtuous Spiral
A Guide to Sustainability for NGOs in International Development
Edited by Alan Fowler
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Virtuous Spiral by Alan Fowler
Book Description'The Virtuous Spiral is without doubt a most welcome addition to the body of knowledge that will continue to be highly valued in the NGO sector.' Ezra Limiri Mbogori, Director, Mwelekeo wa NGO (MWENGO), Harare 'Fowler demonstrates how development NGOs can engage in a virtuous spiral of performance-based learning that regenerates public trust. This is a timely book, dealing squarely with the confidence crisis faced by many NGOs in the South and North.' Louk De La Rive Box, Director, European Centre for Development Policy Management, Maastricht Sustainability is crucial for all institutions involved in international development. This work offers practical guidance on how to achieve it. There are three main kinds of sustainability and a section of the book is devoted to each: making the impact of the organization's work sustainable, ensuring continuity of funding, and making the organization itself sustainable to remain viable. Achieving all three creates a virtuous spiral. The book takes an organizational rather than a technical or impact-based approach to sustainability. It is based on extensive international research and offers many practical examples of sustainability and the difficult trade-offs involved.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853836107
(240mm x 170mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan Fowler
NGO Management, Hardback (November 2010)
The task environment of NGOs is changing rapidly and significantly, making new demands on their management and leadership. This companion discusses the complexities involved. It illustrates how NGOs can maintain performance and remain agile amidst increasing uncertainties.
Earthscan Reader on NGO Management, Paperback (April 2002)
Over the years, NGOs have become a force for transformation in global politics and economics. Focusing on development organizations working on issues of poverty and injustice, but relevant to NGOs in various sectors, this title includes the writings on how NGOs can position and organize themselves to achieve maximum impact and effectiveness.
Striking a Balance, Paperback (April 1997)» View all books by Alan Fowler
At a time of rapid global change, development NGOs are having to scale up their impact, diversify their activities, respond to long-term crises and improve their performance on all fronts. This title offers an analysis to how NGDOs can fulfill these demanding expectations.
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Author Biography - Alan Fowler
Alan Fowler is a consultant, analyst and writer, currently resident in Ethiopia. For over 20 years he has worked with international development NGOs in Africa, Asia and the United States as manager, consultant, researcher, Ford Foundation Programme Officer and Visiting Fellow at The World Bank and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia, New Delhi. He is co-founder of the International NGO Training and Research and Centre (INTRAC) and a Director of the International Society for Third Sector Research. His popular book on enhancing NGO effectiveness, Striking a Balance, has been translated into Spanish, Russian and French.
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