International development experts James Crowley and Morgana Ryan detail the “content, context and approach” that NGO managers must balance when undertaking complex organizational change. They map out how leaders can meet the needs of an NGO’s structure, resources and positioning. They detail how to work with donors, private-sector parties and multiple offices in countries with varied political, economic and social structures. They offer tables and figures to flesh out their concepts and directions for implementation. Though this manual is chock-full of theoretical detail about change, these resources reward a close reading. The authors guide NGOs with multiple offices worldwide, and offer insights also to smaller NGOs with growth potential. This very specific text is targeted to managers and program officers at large international NGOs, who may find it worth sharing with board members or donors.
About the Author
Business adviser James Crowley and management consultant Morgana Ryan have extensive experience in the private and “international development sectors,” including involvement with Accenture Development Partnerships. They also co-wrote Building a Better International NGO.