The turning of the calendar and beginning of 2018 inspires new ideas and new possibilities. It prompts us to revisit goals for the upcoming year from individual resolutions to annual performance objectives. As individuals, many of us promise to eat better, exercise more, and better support our friends and families. And from personal experience, I have learned that achieving any of these goals becomes much easier when they are shared with family and friends who provide encouragement and support as the year unfolds.
July marks the bicentennial of the birth of Henry Thoreau, the American author, naturalist, and activist. In his most famous work, Walden, he observed: “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Our important and diverse visions, missions, and program strategies within the InsideNGO membership have this same combination of permanence (castle) and aspiration (in the air) and also require ongoing work to put the foundations under them.
Our Member Profile blog series features InsideNGO members talking about their work and how they manage the operational challenges within their organizations. This month we feature Chief Operating Officer Carol J.
Every year at InsideNGO’s Annual Conference, we take the time to identify and celebrate a few select individuals who go above and beyond. As we get ready for this year’s conference, we are excited to turn the spotlight on one of these individuals, Assistant Controller Line Nya Ngatchou of Literacy Bridge International, who won last year’s Operational Excellence Award: Cross Operations.
I was in London at the Bond Conference last month where InsideNGO, along with its partners, LINGOs, Mango and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, and with the generous support of many members, launched the new FMD Pro certification standard. This new certification is designed to enhance the financial management capacity across our sector to better enable more value for money, especially in this time of funding changes and pressures. Essential to this offering is the ability to enhance and improve the financial skills of non-financial profe
Why International NGOs Should Care About Compliance and How TRACE Can Help
Our Member Profile blog series features InsideNGO members talking about their work and how they manage the operational challenges within their organizations. Saeed Elnaj, vice president of global ICT at Project Concern International, joined PCI in 2015 after a distinguished career on the private sector side of information technology. Here he talks about managing IT services across 11 countries, the importance of KPIs, and how partnering with Google on an award-winning project provided his team with learning opportunities.
As we start a new year, InsideNGO takes a look back at compensation and benefits in the sector and what organizations might expect in 2017. The demands on compensation dollars to retain staff and compete for new talent will likely test many organizations as they try to control one of their largest budget expenses: compensation and benefits. What’s ahead for salary increases, alternative rewards, and employee benefits?
Salary increases modest