Institute of NGO Leadership & Management (INGOLAM); TNW’s core initiatives INGOLAM is committed to the capacity development of the NGO sector. INGOLAM has already delivered a number of trainings on social mobilization, project proposal development, fundraising, use of social media, poverty alleviation, project management, youth social entrepreneurship, and disaster management etc. The institute offers services of seasoned trainers/facilitators with the expertise to strengthen the organizations and groom the professionals, hence ensuring their optimal output for the ultimate benefit of their target communities.
During the past 7 years, TNW has closely interacted with hundreds of NGOs and their staff. As a result of this association, a number of analyses were drawn. It was observed that the NGOs particularly the local ones generally suffer from leadership and management deficit. At present, the leaders face isolation and lack of support and there’s no system to identify the talent and groom the future leadership. Moreover, in their strife to help the most marginalized and disadvantaged members of their communities, NGO leaders frequently come across extraordinary challenges like long work hours, limited resources and uncertain and volatile political and economic circumstances. Another major finding was the absence of standardized SOPs among a majority of NGOs, resulting in poor donor response. The consequent absence of resources/ funds leads to zero investments on capacity building at organizational or personal levels. This largely explains why the NGOs with poor SOPs tend to be ineffective in their targeted pursuits.
Above mentioned key revelations point directly at the dire need of capacity development initiative for the NGOs, a principal determinant for the development of the individuals, the organization, and the target communities. INGOLAM- Institute of NGO Leadership And Management is TNW’s response to help meet these challenges and enable the development sector to function and serve better.
- To serve as a brain or think tank of development sector
- To improve organizational and individual capacity of service delivery
- To enhance networking and collaborations
- To advise the NGO fraternity on various aspects
- To serve as a bridge between the NGOs, community and relevant government departments
- To do research on social issues prevailing in the society, effectiveness of NGO’s interventions and gaps in service delivery
- Devise model projects/programs/initiatives of better service delivery