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Bacolod NGOs: Starvation Cycle of Non-Profit Organizations


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Repost from Stanford Social Innovation Review

Starvation Cycle of Non-Profit Organizations
There is a vicious cycle running on most nonprofit organizations that are leaving them so hungry for decent infrastructure that they would barely function as organizations—let alone serve their beneficiaries.

NGOs in Bacolod & the Organizers

NGOs in Bacolod & the Event Organizers

The cycle starts with Sponsors’ unrealistic expectations about how much running a nonprofit costs, and results in nonprofits’ misrepresenting their costs while skimping on vital systems—acts that feed Sponsors’ skewed beliefs. To break the nonprofit Starvation cycle, Sponsors must take the lead.

Organizations that build strong information technology systems, financial systems, skills training, fundraising processes, and other essential overhead are more likely to succeed than those that do not. This is not news, and nonprofits are no exception to the rule.

It is not surprising that most nonprofits do not spend enough money on overhead. In research, most organizations agree with the idea of improving  infrastructure and augmenting their management capacity, yet they are not willing to actually make these changes to limit increase in overhead expenses. But under-funding these expenses can have Continue reading

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Microsoft NGO Connection Day – L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod


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Good Morning Bacolod. Non-Government Organizations all over Bacolod came together in L’Fisher Hotel to meet with leading Software Company Microsoft for NGO Day.

Microsoft NGO Connection Day

Microsoft NGO Connection Day

What’s up?
Microsoft is hosting an Event with Benefit Last November 8, 2011 in L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City. The Event, “NGO Connection Day” started in 9:30am and lasted till 5pm.

What’s it about?
For most NGOs, Information & Communication Technology is a big expense – yet it is crucial for most Global Organizations.

People working with the poorest and the most challenging causes  in our society can benefit from Microsoft’s Platforms, most of which are Free.

See the Program Below. Continue reading