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Raising the funds - spending the funds: a case study of the effectiveness of both roles of NGO's

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posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by Matthew ClarkeMatthew Clarke
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) must be effective in both raising funds and using these funds to implement programs in order to improve the circumstances of the poor. This chapter presents a case study of World Vision Australia's (WVA) fundraising and programming responses to the Asian Tsunami. The initial stages of the fundraising campaign were largely unplanned and reactive. Yet WVA received over $110 million for its tsunami appeal in just a little over three months. This is incomparable with other recent large-scale disaster fundraising campaigns. The experiences of how the initial phases of the response were implemented arc gauged through a qualitative analysis of interviews conducted with twenty-one staff members who completed short-term secondments during the initial tsunami response. These interviews extract a number of reflections of WVA's programming and provide a number of lessons for WVA for future complex humanitarian emergencies. This chapter thus reviews the effectiveness of both roles of NGOs - raising funds and expending these funds to implement programs.

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Title of book

Measuring effectiveness in humanitarian and development aid : conceptual frameworks, principles and practice

Chapter number

9

Pagination

173 - 185

Publisher

Nova Science Publishers

Place of publication

New York, N. Y.

ISBN-13

9781600219597

ISBN-10

1600219594

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1.1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2007, Nova Science Publishers

Extent

16

Editor/Contributor(s)

A Renzaho

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