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1. WHAT IS AN ADVOCACY NGO?
1.1 What do we mean by Advocacy?
1.2. What kinds of Citizens Organisations are involved in Advocacy?
1.2.1. Employment Related Organisations
1.2.2. Representative Organisations
1.2.3. Public Service Organisations
1.2.4. Cause Related Organisations
1.3. A Constitution for Your Advocacy NGO
1.4. Governance - Being a Member of, Governing, Advising and Leading your NGO
1.4.1. Membership
1.4.5. Mixing the Functions
1.5. Two Basic Strategies for Advocacy NGOs
1.5.1. Mass movement:
1.5.2. Powerful Lobby:
1.6. Legal Incorporation
1.7. Government Registration
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
The Spectrum of CSO Activities
Ten Governing Responsibilities for Boards of CSOs
Board/Staff Responsibilities
Organogram of typical small Advocacy NGO
2. WHAT YOU DO
2.1. Your Vision of The Future
2.2. Your Mission
2.3. Your Strategy
2.4. Your Strategic Fit
Influences on Vision and Mission
Formulating a Mission Statement
Overview of Strategy Formulation Process
3. HOW YOU DO IT
3.1. The Values of your advocacy NGO
3.2. Structures and Systems
3.3. Internal Democracy
3.4. Accountability
3.5. Effective Leadership
3.6. Good Team Work
3.7 Good Management
3.8. What Needs Managing?
Typical Management Problems (1)
4. PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
4.1. The Program Approach:
4.2. The Project Approach
4.3. Combining the Two
4.4. Project Thinking
4.5. Objective Oriented Project Planning
4.5.1. Stakeholder Involvement:
4.5.2. Identifying Problems:
4.5.3. Problems into Objectives
4.5.4. Choosing Alternative Strategies
4.5.5. Hierarchy of Objectives:
4.5.6. Assumptions:
4.6. Implementing
4.6.1. Indicators :
4.7. Making Workplans
4.8. Monitoring:
4.9. Evaluation
Brainstorming Problems with Cards
Objectives Ranked in Logical Se- quence
Assumptions about External Factors
5. RUNNING AN ADVOCACY NGO
5.1. What is Advocacy?
5.2. The Principles and Policies of an Advocacy Organisation
5.2.1. Independence
5.2.2. Non-Partisanship
5.2.3. Peace Obligation
5.2.4. Governance
5.2.5. Resources
5.2.6. Realistic and Winnable Issues
5.2.7. Making Plans of Action
5.2.8. Identifying Messages
5.2.9. Identified Potential Support Groups
5.3. Using the Media
5.5. Collaboration with other NGOs and CSOs
5.6. Linking yourselves to International Advocacy Organisations
Checklist for Choosing an Issue
6. FUNDING AN ADVOCACY NGO'S ACTIVITIES
6.1. Foreign Funding
6.1.1. Factors internal to the organisation
6.1.2. Factors external to the organisation
6.4.3. Asking Government for Money (or other resources)
6.4.4. Generating your own Income
6.5. Problems and Issues in Alternative Resource Mobilisation
6.6. Tax Exemption
6.7. Making a Proposal
The Big Picture of Funding
The Usual Picture of NGO Funding
7. FINANCIAL POLICIES AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
7.1. The Importance of Clear Financial Policies and Good Accounts for an NGO
7.1.1. Fiduciary Responsibility
7.1.2. Accountability and Transparency
7.1.3. Board Oversight
7.1.4. Peace of Mind for the Executive Director
7.1.5. Other Purposes
7.2. Getting Started Step by Step
7.2.1. Bank Account
7.2.2. Signatories on that Bank Account
7.2.3. Financial Management Manual
7.2.4. Annual Revenue and Expenditure Budget
7.2.5. Devise Cash Flow Projection
7.2.6. Designate a Person responsible for the Accounts
7.2.7. Develop a Chart of Accounts
7.2.8. Start Spending Money
7.2.9. Keep an Inventory
7.2.10. Reconcile Your Bank Account
7.2.11. Audits
7.3. Other Factors
7.3.1. Off the Shelf Software
7.3.2. Particular Donors' Conditions
Logframe with Additional Output to Cover Financial Management
Sample Budget (following Logframe and Workplan)
Sample Cash Flow Projection
8. ONGOING MANAGEMENT OF AN ADVOCACY NGO
8.1. Components of Organisational Effectiveness
8.1.1. Governance:
8.1.2. Management Practices
8.1.3. Human Resources
8.1.4. Financial Resources
8.1.5. Service Delivery
8.1.6. External Relations
8.1.7. Sustainability
8.2. Assessing your Organisation's Competence
8.3. Building Capacity where it is Needed
8.4. Who can Build Capacity?
8.5. Ways of Building Capacity
8.6. Reality Checks
Major Required Competency Areas
Stages in Organisational Development
The Different Kinds of Capacity Building
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