Tag Archives: NGO

CBOs: what is their place in the project?

Last year, I was reading an article based on a research regarding CBOs in Zimbabwe. This article, albeit from 2011, very well phrase the importance of CBOs on the ground and some of the issues faced by communities and those CBOs trying to implement solutions. One article leads to another one, then to another one… Read More »

But what are the costs of being in the field? (Part 3)

In the last newsletters, we compared the costs of a 6-weeks period in Zimbabwe between what we had in our setting and what it would have been to fly from Europe. In Zimbabwe in 2016, our cost amounted to around $1’600 compared to $5’900-$6’200 if we were coming from Europe. If we look at the… Read More »

CBO: what are they and why do we need them…?

One issue that communities do have is to organise themselves to conduct a project. And from there, to secure funds. The common way to get organised is to register a CBO: Community-Based Organisation. Names sometimes vary from country to country, but the principle remains the same: the community comes together under a structured organisation and… Read More »

Petit lexique Franco-Anglais des ONG et assimilées

Dans la dernière newsletter, j’ai expliqué que l’un des articles était différent en français et en anglais car la terminologie était différente dans les deux langues. Ce mois-ci, je réalise que dans le domaine des ONG et associations, la richesse et la diversité du vocabulaire anglais sont tellement plus grandes qu’en français (une fois n’est… Read More »

Does Not for Profit means that there is no money?

No… There is money involved… Like in everything… Even time… What does Not for Profit means then? A Not for Profit Organisation can raise money, through fund raising, donation, governmental funding, corporate funding or generate income through commercial activities (sales, consultancy work, etc…). What it means is that any funds received by the organisation is only… Read More »

But what are the costs of being in the field?

In the December newsletter, we explained why we are doing what we are doing, and why this way. This means travelling, being in the field to help support local populations. We mentioned, that regardless of the cost of a project itself, there are costs associated to being in the field. So now… what are those… Read More »

NGO, NPO, CBO, PVO….? What are they?

Note: there are many more terms out there….. I have only focused on those that we found more often. And in particular the difference between NGO and NPO… First of all… what do those acronyms stand for? NGO = Non Governmental Organisation NPO = Not for Profit Organisation / Non Profit Organisation CBO = Community… Read More »