3 things big NGOs can learn from small social enterprises

By Jennifer Ehidiamen 26 October 2016

What can NGOs learn from small social enterprises? Photo by: Helloquence

What can successful small social enterprises teach big international NGOs about project implementation, staff engagement and community empowerment in order to achieve their goals?

Devex spoke with two top social enterprise executives and here is what they had to share:

1. Keep it simple.

When launching a new program or scaling up an existing project, organizations should keep the process as simple as possible. Many big NGOs and international development agencies often get trapped in complex processes, which may lead to delay, a need for a bloated budget or engagement fatigue among employees and the communities they serve.

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Jennifer Ehidiamen is a Nigerian writer who is passionate about communications and journalism. She has worked as a reporter and communications consultant for different organizations in Nigeria and overseas. She has an undergraduate degree in mass communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, and M.A. in business and economics from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. In 2014, she founded Rural Reporters (www.ruralreporters.com) with the goal of amplifying underreported news and issues affecting rural communities.

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