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Combating global issues with small-scale NGOs that make a lasting difference
The best way to share this idea is give an example of a success that came from it:
There were two NGOs that wanted to do work in Guatemala. The first had established connections and created a god relationship with key leaders and members of the society. As they put together hygiene kits, Christmas packages, etc. they found they were short on cash and couldn't get the supplies down there.
The second NGO was brand new and wanted to prove they way of water filtration was a great, sustainable model for communities without access to clean water. However, they didn't have the connections to different parts of the world to do so.
They two executives got together and planned a way where the first one would supply all the contacts and care packages while the second would deliver them.
As a result, the community in Guatemala received care packages and clean water due to the combined efforts of the two NGOs. Although the first wasn't able to hand-deliver the packages to the community they loved, their mission was fulfilled in assisting them.
Although the second NGO had to piggy-back off of another's connections, they were able to establish their first clean water project that is still running.
I think there is a hidden power behind networking as NGO's. Getting different organizations, who have a different way of helping the world, connected to each other is likely the most effective way to help the world.
I think that by employing a networking consultant/employee, a lot of organizations would be able to achieve a much larger impact in the communities they assist. They would be able to find other NGOs that have a different specialty, bring them in, and make a lasting change in many lives.