Typically, non-governmental organisations have a community or environmental focus. They address a variety of issues such as religion, emergency aid, and humanitarian affairs. They mobilise public support and voluntary contributions for aid. They often have strong links with community groups in developing countries and often work in areas where government-to-government aid is not possible.

Most countries have laws which regulate the establishment and management of non-profit organisations and which require compliance with corporate governance regimes.

Most large organisations are required to publish their financial reports detailing their income and expenditure for public review. In many aspects Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) are similar to business entities though there are often significant differences.

Techniques for success

There is an increasing awareness that management techniques are crucial to success in non-profit organisations. These organisations are turning to technology management solutions to address today’s critical business issues, and also to realise the full value of their decade-long investments in ERP and other back office systems.

Critical issues

Our customers have told us that there are four major issues affecting them:

Flexibility The constant need to change processes brought about by legislative, regulatory and market driven requirements which affect organisations on a daily basis.
The ability to be flexible and change allows organisations to refine their decisions and objectives.
Control Lack of security and traceability means that it is difficult to establish who did what, when and why.
Having control provides the ability to meet your strategic and tactical objectives.
Reliability Many organisations have systems that may be slow, unstable, inefficient and costly to the business.
Reliability gives the confidence to make timely decisions based on accurate information.
Consistency Having inconsistent systems means that financial information does not align with business process.
Aligning process and financial information will ensure consistency is achieved throughout the business.
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