I spent an afternoon with a bunch of NGO finance directors this week. It was more interesting than you might think; money is the lifeblood of the aid business, and financial directors have the best overview of how that blood circulates, from one end (fundraising) to the other (programmes and advocacy).
Not only that but some of them are expanding their role from ‘keeping score’ for their organisations to a more frontline role of using cash to create change (everything from dragon’s den style investment competitions to mentoring and training local organisations on financial skills).
The Guardian: How would the finance boffins do global development?
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