We are Catch Foundation, NGO working for environmental protection, and below we will discuss 8 issues that every regional NGO’s face.
Issue # 1 Absence of strategic planning which is long term
Our NGOs seem to be incapable of calling what they’ll do in a couple of months. The majority of their activities seem like just one time shots. But one event is insufficient to alter the mindset towards a issue. In part, it occurs since the activists are attempting to diversify their actions, arrange events of different types and in various regions so they don’t allow themselves drown in monotony.
However, this just blurs the public function of an NGO. Evidently, civic activists ought to begin learning the way to perform a long-term preparation and develop their own strategy.
Issue # 2 Cooperation with mass media which is poor
The audience that gets to learn more about the event through networking (e.g., papers and posters to the elderly generation, and social networks for childhood ) is always larger than the crowd of the event. However hungry, exhausted, or tired an activist is, they should write a media release regarding the event. Generally, if nobody cites your occasion in media, an individual can say there wasn’t any occasion or some other work done in any way. Ideally, collaboration with mass media ought to be part of the NGO’s long-term plan.
Issue # 3 Lack of commitment
Deficiency of Commitment Back in Poltava, I see death and birth of NGOs. This expansion is a standard procedure. But they frequently disappear because their associates weren’t consistent enough in the things they were doing or they have hauled into a different area of work.
Such “moves” aren’t something uncommon. Really, the experience of operating NGOs might be fantastic beginning for your upcoming company. The conclusion is clear. NGOs should always bear in mind personnel turnover and guarantee that they shouldn’t get held “hostage” by any person.
Issue # 4 Lack of both social support & feedback which affect the enthusiasm
Our society is just slightly involved in neighborhood life. There’s a good deal of heterogeneity in why folks become engaged in NGOs. Nonetheless, whatever their motive is, even if people can’t get that feeling of belonging to their own community and don’t have their participation valued, shortly they give up and stop NGOs.
It’s quite sad to know that a number of these individuals aren’t even supported by their own families. The issue isn’t too much in neglect of government. The actual problem is that the indifference of majority of people. Everybody talks about the requirement to restrain government, but nobody is excited to devote their own time and cash to look after it.
Issue # 5 Not willing to cooperate with each other
I saw scenarios when organizations doing exactly the identical sort of work weren’t eager to collaborate on some other joint projects. Our NGOs nevertheless perceive themselves as little “principalities with egocentric associates”. A striking illustration of this collapse is people councils where battles involving the activists brew all of the time.
Issue # 6 Polarization of NGO’s
Polarization of NGOs We had elections so we can observe this issue in full. Second, a few NGOs declare about their service of a specific candidate, though it isn’t their job, in reality. In the end, candidates often utilize activists as some type of “weapon” against their government or business competitions.
Issue # 7 Lacking professional experience or expertise
Deficiency of Skilled Expertise of Working in a Certain Place This one is largely a concern for brand new business. Everybody yells concerning the battle against corruption. NGOs talk knowingly the best way to eliminate corruption. It’s popular notion to restrain the police. Someone mentions it someplace and nearly instantly activists are correct there.
Normally amateurs do all of this fuss. Very often young men and women become excited with these kinds of ideas. They have much excitement but they lack expertise and specialist skills. The paradox is that these people don’t wish to understand and attend specialist trainings and trainings.
Issue # 8 Fear of international cooperation or grants
For the past month I have been organizing a large-scale job on collaboration with European nations and the problem lays bare. It’s really a problem to discover a NGO at Poltava prepared to work with foreign partners instead of only be a mass-media celebrity.