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NGO Futures: Strategy

NGO Futures

Strategy Overview

NGO Futures leverages the savvy and agility of sector CEOs and other leaders to learn and lead together, and to affect sustainable change.

  • We facilitate leadership exchanges to help organizations evolve, while exploring how to implement change and progress, and the implications of change and progress for different organizations.
  • We provide customized tools in change management and adaptive leadership training to help minds break the operational habits that may be automating outdated thoughts and actions.
  • We are building a scalable evidence-base of innovation and best practices that is vital in helping NGOs shape a sustainable future for each other and for those we work with.

Through NGO Futures, NGOs that acknowledge the necessity of transformation have the opportunity to build agility via change management and adaptive leadership trainings. During annual convenings in well-established spaces such as the InterAction CEO Retreat and Forum, we examine and share perspectives, knowledge, approaches, and relevant experiences with the goal of surfacing new visions for the future. This is to help organizations recognize current threats to their identity (i.e. brand, mission, funds), secure the commitment of stakeholders, and cultivate a change mindset.

NGO Futures convenes thought leaders ready to adapt to change and catalyze a more agile, impactful international NGO sector. The initiative also leverages partnerships and advocacy to encourage governments to reengage with international development and humanitarian aid in a more open world. NGOs have solved global problems and encouraged governments to make principled stands in the past. Together, we amplify our community’s collective expertise, wisdom, and voice.

Strategic Goals

  • Foster exchange, explore, and redefine the future role of NGOs
  • Advance transformational leadership
  • Catalyze scaling of innovation and best practices
    • Innovative Finance for Development
    • Civil Society Resilience: Global civil society faces growing pressure. Local laws limit NGOs; ill-structured anti-terror rules inadvertently restrict flow of development assistance. Collaborative space between the humanitarian and development sectors demands realignment for long-term impact in fragile states. And NGOs provide a vital role in connecting society beyond the borders of the nation state.  InterAction supports scaling related initiatives to define and claim space for civil society.