Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken of the TNGO Initiative, together with David Berlan, PhD candidate in Maxwell's Public Administration program, recently published a new article in Voluntas, which has just become available online:
The Planned Close of an NGO: Evidence for a New Organizational Form?, Voluntas, doi: 10.1007/s11266-012-9300.
The article offers a case study of a new organizational form other TNGOs may want to consider as well: the medium-term, time bound organization with a planned closing. The case study analyzes Realizing Rights, an economic and social human rights focused NGOs founded by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The fairly unique organizational form of Realizing Rights included a medium term duration with a planned end-date and a well managed wind-down phase. The article examines the specific organizational challenges as well as potential of this type of TNGO.
To access the article, please see our Publications page.