And the closer I get to these NGOs the more I realize that they fall into two groups: (1) NGOs that see this as a fundraising effort; and (2) NGOs that see this as a fundraising effort that will also help them to think strategically about where to go. This is fair because frankly without the carrot of funding, they would be expending way too much energy and money to justify their use of resources.
I’ve said this before, but am still worried that the NGOs are not seeing the value of the methodology. I still think it is highly valuable and the problem is with us not being able to explain it well enough. While the groups assure us that they do get the value, I am not sure if this is honest. It could be that they will appreciate it only after they do their feedback reports and see how they are becoming more efficient and that it also has the added benefit of funding. But what happens if the funding falls short?