Future of NGOs lies in ‘holy grail’ of partnerships — Mercy Corps CEO

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Like other industries before, the aid community is finally having its “disrupting moment” and the future of nongovernmental organizations lies in the “holy grail” of partnerships.

That’s according to Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer, who sees NGOs linking up more in more with social entrepreneurs that promote innovation through their energy and fresh ideas.

“Organizations like us … are going to become more global, more market-oriented, [and develop] stronger partnerships with the private sector, what’s called shared value,” Keny-Guyer said during an interview with Devex President Raj Kumar at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. “We’re going to be pushing innovation in greeter ways than we already do. That’s critical for our future.”

Source: Devex (link opens in a new window)