Limited-period NGOs with more specific goals
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- There are 4 major challenges that regular (long-term) NGOs face. First, lack of funding. Short-term NGOs will be initiated once the asked funding is acquired, thereby solving the problem. Since they have a niche objective and will not be working for long, the funds required will be comparatively smaller, thereby increasing the chances of acquiring them.
- Secondly, lack of strategic planning. Again, in the case of short-term NGOs, the plan will be ready and approved by authorities before starting the work.
- Thirdly, regular NGOs compete with other NGOs to maintain a regular flow of funds. Where there could be collaboration, competition leads to NGOs working in isolation. Short-term NGOs would not rely on long-term networking for their survival.
- Lastly, lack of maintenance. This issue won't arise in the case of short-term NGOs.
- NGOs depend a lot on volunteers - for actual work and also for planning and consultancy. A steady flow of volunteers is not guaranteed. Since it is not a corporate, knowledge transfer rarely happens systematically when newer personnel join. Short-term NGOs will minimize this issue.
- Volunteer motivation and interest decrease with time. Short-term work could be done with sustained motivation.
- There are several small (comparatively) issues that arise that need professional help, for which short-term NGOs are well suited.