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Going Global: Transforming Relief and Development NGOs

Marc Lindenberg and Coralie Bryant
Going Global: Transforming Relief and Development NGOs
ISBN: 978-1-56549-136-6
ISBN: 978-1-56549-135-9
2001/271 pages/LC: 2001029974
A Kumarian Press Book
"An essential tool for leaders and staff of NGOs in these times of rapid change, and a great resource for all who are interested in NGOs, be they academics, donors, or supporters."—John Clark, London School of Economics

"This is a path-breaking book. Its rigorous analysis offers what has been sorely lacking to date— visionary yet practical advice on possible rules of engagement for NGOs in today’s globalizing multi-actor world."—Inge Kaul, UNDP

"A must read for anyone wishing to understand the major transformation challenges and processes facing relief and development NGOs."—James E. Austin, Harvard Business School


This is an invaluable resource to anyone studying general nonprofit management issues, as well as those studying the specific challenges of relief and development organizations. Boasting a unique insiders' perspective, it is the first book-length study of the largest Northern-based international relief and development NGOs.

Drawing on extensive fieldwork and candid group discussions with leaders in the nonprofit sector, Marc Lindenberg and Coralie Bryant explore the implications of globalization for the goals, programs, processes, and staff of international relief and development NGOs.


The late Marc Lindenberg was professor in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. Coralie Bryant is scholar in residence at American University's School of International Service.


  • Responding to Globalization.
  • Managing Transformation: Tough Choices, Far-Reaching Consequences.
  • NGOs, Complex Emergencies, and Humanitarian Action.
  • Building Positive Peace: Reducing Poverty and Social Exclusion.
  • Emerging Global Organizational Structures.
  • The Promise of New Inter-Organizational and Inter-Sectoral Partnerships.
  • The Evolving Role of Advocacy.
  • Accountability, Evaluation, and Organizational Learning.
  • Conclusions.