Strategies for mitigating effects of donor withdrawal in non governmental organizations projects: the case of ngo projects in mombasa county, kenya
Ondieki, Kenneth G
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Nongovernmental organizations for a long time have stepped in to provide services where the government and private sector for one reason or the other have been unable to provide. Government’s absence from the provision of such services has mainly been as a result of budgetary constraints. These NGO’s are mostly donor funded and this funding is provided for a limited period. The purpose of this study therefore was to find out the strategies for mitigating effects of donor withdrawal in NGOs projects operating in Mombasa County, Kenya. A descriptive research design was adopted for the study. In the study census survey was used in accordance to the characteristics the elements in the population possess. The research targeted all the 65 NGOs in Mombasa County. The target population was65; since it was a manageable numberthe entire population was used. A pilot study was conducted to check the instruments reliability and validity. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire which was administered personally, via e-mails and picked after they had been filled. The study revealed that strategic financial managements by NGOs sustain their projects against adverse effects of donor withdrawal income diversification was also another great area which nongovernmental organizations should consider in Mombasa County to mitigate effects and to be on the move. The researcher recommends that NGOs should involve themselves in activities like providing social entrepreneurship activities that are geared towards generating income for them. For example, local NGOs should involve themselves in activities like cheap education provision, selling of the golden commodities like water and selling of information. In Mombasa, as much as NGOs have been advocating for human rights, they got to focus on social responsibilities like providence of education, education etc. that are aimed at bringing an extra coin into their budgets. Finally, the researcher recommends that the NGOs relationship management with the donors and the governments should be the chore value of operations. This should be achieved through properly structured information management that will deliver the relevant and up to date information to the donors, through accountability and properly prepared/published financial statement and above all through rightfully linked communication with the donors.