Community-Based Organizations in the Millennium: Opportunities for Growth, Challenges to Survival



By this point in the book, little doubt should remain about the unique role that community based organizations (CBOs) and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) fill. Those niches can include health related issues such as specific disease states (e.g. HIV, diabetes, sickle cell anemia), specific social challenges (domestic violence, teen pregnancy, illiteracy, homelessness), and/or skills (job readiness, personal finance management). However, regardless of the specific problem or challenge that the CBO/NGO targets, there are common challenges and opportunities that confront these organizations. These challenges will emanate from a number of sources, including but not limited to: the population targeted; the specific issue targeted; the funding base of the organization; the age and state of development of the organization; the mission and the organizational fidelity to the mission; and the sociopolitical climate in which the CBO/NGO must operate.


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