NON-profit organisation working at grass root have a vital bridging role to play between those who are delivering much-needed goods or services and the under-resourced communities they wish to assist.
Ensuring donors can reach those in need is fundamental. Despite the best of intentions, such compacts can end up with unintended consequences or become mired in controversy.
The chances of a negative outcome can be lessened through developing working relationships with grass roots NPOs. Preventing delays and dead ends is pertinent in an emergency such as the pandemic where people go hungry or do not receive health services.
The article was first published on weekend Argus newspaper (30 May 2020).