Non-governmental organisations and corporate social investment in a time of crisis

Author Paul Hooper

ISSN: 2519-7886
Source: The Corporate Report, Volume 10 Issue 1, 2020, p. 39 – 45


The Covid-19 lockdown is a real test of an NGO’s ability to survive the worst a pandemic can throw at its projects, staff and beneficiaries. An NGO’s governance structures, reserves, leadership, administrative systems and its professionalism are equally tested. Such an emergency is a true measure of the health of an organisation: the relationship it has with its staff, beneficiaries, donors and the community that supports it. It is also a test of how effectively an organisation has invested the corporate social investment (CSI) it has received over many years.
Key ideas: Covid-19; NGOs; corporate social investment