A Timely Suggestion for NGOs Trying to Save the Planet

Free Advice

  • There are too many NGOs. Why don’t you merge?
  • NGOs spend too much money on overhead. Stop bothering us with fundraising pitches and all of this marketing stuff.
  • Your teams are too big. Spend more on programs. Be more productive.
  • NGOs should collaborate with one another on everything.

My Recommendation to NGOs

The Danger

  1. Business people are becoming savvier about environmental matters and coming up with sophisticated strategies on their own.
  2. Private sector consultants — think McKinsey, BCG, et al — are growing their capabilities in these areas rapidly.

What to Do

The Assist

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Former CEO of The Nature Conservancy CEO. “Nature’s Fortune” author. Family man, yogi, ice climber, vegan.

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Mark Tercek

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Former CEO of The Nature Conservancy CEO. “Nature’s Fortune” author. Family man, yogi, ice climber, vegan.

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