At LINC, we believe that engaging committed, capable local organizations to lead their own institutional improvement increases development effectiveness and long-term sustainability.
Why We Do It
Traditional organizational development programs often lead to uninformed partner selection, organization-centric capacity assessment, reliance upon grant/training-based support and utilization of inflexible results-based project management methods. LINC’s organizational development approach empowers local actors to critically examine their own place in the larger system, align services to local demand and self-identify capacity development priorities.
How We Do It
LINC’s organizational development services are aligned to local demand. Local organizations pay us directly for services. These include businesses seeking to better understand their markets, governmental agencies seeking to engage key constituencies, local NGOs seeking to increase their impact, and local leaders seeking to raise the voice of their constituents. LINC’s services reside at the intersection of organizational agency and structure, balancing trade-offs between organizational improvement and larger systemic factors that may directly or indirectly reflect on a given actor’s prospects for success. Our approach highlights the importance of linking capacity development with systems-savvy, uniquely positioning organizations for success on their own terms, in their own environment.