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The role of non-profit organizations - useful article for B & M Paper 1 case study

With the focus of the IB Business and Management Paper 1 case study on non-profit organizations (NPOs), I found this interesting article, written by Laurence Lien, the Chairman of Lien Foundation, on the role of non-profit organizations.  Although his writings relate to Singapore, there are a lot of linkages one can establish between the Government of a country and NPOs.  As one reads through the article, there is an interesting mention made of a hospital scenario.  I thought this article relates perfectly to the case study, especially with the United World Peace Mission (UWP) contemplating on constructing either a hospital or a university at Loyka.  By comparing government programmes to the big stones in a container and NPO programmes to the small stones filling the remaining gaps, Laurence acknowledges that NPOs can be a rich source of innovation and experimentation and that the public sector should welcome and encourage the proliferation of new ideas from the NPOs. Read more here ………..

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