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Source8 Collaborates with EISF on NGO Office Opening Guide

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Published on March 18, 2015

NGOs face the same challenges as any business enterprise but often have fewer resources to deal with them, opening an office falls among those challenges. But, a well-planned approach will mitigate many of the risks involved. The process is not linear and every situation will have different requirements but by applying a logical and organised process, setting up an office and finding accommodation is possible in most locations across the globe. We have worked jointly with the EISF to create a detailed office opening guide to aid NGOs in this process.

This guide provides an easy-to-follow process detailing the recommended steps when opening an office where the property market may be complex and/or ambiguous. While the guide refers to an ‘office’, the process is equally relevant to any building e.g. accommodation, hospital, warehouse, etc. It is recognised that in different situations organisations may have more time (e.g. setting up a regional office) or less time (e.g. rapid response programme office) to plan and implement the full suite of options identified in this guide. This guide was developed jointly with Lisa Reilly, Executive Coordinator of the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF). The project manager was Raquel Vazquez Llorente, Researcher at EISF.


Suggested citation Source8 (2015) Office opening: a guide for non-governmental organisations. European Interagency Security Forum (EISF).

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