Tag: Mergon Foundation

The role of generational purpose in building a prosperous Africa

‘Our grandfathers dreamed of a free Africa, our fathers dreamed of respect for human rights. What will our generation be known for?’ asks Kenyan lawyer Nelson Ashitiva in this interview with Ziwani’s Sibs Sibanda. Nelson believes that every generation has its own contribution to make, while being connected to a God-given multi-generational purpose. Read how Africa is poised to flourish through generational faith.

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Building healthy donor relationships

Most ministry leaders note that they feel asking for funding shouldn’t be so hard, yet it is often the hardest part of their job. According to David Denmark, executive director of the Maclellan Foundation, what makes it so hard is the collision of personal and business in a context of a radical perceived power imbalance. In this Elevate episode we explore the complexities of financial giving, from both a beneficiary and donor perspective.

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Growing your cultural intelligence

Understanding culture is hugely helpful, especially when it comes to leading cross-cultural teams. Having to lead across cultural lines no doubt adds a level of complexity to the way in which we lead. Leaders who choose to step outside their paradigms and try to see the world through a different cultural lens, often lead with greater insight, empathy and wisdom. Here’s why growing your cultural intelligence is important.

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5 Prayers to Pray Over Your Business

Looking to the year ahead, prayer is a habit we can cultivate and grow with confidence in 2022. In this article Neil Hart of the Mergon Foundation shares from his own personal experience how focused prayer for his work and colleagues unlocked provision, strategic vision, and deep joy in the workplace. Here are 5 prayers to pray over your business this year that will help your team grow, stay the course and move into the unimaginable together.

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Hope in the midst of turmoil

One could easily assume that this is the most hopeless season in the recent history of the MENA region, but there is another narrative… one of new opportunities and breakthroughs for the gospel to transform lives and bring hope in the midst of darkness and despair. Recent trips to Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan confirmed that this is indeed a season of great harvest.

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Organisational life stages and organisational health

Healthy organisations don’t ‘just happen’. To become a healthy organisation takes introspection, humility, honesty, and courage to confront hard questions, among many other things. The road to organisational health isn’t always easy, but it is worth the journey.

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Why intentional partnerships are paramount

Over the years at Mergon, we have found that there is an inextricable link between strategic partnering and overall impact. The development of a partnership engagement strategy is essential for long-term sustainability and relevance.

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Women at the centre of Kingdom impact

Historically Africa has been a predominantly patriarchal society, but scratch the surface and you will find, women are often the lifeblood. This is what Bishop Boniface Shonga has come to find in his years working to see communities and nations transformed throughout Africa.

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11 dimensions of organisational health

Through a process of identifying and defining the key dimensions of a healthy organisation, Mergon developed an Organisational Self-Perception Scan as a practical resource tool for NPO and ministry leaders.

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