Based on results of PhD Research by Dr. Alina Pukhovskaya
"Inter-Organizational Knowledge Management in Non-Profit Collaborations: Example of Mexican Food Bank Network"
Non-profit organizations tend to form networks and collaborations in order to join forces and be able to provide better services to larger population. However, non-profit collaborations face a lot of inefficiencies due to lack of management practices among other reasons.
<aside> 💡 Improving efficiency of non-profit networks can have a substantial positive impact on society.
Collaborations in non-profit sector
The most of non-profit organizations including collaborations are searching for the ways of increasing their professionalization and efficiency. Introduction of knowledge management (KM) practices can help to achieve constant improvement that non-profits aim.
Knowledge management (KM) is systematic coordination of people, technology, and processes through creating, sharing, and applying knowledge as well as through adding the valuable lessons learned and best practices into corporate memory in order to support on-going organizational learning.
Definition: Knowledge and Knowledge Management
Organizational efficiency in non-profit organizations directly results from the efficiency of human resources and application of intellectual capital. NPOs face some typical problems related to human resources that KM could help to address.