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Everyone involved in working with NGOs shares the responsibility of making sure that funds are used to help people effectively. This section of Mango's Guide describes specific responsibilities for NGOs' trustees, managers and staff - and has notes for donors too.
There are three key messages:
Good financial management is critically important for NGOs. You cannot achieve your goals without it.
Financial management is the responsibility of everyone - trustees and programme managers as well as finance staff. Good financial management starts with the Board and the Chief Executive.
Good financial management depends on programme staff and finance staff working together.