Water Aid Water aid is a nationalorganization and in 2015 the United Nations launched the global goals forsustainable development which made this organization an international. Thefounders created Water aid in 1981. “We believe our visionis within reach”. This organization is non-profit making. AnnualReport and Financial Statements 2015–16 Features Water aid help thepeople to access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene.
“Globally,2.6 billion people have been reached with safe water and 2.1 billion withsanitation since 1990.” Water aid wasfirst established in 21 July 1981 and there first project was located in Zambiaand Sri Lanka. The organization started in two countries and now they arehelping people all around the world. AnnualReport and Financial Statements 2015–16 Ownership and Liability Water aid is a registered as a charity. It`s not an organization whichearn profit. Liability doesn’t apply to Water aid as they do not have anystrategy to earn profit.
As this suggest that no one has the responsibility toown up to if the organization goes to debt.Purpose Water aidtends to employ workers to help the organization and try to reduce the numberof death and to give access to countries which have unclean water. As water aidhave and estimated figures of how much people they could save from deathbecause of the unclean water. The more employers and voluntary there is themore fundraising which will enable them to help stop the diseases spreadingrapidly. “You are the driving forcebehind everything we do.” The purpose and the aim of Water aid is to givepeople in need of clean water and to reduce the number of deaths. Sector Wateraid is an organization which provide tertiary which is providing a free serviceto people.
Water aid transport the water to the countries that need water tosave people lives also Water aid does advertising so people can fundraise tothe organization to collect donation to buy the equipment for the countriesthat need help and support. Scope Wateraid is an international charity organization which means that this organizationhelps to solve water problems and reduce diseases globally around the world. Inadditional Water aid works with 38 countries around the world which suggestthat this organization is international.
Size Wateraid is mainly located around Africa, America, Europe, Asia and Pacific. Wateraid is currently helping 38 countries and are willing to help other countriesin the future if more people are volunteering. Water aid started just national in the United Kingdom but in 2015 theorganization grew and was globally. There are many people that voluntary tohelp in this organization and many of this volunteers are student fromuniversities around the United Kingdom. In the UK there is around 1000volunteer network and has currently 820 staff in working around the world. Thissuggest that Water aid is a large organization as they have more than 249employees.http://www.wateraid.
org/where-we-work VISION, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Wateraid purpose is to: Toprovide clean waterTofundraise to help the need Wateraid is an organization which provideclean water to the people that are in need of clean water. Water aid has aslogan saying “Extremepoverty won’t end until everyone, everywhere has clean water, decent toiletsand good hygiene.” This slogan shows how Water aid are successful as theirservice is to provide clean water, toilets and hygiene for the people in needof clean water across the world. Ken Caldwell is executive director which givesadvices to the office that are around the world on how to improve people liveswhich reduces the number of death because of clean water. Now the organization is working more thanever to provide clean water to the people that live in LEDC countries as thenumber of countries have raised over the last 10 years this is because of humannature or evil nature and as a result of this people are in need of clean waterand clean toilets. This will meet the organization aims by offering a serviceto those in need of clean water.
This is successful as we can see that Water aidhas provided 25.8 million people with clean water and 25.1 million with decenttoilet since 1981. The organization isgrowing rapidly with the success as in 2015 to 2016 they provided 1.9 millionpeople with clean water, 3 million with decent toilet and 4.7 with goodhygiene.
https://www.wateraid.org/uk/facts-and-statistics Thereare 1 in 3 people on the plant that don’t have a decent toilet and 1 in 10don’t have clean water. Water aid organization has a target of ending extremepoverty by 2030 this supports Water aid to become successful organization asthey are focusing on a smart target which they can measure their success andhow the organization is supporting people this is why Water aid has grown fastand is well known. This make the people to donate more as they don’t wantpeople to live in poverty and to make the people in need happy because thepeople around the world are supporting them. Water aid are try to achieve theirtarget by 2030 by supporting people with everything they have. Water aid says “We couldn’t do the work we do without you.” This quoteencourages more people to donate more and fund for the organization to endextreme poverty.
Wateraid needs volunteers and works to employ to help the organization to fundraise to help the need this isbecause the more workers and volunteer the more success for the organizationand the more money they would fundraise which will save more people from dying. We believe our vision is within reach:a world where everyone everywhere has safe water, sanitation and hygiene.” Thissuggest that the organization believe that everyone will be safe and have cleanwater. Water aid has a target that in 2030 the organization will end poverty inthe countries they are supporting.
This is important as this suggest that thisorganization has an aim so this organization is employing more works and gettingvolunteers to fundraise at all time to achieve their aim by 2030.Volunteersand fundraisers collect the money to provide a service for the people in needof clean water across the world.Water aidheadquarters is located in London and their main office this is because theorganization stated from there and also London is located in England and thiscountry is an MEDC country which means more people are fundraising because theyare wealthy people. The organization have many activities to fundraise money tosupport people. Some of the activities are water cycle, sponsored walk and manymore which people join to support the people in need and to achieve theorganization aim also achieve bigger volunteers which will collect more money.Water aid website has all of the activities and fundraising they do and this isupdated at all time.
Stakeholders Wateraid has external and internal stakeholders this is because this organization isinternational organization which have offices and buildings all around theworld this is why there is important people in charge of the organization ineach country for example, http://www.wateraid.org/who-we-are/how-we-are-governed Robert Skinner- chair of Water aid Australiaand Water aid international Marc Robert- chair of Water aid AmericaDavid Mclnnes- chair of Water aid Canada Christina Jutterstrom- chair of Water aidSwedenTim Clark- chair of Water aid UKRosemary Carr- trustee of Water aid UK Kenis executive director of Water aid international. Ken works with the Water aidmember’s CEOs and board to reduce the amount of impact and to develop water aidglobal network. In addition to this ken is working to lead the Water aidinternational secretariat.Wateraid has external like managers, employers and owners to keep the organizationgoing and to direct people of what to do.
Whereas external are like lenders,customers and debtors which support the organization by fundraising and helpthe organization in any other ways. Theemployers are influenced by the people and mangers as they provide supportpeople in need. The people are the reason why all of the other stakeholders areable to work in the organization as there would be no clean water for thepeople in need which can lead to people dying.
The employers positivelyinfluence the charity this is by attending to the charity every day and havinga good punctuality which leads the charity to success and work moreeffectively. This is by suggestions to their managers in meetings on how theycould improve the organization and to make the organization more successful.However, if the employers are not happy or have complaint they could go throughthe grievance process if they have problems. In addition if the employers arenot happy they can go on strike or find another job or employees can take theiremployer to an employment tribunal resulting in a bad representation to theorganization which will lead the organization to fall behind.
Theorganization is influenced by the managers as they lead their group or theemployees as well as people. The managers arrange meetings to show employeestheir success and problems that the organization has. In addition, the managersdiscuss with the employers and find solutions.
The manager positively influencethe organization this is by arranging meeting monthly or weekly with theemployees to discuss the organization aims which lead the organization to besuccessful and achievable. Also the manager influence the employees as they seetheir manager as a role model. However if there is complain meetings can bearranged with employers to solve the problems however if problems are notsolved it can result in an employer losing their job. This can lead to theorganization to fall behind because members of the organization are missing. Theorganization is influenced by the government as they grants to the organizationand supply the organization with water they need to support the organizationand to make the organization keep on. The government sees the organizationwhat’s there future aims and what problems they face and see how much they haveraised. In 2007 Water aid with grants of £25000 – £50000. The governmentpositively influence the organization this is by giving donation to the charitywhich shows that organization is reliable and successful.
This makes theorganization work effectively because the charity has a good reputation. However if the government is unhappy withanything it could affect the organization this is because reporting them orstop donating money to the charity could end up that the charity is notsuccessful or trustable. http://www.
waterloofoundation.org.uk/WorldDevelopmentExamplesMainWaterSanitationHygiene-WaterAid.html Theorganization is influenced by the local community as they donate towards theorganization to support the organization and the people in need. Furthermore,the local community support the organization by fundraising and doingactivity`s to raise money. The local community positively influence otherdonors to donor to the charity this is because if the local community are happywith the organization they would recommend other people to donor to thisorganization as they would mention the organization aims and success.
On theother hand if the local community are unhappy with the organization they couldreport it to the government and this could massively effect the organizationthis is because they could tell other people negatively about the charity andif the local community report the charity it could affect the charity by havinga bad reputation. Theorganization is influenced by the service user as they help people and guidethem on where to pay or how to pay. In addition the service user help people bygiving people information about the charity and what the charity is doing. Theservice user positively influence donors and people to donate to theorganization this is by helping people at all time and solving problems thatpeople have by telling them what to do. However if the service user areuntrained or not guiding donors or people that have a problem the service usercan affect people opinions on not donating towards this charity because of theweak customer service they have. Service user are very important as theyrepresent the organization and guide people on what they should do. Theorganization is influenced by the families of the service user as they talkabout on how the organization is successful and what the organization hasachieved over the past years. In addition the families of the service user canhave a huge influence to the people around them and the community this is by ifpeople want to know about the organization or how to contact the organizationthey could go to the families of the service user to ask for help and support.
On the other hand the families of the service user can negatively affect theorganization as they could miss guide people on how the charity is doing andgive unreliable information and figures. Theorganization is influenced by the donors as they have a huge role ofintroducing this organization to people and to the community this is by tellingthe people around them and how the charity is successful and reliable whichwill persuade other donors to donate to the charity. However if the donorsdon’t recommend this charity to people or say that the organization is unreliablemaking other donors don’t donate to Water aid. Theorganization is influenced by the board of trustee as they have a bigresponsibility to look at the area that they are located in this is by lookingafter the employees and see if they have any difficult with the employees thatthey are working with. In Water aid they have six board of trustees and theyare located in six different countries. For each board of trustee they areresponsible on how the charity is going in the area that they are located itand making sure that the charity is successful. However the board of trusteescan affect the organization by not looking at the employees and are not up todate with what the charity has done.
This could have an impact on the charityas the charity may not be successful. The board of trustees are a stakeholderthis is because they are in the business and are working for the business. Alsothe board of trustees have a big role as they are in charge of the charity andto guide the employees and what they need to do. TheWater aid organization has currently 820 employers in 38 countries where theorganization offices are located. This organization is recognised as a leaderin the field by the international NGOs, government and international agencies.Furthermore, Water aid has worked with corporations of different sizes and manysectors to create this successful organization.
The organization can affect thestakeholders this is because if one of the employer or all of the employees areworking in illegal way, this can affect the people in need of clean water thisis because this organization can close down which won`t give services whichleads millions of people to suffer. https://twitter.com/wateraiduk?lang=en Wateraid is a successful organization this is because they are achieving there aimsby using social media to contact people or share the organization success andas we can see that Water aid has 71.7k followers just in the UK and theorganization twits every week or two weeks. As we can see that Water aidorganization has tweeted 23.8k in a year.
This is just one way of contactingpeople on social media as Water aid has got YouTube, Facebook and many more. Thiswebsite twitter is updated at all time and the organization update newinformation with images and videos. Aswe can see on the image that many people are following this organization andthis twitter was just for the UK and all of the countries they support.Furthermore, Water aid has many ways to contact the local communities,volunteers, employers and even their board of trustees as this is a benefit waybecause it’s easier and faster way to contact each other.
Some of the ways theycontact each other are letters if it’s formal or emails if it’s informal oreven by voice. Water aid has powerful relationship with all its stakeholders ason their website there is images of people excited and cheerful because theyare supported by the organization and the people around the world. Water aidare update with its shareholders this is by ensuring that their information isalways updated with their annual report. https://twitter.com/WaterAidUK?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Water aid has a stong relationship with its stakeholdersthis is because the organization is in touch with them at all time as they letpeople know what`s going on. As we can see if you want to contact them on the email to find informationabout the organization that’s not on their website as I tried this method andwithin a day the organization replied back this shows that Water aidOrganization is reliable and successful as they support their customers and thepeople in need.
Conflict Withinthe managers of Water aid there is conflict between the internal stakeholdersthis is because one manager from one country may say that they should give moredonations for that country and the rest of the managers may disagree with eachother. By this conflict this can affect the organization to fall behind becauseof the disagreement between the managers and affect the reputation of theorganization. These conflict have potential to effect the organization because ofthe arguments which leads to failure for the organization which makes themcan’t reach there aims. To overcome the conflict between the managers they meetup and discuss the problems that is going and providing figures which themanagers find a solution without disagreement which leads to the organizationto become more successful. Conflictsdevelop between the external stakeholders this is because some donators havenegative comments or some people can`t access the internet or don’t understandmuch about technology this is why there can be conflict because the personisn’t up to date which the person doesn’t hear much about the organization andnot knowing where his money is going.
This issue can be solved by theorganization can send letters or leaflets through the post to people thatdonate but can`t access the internet which the donates can be happy and knowwhere their money is going. Evaluation Wateraid has a goal to provide clean water to people in LEDCs to reduce the numberof death and to resolve the unclean water so in 2030 everyone in the LEDCscountries have clean water so the people can understand where to get cleanwater or how to keep clean water so in the future families don’t lose the newborn baby because of unclean water. Since Water aid has opened this organizationin 1981 it has provided 25.8 million people with clean water and 25.1 millionwith decent toilets. Water aid couldn’t have spread the organization around theglobe without people support and fundraising. In 2011 and 2012 the organizationhas raised £55.
8m in the UK from fundraising and spent £54m. As we can see thefundraising and the donations that are collected feel appreciated and helpfulwhich would want them to aim higher so they can earn more to help more people.I believe that Water aid are successful and strong organization this is becausethey encourage and persuade the people that are giving the donation want togive the donation to help other people. https://www.wateraid.
org/uk/facts-and-statistics Functional Area and Organizational Structure The hierarchy structurefor Water aid organization shows different roles of people that are involved inthe organization and who is in charge of different groups for example the chiefexecutive is in charge of everything and in charge of the people that are belowhim. My structure for myorganization is a hierarchical structure this is because the structure has manylevels of managers between the board of trustees this is because theorganization is big and it`s international. However, my organization is not aflat structure because it`s not just one group that talk directly to thetrustee or manager. The span of control ishow many people report to the director. There is two type of span which arewide span and narrow span.
The wide span is there is one manager and has manypeople working for the manager and narrow span is a manager with fewer people workingfor the manager which is a small group. Water aid organization is a wide spanbecause there is many people working for the manager. The employees that workin the in the finance sector of the organization are responsible for a widerange of aspect involving money. The employees that are responsible for thefinance are accountable for planning and controlling the money so theorganization doesn’t get into debt. In addition to this keeping records andaccounts means they are responsible for reviewing daily on the transactions andensuring that all of the money given out is only for suppliers for the need.
The finance sector also has to manage cash by monitoring the money that comesin and out of the organization. Furthermore, the head of the finance sectorcollaborates with other members of senior staff to discuss the goals and aimson how they can reach there aims and how to raise more donations. The financesector help the Water aid by making sure that the money is spent on the peoplein need and the organization doesn’t get into debt. The Finance team help the organization toachieve its aim by providing clean water by saving money through excellentaccounting practices. This means there is more money to spend on clean toiletsand hygiene. In 2015 to 2016 Water aid has raised £85.
5m and £83.5m of thedonation went on expenditure to provide clean water and clean toilets. Thissuggest that only £2m went on operating system to support Water aid keep goingand the rest of the millions was spend on expenditure to provide people withthe equipment.