Abstract for: The Sky is Full of Good Intentions

The aim of this paper is to illustrate how System Dynamics can beneficiate small and medium international nongovernmental organisations (hereafter NGOs). As the majority of small NGOs are based on voluntary work, few adopt strategic and professional management to enhance and guarantee their sustainability. Such context rises several challenges which NGOs must learn to recognise and to face. A System Dynamics model will be presented and used as a decision-making-tool to help these organisations understanding part of the complexity surrounding them as well as some long term consequences of their actions. A case study will be presented.