Essays on Black Coalition for AIDs Prevention - Black CAP Organization Case Study

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The paper 'Black Coalition for AIDs Prevention - Black CAP Organization " is a good example of a management case study. The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a community based, volunteer-driven, a non-profit organization, which was founded in 1987, with the aim of reducing the spread of HIV infection in Toronto’ s black communities and to improve the quality of life for black individuals affected by or living with HIV/AIDS. Black CAP works in collaboration of similar organization to achieve their goals of improving life quality for black individuals living with AIDS in Toronto.

The organization vision is to support all HIV affected and infected Black persons in Toronto, to improve their quality of life without discrimination, and to prolong their life by offering them all the required medical, emotional, psychological and financial support to be able to live a normal life. To accomplish this, the Organization seeks to collaborate with other similar organization to acquire good management, works to get charity from well-wishers, and to acquire as many volunteers as possible so as to minimize their operational cost, and to maximize on the support given to its targeted population.

However, the organization is facing a number of recruitment challenges that strain its operations. This essay gives a critical analysis of the recruitment challenges the Black Cap is facing, and an evaluation of how these challenges influence its strategic management. The essay also gives a recommendation on the measures that can be employed to overcome these challenges. Black CAP Recruitment Challenges Just like any other non-profit organization, Black CAP organization highly depends on grants and charity given by well-wishers and the government.

The organization currently operates with a $1 million annual budget. With this, the organization can only manage to pay 19 workers, ten who are full-time employees and nine who is a part-time employee. It therefore highly depends on volunteers to be able to accomplish its missions and objectives. The organization is currently working with 75 volunteers. The main challenge is the organization face by depending highly on volunteers is that they do not have the power to maintain them. A volunteer worker comes to and leaves the organization at his or her own will.

Therefore, the organization will sometime have a workload that cannot be taken care of, since some of its workers decided to leave mostly at short notice (Gates and LAngevin 2010). This makes it hard to make a consisted work plan and setting milestones. Besides this, the organization cannot be able to maintain its permanent employees for more than five years. This is because it cannot manage to give then a package matching their experience. Therefore, Black CAP organization acts as the training ground for its workers and once they have perfected their skills and have an experience that can be relied on, they shift into bigger organizations where they can be given a better compensation.

This makes it hard for the organization to focus on other advanced issues such as getting extra cash, reaching more people in the society and developing new strategies to help black AIDS victims and instead, the organization employs most of its effort and resources on continuous training of its workers to be able to handle the organization operations effectively.


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