Editor: Andy Agung Prihatna, Kurniawati
Penerbit: PIRAMEDIA, 2005
The dependence of Indonesia NGOs on foreign aids has caused them to lose creativity, especially to take advantage of local potentials. They prefer “selling” their programs to donor institutions than raising fund from local people. Most NGOs, especially those that do advocacy, are reluctant to enter local fund-raising market.
Their reason is that the local communities do not have financial capability to support their programs. Same NGOs assume that few people understand their role and function. Some other think that their organizations or their activities are not interesting enough to those who are interested in giving financial support.
This research not only portrays the patterns and the potential of giving in the societies of 11 cities, but also tries to look at people’s attitude toward civil society, social justice, and the problems faced by NGOs in Indonesia. The democratization process following the collapse of the New Order regime has brought about some significant changes, such as the emergence of numerous civil society organizations.
Giving activities in Indonesian society are still charitable in nature. The activities are largely based on religious or individual spirits. The ideal is that giving activities are based on the spirit of social justice that can be realized through the involvement civil society organizations.