Organizing Skill for Zakat Utilisation Dynamics in Faith-Based Organization

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This article discusses the implementation of the microfinance program in one of the zakat institutions in Indonesia, Pos Keadilan Peduli Umat (PKPU) as Faith-Based Organization (FBO). Utilization of zakat through microfinance requires the community workers to be able to be adaptive to the dynamics of the existing system within himself, organization, community and the organization environment. The dynamic of the so- cial system in the process of microfinance will provide its challenges, both for change agents and service recipients. Based on a qualitative approach, this study describes the organizing skills that Community work- ers needed to have in implementing microfinance program. The data were collected through in-depth inter- views, participant observation, and literature study. This study illustrates organizing skills --that could help community workers to be more adaptive to organizational and environmental dynamics in the process of microfinance-- are organizational restructuring based on environmental needs and changes, flexible direc- tion to develop a supportive organizational climate, and the development of organizing skills down to the grassroots.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-67
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


  • faith-based organization
  • zakat
  • organizing
  • microfinance programs
  • community worker
  • organizing skills


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