Being a religious congregation within the Catholic Church, the membership, activity and scope of the Salvatorians are all shaped by the gospel and by the spiritual life. Nevertheless, in order to be successful in this world and to become fit for the future, religious congregations need to adopt best practices from other professional areas. By structural and organizational development, they need to enhance their own activity and scope, in order to fortify the religious activities that they develop, and to multiply their effects.
The main instrument for organizational development within the Salvatorians’ international community is the office SOFIA, tasked with fundraising, project and knowledge management. Through workshops, organizational development and dissemination of existing know-how, the members are empowered to better implement their mission and become change agents in the environments in which they live.
Following a review of administrative structures at local and international levels, SOFIA focuses its efforts in this area on the organizational development of the priority projects it has supported in the past, as well as on one Salvatorian unit in Africa as a pilot case.