MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, YOGYAKARTA – Modernity, along with digitization, enables human mobility without having physical interaction. Discerning the fact, Muhammadiyah Board of Amil, Zakat, Infaq, and Shadaqoh (LazisMu) seeks to diminish the physical aspect to drive Muhammadiyah philanthropy.
Chair of the LazisMu Hilman Latief expected that the board could trim the fat structure so that it becomes more dynamic.
“I wish that LazisMu is not structurally fat. It is not necessary for all Muhammdiyah Charity and Service units to have the LazisMu center,” hoped Hilman on Wednesday (2/12).
He contended that it is more effective to own 20 LazisMu offices which can raise a fund of 500 billion rupiahs than to have 500 offices which can gather donation of 20 billion rupiahs.
Confronting this digital era, he hoped that the fundraising could be conducted digitally. Digitalizing philanthropy may reinforce LazisMu particularly to digitally gather funds.
To achieve the goal, a National Congress of the LazisMu 2021 conducted on 4-5 December 2020 discussed “Digitalizing Philanthropy to Reinforce LazisMu Governance and to Achieve SDGs.”
Besides, Hilman mentioned one of the LazisMu target is reinforcement of human resources. It is addressed to improve organizational governance. The effort will be undertaken until 2022.
“We hope that our people will be more passionate, skillful, and visionary. They may also have better managerial abilities. When the goal is attained, we may talk about the success of this board,” he asserted.
Furthermore, he required staff of LazisMu to become more aware of numbers, facts, and data. It is essential for decision-making. The three aspects will also be combined with literacy.
Thus, LazisMu can build public trust by providing the data accessible for public.