5. Rethinking funding strategies

Removing corrosive disadvantages for the effective and thus sustainable implementation of a development initiative might imply special and purpose-oriented financial and institutional arrangements and the design of new strategies related to the management, the means of acquisition, the purpose and the diversity of the funding.

External donations are both an incentive and a burden for all Initiatives. The agendas and expected results of donators and Initiatives do not always match. This, together with the limited number and lack of stability of funding sources means initiatives must establish strategies to become more self-sufficient (less reliant on external support), and get the wherewithal to better negotiate financial support with the donors.

These strategies might include:

Diversifying the sources of financial and political support 

Funds management and allocation

Other related strategies at:

♣ Rethinking funding strategies