Towards Financial Self-reliance
A Handbook of Approaches to Resource Mobilization for Citizens' Organizations
'Provides an excellent conceptual framework for the various approaches to resource mobilization.' Paiboon Wattanasiritham, Director General, Chief Executive Officer, Government Savings Bank, Thailand A clear and practical guide aimed at the managers of civil society organizations, including non-governmental organizations, citizens' movements, co-operatives, trade unions and other grass-roots organizations primarily in developing countries, on how to mobilize funds and other resources and in doing so become financially self-reliant. The author examines numerous and varied options, covering earned income, local foundations, governmental sources, foreign agencies, the corporate sector, microcredit, the internet and social investments, setting these within a strategic overview of planning and management effectiveness.
Table of Contents
Foreword * Preface * Part One: Setting the Scene - the Larger Picture * Overview of Possibilities * Why Should Anyone Help a Southern CSO? * Part two: Ways of Mobilizing Resources - Revenue from Earned Income * Indigenous Foundations * Individual Philanthropy * Building Grass-roots Organizations * Resources from Government * Resources from Government * Resources for Sustainability from Foreign Development Agencies * Resources from the Corporate Sector * Building Reserve Funds and Endowments * Conversion of Debt * Microcredit Programmes * Social Investment * Use of the Internet * Part Three: Deciding Which way to go * Next Steps * Introduction to the Commentaries * Commentaries * Commentator Biographies * Further Reading * Resource Organizations * Index
Richard Holloway has over 30 years of experience as a development worker in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
'Superbly detailed and commendably practical guide.' Mark Sidel, Associate Professor of Law, Research Fellow, University of Iowa 'Provides an excellent conceptual framework for the various approaches to resource mobilization.' Paiboon Wattanasiritham, Director General, Chief Executive Officer, Government Savings Bank, Thailand 'The general impression of diminishing foreign sources of funds for the non-profit sector makes this handbook all the more relevant and indispensable.' Rajeev Dua, Chief Executive Officer, South Asian Fund Raising Group 'Successful resource mobilization is not easy and this handbook comes as a valuable guide in charting a viable course which will no doubt inspire many.' Dorothy Gordon, Executive Director, Integrated Resources Group, Ghana 'This book goes to places that other guides never reach and never even think about... This handbook raises the level of common sense about funding.' Spore 'It is to Holloway's credit that he has given both newcomers and old hands useful information, analysis and the opportunity to join the debate and develop it.' Development in Practice