1st Edition

Towards Financial Self-reliance
A Handbook of Approaches to Resource Mobilization for Citizens' Organizations

ISBN 9781853837739
Published February 1, 2001 by Routledge
254 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

'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

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Richard Holloway has over 30 years of experience as a development worker in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.