Resource mobilization: A practical guide for research and community-based organizations
15 January 2012
Donor scoping studies commissioned by IDRC in 2004 and 2008 showed that multilateral and bilateral agencies are now more focused on large-scale, sector-wide funding, awarding bigger grants to fewer organizations, with less money available for medium to small groups. The second edition of this guidebook, co-pubished by IDRC’s Donor Partnership Division and the Philippines-based Venture for Fundraising in 2010, pays specific attention to the resource mobilization needs of community-based development research organizations, contained within their South and Southeast Asian contexts.
The guide provides a collection of information and activities that can help development research non-profits gain financial sustainability by:
- Planning resource mobilization in a strategic, mission-driven rather than donor-driven manner
- Building communications skills
- Designing, implementing and monitoring resource mobilization activities
- Learning from others' experiences.