Creating a Diagnostic to Fund Civil Society Self-Reliance: Challenges and Lessons

Trust-Based Philanthropy
January 31, 2020
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As international donor funding recedes, CSOs in resource poor environments have struggled to remain financially viable. Over-reliance on a single or limited number of donors impedes CSOs’ ability to advocate for causes that are meaningful to their constituents and to act independently on initiatives which they value. To help address this challenge, a Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) tool was created. The tool is essentially a composite index of potential resource sources in order CSOs to better understand, assess, and prioritize their fundraising efforts. The DRM tool can also help researchers and organizations working to support and develop programs to support civil society. Read more here.

Source: Counterpart International

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