Resource Mobilization in Civil Society Organizations

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2012 | AIDSTAR-Two

Country ownership, organizational sustainability and graduation from donor support are worthy goals of any civil society organization (CSO). Each of these goals are centered around an organization’s ability to mobilize resources to serve its clients sustainably while remaining mission driven in the face of market and donor shifts. Resource mobilization and sound financial management are essential in any CSO. CSOs in many countries list strengthening their resource mobilization capacity as one of their top organizational priorities, along with financial management, planning systems, governance, human resources and monitoring and evaluation. This technical note describes resource mobilization which includes all activities undertaken by an organization to secure new and additional financial, human and material resources to advance its mission. 

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Resource Mobilization
Governance and leadership
Organizational capacity