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Facilitating Financial Sustainability (FFS)

About the Project

In March 2017, LINC kicked off Facilitating Financial Sustainability (FFS), a three-year research and testing initiative under the USAID localworks program. FFS will support local “Action Learning Groups” to develop and activate strategies and practices for civil society organizations (CSOs) and donors to improve financially sustainability and reduce dependence on international donors. Bringing together LINC, Peace Direct, and the Foundation Center, the FFS team is starting by conducting an in-depth research project to identify the most effective strategies that CSOs have employed in different environments to generate diverse revenue streams and healthy growth, as well as common factors among cases in which donors and governments have helped rather than hindered this growth. This research will serve as the basis for the creation of Action Learning Groups (ALGs) in three different countries to analyze and act on their situation compared to the strategies and factors identified through the research. The combined research and on-the-ground testing will be synthesized into a toolkit for donors and CSOs to use to develop strategies to facilitate improved financial sustainability taking into account the complexities of different contexts.

LINC is currently collecting nominations for local organizations to include in the FFS research as cases. If you would like to nominate an organization, please use this form.

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