This INTRAC Paper explores different models of resourcing strategies that international NGOs (INGOs) have adopted to ensure their financial sustainability. The review of these models is intended to develop our understanding of the different funding options and the importance of balancing restricted with unrestricted funds. Specifically, this paper explores the distinction between gift-based INGOs, aided-INGOs and more enterprise-based INGOs; and analyses the consequences of the different resourcing strategies that different INGOs commonly pursue.
Briefing-paper-41. Models of NGO Sustainability