Challenges Facing Local NGOs in Resource Mobilization
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 57-64
Received: May 12, 2014; Accepted: May 21, 2014; Published: May 30, 2014
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Rehema C. Batti, Ongoing PHD student in the School of Management, Atlantic International University, 900 Fort Street Mall 40 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Abstract
Development organizations need resources to help them continue providing services to the community. Non Govermental Organizations (NGOs) for a long time have relied on the generosity of donors to support their project activities through grants and donations. However organizations have realized that such funding sources are often insufficient to meet needs and rising costs for project implementation. In Africa despite vast differences among the NGOs most share a common challenge of unlimited needs chasing limited resources. Local NGOs face difficulties securing enough funds because the projects undertaken require substantial amounts of resources, both financial and non-financial due to high poverty levels in most parts of the continent. Resource mobilization requires a lot of time and skills to seek resources from different sources and the pressure to mobilize resources may lead the organizations to use methods that compromise the values they are fighting for through their work.
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Resource Mobilization in Local NGOs, Fundraising in NGOs, Challenges in Resource Mobilization
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Rehema C. Batti, Challenges Facing Local NGOs in Resource Mobilization, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2014, pp. 57-64. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20140203.12
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