Resource Mobilization in CSOs Part I

Source
USAID

Resource mobilization and sound financial management are essential in any Civil Service Organization (CSO).  The term CSO is a broad, inclusive category of organizations that includes any organization that functions outside of the state and operates on a non-profit basis. Included in this category are Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) engaged in HIV/AIDS and other health and development activities.

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. Resource mobilization includes all activities undertaken by an organization to secure new and additional financial, human and material resources to advance its mission.