=mc held a thought leadership seminar in Geneva two weeks ago to discuss a major concern among all INGOs and UN Agencies: how to raise unrestricted income, especially now with governmental funds reducing.
Participants included senior figures from a number of key agencies including UNHCR, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, WWF, CARE International, IFRC, International Diabetes Federation, Terre des Hommes, The Global Fund and UNICEF. Several =mc staff were also present managing the event and we shared presentations form a range of agencies.
The day was run under Chatham House rules, so we can’t share the detail but some general points emerged that we can share.
Successfully raising unrestricted income begins with three key principles:
There are some common tactics that help drive success:
Simple advice perhaps. And not easy to implement. But if agencies are to deliver on the needs of the world’s poor, then growth, especially in unrestricted income, has to be part of the new ways of working.
If you’d like to be invited to a future =mc thought leadership event- held in London and Geneva let us know by contacting Bernard Ross here.
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