On the international level, Diakonia mainly aim our fundraising efforts towards larger institutional donors, global trust funds and private foundations.
Grants are normally acquired either under competitive call for proposals, through invited proposals to private foundations, or through continuous dialogue on policy and program activities ending up in negotiated contracts with bilateral back donors.
The Swedish CSO frame and Sida
So far, the lion share of our grants is constituted by contributions from the Swedish appropriation for civil society organisations (the CSO frame) and through program level agreements with Sida’s departments and Swedish embassies in the field.
EU, UN agencies and other bilateral donors
Except for grants and contracts with Sida and the Swedish government, we have and are implementing contracts with the EU, UN agencies and other bilateral donors.
Our aspiration when striving to raise more diversified funds on the international level is that within three years time no donor will provide more than 75 percent of our annual turnover.
Diakonia's fund raising objective
The main objective of our international as well as Swedish fundraising is to maximize success in mobilising resources for our southern partners and our own programmes by being efficient and transparent in our efforts.
While striving for this objective, we believe that collaboration with other sister agencies and partners in applications, programs and policy development is crucial.
We try to coordinate in such a way as to build the resource mobilisation capacity of our southern partners and for higher efficiency in our awareness and campaigning work in the north.Internal policy and guidelines for global fundraising
Collaboration and cooperation
We work closely with like-minded organisations and strategic partners on capacity-building and experience-sharing on institutional fundraising. This collaboration takes place on the European level within networks such as APRODEV and CONCORD Europe, while for Swedish lobby and advocacy on EU funding, we work through the CONCORD Sweden platform.
Within these networks we aim to inform and influence the European Commission as well as other bilateral development agencies to share a more nuanced view on the positive results of development cooperation taking place through civil society organisations acting as effective partners.
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