4.4 Fundraising options and strategy

The CO should develop a deliberate strategy to mobilise funds that considers all possible sources and the particular opportunities that different donors represent. For example, some major donors are useful for large rapid-response funding. Some smaller private donors can provide smaller funding sources for strategic activities such as innovative projects.

CARE’s targeting of donors should be aligned with CARE’s programme goals and strategy. Annex 7.4 Donor Targeting Matrix, is a simple tool that can help with strategically targeting donors in line with the strategy.

Donors may have phased approaches to funding. While some donors may make a one-off contribution to an emergency, other major donors will have several funding rounds for different phases of the response.

Primary institutional donors with direct relationships with CARE Members, for example:

  • AusAID
  • Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
  • Global Affairs Canada (formerly known as CIDA/DFATD)
  • DFID
  • ECHO
  • French MOFA
  • German MOFA
  • Japan
  • Lichtenstein
  • Norwegian MOFA

Bilateral donors with no direct CARE Member relationship, for example:

  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Arab states

UN and other multilateral donors, for example:

  • WFP
  • Regional development banks

Philanthropic institutions, partner NGOs and private donors, for example:

  • Gates Foundation
  • Partner NGOs
  • Small charities
  • Corporations

Public appeals, for example:

  • CARE Member appeals
  • DEC (through CARE UK)
  • Dutch platform
  • German platform

Personnel funding programmes

Dutch PSO funding