Know-how

Focusing on the issues that make a difference

During our regular contact with different stakeholders we look for issues that affect initiators and supporters but where individual action is beyond their normal focus or capacity. As part of our non-financial support to NGOs, we might organise workshops or studies with the goal of overcoming this barrier and provide practical answers that can be turned into action.

Our general approach is to bring together the perspectives of different stakeholders, highlight concrete cases of strategies, best practices and challenges. To put it all in context, we also try to provide a good level of background knowledge. In addition, we connect these activities with our other initiatives and work with partners to further increase the effect.

  • Scaling up and multiplication of projects in the NGO area

    Factors for Scaling-up and multiplication of projects

    Developing and implementing projects is a core activity for NGOs. When funding is available and the first results are encouraging, projects tend to grow, be it by scaling them up or by replication. Which strategies and models can be considered? And, to make a project fit for growing, which factors and challenges should to be considered since the beginning?

    To address this topic, the Sustinova team organised the workshop"Scaling up and multiplication of projects in the NGO area". The 2-part session took place in Zurich on June 1rst, 2016.

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  • Project selection in Swiss Foundations - some practices and challenges

    Presentation prepared for Kampagnenforum workshop "Fundraising for NGOs/NPOs - advanced course", conducted on 01/04/2014. The session counted with participants from several Swiss organisations. The slides from the presentation, in English, can be downloaded above.

    We focused on the selection process and expectations of grant-making foundations, based on the findings of our study "Project selection in Swiss Foundations - some practices and challenges":

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  • Project selection - Philanthropy series, Issue 1

    Sustinova  Report 1

    What are the challenges and current practices of grant-making foundations and project initiators?

    From the selection criteria for grantees to the value of reporting, we collected the perspectives of 20 organisations in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

    The final report of our first study on philanthropy and project development, with a focus on selection and funding, can be downloaded in the link above .

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