The TNGO Initiative and TNGO Student Group will
host a workshop on the following questions for financial sustainability
in the NGO sector:
-Under what conditions are self-sustaining fund strategies legal and socially acceptable?
-How are self-sustaining fund
mechanisms working for Pradan (rural development NGO in India) and the
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (refugee assistance in
-How are the beneficiaries and communities served involved in managing and governing these self-sustaining fund mechanisms?
-What are the advantages and disadvantages associated with self-sustaining fund strategies?
-What capacity is necessary for the beneficiaries and NGO to implement self-sustaining fund mechanisms?
Shouvik Mitra, Humphrey Fellow in the EMPA
program, will present his perspective on financial sustainability from
his experience as a Team Leader for PRADAN
, an Indian NGO focusing on
rural development. Peter
Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
will discuss the financial sustainability strategies of MVRCR.