What is Financial Resilience?

Our Financial Resilience program builds greater financial strength in civil society organizations and leaders, including innovative financing models and transformative partnerships with funders.

Since 2012, the Financial Resilience program has supported leadership teams from dozens of social and climate justice organizations from all corners of the globe. It is infused with experiences from organizations dealing with shrinking civic space as well as those working under more favourable circumstances, offering a rare opportunity to gain both global and local insights that can be applied in different contexts and organizations.

The program introduces the fundamentals of financial resilience. This includes the changing funding and investment landscape, resource development and diversification, strategic finance, external communications and leadership practice. 

Our Financial Resilience Programs
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“This course will completely change your views and feelings on money and relationships with donors.”

“This helped me to change my attitude and face fundraising.”

“It teaches you about more than finance – communication, humanity, leadership.”

“Channel the power of financial resilience to drive purpose and create impact.”

“This will help us realize our mission of using social business models to change our country!”

“After this training, we dared to move forward with the initial steps of an individual donor initiative, in which we are now investing to implement permanently.”

“This helps us take the next step to diversifying income by building an authentic and powerful purpose.”

“Now our grantees see the connection between a good pitch and a good outcome - it means clarifying their vision and mission, articulating it, and laying out what they seek to do.”

“I learned that it’s OK to say no when the offer doesn’t meet with your organization’s goals.”

“Before anything related to money had a negative connotation. Now we have franker and more natural conversations about money.”