In these challenging times, being proactive about funding is more critical than ever. Today we had the first of three webinars, drawing on the experience of MzN International, to help EU-CORD members walk through the changing landscape of funding and what they can do to adapt.
MzN Managing Director Chris Meyer zu Natrup covered a lot of material, but there was plenty of time for EU-CORD members to get their questions answered.
According to Chris:
The era of pure ODA is over and we can expect 50% of agencies to fail in the next five years as they find themselves ‘too small to survive or too big to change.’
Following on from a discussion on the changing nature of ODA and the likelihood of a shift from grants to service contracts, one of the participants remarked:
‘This is a paradigm shift that we need to work through and our organisational culture will need to change it we want to stay relevant.’
The webinar looked at broad funding trends and priorities for various donors, including USAID, the EU and various European development funding agencies.
We continue the conversation during the Funding and Partnership Forum, where we look at Donor Mapping and again in January, discussing how EU-CORD members can Stay ahead of the Insitutitional Fundraising Curve.
The webinar recording and accompanying slides are available to members in the ‘funding trends’ channels of the Funding & Partnerships team space. If your organisation is not an EU-CORD member, and you like what we’re doing – consider joining us.