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This guidebook is an outcome from a Shared Learning Convening on Alternative Funding Models for Civil Society organized by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) and Innovation for Change (I4C) – Africa. The convening attracted 25 civil society actors and organizations from Africa, Latin America and Europe to share strategies, models, experiences and lessons learnt from the implementation of non-traditional approaches to generate financial resources convening with the aim to raise awareness, broaden the understanding of financial sustainability, promulgate best practices for the civil society sector and improve the practice of sustainability of CSOs. This guidebook will help CSOs to explore the existing models that are being used, understand them and know how to implement a given model that aligns with the mandate of their organization. This resource highlights the conducive factors that CSOs need to cultivate their financial sustainability and to advance their development objectives.