Rights-based CSOs strengthened their local legitimacy by adopting more sustainable financing and business models that require building relationships and accountability to local populations and stakeholders. CSO support organizations and networks, including funders, adopted changes incentivizing rights-based CSOs to take more sustainable financing and business models that require building relationships and accountability to local populations and stakeholders.
Assist CSOs in making the transition to new, innovative business models, by providing digital tools and networking infrastructure to stimulate this transition.
1) Review the literature on funding and business models for CSOs 2) Create a questionnaire for collecting information from CSOs about their business and operating models 3) Compile a list of CSOs, and CSO support organizations and networks, and their contact information to assist in identifying innovative models using a snowball sampling methodology. 4) Contact CSOs and CSO support organizations and networks to identify innovative CSO funding models. 5) Collect cases of innovative funding and enter them into a database that can be shared online 6) Create a wiki-type public online platform that CSOs can access to update cases and add new ones. 7) Enter cases on the online platform 8) Write a 4000-5000 word report analysing the cases 9) Develop a prototype of a toolkit that can be used to train and coach rights-based CSOs on diversifying their funding streams using self-financing and local financing.