Guide to Key Resources for Funding Work in Peacebuilding, International Dev and Related Fields
The Peace and Development Collaborative Network has released a "Guide to Key Resources for Funding Work in Peacebuilding, International Dev and Related Fields":
Funding for peace and conflict work can come from a number of general resources, including self-generated funds, foundations, governments and inter-governmental organizations, and private sector. Obtaining funds for work can be challenging and thus it is critical to try and diversify funding streams. One of the more recent trends in funding has been the field of social-entreprenuership, which combines social change with business approaches, in which organizations often try to find means to generate their own funds. For example a non-profit engaged in community peacebuilding work, might try establishing a business and then use the profits from the business to reinvest in their community work.
Another trend in recent years has been funding sites that allow organizations to directly post their projects to the Internet to try and attract funding. While there are many of these sites, the most reliable sites provide some type of verification to ensure that postings are legitimate and regular reporting to donors.