From an NGO point of view, sustainability means continuing to perform and deliver project benefits to the primary target group after the funding from a donor terminates. In other words, sustainability is to maintain and continue your efforts after the funding is over.
Below mentioned are some ways to achieve Institutional and Organizational Sustainability:
- Explore new opportunities: Keep a flexible approach while looking for new opportunities you may have to modify your priorities to adapt to changes.
- Develop new partnerships: To develop a sustainable organization you should develop new partnerships. These partnerships will make you stable and will also help you in taking your mission ahead.
- Boost existing relations: Along with investing time and energy in developing new partnerships, it is equally important that you manage existing relations with donors, stakeholders, and beneficiaries in a proper way.
- Communication and Outreach: Have a strong communication strategy that can help you in showcasing your project results to a large audience. Have a monthly communication plan that can be used for updating your webpage, social media profile, sending donor emails, etc.
- Volunteer engagement: one of the strategies that many NGOs use to sustain their projects is through engaging volunteers for performing some activities. As volunteers do not take any salary you can use this human resource to continue your mission without spending money.
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