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A Funder’s Guide to Networks

Posted by Steve Waddell in Blog, Funding, Net Dev on April 21, 2011

My mind cried out “YES!” repeatedly as I read a succinct report titled Connected Citizens;  The Power, Peril And Potential Of Networks.  It is a wonderful summary of some networking basics.  And best of all, its target audience is funders and it was paid for by the Knight Foundation –...

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Raising Billions to Address Globalization with Networks

Posted by Steve Waddell in Funding, Policy/ad. on September 21, 2010

There will be some form of taxation on international financial flows in the near future. Japan, France and Belgium announced their support for it today at the UN Millennium Development Goal Summit. Billions of dollars will be raised. What should be done with that money? That question behind a meeting...

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Innovative Financing for Global Networks

Posted by Steve Waddell in Funding on May 11, 2010

New financing mechanisms for Global Action Networks (GANs) are being developed under the leadership of the Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development. The Group's work is already producing very significant funding for Stop TB, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,...

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Financing Big Change Networks

Posted by Steve Waddell in Funding on March 2, 2010

I was leading discussion by a half dozen executive directors of Global Action Networks on the topic of competencies critical to success when we turned to the question of resource mobilization. I was surprised that none of the leaders thought of financing as a major issue for them, in comparison...

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