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Towards financially sustainable sport for development organisations


Towards financially sustainable sport for development organisations

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International Sports Alliance



International Sports Alliance

Sport for development (SfD) is a growing sector with considerable positive impact on lives in underprivileged communities worldwide. However, many SfD organisations aren’t financially sustainable yet. This makes their future uncertain, which in turn threatens the process of development they support. The crucial question then is: How can such programmes and projects become more financially sustainable?

This publication explores this question through a literature review and a study of effective practices.  In collaboration with Utrecht University we conducted a research on the effective practices of sustainable SfD organisations.

The seven SfD organisations each come from a different country and all work with, for and in local communities. ISA selected these organisations based upon their successful financially sustainable practices. 

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]



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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 23:00