Fundraising Strategies

To develop robust and diverse funding, many Funds develop Fundraising Strategies, often linked to start-up feasibility studies, as part of their overall strategic goals. While international funding provides the majority of the capital, Environmental Funds must have their legal framework in place and strong agreements with their national governments (see Legal and Governance), to enable high-level deals such as bilateral debt swaps, Global Environment Facility grants, or government matching funds that require strong political support. Influencing the fiscal environment to increase political commitment to biodiversity conservation is clearly an important part of the work of successful Funds. An example of the amount of careful preparation needed is in a 2010 proposal for the Establishment and Operation of a Mozambique Conservation Trust Fund.