I very much enjoyed John Sommer’s article about building organizations rather than funding projects. This is very much the approach that we take at Peace Direct – finding small local organizations in the field of conflict resolution that have the ambition to do much more, and funding and supporting them to get to the point where larger donors can fund them directly.
I should point out that as a business model for Peace Direct, this is likely to give us big swings in income, as organizations that have grown quite large stop needing direct funding from one year to the next. Hopefully we will be able to persuade our donors that this represents success, not failure!
Chief Executive, Peace Direct