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Philanthropy University

Results-Based Financing

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Usually, when an organization is funded to deliver a service, they are obligated to deliver that service even if it is ineffective. However, when funding is tied to results, organizations can experiment with new and impactful ways to achieve their outcomes. To deliver impactful outcomes to the communities that you serve you need to think expansively and promote new discoveries. Results-Based Financing can be a powerful tool to achieve that.

This course will help mid-sized NGOs evaluate Results-Based Financing as an option for their organization and plan for this type of funding. In this course, you will learn about the expectations of Results-Based Financing, the various type of Results-Based Financing available, and organizations who have had great success moving to a results focused funding approach.



Module 1: Identify Outcomes

Describe an outcome that your organization seeks to achieve

Module 2: Define Outcome Metrics

Identify the metrics you will use to measure your outcome

Module 3: Move from Outcomes to Results-Based Financing

Consider why an organization would go from measuring outcomes to being paid for them

Module 4: Understand Results-Based Financing Options

Evaluate the fit of various kinds of Results-Based Financing contracts for your own organization

Module 5: Learn from a Case of Results-Based Financing

Apply learnings from a real life example of Results-Based Financing

Module 6: Prepare for Results-Based Financing

Assess your organization’s readiness for Results-Based Financing



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  • Anonymous
    The philanthraupie university has helped my organization learn fundraising strategies, be clear in its mission, how to manage staff and find out what is results-based funding. I am very proud of the philanthraupie university, because I discovered new knowledge thanks to the courses that I followed. This has helped my organization to evolve positively.
  • Anonymous
    Exceptional experience! It's a very informative and educative hence i recommend to any person/organisation that is desirous of improving his/her funding opportunities.

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