The Resource Alliance Capacity Development Programme

Building a more just, equitable and thriving future for social impact organisations and their leaders


The Resource Alliance has a commitment to work with social impact organisations of every size and type, fostering new kinds of collaborations, partnerships and alliances. With more than 30 years of experience in delivering training and knowledge sharing – and a network of expertise that spans the globe – we receive requests from organisations large and small for help with their resource mobilisation and fundraising needs.

The Emerge Programme was developed with insight gained from over ten years’ global and regional experience of delivering tailored capacity development programmes.


The guiding vision for this programme is the emergence of organisations capable of delivering on their mission – a vision that we share with many sector stakeholders and donors. The programme has been successfully implemented with partners in regions and countries across different corners of the globe. The structured approach – incorporating in-depth needs assessments, carefully curated training workshops, strategy development, and executive coaching – has enabled the work to build the capacities of organisations and influence their culture.


What this has achieved includes:

  • Strengthened organisational capacity in fundraising and resource mobilisation, including, if needed, the development of appropriate organisational structures and processes
  • Enhanced resource mobilisation skills, competence and confidence amongst key staff
  • A functioning resource mobilisation strategy with plans and tools to support the process
  • Mentoring for increased and diversified funding in the short, medium and long term.


Over the years, the programme has been implemented with input and insight from our unrivalled network of fundraising and resource mobilisation professionals around the world to deliver a comprehensive capacity building programme.

However, with the ever shifting and evolving social impact landscape the programme has needed to adapt accordingly. Funders are challenging everything: from transparency to ethics, from impact to operating models, from accountability to governance.

We have seen this as more of an opportunity than a need. Why? Because we have learned that traditional models that rely on a narrow approach to fundraising are not necessarily the answers to an organisation’s long term financial sustainability, scalability or greater social impact. Interventions, we believe, need to be more holistic, more visionary, more dynamic. More ‘now’.

Investing in our capacity development work provides an opportunity for organisations to benefit from a tailored, comprehensive and structured programme of capacity development, integrating consultancy, peer support and participation at IFC Holland or IFC Asia.

For more information on the Emerge programme, contact Ajay Mehta.