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Strategic Objective:
UDN is a strong organization with solid governance and management structures and systems to deliver high-quality outputs

Key Results:

  1. A strong governance and management structure providing strategic leadership to the organization
  2. A strengthened institutional framework for advocacy, monitoring, communication and information management strengthened
  3. Resource mobilization and sustainability of UDN in place and operational

Result 1:

A strong governance and management structure providing strategic leadership to the organization

Key Outputs

  1. UDN Membership, governance and management processes strengthened
  2. Gender, HIV & AIDS and disability issues mainstreamed in UDN work
  3. Organizational and institutional development functions fully operational

Result 2:

A strengthened institutional framework for advocacy, monitoring, communication and information management strengthened

Key outputs:

  1. Monitoring and evaluation strategy developed and functional
  2. Capacity of staff in monitoring, evaluation and documentation of change enhanced
  3. Advocacy, Communications and Information Management strategy operational

Result 3:

Resource mobilization and sustainability of UDN in place and Operational

Key outputs:

  1. Resources mobilized for effective implementation of UDN programmes
  2. UDN strategies for sustainability reviewed and implemented

Financial Sustainability

UDN has made effort over the years to reduce its dependence on external sources for the bulk of its funding. UDN has developed a strategy to increase its own generated resources through two areas, namely: a) the Endowment Fund and b) Membership fees. However, the experience of the last three years is that the Endowment Fund has grown very slowly. There are very few members who have contributed directly to the endowment fund. The current financial hardships will continue to make it difficult for members to contribute to the endowment fund. On the other hand, membership fees have dwindled. There are few members who have met their obligations to renew their membership by paying their membership subscriptions.

During the SAPP period, UDN will review the financial sustainability measures in place and explore ways for strengthening them. Ways and means for increasing the endowment fund will be explored and the resource mobilization officer will take charge of this to ensure that a more viable strategy for increasing the fund is in place. Additionally, the Board will spearhead a membership drive to recruit more members and thus increase the membership subscription fund.

A non-monetary award system will be established for members contributing substantial amounts of funds to the endowment fund. A minimum contribution for the award will be set and members encouraged to contribute such an amount or more to get the recognition and be awarded.

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