Finding the right funding for good projects is hard. Finding funding for my organization seems even more difficult. Yet there is an ideal mix between the various types of funding that allows most NGOs to have sufficient organizational funding in addition to their project funding . We look back at 15 years of experience helping NGOs achieve a sustainable funding stream. We examine the ideal mix between project and unrestricted funding, look at pragmatic tips such as assigning costs to donor-funded projects, and give real-world advice for leaders on how to get the funding and cost management right.