Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences

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Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) played important roles in the fostering of peace agreements within Northern Ireland. As violence has subsided somewhat since the late 1990s, these organizations have experienced cutbacks from both international and national public funding institutions. Decreases in governmental revenues for nonprofits have compelled NGO directors to become more adept in leveraging funds from private-sector sources. This article examines how successful these organizations have been in securing private-sector revenues since the Good Friday Agreement and provides insights with regard to how NGOs can become more sustainable in an era of fiscal austerity.