I.O.N.A. manages its resources through a decentralized system which respects the autonomy of its affiliated associations and is based on each association’s individual capacity, on shared values and specific actions.
Each association is legally and financially autonomous. This management model supports a highly functional international structure operating within a small budget. It is supported by the local associations according to their individual means.
Its sources of funding are: subscriptions, events, and private and public contributions.
In each of the countries in which it is established, I.O.N.A. promotes the local projects which it sees as a priority in order to support youth, education or the environment. At the same time, working on these projects helps the volunteers to develop their own potential.
I.O.N.A. also enters into agreements with like-minded institutions on an ad hoc basis for the purpose of specific projects.