Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation’s Grants Program Deadline: Ongoing The Draper Richards Kaplan (DRK) Foundation is inviting proposals for its grants program to support outsized impact through entrepreneurs and enterprises that create a transformational paradigm shift to meaningfully address a pressing societal problem affecting people’s lives…[more] World Summit Awards: Promoting Local Digital Innovation with High Impact on Improving Society Deadline: 30 September 2021 Nominations are now … [Read more...] about Which programs are open for NGOs, Startups, and Social Enterprises?
Normally favoured particularly by organizations and agencies that are part of or are linked to the United Nations, the Results-based Management approach is a cyclical approach that considers at the same time, strategy, people, processes and measures, so as to improve decision-making, transparency and accountability. It is essential to exercise sound management, in accordance with government performance and accountability standards. It focuses on producing expected results, measuring performance, … [Read more...] about What is the Results-based Management approach?
Yes, we have put together some open opportunities to assist NGOs working for the recovery of societies in need. Submit Applications for ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Aid Program 2021 Deadline: 01-Sep-21 The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation is accepting applications for its 2021 Humanitarian Aid Program that provides grant funding for humanitarian organizations across the globe that use the power of aviation to help save lives…[more] USAID: BHA … [Read more...] about I need a list of Humanitarian Aid Grant Opportunities, can you update it?
Yes, Open Society Foundations has made several contributions to combat the devastation in the wake of coronavirus—focusing on communities too often left out and left-back by government policy.Recently, the foundation has committed $70 million in support of emergency relief for vulnerable communities, and the funding will support work by foundation partners in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa.Their work seeks to advance an inclusive … [Read more...] about Is there any contribution made by Open Society Foundations towards COVID Response?
The Young Edmonton Grants Program provides local youth with funding to turn their ideas into reality. ECF supports a wide range of sectors, community needs, organizational needs, and types of projects and programs. Each application will be evaluated holistically on its own merits, considering whether the applicant has demonstrated: Likelihood of a benefit to the greater Edmonton area; An appropriate plan; The capacity to implement the project; A reasonable budget and … [Read more...] about What exactly does the Young Edmonton Grants Program support?
If you are into fundraising, here is a check-list of what can make you a successful fundraiser:Passion, confidence and creativity:You believe in the cause you are supporting, or are raising funds for. So, you ‘ask’ confidently as you believe how your donor’s money can transform lives. You are creative and constantly willing to learn about new ways of connecting with people, asking what you need and why.Story-telling craft:You know that people love hearing beautiful stories of transformation in … [Read more...] about What are the qualities of a successful fundraiser?
No, it is not like that. If you zoom in the picture, you will get to know that donors do not hate you, but they may overlook the value your NGO offers. It means you have not effectively proven to donors that your organisation does indeed have value. The reason application is ignored or rejected cannot be blamed on the donor but more likely is related to capacity, strategy, and trajectory of your effort. If you keep the above reasons for rejection in mind and work on those areas where you can … [Read more...] about My application got rejected, doesn’t the donor like small NGOs? Does he hate me?
This year, the Young Leaders Program will pay special attention to the development of France and Africa’s sports industries. Young leaders will be taken on tours, exposing them to grassroots cultural realities. They will receive hands-on workshops dealing with media training, war school-type decision-making sequences, and much more. In addition, the young leaders will be trained in the art of diplomacy, under the leadership of leading PR agencies in France and Senegal, with a focus on … [Read more...] about What will be the focus of the Young Leaders Program this year?
Yes! Indeed, we can help you out in making your training program more effective. But first, you should have a clear idea about the importance of Capacity Building and how, with a systematic approach, you can bring about a positive change in society at large through training as a project activity.It demands planning long before the actual training starts. There is a systematic path wherein you have first to identify the gap areas where the training is needed. Then accordingly, you set your … [Read more...] about My NGO is organising a training programme, and we want to make it more effective. Can you help me with some tips?
Yes, The United States Agency for International Development in Haiti (USAID/Haiti) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified organizations to implement the USAID’s Continuity of Learning Program. The activity aims to improve students’ foundational skills (reading, literacy, and social-emotional learning) by building and strengthening the capacity of teachers, schools, and communities with appropriate and needed support in order for learners aged six through twelve … [Read more...] about Is USAID offering any funding for the continuity of the Learning Program in Haiti?
If you have a project idea that promotes sustainable, environmental, social, and economic development, why not submit a proposal to USAID this year. Check out the list below and start applying! USAID: Civil Society and Media Strengthened Together and Advancing in New Directions Deadline: 5 May 2021 CSM-STAND programming aims to foster independent civic forces enhance civic engagement, and build vibrant, resilient, and self-reliant civil society and media sectors.…[more] USAID: Broad Agency … [Read more...] about I have a project idea that promotes environmental, social, and economic development, where shall I submit proposals?
The Techstars Tel Aviv Accelerator program will provide you with the healthiest possible start and greatly improve your chances for success and sustainability. Once they invest, they are motivated to help you succeed by introducing you to people who can help, assisting you with strategy, finding more investors, and generally helping you win all along your entrepreneurial journey. Techstars provides accelerator portfolio companies with access to financial, human, and intellectual capital to … [Read more...] about What does Techstars Tel Aviv Accelerator Program provide? Also, I am interested to know the award information.
If you have an army of donors and supporters, can you enrich that connection by taking one step ahead? To do this, converting your one-time donors into regular donors can be a low hanging fruit. Sure, it will not be easy but is certainly an opportunity- it has been found that most people do not give regularly because they were never asked. So, this conversion from one-time to regular must be added to your acquisition strategy. This group is already a member of your community, is aware of your … [Read more...] about How to convert one-time donors into regular donors?
There can be different channels of fundraising- online or offline. When selecting a particular channel for your organization, consider factors like your goals, key expected outcomes, your budget and timelines, and resources available. The various channels can be: Digital channels: Email fundraising, ‘donate’ pages on websites, campaigns on other platforms, social media like Facebook fundraising, crowdfunding, peer-driven fundraiser pages, and so on. Offline channels: … [Read more...] about What can be the different channels of individual fundraising and what is a multichannel fundraising strategy?
A concept note is a shortest and quickest way to reach out to donor agencies with your fundraising requests and find out if your project can get funded. It saves tons of time and work for both NGOs and donor agencies to know about the project idea and whether or not it can get funded or not.It is always better for NGOs to write down a summary of their project idea within 1-2 pages and present it to donor agencies. If any of the donor agency expresses interest in knowing about it, you can then … [Read more...] about How to master the art of writing powerful Concept Notes for fundraising?
Board members play a crucial role in the functioning of an NGO, and therefore, one should be careful while appointing them. It is a good practice to develop a systematic process for their appointment and selection.The board recruitment plan should clearly indicate the following:Number of board membersCriteria for selection of Board membersKey QualitiesTenure of a board memberTerms of Reference for the job.You can develop the recruitment plan to suit your organization's objectives. For instance, … [Read more...] about How can I form an NGO Board?
Yes, The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) in the Caribbean is seeking to partner with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Grenada, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago, to provide technical and financial assistance on social accountability for women’s rights groups. Groups that lead on shadow reporting processes will be prioritized. It is expected that Women’s rights groups and relevant CSOs are better equipped to use social accountability mechanisms to support their advocacy and influence … [Read more...] about Any women-oriented grant opportunity in the Caribbean Region?
The Empower Fellowship is for those who are interested in beginning their journeys of unlearning internalized messages about themselves and their communities, and it is for those interested in expanding their knowledge, understanding, and advocacy of groups outside their communities and identities. It is for those interested in breaking down their barriers and becoming leaders. Those that join the Empower Fellowship are open-minded, critical and self-reflective, curious, community-orientated … [Read more...] about Who can join the Empower Fellowship?
Yes, The Mohamed bin Zayed (MBZ) Species Conservation Fund is inviting applications for its grant program to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field, and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. The focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal, and fungi species conservation efforts, without discrimination on the basis of region or selected species. The Mohamed bin Zayed … [Read more...] about Any available grant meant to conserve species? What will be the grant size?
The UNDP Social Cohesion Programme work in four main areas that include: Strengthening the national frameworks for peace and social cohesion. Strengthening inter-linking community infrastructures for social cohesion at multi-levels. Supporting and strengthening capacities and resources of academia and research institutions and actors to lead social cohesion. Working with media institutions and media professionals to improved advocacy and public awareness. What is Social … [Read more...] about What targets will Iraq’s Social Cohesion Programme achieve?
All grant making organisations have their own ways of working, but almost all of them approach the grant making decision process in a relatively similar way. All funding organisations want to know certain pieces of information such as how your organisations values align with theirs, your track record and the impact that your proposed project will make on the community. This short guide will provide you with an insight into how grant makers reach decisions and how you can position your next grant … [Read more...] about What do funders look for in a grantee?
Hi, The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching the Digital Information Systems for collaborative work to end child labour, forced labour and human trafficking. The fight against child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking includes a wide array of stakeholders including different government institutions, such as Ministries of Labour, Education, Social Development, Statistics Offices, protection and prevention programmes, workers’ and … [Read more...] about Which funding opportunity is meant to end child labour, forced labour and human trafficking globally?
Non-profits need resources to run themselves. These resources are not limited to financial resources. If properly planned and sought, non-financial resources can also play a crucial role in the growth and development of a non-profit organization. What are these non-financial resources that NGOs must look out for? How can they raise these resources? Some of these questions are answered here:What are the non-financial resources?There are many. Some examples are:In-kind gifts and … [Read more...] about Hello, My NGO is at a growing stage and needs non-financial support. Do you know if there is a way to raise it?
Hi, There are plenty of opportunities available on our website for youth. Please go through this link https://www2.fundsforngos.org/youth-adolescents/ for the latest opportunities.You can also check out our new compilation of open grant opportunities funded by various international organizations to assist youth empowerment NGOs in a better way. Click here. … [Read more...] about Are there any opportunities available for youth?
Friend, Promoting safe, equitable, and effective access to vaccines is a top priority for ADB’s COVID-19 response efforts. It is also addressing the impacts of the pandemic and streamlined some procedures to deliver quicker and more flexible assistance.Recently, ADB has launched a $9 billion COVID-19 vaccine initiative — the Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX) to procure vaccines as well as appropriate plans and knowledge to be able to safely, equitably, and efficiently manage the … [Read more...] about How is ADB supporting Asia’s access to vaccines?
Yes, of course, Applications are now open for the Young Entrepreneurs Challenge, the challenge brought to you by Unloc and Verizon is an online entrepreneurship competition looking for people aged 16 to 25, with fresh and innovative technology-led business ideas.Young Entrepreneurs Challenge is reaching out to a Pan-European audience in search of a great new start-up business.To enter the Challenge, all you need to do is submit a 60-second pitch video on the competition website. Five finalists … [Read more...] about I am someone with fresh and innovative technology-led business ideas, am I eligible to apply for the Young Entrepreneurs Challenge?
Like in a market, when we go to buy any item or thing, we call such visible, tangible outputs, as products. In a charity organisation, based on the work the charity organisation is involved in doing, the impact of the work in the form of a difference it makes can be packaged into a fundraising product.Some examples of fundraising product are Children enrolled in school, patients provided with medical care, young people provided with skill training, books developed and published, etc. Fundraising … [Read more...] about What are fundraising products and how to develop one?
Research and Development is considered as the most important part of any activity, being either a part of a project or in general as a part of the organization. Research helps a person understand the viability of a hypothesis generated and tries and proves the probability of the hypothesis being true. There are two major categories of research methods, Primary and Secondary on which most of the research is based on. Both of these methods provide information that specifically answers research … [Read more...] about What is the difference between primary research and secondary research and how does it affect any study?
With the help of the United Nations World Food Programme, The Republic of Korea has recently provided a contribution of US$600,000 to help provide food assistance for three months for more than 350,000 people in camps in Iraq.Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iraq Jang Kyung-Wook said, “I am very pleased that the Republic of Korea is able to continue its flexible contribution this year to support WFP’s work for crisis-affected people in Iraq, including internally displaced people and … [Read more...] about Which country is providing financial assistance to refugees in Iraq?
Hi, you are on the right platform. Please go through this opportunity it should help.Refugee Youth Service (RYS) and Help Refugees (HR) have launched an open call for proposals for individual organizations or partnerships to support unaccompanied children in Calais and Grande-Synthe, northern France.The call for partnership/project aims to contribute to the protection of wandering children and more particularly to help protect isolated foreign minors and ensure that their rights are respected … [Read more...] about Please guide me to an opportunity that provides funding for child protection in France.
Yes sure, The BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation seek to recognize and support the work done by conservationist organizations, institutions, and agencies in carrying forward environmental conservation policies and projects, and the efforts of communication professionals who have placed their abilities at the service of protecting our natural heritage. The BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation are an expression of the BBVA Group’s social responsibility engagement … [Read more...] about May I know about a grant that funds projects concerning biodiversity conservation?
Hi, the winning project will have the opportunity to present their project and their work at the event and will receive a cash prize of 5,000 Euro. What is Climate Change Communication Award? The Climate Change Communication Award showcases and promotes the most creative and impactful initiatives. Aims of the award are to: Increase public awareness on climate change and its interactions with society, the economy, the environment, and policy-making process; Disseminate … [Read more...] about What prize the Climate Change Communication Award is offering?
The Swachhta Saarthi fellowship is an initiative of the Government of India under its “Waste to Wealth” Mission to empower young innovators who are engaged in community work of waste management/awareness campaigns/waste surveys/studies, etc. as Swachhta Saarthis and implement actions to reduce waste for a greener planet. The fellowship offers the following benefits: In category A, Swachta Saarthis will receive Rs. 500/- per month for a period of 1 year. In category B, Swachta Saarthis … [Read more...] about What benefits does India’s Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship offer?
Well, you must be aware of this fact that the World Food Programme (WFP) is the UN’s largest specialised agency, working for the benefit of 'humankind'. The "2020 Nobel Peace Prize" has been awarded to WFP for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.Not only this, but WFP has also taken the lead in combining humanitarian … [Read more...] about Why was the World Food Programme (WFP) awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020?
If you are looking for an opportunity to study in Australia or want to develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and contribute to development in your countries, then you should apply for these scholarships. Australia Awards Scholarship in the Maldives Deadline: 30-Apr-21 Australia Awards scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development in the post-COVID-19 Maldives…[more] Australia … [Read more...] about I am looking for an opportunity to study in Australia, can I get some help?
Yes, there is. And I hope it might be relevant for you. The One Young World is seeking applications for its Novartis Reimagining Healthcare Scholarship to improve and extend people’s lives. Novartis has a rich history spanning over the course of 250 years, developing innovative products to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. Named one of Forbes’s Most Admired Pharmaceutical Companies of 2020, Novartis is a global healthcare company who aims to deliver their … [Read more...] about Is there any scholarship that supports young social entrepreneurs around the globe?
Hi thanks for your kind words, yes definitely we will help you. Here is the list of some global awards and prizes, please go through the same: Nominations are now open for World Literacy Awards 2021 Deadline: 28-Jul-21 The World Literacy Foundation is now seeking nominations for its World Literacy Awards that recognizes individuals or organizations annually for their outstanding endeavors that promote literacy learning…[more] Call for Nominations for 2021 Global Energy Show Awards Deadline: … [Read more...] about I appreciate the work that is being done by you people. I have a request, could you help me find some global awards and prizes?
Donor relationship management (DRM) is the process in which an organization strengthens the relationship with donors to enhance donor engagement and donor retention.Most often NGOs hire fundraising officers or consultants to take care of resource mobilization, but neglect the area of donor retention or relation building. You don’t have to hire any expert to manage your relations with Donors, all you need is a clearly defined plan and possess effective communication tools. With the advances in … [Read more...] about What is Donor Relation Management?
In order to help in the efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, Google has committed to providing not just 2.5 lakh COVID-19 vaccination to countries in need, but also commit an additional $250 million in Ad grants to connect people to accurate vaccine information. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, hundreds of Google employees have helped organizations connect people with up-to-date information — particularly in communities that are not typically reached by mainstream public service … [Read more...] about What initiative has Google taken to fight the COVID-19 pandemic?
Yes please go through these opportunities to know about COVID-19 Relief Grant Initiatives for NGOs: Apply for Broadly Protective Vaccine Against New Emerging Variants and Variants of Concern of SARS-CoV-2 Virus Deadline: 31-May-21 The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is inviting applications for the Broadly Protective Vaccine Against New Emerging Variants and Variants of Concern of SARS-CoV-2 Virus (BPCoV2) to prevent disease caused by circulating SARSCOV-2 variants of … [Read more...] about Could you please compile the list of COVID-19 Relief Grant Initiatives for NGOs?
Explore new opportunities: Keep a flexible approach while looking for new opportunities you may have to modify your priorities to adopt to changes.Develop new partnerships: To develop a sustainable organization you should develop new partnerships. These partnerships will make you stable and will also help you in taking your mission ahead.Boost existing relations: Along with investing time and energy on developing new partnerships it is equally important that you manage existing relations with … [Read more...] about What are the ways to achieve Institutional and Organizational Sustainability?
Anyone can be a leader, yet only a few acquire those leadership qualities and make a mark in their work, while also inspiring and motivating their team to work for the betterment of the communities they serve. A good leader is enthusiastic about his work and can make visions come alive.NGO and development sector professionals work in difficult and challenging circumstances. Many a time they encounter various types of situations and emotions, good times and the stressful ones. However, a great … [Read more...] about What qualities are needed to attain great Leadership success?
According to the Council of Europe, “Gender mainstreaming is the (re) organization, improvement, development and evaluation of decision-making processes, with the aim of incorporating the perspective of equality between women and men in all fields and at all levels, by the actors generally involved in the implementation of policies”."Gender mainstreaming" therefore implies that we take into account the differences socially constructed between men and women, as well as their potential impact, in … [Read more...] about What is Gender Mainstreaming?
Well, yes, donors must spend an additional amount of money to fight against hunger and to prevent people from plunging deeper into it. According to a coalition of research groups, if donors double their investments and spend the money wisely, they could help end hunger by 2030.An additional US$14 billion on average each year between now and 2030, roughly double what they currently spend on aid for food security and nutrition, is needed to end hunger by 2030.Ceres2030 built a computable general … [Read more...] about Do you think donors should invest more money for better responses and recovery work to cope up with the hunger?
Hi there! ZIS Foundation's Travel Grant Program is offering you a chance to embark on a unique and unforgettable journey. You will be on the road for at least four weeks, will meet new people and deepen your interests. And best of all, you get to decide where to go! Because this journey is entirely your own.Please Note: Since the Corona rules are different in every country and the complexity of travel and travel conditions is increasing, in the coming year we will only accept applicants who are … [Read more...] about Who may apply for a ZIS scholarship in 2021? And What are the scholarship and travel conditions?
The data-driven approach in fundraising tends to yield better, informed decision making, help in understanding donors’ capacity and affinity to give, identifying the major donor prospects, and gauging the potential engagement of various groups of donors and supporters. Typically, the kind of data to track to drive fundraising and engagement involves: Demographics (Age, gender, profession, address, and so on); Donation and engagement history; Any preferences around modes of … [Read more...] about How to use data for increasing donations for your organization?
Here are the five key steps of planning an Individual Fundraising strategy for your organization: Goal - Defining a goal- how much do you want to raise, what will you do with the funds raised, what are the funds needed for, or what impact they will bring about? Target audience - Who are you going to reach out to seek funds? Will you follow a targeted approach or a more general appeal? Who will give and why will they give? The case for support/ Cause - What cause or campaign are you … [Read more...] about What should be the steps for planning an Individual Giving strategy?
The various types of concept note submission opportunities for NGOs are: ‘Calls for Concept Notes’ opportunities: Many donor agencies solicit concept notes on a periodic basis which can be semi-annual, annual, etc. Most of them publish the ‘Call for Concept Notes’ on their websites, other web-portals, their regular publications, and sometimes in the print media. These are open to NGOs based on the qualifying criteria. Some examples of such organizations are USAID, European Commission, … [Read more...] about What are the various types of concept note submission opportunities for NGOs?
This guide is aimed at those who work with and advocate for women who use drugs in all their diversity. It equips them with practical, evidence-based interventions which will help advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women who use drugs. It is based on the experiences of Frontline AIDS partners and others in implementing community-led harm reduction programmes in Kenya, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Ukraine from 2011 to 2020 through the Community … [Read more...] about Where to find relevant information about Reproductive Health and rights of women who use drugs?
The Result-based Management approach is a participatory approach which seeks to align the efforts of an organization, a project or a program with the expected results, by involving and empowering all stakeholders, by optimizing the use of resources human and financial and by promoting learning. It has benefits and limitations.Benefits:The participation of stakeholders which improves the quality, efficiency and sustainability of the project, increases the information available for project design … [Read more...] about What are the benefits and limitations in using the Results-based Management approach?