Phishing emails are one of the most common ways to dupe NGOs with false promises of grant money offered by unknown individuals. Here are some tips on how NGOs can avoid falling into phishing email traps.Do not expose your email: Online scammers hunt for your emails everywhere. Unfortunately, these scammers even pay some individuals in poor and developing countries to collect emails and put them in a database targeted for these scams. If you wish to stop getting phishing emails, avoid posting … [Read more...] about How NGOs can avoid falling for phishing emails?
Over the last few years, social media has emerged as an important medium of communication globally for reaching out to a vast audience. Currently there is a plethora of social media sites and applications that are being used by diverse organisations. The main purpose of using social media is to connect to a large audience spreading across the globe, within fraction of a second and spread your message.Just like any business house or academic institute, NGOs can also take advantage of social media … [Read more...] about How Social Media is helpful to Enhance NGO Visibility?
In the Fellowship Program You Will: Learn to catalyze and embrace the gradual and meaningful process of creating change at the personal, organizational, and societal levels; Cultivate the ability to lead effectively when opposing but interdependent values are in tension; Understand how to lead diverse stakeholders through recurring and complex challenges; Develop the capacity to tell meaningful stories that speak across lines of difference and move others to action; Examine your … [Read more...] about What are the benefits of the Acumen Colombia Fellowship?
Yes, why not! The UK Government has announced applications for Promoting Human Rights and Democratic Values in Sri Lanka. The purpose of this notice is to alert potential civil society implementing partners to an opportunity to bid for grant funding to deliver project activity promoting human rights and democratic values in Sri Lanka. Objectives The High Commission particularly welcomes expressions of interest (EOIs) which: Bring together one or more of the thematic areas (for … [Read more...] about It would be helpful if you could tell me about any grant promoting Human Rights in Sri Lanka.
Yes, UNDP is calling for proposals for Vocational education training and apprenticeship/on-the-job training to enable viable and sustainable livelihood pathways for Iraqi refugees and vulnerable Jordanians under Project name: “Enhancing Self-Reliance and Inclusion Prospect. The overall goal of this project is to support the stabilization and resilience-building of Jordanian and displacement-affected Iraqi communities through a comprehensive approach that tackles identified root causes of … [Read more...] about Has UNDP opened any grant opportunity for Jordan?
Hi, it's good to hear about your motive, yes definitely we have something for you: The European Economic Area (EEA) has launched a call for proposals for the “Early Childhood Education and Care” to contribute to increasing the quality of life, social inclusion and early childhood development through support for the creation and implementation of a complex of functional services for children from vulnerable groups, particularly from Roma communities. The call aims at implementing complex … [Read more...] about My team is enthusiastic about improving access to social and health services for children in Bulgaria, can you help me find a grant?
So here are a few tips for creating successful partnerships with NGOs:Find the ‘cause’ your company is going to support and then choose:In your boardroom discussions, your company’s strategies are decided, and CSR strategies are no different. Once you are clear about what cause aligns with your business values, do your research and find your potential partners.Look for an alignment of mission, vision and values:An NGO with aligning vision and core values, with professional staff and expertise is … [Read more...] about How to create successful partnerships with NGOs
Fundraising is one of the most important tasks for an NGO. Donors’ funding will ensure that your planned activities take place and that your organisation can pursue its main long-term goals. As such, to select the right candidates for a fundraising team is of utter importance. The main aim of this short guide is to advice NGO members on how to advertise a fundraising job vacancy, how to shortlist and select the right candidates, and how to manage the created team to improve the overall … [Read more...] about How to Identify, Manage and Motivate Fundraisers for Your Organization?
PFAN is soliciting applications for its grant program to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Proposals should demonstrate that the project is commercially and technically viable and requires no or only minimal grant funding. If your project currently receives grant funding or has done so in the past, that does not affect eligibility. PFAN is technology-neutral, which means they do not prefer any technology over any other. The deadline to submit applications for this … [Read more...] about Please help me find a Grant that supports Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Nepal.
The Afri-Plastics Challenge is seeking proposals for Tackling marine plastics in Sub-Saharan Africa – The fight against marine plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Challenge aims to reduce marine plastics in Sub-Saharan African countries by developing and scaling innovative solutions to plastic mismanagement. It involves a public competition that will reward the best solutions to addressing marine plastic litter in developing countries in a way that promotes gender equality and … [Read more...] about May I know which grant is meant for tackling plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Applications are now open for the SEED Starter Programme in Zambia to promote the incubation of new eco-inclusive enterprises. The SEED Starter invites applications from teams (2 to 5 members per team) who develop green and inclusive business solutions to key social and environmental challenges in their communities. Selected teams will receive support on turning their business idea into reality. Setting up a business is both an exciting and challenging task. Turning an idea into a product or … [Read more...] about I have a business idea to tackle challenges in Zambia, which is the program for me?
These are the grant opportunities ending in the month of August and September: 2022 WE Africa’s Leadership Program Deadline: 15-Aug-21 Applications are now open for the 2022 Women for the Environment (WE) Africa’s Leadership Program to operate within a horizontal flat structure; driven by mutual respect of ideas and opinions rather than hierarchy guiding the decisions…[more] Tackling Marine Plastics in Sub-Saharan Africa Deadline: 15-Sep-21 The Afri-Plastics Challenge is … [Read more...] about Can you list some grant opportunities ending in the month of Aug/Sep?
Here is what the sector experts and trends as observed over the last few years reflect.Sectors attracting more funding:With global changes taking place around the social, political and environmental issues, and giving preferences of individuals and donor agencies, the sectors that attracted more funding over the years are bound to shift. The last two decades saw a huge amount of funding in the health sector, HIV/AIDS and related areas, and then gradually education, skill-building and livelihoods … [Read more...] about What areas of work will attract Large Funding for NGOs?
Here is a video that offers some tips that have worked for some organizations and will surely help you to maximize your funding efforts. To help you in various methods of fundraising we have divided the guide into two sections; the first section deals with tips to help with conventional fundraising methods while section two deals with tips to enhance online fundraising. … [Read more...] about What are some online and offline fundraising tips for NGOs?
UNDP is calling for proposals for Grants under the Second Phase of the Via Dinarica Project to promote significant natural and cultural resources of the Dinaric areas of the Western Balkans to facilitate engaging adventures and nature lovers from around the world and to preserve the mountain regions, cultures, and regions that represent an oasis of unspoiled nature in Europe. Priority Areas Priority Area 1: Strengthening the process of production and processing of products in order to … [Read more...] about Could you update information about Grants to Promote Natural and Cultural Resources in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
Hi, The Camargo Foundation is pleased to launch the 2022-23 Core Program to support groundbreaking research, experimentation, and interdisciplinary approaches in the Arts and Humanities. The Core Program is the flagship program of the Camargo Foundation. Since 1971, the Camargo Foundation has awarded residencies to nearly 1,000 individuals. Categories Three main categories are available, and several subcategories for artists’ applications. Scholars: Scholars should be connected to the … [Read more...] about Which Program supports Research, Experimentation in the Arts and Humanities in France?
Most often fundraising efforts of organizations go futile because of improper planning and lack of effective fundraising strategies. No matter how effectual an organization is in implementing field projects, they generally have to struggle when it comes to raising funds.Section 1: Tips for enhancing conventional methods of fundraisingPlan well in advance: Planning is the key and that’s why do not wait till your project comes to an end. Start planning at least a year in advance, so that you have … [Read more...] about What are the tips to boost funding efforts?
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?
Yes, The UK Research and Innovation is seeking applications for its Research to Improve UK Economic Productivity. Focus Areas Areas that the ESRC’s expert advisory group identified as particularly under-researched in relation to improving UK productivity are: Diversity and productivity They are interested in proposals looking at issues of diversity and productivity. Examples might include: barriers to under-represented groups accessing education, training, work experience, … [Read more...] about Is UKRI providing funding for Research to Improve UK Economic Productivity?
Yes, Scaling Digital Agriculture Innovations through Startups’ (SAIS) is a project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have launched the 2022 GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme. The overall goal of the project is to support African startups in scaling their digital innovations; these innovations should enable users in the agriculture or food sectors to … [Read more...] about Is there any funding opportunity to support African startups in Kenya?
Hi, why not, please go through these opportunities that are meant for the Indian subcontinent. Paul Hamlyn Foundation: India Open Grants Fund for NGO Initiatives Deadline: Ongoing The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is seeking applications for its India Open Grants Fund that assists NGOs to consciously design and develop programs which assist vulnerable communities to build on their strengths, ensure that their rights and entitlements are not usurped, and help them deal with the critical factors … [Read more...] about It would be helpful if you could update the list of grants available for Indian NGOs and individuals.
Non-profits have so much to worry about these days, like finding funds, acquiring and retaining donors, core work, projects and activities. Being occupied with so many things at once does not let the non-profit organizations ‘think’ like an organization sometimes. People working at non-profits end up feeling that they have much more to look for outside the organization, rather than inside it. Management pioneers have stressed on the need to develop strategic thinking, developing and nurturing … [Read more...] about What is Succession Planning?
Transparency and accountability are core values deeply embedded in an NGO. Since NGOs exist for carrying out voluntary work, it is expected that their actions demonstrate honesty, responsibility and answerability.According to Transparency International, "Transparency is about shedding light on rules, plans, processes and actions. It is knowing why, how, what, and how much. Transparency ensures that public officials, civil servants, managers, board members and businesspeople act visibly and … [Read more...] about Why are the concepts of transparency and accountability important for NGOs?
Here is a checklist of policies and other management systems necessary for NGOs to run effective organizations and mobilize resources for development work. Organizational Chart for your NGOEqual Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement in NGOsLeadership Succession Plan for your NGOHuman Resource Management System for NGOsJob Descriptions for NGO StaffPersonnel PolicyCommunications PolicyComputer PolicyProcurement PolicyFixed Assets PolicyFinance PolicySource: … [Read more...] about Can you give me a list of management policies used by NGOs?
What is core funding?Core funding is usually defined as financial support that covers basic “core” organizational and administrative costs of an NGO, including salaries of non-project staff, rent, equipment, utilities, and communications.Why is core funding important?Core funding is important for the long term financial sustainability of an NGO and its effective functioning. There are many important long-term benefits of core funding to consider:Improving project quality.Help reduce staff … [Read more...] about How to Get Core Funding?
Before developing your program idea into a concept note, it is worthwhile to invest time and energy into conducting proper research. Research plays a vital role in enriching your concept note and brings depth to your writing too. Typically, you might need to put in some research on the following aspects:Context setting and needs assessment: It would mean using primary and secondary research to build the context, to define the problem and to establish the need for the solution that your program … [Read more...] about How to research ideas before writing the Concept Note?
Below are some of the standard systems followed and mentioned in the financial policy manual:Bank Receiptsa) All receipts are to be acknowledged by issuing an official receipt. The date of receipt, its accounting and the date of deposit of the check/draft to the bank account should be the same. The relaxation can be only in view of banking hours or bank holidays.b) The bank deposit slip should be attached with the Receipt Voucher.c) No receipt should be issued on the last day of the month if the … [Read more...] about What should one keep in mind while managing NGO finances?
Core funding is usually defined as financial support that covers basic “core” organizational and administrative costs of an NGO, including salaries of non-project staff, rent, equipment, utilities, and communications.Core funding is sometimes called indirect funding, cost recovery, administrative cost, overhead, or unrestricted funding. Core funding should be understood as covering expenses that are required to keep the NGO functioning independent of any projects being implemented.Why is core … [Read more...] about What is Core Funding and How to Get it?
Marketing mix is used as a tool by the managers to design marketing plans and to achieve desired results. It comprises of 4 Ps: Product, Place, Price, and Promotion. Drawing a parallel with NGOs:The Product for an NGO is the cause or idea it supports or a core programme or project. Price is the budget to be asked to the donor, the project or program cost. Promotion refers to all the methods of communication that a marketer may use to provide information to different stakeholders about the … [Read more...] about How Marketing and Communication Strategies can help NGOs achieve Fundraising Success?
The principles of good governance hold true in the dynamic environment the NGOs face today as the issues of accountability, transparency, responsibility, disclosure practices and organizational relationships among the board and stakeholders have come to the forefront in the case of NGOs.It is thus advisable for NGOs to follow good governance practices, to strengthen its own internal structure, to avoid any crisis arising out of poor governance, and to establish the public image and credibility … [Read more...] about How to establish Effective Governance in Your NGO?
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?
Grant proposal writing is the “Go big or go home” of the fundraising world. When successful it can regenerate entire organisations and communities. When it goes wrong you have potential lost hundreds of hours of work and investment with very little to show for it.Our experience actually shows that in some cases receiving a letter of rejection from a grant making foundation is not always the end of the road. We’ve compiled a series of actions you can take to revive your application if you receive … [Read more...] about What to do if your grant proposal is rejected?
The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) announces a call for proposals for research partners to conduct case studies in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand and Vietnam. Working in collaboration with stakeholders and using regional case studies, they will identify knowledge gaps, mitigating pathways, economic, employment and labour market policy options, roles of stakeholders, and opportunities to improve the quality of jobs and contribute to a healthier and more resilient … [Read more...] about Which grant seeks to understand the impacts of air pollution within Southeast Asia?
Hi, The Austin City Council is seeking applications for its Austin Arts and Culture Non-Profit Relief Grant to provide one-time unrestricted grants to local arts and culture non-profit organizations facing hardships due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arts and Culture Non-Profits are defined as: Organizations with programming that promotes or develops art in any medium (visual, performing, music, etc.), preserves or commemorates historical events and local cultures, or … [Read more...] about My Arts and Culture Non-Profit is based in Austin, I am looking for a pandemic Relief Grant, can I get some help from you?
Problems in Writing ProposalsThe following are the common problems we face while trying to write a proposal:Confused about the format?There are as many proposal formats as there are a number of donors and each donor as a different format. Although the basic information requested by various donors is generally the same, yet we often encounter snags that make the entire process confusing.Planning problems?Although a good idea exists, yet when we try to plan it out extensively, we face many … [Read more...] about What are the challenges and problems in writing proposals for raising funds for my NGO?
Sustainability, a word frequently used across several disciplines, has become part of our everyday lexis. Origin of the word Sustain dates back several centuries, from two latin words sus which means- up and tenere meaning to hold. The current use of the word implies something that continues for a long time. Steps to sustainability Before you start writing the sustainability plan, discuss with your project team about the various processes and mechanisms that can be utilized for ensuring … [Read more...] about What steps do NGOs need to follow to remain sustainable?
Below are some steps for achieving programmatic sustainabilityCommunity involvement: involving the community is the key to have long term impacts from any projects. Make sure that your project involves the community at various stages, this will give them ownership of the project and there are high chances that they may continue with some project aspects even after the project duration. As the entire process will be participatory the skills and knowledge gained by the present group of people, … [Read more...] about How can NGOs ensure that they achieve programmatic sustainability?
The Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) is seeking applications to strengthen institutional capacity and interventions of local/ grassroots women rights organizations seeking to empower women and girls to realize their rights and achieve gender equality. The WVL project defines women’s rights organizations (WROs) as civil society organizations active at the grassroots, county, national, or regional level, with an overt women’s or girls’ rights, gender equality, or feminist … [Read more...] about Which grant seeks to achieve gender equality in Kenya?
Hi, here is an opportunity that fits your interest, The ANZ New Zealand Staff Foundation is inviting grant applications from the charity registered by the Charities Commission. The Foundation supports charitable organizations whose work fulfills one or more of the following purposes: To assist in the promotion of financial literacy; To provide opportunities for all New Zealanders to achieve economic and social independence; To provide access to learning opportunities that prepare … [Read more...] about My charity assists communities to conserve New Zealand’s natural and historic resources, therefore can you help me find a grant?
Yes, The Innovation Fund has announced the applications for the Public Call for the Mini Grants Program to stimulate innovative entrepreneurship and creation of innovative companies based on knowledge via private sector start-ups and/or spin-offs by providing financing for market-oriented innovative projects with high commercialization potential and a scalable business model. Terms of Participation Micro or small companies in majority private ownership of Serbian residents (51% or more) … [Read more...] about I own a small company in Serbia, is there any funding opportunity available for me?
The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is seeking applications for financing projects along the commodity value chains following a sustainability roadmap. CFC provides a range of financial and technical instruments to support projects proposed by SMEs/enterprises, cooperatives, and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries. Quality project proposals from LDCs (Least Developed Countries), LLDCs (Landlocked Developing Countries) and SIDs (Small Island Developing … [Read more...] about Is Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) seeking fresh applications?
Significance of a great project title:It gives a glimpse of the project described in the proposalIt informs the donor about the project aim, location, focus and beneficiary (or need)A great title captures the donors’ attention with its uniquenessIt makes your proposal memorable and keeps it on the top of donors’/ selectors’ minds when making the decision.All these qualities can bring your project proposal a notch higher than the rest, given that your proposal is already among the best ones in … [Read more...] about What type of Project Titles Could impress a Donor?
False Promise of Grant Funding or Award to NGOsThis is one of the most popular scams going around the internet. NGOs unexpectedly receive an email or a social media post or a WhatsApp/text message which says that a certain Foundation has selected your organization to offer grant funding and you just need to respond to this email. When gullible NGOs respond back and start a chain of email communication with the fraudster, they end up paying some money with the hope of getting this ‘large’ … [Read more...] about What are the types of Scams NGOs should be aware of?
Sustainable Mobility, defined as, green, efficient, safe and universally accessible movement of people and goods and services from point to point. Sustainable Mobility is a nascent sector that is gaining momentum. Like Energy, mobility is a fundamental catalyst for any economy. Mobility solutions are a prerequisite of social inclusion by providing access to jobs and essential services such as health care and education. To support this sector, TotalEnergies, Enea Consulting and Sustainable … [Read more...] about My company is operating in Africa and working on a Sustainable Mobility project, which is the opportunity for me?
The Baring foundation pleased to launch a new round of funding for expert legal ‘hub organisations’. The funding is designed to help hub organisations to scale their activities to enable them to work with more civil society organisations to challenge discrimination and disadvantage and create long-term social change. Focus Their primary focus is on social change activities that tackle discrimination and disadvantage. By social change they mean: Changes in policy, regulation and law; … [Read more...] about Which program is working towards strengthening Civil Society organizations in the UK?
The Journalism and Media Lab (Jamlab) Accelerator Programme (JAP) is a six-month hothouse programme for early-stage journalism and media start-ups. It provides teams with the tools, facilities, contacts, and support necessary to realise their ideas and ambitions. The programme offers a unique opportunity to fast-track your initiative. It will provide you with the tools, facilities, contacts, and support necessary to convert your ideas and ambitions into a commercially viable venture or … [Read more...] about I am working on something that you think could reshape media or journalism in sub-Saharan Africa, is there any opportunity available for me?
Applications are now open for the 2021 Tanzania Forest Fund to engage stakeholders in carrying out its responsibilities where granting is one way to get involved. Eligibility Criteria Documentation of grant application projects provided by the Tanzania Forestry Fund are welcome from social groups; non-governmental organizations involved in conservation, management and development of forest resources; religious communities / institutions; organization / institution training; primary and … [Read more...] about I want to submit an application for Tanzania Forest Fund, am I eligible to apply?
An online scam is a fraudulent activity carried out over the Internet by providing incorrect information for the purpose of stealing money or assets from victims. Online scams are one of the biggest threats to businesses and governments around the world as they end up with severe financial losses and mental and emotional harassment of victims.According to the Consumer Sentinel Network, which is maintained by the Federal Trade Commission of the United States Government, there were 535,000 … [Read more...] about How NGOs can identify Genuine Grant Opportunities and Donor Organizations and avoid Scams?
Financial Management is a vital activity in any organization. It is the process of planning, organizing, controlling and monitoring financial resources with a view to achieve organizational goals and objectives. It is an ideal practice for controlling the financial activities of an organization such as procurement of funds, utilization of funds, accounting, payments, risk assessment and every other thing related to money.In other terms, Financial Management is the application of general … [Read more...] about Why is financial management important for NGOs
The COVID-19 or Coronavirus crisis has made a tremendous cross-sectoral impact across most of the countries around the world. The entire social, economic and cultural structure is gradually transforming into an unexpected reality. Poor communities have become more vulnerable to the basic issues of livelihood, hunger, housing and shelter.International and local donor agencies, corporates and governments have announced several new multi-million grant programs across different countries to address … [Read more...] about How NGOs can develop a quick Proposal Concept Note to apply for Grants to address the COVID-19 impact?