Yes, nominations are now open for the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2021. The event will highlight social workers’ outstanding work during the last 12 months and turn their focus towards supporting people to reconnect and to move forward from their experiences during the pandemic. Eligibility Criteria The Social Worker of the Year awards are open to qualified social workers (must be registered with Social Work England) and teams working in England. If you are working in Wales, follow … [Read more...] about Have nominations opened for the Social Worker of the Year Awards?
The British Embassy Kyiv is inviting project proposals to enhance the accountability, integrity, and effectiveness of the Judiciary in Ukraine. In support of the UK Aid program and the Good Governance Fund, which are helping Ukraine implement its economic, governance, and defence reform efforts, build resilience, and address the humanitarian consequences of Russian aggression in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the British Embassy Kyiv is announcing a call for proposals. The British Embassy … [Read more...] about Which foundation is seeking project proposals in the Area of Judiciary Reforms in Ukraine?
The Shell Canada is currently accepting applications for its Grant Program to support in a variety of forms including funding to not for profit and local community organizations, donations to charitable organizations and grants to employees, retirees and retailer/agents giving back to their communities. Shell Canada aims to be a good neighbour wherever they work and live, by contributing to the well-being of local communities throughout Canada. The deadline to submit applications for this … [Read more...] about My Not-for-Profit Organisation is in need of funding, may I know which foundation is ready to offer the same?
Hi, you might be interested in this opportunity: The online course “How to Cover Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery”, by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, is a unique opportunity for Mexican journalists to acquire new skills, expand their knowledge, and report on this topic, with the guidance of experienced journalists from the Foundation and experts on the subject. With the support of the Laudes Foundation, the course combines the knowledge of specialists with practical activities and will … [Read more...] about I am a journalist based in Mexico and therefore looking for an opportunity meant for me, can you help?
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?
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?
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
Yes, Nominations are being invited for Dr. Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Award. The award may be presented every two years at the NAJC AGM, in recognition of an individual or organization in Canada contributing to the development or promotion of human rights and equality in Canada. What are the eligibility criteria? The individual or group must be committed to the ideal, as stated in the mission statement of the NAJC, “to strive for equal rights and liberties for all people, … [Read more...] about Hi, have Nominations opened for Human Rights Award?
The Fanak Fund is currently accepting applications for the Zodeh – Consolidation Fund Grant Program. This programme aims at consolidating cultural and artistic organisations and/or artists collectives operating in the Arab-speaking and Middle Eastern region including Turkey and Persian speaking countries, and developing local projects (venues, networks, platforms). Funding Information Applications can be made in the name of a cultural or artistic organization or an artists’ … [Read more...] about Which consolidation fund grant program is available for MENA-based cultural and artistic organisations?
Here is a list of funding opportunities related to COVID-19 that will help NGOs and Nonprofits achieve a victory over it: Volant Trust seeking Applications for Covid-19 Response Fund Deadline: 31-Jul-21 The Volant Trust is currently seeking applications from charities in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic…[more] The South Pole seeks … [Read more...] about I am looking for the latest COVID-19 grant opportunities for NGOs, can you help?
Here are some Open Grants for Smaller and Grassroots Organizations delivering great work: 2021 Gender Just Climate Solutions Award (2000 Euros Seed Grant) Deadline: 31 July 2021 The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 33 women’s and environmental civil society organizations…[more] Jewish Helping Hands: Tikkun Olam Grant Program Deadline: … [Read more...] about My grassroots organization is well appreciated for delivering great work, can you suggest some open grant opportunities to me?
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?
Researches and user studies show that Twitter users raise much more funds online than those NGOs who don’t use Twitter. Apart from fundraising, it can also result in increased awareness about a cause, more active volunteer engagement, brand-building, and so much more. So here are the steps to get started with Twitter and make the best use of this platform:Define who you are:The first thing to do after opening an account on Twitter is to customize your account. Your account will define who you … [Read more...] about How to get started with Twitter?
Here are some tips on how to manage fundraising.1. Building TrustIn all aspects of grant management, problems can be avoided with clear and regular communications with grants officers. Put everything in writing!2. Observe project start and end dates for spendingDon’t make payments or enter into commitments before the agreed contract start date. All invoices must be dated between the official start and end dates. It is OK to spend right up to the of the end of contract date as long as the invoice … [Read more...] about How can small NGOs manage their fundraising?
This article we will help you learn the basics of Donor Relation Management.What is Donor Relationship Management?Donor relationship management (DRM) is the process in which an organization strengthens the relationship with donors to enhance donor engagement and donor retention.DRM is a comprehensive approach that considers a lot of factors, taking note of which facilitates long term donor engagement leading to sustainable resources and funding opportunities.Methodology for effective DRMEngaging … [Read more...] about How to build long-term relationship with donors?
Here is a short and simple guide about the process and steps to plan one:Planning the campaign: Every successful activity has undergone meticulous planning first. So plan your campaign well in advance to make it successful. Plan the campaign timing, duration, and other details. Plan for human resource, which would mean both picking a team with suitable and enthusiastic people from your organization, and involving volunteers also. One can really say that in case of crowdfunding effort, ‘the more … [Read more...] about How can NGOs participate in Crowdfunding?
What Is a Communications Plan?A communications plan is a document that guides the external communications efforts of an organization. It helps an NGO strategically focus its communication and outreach efforts around a certain set of goals – usually the mission and objectives of an organization. A communications plan is necessary to help an NGO effectively promote its work in the public and donors eyes.Communications plans help NGOs accomplish this in a number of ways. First, a plan assists an … [Read more...] about How to Create a Communications Plan for Your NGO?
The Padma Awards Ministry of Home Affairs (Govt. of India) is seeking nominations for the Padma Awards to recognize works of distinction and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements/service in all fields of activities/disciplines. The Padma Awards are one of the highest civilian honors of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. The Awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service … [Read more...] about May I know more about the Nominations for Padma Awards?
Programs that address Social Issues in Africa are: Jana Robeyst Trust Fund for Small Conservation Grants in Sub-Saharan Africa Deadline: 31-Aug-21 The Jana Robeyst Trust Fund (JRTF) is inviting applications to provide financial resources to early career scientists/conservationists and non-profit organizations for carrying out vital field conservation and research work in Africa…[more] Build GLFX Chapters in Africa with Seed Funding Deadline: 30-Jun-21 The Global Landscapes Forum (GLFx) … [Read more...] about Could you notify me about the Programs that address Social Issues in Africa?
Here is how to form a strategic plan for your NGO:Decide who will facilitate the discussions and who will participate. Ensure all key stakeholders participate in the process, as that is the best way possible to devise a strategic plan.The analysis must begin with an attempt towards understanding the internal environment, which means identifying strengths and weaknesses of the organization. What are the core strengths, core competencies of your NGO? Why are donors giving to your NGO? What makes … [Read more...] about How NGOs can form a strategic plan?
A concept note is the shortest expression of your project idea on a paper. It is a brief written note, giving an introduction to your project and your organization. If your NGO is seeking to raise funds for a project, then the first thing you would do is develop a short note of this project, explaining what it is and why it is required.Most donor agencies interested in providing funding support to NGOs prefer to receive an outline from them about the prospective project. As proposals are lengthy … [Read more...] about What is a Concept Note and why NGOs are required to develop it?
The Department of the Interior and Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking applications for the Great Ape Conservation Fund to support conservation programs in countries within their ranges and the projects of persons and organizations with demonstrated expertise in ape conservation. Funding Information Estimated Total Funding: $ 2,250,000; Site-based conservation of western chimpanzees, eastern chimpanzees, and Cross River gorillas: Grant range of $100,000 to $150,000 USD per year; … [Read more...] about I want to know about a fund that supports Conservation Programs in Africa?
The European Parliament’s Sakharov Fellowship offers up to 14 human rights defenders selected from non-EU countries the opportunity to follow a two-week intensive training in Brussels and at the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice. It has been organized annually since 2016 further to an initiative taken by the Sakharov Prize Community at the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Sakharov Prize. The Brussels program focuses on EU policies and tools in support of human rights defenders, … [Read more...] about What does the European Parliament’s Sakharov Fellowship offer?
Hi, nominations are now open for the Australian Mental Health Prize that was established in 2016 by UNSW Medicine and Health through its School of Psychiatry, Australia’s pre-eminent psychiatric research department. It recognizes Australians who have made outstanding contributions to either the promotion of mental health or the prevention and treatment of mental illness. Australia has led the way internationally in many aspects of mental health, such as community awareness, public advocacy, … [Read more...] about Which award promotes Mental Health in Australia?
There are a set of core values that every NGO should adopt when thinking of setting up an NGO. NGOs are voluntary organizations dedicated for a cause and it is essential that they follow a belief system that reflects their approach.Following are some of the core values, NGOs should adopt when establishing an NGO:Service beyond self: The very purpose of NGOs is to serve others. Integrating this value in the overall working of the NGO not only makes them socially acceptable, but it also makes them … [Read more...] about What are the core values one should follow when establishing an NGO?
The term "Non-Governmental Organization" (NGO) first came in to use in the year 1945. The term was coined during one of the conferences of The United Nations, as a measure to distinguish organizations from inter-governmental and member organizations.Though the term NGO received recognition only after 1945, studies suggest that several organizations were actively engaged against slavery, racism and women suffrage during the late eighteenth century.NGO is a broad term encompassing organizations, … [Read more...] about What is an NGO?
Develop a financial plan outlining the various options available for expanding your resource stream. You may have to undertake proper research to understand about the various options that can be used to maintain a steady flow of funds. Also this will help you to understand your potential donors and their priority areas. Some of the options that can be used by you are:Sale of product: Some of the products that your organization produces can be sold in the market. This may not be a huge amount but … [Read more...] about How will you ensure financial sustainability?
Lot of passionate individuals, or groups of people wish to contribute their lives for a good cause, and many of them either join a charitable organization, or start their own. But, establishing and running an organization is not an easy task. One must first be confident and convinced, must have enough support in terms of technical, programmatic, and legal support to start a nonprofit. If you are a nonprofit organization, and you wish to acquire a 501c3 status in United States, let us … [Read more...] about How to set up 501(c) 3 non-profit in United States and what are its advantages?
When you contact or meet a donor for the first time, what are easiest ways to ruin your shot at getting funded? First impressions count, and avoiding these mistakes will help you put your best foot forward.Mistake #1: Not introducing yourselfDo not send an email to a donor without any introduction. Donors see many emails that only contain a funding request similar to this one:“Can you fund our work with children in Uganda?”Without so much as an introduction or explanation.Explaining who you are … [Read more...] about How to Impress a Donor?
Recent trends show that an increasing number of people are getting interested to work in the development sector. International NGOs offer the best opportunities for such people. NGO domain is a very vast and varied one, and one needs to find out which cause he/she relates with, which domain in particular would one want to work in, before exploring this arena to work.Undoubtedly, the international NGOs offer a huge scope for learning and gaining experience in the sector. Also, if someone wants to … [Read more...] about What career options are there in International NGOs?
Hi, the nominations are now open for the Telstra Best of Business Awards to give small and medium-sized businesses a platform to celebrate achievements and stories with their peers, and opportunities to learn from Australia’s best business minds. Small and medium-sized businesses reflect the Australian spirit. More than being vital to their economic prosperity, they’re also the lifeblood of their communities and culture. They’re thrilled to debut the Telstra Best of Business Awards, created to … [Read more...] about At this moment which opportunity is providing a platform to small and medium-sized businesses in Australia?
Hello, thanks for considering us, here are the latest Fellowship opportunities for NGOs, Nonprofits, and Individuals around the world: Savvy Fellowship Program for Passionate and Brilliant Young Professionals Deadline: Ongoing Applications are now open for the Savvy Fellowship Program, it is a virtual Fellowship program for passionate and brilliant young professionals seeking to be part of the new generation of impact entrepreneurs…[more] Bertha Challenge 2022: Fellowship for Activists and … [Read more...] about Hi, I am in search of Fellowship opportunities for NGOs around the world, can I get some assistance from you?
The one ingredient that is essential for your organization to create long lasting impact is Sustainability. The term sustainability has gained significant popularity in policy-oriented research, business development and social sector over the last few decades. 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 … [Read more...] about What are some ideas for developing organizational sustainability for my NGO?
NGOs are diverse entities and their features are mostly shaped by the socio-economic, cultural, political and legal situation of a country. However, generally speaking, we can list out the following features that are common among NGOs in most of the countries around the world.Non-Profit in functioning: An NGO is not meant for making profit for personal gain. In case a NGO conducts some revenue generating activity, the profit earned should not be distributed amongst the board members, instead it … [Read more...] about What are the main features of an NGO?
Hello, the new grants for NGO Projects addressing Water-related Issues are: Call for Projects 2021 Session Deadline: 30-Jun-21 The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is pleased to announce a call for project proposals for the 2021 Session…[more] AI for Earth Grants Program: Offering Azure compute credit grants Deadline: 5-Jul-21 Microsoft is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the AI for Earth Grants Program to support projects that use AI to change the way people … [Read more...] about Hi, which are the available grants for NGO Projects addressing Water-related Issues?
Please find below the list of grant opportunities to help NGOs create significant change in the Agricultural sector: STDF’s Project Grants Program to improve Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health capacity Deadline: 23-Jul-21 The Standards and Trade Development Facility is seeking applications for its Project Grants Program that improve food safety, animal and plant health capacity to comply with international sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements….[more] Call for Proposals for AI … [Read more...] about Can you update the list of grant opportunities to help NGOs create significant change in the Agricultural sector?
Below is a list of methods through which NGOs can become accountable and transparent.Registration: Make sure your NGO has a legal status and is registered under a relevant legal framework. Registering your NGO will not help you in enhancing your accountability but would also enable you to interact with government agencies and diverse donors. Your chances of getting financial support and assistance will also increase.Accreditations and certifications: This refers to an external agency certifying … [Read more...] about What are the methods NGOs can adopt to become transparent and accountable?
The Vision statement describes the goal that an organization aspires to accomplish in the long run. In other words, the vision statement is the summary of changes/impact you would bring into the lives of the community you work for. The vision statement should be expressive and well drafted so that it appeals to people and at the same time also gives direction to the NGO. While drafting the vision statement keep the following points in mind:Use simple language that can be understood by people of … [Read more...] about How to develop the Vision and Mission for my NGO?
The Pandemic Lab Safety Challenge is designed to solicit videos that share solutions for lab safety in a time of COVID-19 that can be adopted by scientists in labs with limited resources, no matter where they might be. The Pandemic Lab Safety Challenge is your chance to share the tips and tricks you’ve developed for maintaining a safe lab environment. They are especially interested in ideas that can be adopted by scientists in labs with limited resources. With research and teaching labs in … [Read more...] about What is Pandemic Lab Safety Challenge?
You heard right, The German Commission for UNESCO is inviting UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for projects that help them to overcome an existing impairment caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. By providing financial and technical support to UNESCO World Heritage sites and Biosphere Reserves in Africa, the German Commission for UNESCO aims at helping to maintain independent and sustainable organizational structures, strengthen the involvement … [Read more...] about I heard that the German Commission for UNESCO is inviting proposals from Africa, how much are they offering?
Starting an NGO is a time-consuming process and requires a great deal of research, discussions, paperwork and expert advice. So before investing your time and energy into it, make sure that this is what you want to do. Devote time in meeting people who are engaged in NGO work and seek their help to understand all aspects of NGO management from them.Starting an NGO requires dedication and devotion towards the cause, so unless you are prepared to give in your best, do not start an NGO.Answer the … [Read more...] about How to start an NGO?
Foreign embassies under various development cooperation programs organize small grants funding for NGOs in many countries. They can be a significant source of funding to address various socio-economic issues. Besides, their funding programs are usually small in scale but most flexible to implement. In this guide, we take a quick look at top foreign embassies and their grant programs and how your organization can learn more information on identifying and apply to such funding opportunities.US … [Read more...] about Which Foreign Embassies should approach to apply for grants?
Yes, why don't you apply for this open ideas competition? The funding contract is concluded with one of the two implementing partners, DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH and Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, with funds from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), supports young companies to scale innovative business models that create positive … [Read more...] about I am from a startup based in Kenya, can I get information about any Growth Funding?
Hi, yes why not, The Bureau of International Security-Nonproliferation has announced the applications to enhance Morocco’s Public Health Capacity Activity. ISN/CTR sponsors foreign assistance activities and focuses on mitigating weapons of mass destruction and related delivery systems threats from proliferator states and non-state actors. ISN/CTR’s national security mission includes mitigating global biological threats by minimizing the access of proliferator states and non-state actors to … [Read more...] about My Non-profit is looking for a grant to enhance Morocco’s Public Health Capacity, can you help?
Articles of Incorporation provide legal description to your NGO by establishing the existence of the organization as per government rules. The articles of incorporation define the purpose of your organization, along with describing the operational processes and membership details. The number of articles required will largely depend on the country laws. While drafting the article of incorporation, check with the government authorities about the various forms that you require to fill. Depending on … [Read more...] about How to write the Articles of Incorporation for my NGO?
A NGO board comprises of individuals who are appointed to provide oversight to the organization. As you proceed towards establishing the NGO, you will require advice from people who are experts in their respective field of work. To start with you can establish an initial board of comprising of 4- 5 individuals who are passionate about your cause and are willing to support your organization.The role of the initial board members will be to:Establish the organizations value, mission and vision … [Read more...] about Why is it necessary to have a Board of Members in an NGO? What are their functions?
Hello, here are some open opportunities focusing on Youth Development, please go through them: Grants to Engage Young Women in STEM Deadline: 30-Jul-21 The New York Academy of Sciences is inviting applications for young women ages 13-17 around the world to join 1000 Girls 1000 Futures to receive mentorship from female STEM experts, gain access to college readiness and leadership coursework, and network…[more] Submit Applications for PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival Deadline: 18-Jun-21 PLURAL … [Read more...] about I want to apply for opportunities focusing on Youth Development, can you inform me about some?