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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Hi, here’s the list of grants that focuses on the Environment & Conservation: DLR Environment, Energy & Health Challenge Deadline: 19-Jul-21 Applications are now open for the DLR Environment, Energy & Health Challenge to look for innovative solutions that use Earth observation data to support the sustainable management of our limited natural resources and foster human well-being…[more] ClimateScience Olympiad 2021 on Solutions to Climate Change Deadline: 1-Aug-21 The … [Read more...] about May I know about grants that focus on Environment & Conservation?
UN Women in partnership with the European Union is inviting proposals “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work in Asia –WeEmpower Asia (WEA)” to enhance business opportunities and leadership within the private sector to advance sustainable and inclusive growth. UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between … [Read more...] about Which program is dedicated to the Economic Empowerment of Women in Asia?
UN Peacebuilding Fund’s Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative 2021 Deadline: 18 June 2021 The United Nations Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) has announced the proposals for the Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative which is an expression of the Fund’s commitment to inclusive peacebuilding. It supports the empowerment of women and the advancement of gender equality and recognizes the important and positive role young people play in peacebuilding…[more] SVRI: Grant to End Violence … [Read more...] about Could you update opportunities for Sustainable Development Projects?
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?
USAID has field offices in many developing countries for providing technical and financial aid for above stated purposes. So, it follows a decentralized approach for tackling the development issues globally. Partnering with NGOs:USAID partners with NGOs to achieve its strategic goals and objectives for providing assistance across the world. It partners with international and local NGOs, networks and groups, and civil society organizations in various ways, for the belief that the complex … [Read more...] about How does USAID support NGOs?
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?
Direct mail fundraising is a mode of fundraising in which printed material and appeals are used as the material to appeal for funds. This material is sent to the prospective donors or general public by way of addressed mail or unaddressed mail respectively. It can include inserts like the case for support, specific information about the cause/s or impact, donation forms, or even thank you cards. Using direct mail for fundraising can be a good strategy for specific target prospective donor … [Read more...] about What is ‘Direct Mail’ and how to use it as a fundraising strategy?
Peer-to-peer fundraising, more commonly known as P2P fundraising is a fundraising strategy that leverages the networks of donors or supporters to raise funds for an organization. This strategy works well for many organizations that have an active base of supporters or donors. It essentially involves equipping the existing donors or supporters to raise funds on your behalf from their networks. You would need to provide them with the relevant information, set goals, assist them in making the ask … [Read more...] about What is peer-to-peer fundraising?
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?
Monthly giving can be a lifeline for a non-profit organization. It means a recurring donation program where donors give a set amount on a monthly basis/ or a set frequency. This usually entails automatic giving systems in place where donors can sign up to automatically donate a predetermined amount on a chosen frequency. These regular giving options can help organizations have an ongoing steady stream of income and depend less on large donors, have more autonomy and financial sustainability. … [Read more...] about What is recurring giving and what are its advantages?
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?
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?
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?
Yes, entries are now open for the 2021 African Fact-Checking Awards, the longest-running awards program that honors fact-checking journalism by the media in Africa. Journalists and journalism students across the continent can enter the awards, now in their eighth year. They received a record number of 192 entries from 27 African countries in 2020 and expect this number to rise again this year. In the student category, the entry must be an original piece of fact-checking journalism first … [Read more...] about Is there any opportunity that gives preference to fact-checking journalism in Africa?
Yes, With the support of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) has launched a new Seed Grant for New African Principal Investigators (SG-NAPI) program to strengthen the capacity of African countries lagging in science and technology. The new program is aimed at young scientists who are getting established in their country or about to return home to an academic position. Under this scheme, grants are awarded to promising high-level … [Read more...] about African countries are lagging in science and technology, is there any grant available that focuses on the same?
Hi, you must apply for The TED Fellowship program because it has the potential to catapult your career forward. The program offers TED’s power to articulate and amplify the vision of TED Fellows. They support the individual capacity-building required to take the global stage. They equip TED Fellows with public speaking and media training, professional coaching, educational programming, and peer support. They connect TED Fellows to a global network of peers and industry leaders because the … [Read more...] about Why should I apply for a Ted fellow?
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?
Funding Information Small Grants are defined as requests for $234,800 (USD) or less. Large Grants are defined as requests for more than $234,800 (USD). The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. They support research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and emergence to creativity, forgiveness, and free will. The vision is one of infinite scientific and spiritual … [Read more...] about How much is John Templeton Foundation offering in its latest grant?
Please go through the eligibility criteria if you are willing to apply for the Rainforest Journalism Fund: Grants are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers, or filmmakers; staff journalists, as well as freelancers of any nationality, are eligible to apply. Applications must be received in English. What is Rainforest Journalism Fund? The Pulitzer Center is inviting proposals for the Global Audience Rainforest Journalism Fund Grants Program. The … [Read more...] about What are the eligibility criteria to apply for Rainforest Journalism Fund?
Yes, The Techstars has launched a call for proposals for the Eastern Pacific Accelerator Program, this program focuses on innovations in the maritime industry. The history of breakthrough technology is the history of people, teams, and partners working in sync to achieve their goals and scale their ideas. By bringing together ambitious founders and corporations, Techstars enables innovation through creative, powerful relationships. Benefits Access to Techstars resources for life; … [Read more...] about Does any open Accelerator Program focus on innovations in the maritime industry?
The 2021 Planet Award is for news media reporting and/or initiatives that effectively provide young audiences (people ages 13 to 24) with information and hope for saving the planet. The Global Youth & News Media aims to strengthen the linkages between young people and news media through three kinds of actions: honor news media that truly serve the young, promote media literacy through a journalistic prism and amplify the journalism of young people. They work to strengthen engagement … [Read more...] about What is the 2021 Planet Award all about?
Yes, please go through these latest Education Grant Opportunities for NGOs, Nonprofits, and Individuals: Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grant on Education Deadline: 1-Jun-21 The Spencer Foundation is seeking applications for Small Research Grant on Education. Their goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually…[more] Microsoft accepting Proposals for AI for Accessibility Grants Program Deadline: 30-Jul-21 Microsoft is currently accepting proposals for the AI for … [Read more...] about Could you update the latest Education Grant Opportunities for NGOs, Nonprofits, and Individuals?
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?
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified entities to implement the Discovery & Exploration of Emerging Pathogens – Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN) program. Through in-country institutions, detect and characterize unknown viruses with zoonotic and epidemic/pandemic potential along high-risk chains of transmission to provide data that is publicly shared so that other partners can use them for risk mitigation, … [Read more...] about Which USAID funding seeks to assist Africa, Asia, and Latin America?