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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Yes, the Impact Challenge Prize 2022 is open to international participants which may be an individual, a team of individuals or a registered company. If you are interested in submitting the nominations, please go through the following eligibility criteria. Solutions submitted must meet the following criteria: If technology-driven: At least a minimum viable product. This means there should be at minimum, an available prototype of the product ready for deployment to be presented and … [Read more...] about Is the 2022 Impact Challenge Prize open to international participants?
The Royal Award For Islamic Finance is seeking nominations for its Emerging Leader Prize. The nomination criteria are as follows. The nominee: Shall be 40 years old and below; Shall demonstrate evidence of leadership qualities; Shall have served in their area of expertise/specialisation in Islamic finance, for at least 5 years; Shall demonstrate achievements in promoting and advancing innovative ideas in Islamic finance; and Shall be acknowledged for their influence within … [Read more...] about What are the nomination criteria for the Emerging Leader Prize?
Hi, friend. Since you have asked this question, I assume you might know that Gorchakov Fund has begun accepting applications for training courses from heads and project managers of NGOs in the area of international relations. Going back to your question, Russian, foreign and international non-profit and non-governmental organizations and partnerships, civil society organizations and associations may apply for the grant. Their activities should be associated with foreign policy and … [Read more...] about Hey, I would like to know who can participate in Gorchakov Fund’s training courses?
Yes, applications are now open for Global Sports Week (GSW) Social Booster Program, a program delivered by Global Sports Week and powered by 17 Sport that identifies, promotes and supports impact-led sports projects from around the world. It is open to non-profits and social businesses that use sport to address specific objectives identified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Winners are selected based on the proven effectiveness and scalability potential of their projects. They … [Read more...] about May I know if applications are open for Global Sports Week?
Yes, organization like the One Young World has launched the applications for the Closing the Disability Employment Gap Challenge that aims to identify solutions that contribute towards reducing the disability employment gap, focused on solutions that address awareness campaigns, education, recruitment and retention programs, improved policies and practices, technological or policy inequalities and/or inaccessibility. They are seeking young innovators who are leading sustainable, market-ready … [Read more...] about Are organizations working towards narrowing the gap of disability employment?
Hi! There is one such opportunity, I hope it might interest you. The Kunstraum Lakeside art space is inviting artists and cultural workers to participate in the 2022 Program with a “statement”. They are looking for performative formats that relate to the annual theme and experiment with the forms of representation of the visual arts in an institution at the interface of art, business and technology. Annual theme 2022 - Relationships With the annual program Relationships the Kunstraum … [Read more...] about Hey, I am looking for a funding opportunity for artists and cultural workers. Can you help?
Please read the following Selection Criteria for the Resilience Fellowship on Environmental Crime: Participants should be from countries disproportionately affected by organized crime and/or from least developed countries. Participants should ideally work closely within communities severely affected by environmental crime, or have strong ties within them, and should have ongoing or established projects or engagement. The cross-border nature of issues relating to organized crime allows … [Read more...] about May I know the selection criteria for the 2022 Resilience Fellowship on Environmental Crime?
Yes, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is seeking applications for its Reforestation Grants Program to protect biodiversity, maintain ecosystem services, and regulate the climate, it is vital that forests are protected and restored where they have been lost. You may submit the applications till 25-Nov-21. Most of WWF’s work is focused in tropical rainforests, which are the most biologically diverse and complex forests on Earth. To ensure that communities and institutions have the resources to … [Read more...] about Are applications open for WWF’s Reforestation Grants Program?
To identify and amplify the voices of young leaders who undertake exemplary work to end youth violence and create a peaceful future for their peers and subsequent generations, One Young World is offering Peaceful Futures Scholarship. The applicants may apply for the scholarship till 25-Nov-21. Peaceful Futures Scholars will participate in the One Young World Summit 2022 in Tokyo, Japan. During the Summit they will hear and be heard by peers from 190+ countries as well as senior political, … [Read more...] about What is One Young world doing to encourage young leaders working to end youth violence?
To be eligible to apply for Apple Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders, you must meet the following requirements. Your organization must have: A Black founder, cofounder, or CEO; A Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, or female* developer proficient in Swift or Objective-C; and A developed app or functional build created for any platform that you can demo live. The Black founder, cofounder, or CEO; the Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Indigenous, or female developer; and another … [Read more...] about Am I eligible to apply for Apple Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders?
Yes, Rise invites 15-17 year olds from around the world to participate in the Rise Challenge. Rise is a program that finds brilliant people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they work to serve others. The program starts at ages 15–17 and offers a lifetime of benefits including scholarships, mentorship, access to career development opportunities, funding, and more as Global Winners work toward solving humanity's most pressing problems. The Rise Challenge has three … [Read more...] about Are applications open for Rise Challenge?
Hi, Rogelio. Yes, there is one such opportunity that might interest you! You may apply for TRACE Foundation's 2022 Prize for Investigative Reporting as the foundation accepts entries now. The Prize aims to recognize journalism that uncovers business-related bribery and financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency and good governance. Prize Details A panel of independent judges will review the submissions and select up to two winners, who will each receive a … [Read more...] about Hi, I am Rogelio, a journalist from Bolivia and am looking for a funding opportunity, is there any?
I think that I have found something for you! European Commission is calling for proposals for Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions for Building the Resilience of Health Care Systems. You may apply till 21-Apr-22. Scope Public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI) can boost the wider market uptake of high impact innovations in health care systems, while building the capacity of providers and increasing resilience and preparedness in the context of cross-border public health … [Read more...] about May I know if there is any grant open that will help EU health care systems?
European Commission has launched a call for proposals for Socio-Economic Risks of Climate Change in Europe. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.: the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions; the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States; eligible non-EU countries: countries associated to Horizon Europe low- and middle-income countries Scope … [Read more...] about What is European Commission doing for climate change in Europe?
Yes, applications are now open for the Rothmans Benson & Hedges (RBH) Giving Back Grant Program. They’re actively working with groups across Canada that support everyday Canadians. They are committed to align with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals to improve in areas where they will have the greatest impact. The goal of this program is to support initiatives across Canada that address social and environmental barriers in order to create long-term value in the areas of … [Read more...] about Are applications open for RBH Giving Back Grant Program?
The Edge Foundation's Innovation Grant Fund will focus on enabling organisations to create proof of concept of new and innovative approaches. This could include new areas of work for Edge as long as the approach relates back to the core mission of “Making Education Relevant”. The Edge Innovation Fund (EIF) will focus on projects which are viewed as “disruptive” in their thinking and approach, challenging current norms of thinking. The deadline of submitting the applications is 26 Nov … [Read more...] about Where does the Edge Innovation Fund focus?
UNIFOR is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Minor Foundation for Major Challenges (MFMC) Small and Large Grant to support communication projects which advance the transition to a low carbon economy. MFMC supports projects that support urgent, large-scale transformation, with a focus on changing policies and practices in public or private institutions. The last date of submitting the applications is 26 Nov 21. Priorities The foundation’s priorities for the 2019-2023 … [Read more...] about Hey, I would like to know if UNIFOR accepting proposals for Major Challenges (MFMC) Small and Large Grant?
Following are the objectives of activity grant program of the Niwano Peace Foundation: Peace is the desire of all humankind. Many people in many nations are working unstintingly to bring it about. In spite of this, enormous problems still exist. How best to handle them is the task facing them today. The causes of obstructions to peace are manifold, ranging from those involving the individual, the family, the local community, and the nation through problems involving nature and the … [Read more...] about What are the objectives of the Niwano Peace Foundation’s activity grant program?
Yes, the Innovate UK has launched the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) - Vaccines for epidemic diseases: Readiness for clinical development and regulatory submission to enhance clinical and regulatory preparedness of vaccines against diseases that have outbreak potential in a low or middle income country. The aim of this competition is to support further development of vaccine candidates and platform technologies. This will enable them to undergo clinical development and ultimately … [Read more...] about Has Innovate UK launched Small Business Research Initiative?
Well, that's an excellent question as it might also help others get to know about the Leading Europe Scholarship 2022. The Scholarship sponsorship pays for: Access to the One Young World Summit 2022 in Tokyo, Japan. Hotel accommodation between 15 and 19 May 2022. Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue. Summit hand-outs and support materials. The cost of travel to and from Tokyo. Your flight to … [Read more...] about I am interested to know that what the Leading Europe Scholarship sponsorship pays for?
Yes! Applications are now open for the Next Generation Grant Cycle 2021, a charitable fund of the Community Foundation, or giving circle, for singles and couples interested in philanthropy. The deadline to submit applications is 29-Oct-21. Along with determining grants in the community, Next Gen hosts at least two social gatherings each year and provides volunteer opportunities to support the organizations funded during the grant cycle. Since the year 2000, the Next Generation Fund has made … [Read more...] about Are applications open for Next Generation Grant Cycle 2021?
The ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with SAP, GIZ, and Common Purpose has announced its newest programme - the ASEAN Young Climate Leaders Programme (ASEAN YCLP). The programme creates an opportunity for young people to share and exchange ideas on sustainability, environment, and climate action-related issues in the ASEAN region and collaborate with others to resolve the issues. Climate change has been known as an alarming transnational issue that requires global cooperation of all … [Read more...] about How is ASEAN Foundation contributing to climate action?
The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) funds science that rapidly leads to tangible and enduring benefits to conservation and sustainable development. To achieve this, SNAPP funds teams of 12-15 people from diverse organizations to gather for 3-4 collaborative sessions over the course of 12-24 months. Building from a clearly articulated opportunity for cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation to influence policy and / or practice, these working groups conceive new ideas, … [Read more...] about What does the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) fund?
Hey Friend, I think that I have found something apt for you! To put resources into the hands of people with bold visions who are working to end gender-based inequity and fundamentally change the systems that perpetuate it, the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) is seeking applications for its Women’s Catalytic Fund. You may submit applications till 25-Oct-21. They prioritize investing in female identifying, nonbinary and gender non-conforming leaders from the BIPOC community. Funding … [Read more...] about My California-based organization works towards alleviating gender-based inequity. Is there any relevant grant opportunity for me?
The Primate Conservation, Incorporated (PCI) has announced a call for grant proposals to fund field research that supports conservation programs for wild populations of primates. The last date to submit the proposals is 1-Feb-22. Priority will be given to projects that study, in their natural habitat, the least known and most endangered species. The involvement of citizens from the country in which the primates are found will be a plus. The intent is to provide support for original research … [Read more...] about Any update about Primate Conservation, Incorporated grants?
Hey Kewin, the Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge 2021 is open to Startups and SMEs across the world. The Challenge is open to all local and foreign registered startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs), Institute of Higher Learning and Research Institutes. All applicants/entrants/participants ("Participants") must be above the age of 18 years old as at the date of entry and must submit their project proposals. Employees, representatives and family members of the Joint … [Read more...] about Hi I am Kewin from Canada, I am keen to know if Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge 2021 open to Startups and SMEs?
Go Smart Award stimulates active urban innovation knowledge sharing among cities and to create the opportunity for all city stakeholders to showcase their solutions, services or technologies. Nominations are open for the Go Smart Award (GSA) till 8-Nov-21. Initiation To commend the excellent performance in the promotion of Inter-City PoC projects among governments and other city stakeholders, the GO SMART encourages Inter-City PoC exchanges between cities by a yearly award contest. The … [Read more...] about Could you please shed some light on Go Smart Award?
Yes! The applicationas for the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) Agriculture Policy Programme are open. You may apply till 24-Oct-21. The United Nations Global Marketplace has announced the applications for Expansion and Improvement of the ICAT Agriculture Policy Programme to help countries better assess the impacts of their climate policies and actions, and fulfill their transparency commitments. ICAT focuses on countries that can highlight the benefits of increased … [Read more...] about I want to apply for ICAT Agriculture Policy Programme, are applications open?
Indeed! Here is good news for you. The Together Women Rise is inviting applicants for its grant program. For your information: Together Women Rise is an educational giving circle: Their members meet monthly, learn about their featured and sustained grantees, and donate to Together Women Rise, allowing them collectively to support grassroots international organizations empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty. They fund projects that foster good health, education, and economic … [Read more...] about My Non-profit supports women and girls living in extreme poverty in developing countries. Is there any grant program that could help my NGO?
Hi, I thing there is one such programme that might be helpful for you. You can apply for Netherlands Enterprise Agency's Fund against Child Labour (FBK) programme, as it supports entrepreneurs that actively want to end child labour in their production chain. The deadline for submitting the application is 28-Oct-21. Funding Information FBK is a five-year subsidy programme (2018 – 2022) with several opportunities to apply. In 2021, the budget is 5.5 million euros, divided into 2 … [Read more...] about I am a Dutch entrepreneur, looking for a funding opportunity that could me in ending child labour from the production chain!