Hi friend! You will be glad to know that Spencer Foundation has announced Small Research Grants Program, which aims to support education research projects. The Program will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method. Their goal for … [Read more...] about Is there any funding opportunity for education research projects?
Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Catalyst offers young STEM entrepreneurs the opportunity to elevate their pitch and showcase their scale-up on a global stage, while receiving valuable mentorship from American entrepreneurs and academics who are leaders in the field of entrepreneurship. Catalyst also provides participating entrepreneurs with the opportunity to increase the visibility of their scale-up. Because the live semi-final and final pitches will be held on a … [Read more...] about What does GIST Catalyst Virtual Pitch Competition offer?
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?
Hey! You would be glad to know that the AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF) is inviting applications for grant funding in 2021 to Fight Hunger through Impact-Driven Agricultural Projects. The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), initiated by AGCO Corporation in 2018, is a private foundation with the vision to prevent and relieve hunger through agricultural development. They launched the Foundation to focus their philanthropy on impactful programs that help feed their steadily growing world … [Read more...] about My charitable organization works to support farming communities, and I am looking for grant funding!
Yes, the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship is accepting nominations for International Human Rights Award to recognize the work of foreign institutions and/or individuals residing abroad in the promotion and protection of Human Rights. In order to receive the Mignone Award, an invitation will be sent to the winning individual or to a representative of the winning organization to visit the Argentine Republic for a week. This includes economy class flight … [Read more...] about Is Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship accepting nominations for the International Human Rights Award?
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?
Hi friend! I think that I have found something apt for you. To identify and support organizations and individuals working to promote mental health and well-being globally, the Khyentse Foundation is accepting applications for its Trisong Grants Program till 30-Sep-21. Grants are intended to help develop programs that are grounded in the principles of kindness and compassion. Although projects don’t need to be expressly Buddhist, they should share in values that alleviate suffering and … [Read more...] about I want to receive donation for my NGO that works for mental well-being. Can you help?
The New Voices Fellowship at the Aspen Institute is a year-long, non-residential program that provides intensive media and advocacy training for frontline development experts. With support from a team of experienced mentors and trainers, New Voices Fellows develop and amplify their ideas to bring about meaningful change. The Fellowship will recruit a total of 15-20 Fellows for 2022. They recruit Fellows who are development experts in fields such as food security, global health, human … [Read more...] about Could you please shed some light on New Voices Fellowship?
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?
To apply for the UN Correspondents Association Awards for Best Journalistic Coverage, please read the following eligibility criteria: The UNCA awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world. Work in print, broadcast (TV & Radio), and online coverage must be published between September 2019 and August 2021. The judges will look for entries with impact, insight, and originality, and will consider the courage and investigative and reporting skills of the journalists. … [Read more...] about Am I eligible to apply for the UN Correspondents Association Awards for Best Journalistic Coverage?
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?
Hi! You can apply for the Narrative Changers African Food Fellowship, to join the first cohort of entrepreneurs who are committed to scaling their products to the world. Key Benefits of the Fellowship Virtual sessions to enhance leadership skills Training on global best practices, business management, and operations. Insight into responsible sourcing, food safety, registration, trademarks, regulatory compliance, etc. Peer to peer support with a community of other entrepreneurs … [Read more...] about I am an entrepreneur looking for an opportunity to scale my products globally. Please assist!
Yes, There is! The D-Prize offers an opportunity for you to design a new NGO or a business that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale. Apply for the D-Prize to build a new organization and solve one of the Distribution Challenges. Many solutions to poverty already exist. The challenge is distributing to the people who need them most. The work identifies effective interventions, then activates entrepreneurs to scale delivery where distribution gaps exist. Challenges Health … [Read more...] about I want to start an NGO that will contribute to poverty alleviation, is there any funding opportunity for me?
The Award criteria is mentioned below: The winners are selected having regard to the field actions they have carried out and the projects they intend to develop. These must be part of a logic of effective protection and promotion of human rights, as well as in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the World Conference on Human Rights. At the end of a careful and rigorous examination, the jury appoints five laureates, who receive funds from the French Government … [Read more...] about What are the criteria for 2021 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic?
Yes, applications are open for the Narrative Changers African Food Fellowship. Key Benefits of the Fellowship Virtual sessions to enhance leadership skills Training on global best practices, business management and operations. Insight into responsible sourcing, food safety, registration, trademarks, regulatory compliance etc. Peer to peer support with a community of other entrepreneurs committed to scaling their businesses Support with market entry, supply chain packing, … [Read more...] about Are applications for the Narrative Changers African Food Fellowship open?
Hi friend! You can apply for the Socially Engaged Art Support Grant Program and for this program applications are open till 10-Oct-21. The program aims to realize a better society through direct artist involvements with communities and societies, are attracting increasing attention among their approaches towards various controversies such as environmental issues, economic discrepancies, immigrant issues, and more others. Socially Engaged Art Support Grant will support Socially Engaged Art … [Read more...] about I am looking for a funding opportunity that would support my art project. Please help!
To know whether you are eligible for the Arab Council for the Social Sciences's Research Grant Program, please go through the following eligibility criteria: This program is open to individual researchers, research teams, active research groups, and institutions. For the purpose of this call: The research teams include researchers from the same institutions, geographic regions, and disciplines, or from different institutions, geographic regions and disciplines, provided that they are … [Read more...] about Am I eligible to apply for the Arab Council for the Social Sciences’s Research Grant Program?
Yes! The German Institute for Human Rights (DIMR) invites proposals from individual researchers, groups of individuals or institutions working in consortium for conducting a research project on human rights impacts of climate mitigation and adaptation policies / measures. This research project represents the beginning stages of DIMR's engagement with human rights impacts / risks in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation. It is distinct from the question of direct human rights … [Read more...] about Does German Institute for Human Rights welcome proposals from individual researchers also?
Sure! The is. I hope it might be relevant for you. For the Wellcome Early-Career Awards, nominations are now open! This scheme provides funding for early-career researchers from any discipline who are ready to develop their research identity. Through innovative projects, they will deliver shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, they will be ready to lead their own independent research programme. Award Information … [Read more...] about Could you please tell me if there is any funding available for early-career researchers?
There are two categories of the award, one for practice and one for research: The IWA Development Award for Practice celebrates outstanding accomplishments in the practice of forward-thinking applications and solutions to advance clean and safe water and sanitation in low and middle-income countries. These solutions can range from specific technologies and infrastructure to innovative approaches that improve performance, efficiency and sustainability in operations and maintenance. The award … [Read more...] about How many categories do the IWA Water and Development Awards have?
Yes, applications are open for the Ekhaga foundation Grant Program to promote human health by supporting the development of better food, natural medicines and healing practices, and to support research for a healthier way of life, which in itself may have a disease preventive effect. A central idea is to focus more on preventive active care than reactive care to combat symptoms. The same applies to the agricultural and food areas where the focus should be to find methods that can prevent … [Read more...] about Is Ekhaga foundation accepting applications for its grant program?
To help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) innovate and grow internationally, the European Commission (EC) is seeking proposals for the Cooperation with Enterprise Europe Network (EEN.) EEN is a network of business intermediary organisations (chambers of commerce, technology poles, innovation support organisations, universities and research institutes, regional development organisations) that The aim of the EIC is to support innovation and scale up of companies in Europe. Until now … [Read more...] about How is European Commission assisting SMEs to grow globally?
Yes, there is! The Wildlife Acoustics has announced the applications for Scientific Product Grant Program to support the advancement of animal biology research, habitat monitoring, and environmental conservation that provides scientists with resources to help further their research into the study of bats, birds, frogs, and other vocal wildlife. Funding Information Up to $5,000 is available to be awarded each quarter. If an application for less than $5,000 is awarded, then another … [Read more...] about May I know if there is any grant program for scientists providing them resources to help further their research into the study of vocal wildlife?
The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) is implementing the Environmental Education Programme (EEP) to empower African youth to leverage the high enthusiasm, technology savvy, resilience, and exploratory spirit of the youth in conceptualising and implementing innovative local environmental solutions in Africa. The ISNAD-Africa is a UNEP-accredited non-governmental organisation that is committed to raising global and multi-stakeholder support for green growth in … [Read more...] about What is ISNAD-Africa doing to empower African youth?
Yes, nominations are open for the 2022 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. At $2.5 million, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award presented to a nonprofit organization judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. Nominee Eligibility Nominees must be organizations, not individuals. Nominees must be established, nongovernmental, publicly supported charitable organizations. U.S. Internal Revenue … [Read more...] about Are nominations open for the 2022 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize?
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?
Sure, I would love to! India's Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a clarion call to celebrate the 75th year of Independence of India, as the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. On this auspicious occasion, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched the Amrit Mahotsav App Innovation Challenge 2021. The challenge seeks to identify the best Indian Apps , which have the potential to scale and become world class Apps in their respective categories. This … [Read more...] about I am interested to know about India’s Amrit Mahotsav App Innovation Challenge 2021. Can you assist?
There are some types of projects that are not a good fit for Development Innovation Ventures' (DIV) objectives. These include but are not limited to the following: Innovations at the idea stage that have not yet been created (i.e., that are in the ideation phase); Projects with limited potential to scale or minimal potential to demonstrate impact and cost-effectiveness (e.g., a jewelry business or construction of immobile physical infrastructure, including schools, power plants or lines, … [Read more...] about Which projects USAID’s Development Innovation Ventures typically does not fund?
Since Halycon is currently accepting applications for the following fellowships: Halcyon’s Flagship Residential Fellowship Opportunity Intensive Fellowship Africa Intensive Fellowship You can surely apply for one till 8-Oct-21. But before that, please go through the following eligibility criteria to check whether you are eligible or not! To be eligible for the Halcyon Flagship Residential Fellowship, you: May be from anywhere in the world and your venture may be focusing … [Read more...] about Can I apply for Halycon’s Fellowships?
Yes, through the Open Seventeen Challenge, Crowd4SDG is launching its second call for projects powered by the crowd aiming to tackle climate and gender issues. To make your project as concrete and impactful as possible, they’ve asked a range of experts from agencies of the UN as well as National Statistical Offices to provide them with specific challenges that address the issues of climate change and gender equality, for which crowdsourced data would be particularly valuable. They would … [Read more...] about Has Crowd4SDG launched call for proposals for #Open17ClimateGender Challenge?
Hi! There is one golden opportunity, but you need to go through its eligibility criteria to see whether you can apply for it or not. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has launched a call for applications for the 2022 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships. The fellowships are open to young professionals, mid-career and new executives from Africa with relevant work experience and a master’s degree. During their 12-month programmes, Fellows gain both technical and leadership skills, while contributing … [Read more...] about I have eight years of experience working as a project manager in Africa. Is there any relevant fellowship for me?
The Amazon Research Awards (ARA) of Amazon Web Services funds in a variety of research areas relevant to Amazon, such as applied machine learning, automated reasoning, computer vision, fairness in artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms and theory, natural language processing, robotics, security, and more. Topics They are seeking to fund machine learning research on the following topics in information security: Threat, intrusion and anomaly detection for cloud security … [Read more...] about What research areas does Amazon Research Awards fund?
Hi there! I hope that I have found something apt for you. The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World launched a call for applications. The OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards reward and encourage women working and living in developing countries who are in the early stages of their scientific careers, having often overcome great challenges to achieve research … [Read more...] about It would be helpful for me if you could tell me about any funding opportunity for women scientists in developing countries.
The Free Press Award in the category Most Resilient Journalist is presented to a journalist who has demonstrated extraordinary strength of character, courage and perseverance in reporting the news. Nominees of the Most Resilient Journalist have often faced imprisonment, violence and censorship for doing their job. They have shown a strong commitment to press freedom and independent information, and are generally highly-regarded journalists who are willing to risk their life or their freedom … [Read more...] about To whom Free Press Award in the category Most Resilient Journalist is presented?
Yes, I am delighted to be of assistance! The Maypole Fund have chosen the following CRITERIA to help them prioritise and decide between applications – you should clearly explain how and why a particular criteria is relevant to your application: Young women’s groups/individuals and lesbian groups/individuals; Activities or projects not yet started; Women who do not have access to other sources of funding or whose projects find it difficult to attract funding from elsewhere; … [Read more...] about I want to apply for Maypole Fund. Would you please update me about its eligibility criteria?
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?
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in Sri Lanka hereby invites you to submit proposals under the project of ‘CSO Engagement on Youth Participation and Engagement for a Healthier, Equitable, Safer and United Sri Lanka’ to work with both elected and non-elected youth parliament members, the Federation of Youth Clubs and other youth groups representing marginalized communities at the district level. The objective of this Call for Proposals is to: Work together and guide youth … [Read more...] about Has UNDP launched Call for Proposals for Sri Lanka based CSO?
Yes, The Nordic Culture Point has launched a call for proposals for the Network Funding Programme. The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture strengthens artistic and cultural cooperation in the Nordic region and the Baltic countries. The programme focuses on increasing the exchange of knowledge, contacts and interest in Nordic and Baltic art and culture. The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme comprises three forms of funding: Mobility funding, Network funding and Funding for artist … [Read more...] about Any Funding available for Nordic and the Baltic countries?
Hi, The Resilience Fund for Women in Global Value Chains is inviting applications from eligible organizations in India and Bangladesh. The Fund will prioritize women-led, community-based organizations that work on the Fund’s main thematic areas of gender-based violence and/or sexual and reproductive health and rights. The deadline to submit applications for this program is 20-Sep-21. For more information, visit here … [Read more...] about Which foundation is seeking applications from NGOs in India and Bangladesh?
Yes, The United States Agency for International Development in Haiti (USAID/Haiti) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified organizations to implement the USAID’s Continuity of Learning Program. The activity aims to improve students’ foundational skills (reading, literacy, and social-emotional learning) by building and strengthening the capacity of teachers, schools, and communities with appropriate and needed support in order for learners aged six through twelve … [Read more...] about Is USAID offering any funding for the continuity of the Learning Program in Haiti?
Yes, there is! On behalf of your organization, you can apply for the World Water Challenge 2021, an international contest for water solutions. As a follow up activity of the 7th World Water Forum in 2015, it has been annually held in conjunction with the Korea International Water Week(KIWW), aiming to identify imminent water problems that world is facing and to find feasible solutions to them. The program is aiming at identification of science, technology and policy based solutions to … [Read more...] about My organization continuously making an effort to alleviate WASH challenges, is there any good funding opportunity?
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?
I have found something that might help you. To provide research funding in support of novel and innovative projects that can have a significant impact on cancer control in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has announced the International Innovation Grant (IIG.) You can apply for this grant funding till 31-Aug-21! It is intended to support proposals that have the potential to reduce the cancer burden in local communities, while … [Read more...] about I run a not-for-profit organization in Algeria focused on diminishing the cancer burden in local communities and am looking for a grant!
That's an excellent question! As you might know that this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) takes a deep dive into how often children are exposed to the newest technological developments and, through a human rights approach, promotes a more ethical, human-centric, and accessible tech-infused future. Upon the completion of MOOC participants will have gained: Knowledge about the developing international standards for the protection of the human rights of children in the context of AI & … [Read more...] about What participants will gain from MOOC Children’s Rights and Technology in the Digital Age?
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?