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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Please go through the following eligibility criteria: Any individual with the skills, formal education and access to resources necessary to carry out the proposed research is welcome to submit an application to the CIPHER Grant Programme. The applicant must be the principal investigator (PI) of the proposed project. The PI should work with a mentor, his/her institutional colleagues and partners to develop the research plan. Eligibility criteria and mandatory supporting documents: … [Read more...] about Am I eligible to apply for the CIPHER Grant Programme?
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!
To know whether you can apply for the Global Mental Health program, please read the following Eligibility Criteria: Applicants affiliated with institutions legally incorporated in eligible low- and middleincome countries and/or in Canada are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include social enterprises and legally recognized organizations (e.g. non-profit, for-profit, limited liability companies, research/academic institutions) that: is formed and legally incorporated in an … [Read more...] about Can I apply for the Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program?
Hey friend, you will be glad to know that Toi Art Gallery has launched the 2021 Artist Contest to promote his/her art worldwide. Toi Art Gallery is an online art gallery that sells fine art prints and features artists from all over the world. Established in 2015 in California, Toi Art Gallery has been steadily growing, carefully curating artworks by artists from different parts of the globe and creating a community of art lovers. They are proud to represent and facilitate that … [Read more...] about May I know if there is an opportunity for beginner artists to promote their art globally?
Hi! Yes, nominations are open for the United Nations Public Service Awards till 3 December 2021. You may know that it is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public … [Read more...] about Are nominations open for the United Nations Public Service Awards?
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?
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?
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?