Yes, Support for Civil Society Foundation, in cooperation with the Turkey Mozaik Foundation, has recently launched an emergency fund to help Izmir and surrounding areas hit by the earthquake.Izmir Earthquake Emergency Support Fund was established to support non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in the field after the earthquake, whose epicenter was determined as the Aegean Sea on October 30, 2020. The fund will be distributed as a grant in order to cover the works carried out by NGOs … [Read more...] about Does anyone know if there is any financial relief/support for NGOs to help Turkey’s Earthquake victims?
Yes, It is. Crowdfunding helps you take your fundraising to the next level. Many social enterprises, start-ups, and even nonprofits are successfully raising funds by doing crowdfunding campaigns. As the name suggests, crowdfunding is a way of raising funds (funding) from a large number of donors (crowd) by mediums like internet, social media and mobile phones.If you are thinking of organizing your crowdfunding campaign, these simple steps will help you reach your target soon:Planning the … [Read more...] about Some people say that crowdfunding is the best way to raise funds. What do you think about it?
With the help of the United Nations World Food Programme, The Republic of Korea has recently provided a contribution of US$600,000 to help provide food assistance for three months for more than 350,000 people in camps in Iraq.Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iraq Jang Kyung-Wook said, “I am very pleased that the Republic of Korea is able to continue its flexible contribution this year to support WFP’s work for crisis-affected people in Iraq, including internally displaced people and … [Read more...] about Which country is providing financial assistance to refugees in Iraq?
The title of a project is of ultimate importance, thus make sure to take your time to find the best one. Titles must be attractive and exciting at the same time. The title must convey the meaning, the area of intervention and the goals of the project while being enticing.It is good practice to select the final title together with all the other members of the NGO. Whereas the project proposal is very technical and requires specific skills that not everybody may possess, the title represents … [Read more...] about Hi, Could you please help me with some valuable tips on how to write an attractive title for a project proposal?
Hi, please look at our new featured article, "How NGOs can get donations of books, computers, vehicles, and other materials?" which is specially compiled for NGOs that are looking for non-financial support to transform the lives of disadvantaged children through education.International organizations are constantly involved in the process of securing nonfinancial assets and transferring them to needy communities and NGOs around the world. Non-financial donations can include books, computers, … [Read more...] about I have started an NGO with my friend to help the vulnerable children in Uganda. I want to buy some books for my NGO’s children, but I have no money. May I know from where I can get free books for my charitable organizations?
Yes, The British Council is inviting collaborative applications from individuals and organisations in the UK with partners from eligible countries and states overseas. Climate change and COP26 - Open call for creative commissions with grants of up to £50K for creative commissions that bring together art, science, digital technology and offer innovative responses to climate change. The commissions will be part of the cultural programme in the build up to the United Nations Climate Change … [Read more...] about Is there any opportunity for my Malawian NGO can partner with UK NGOs?
Hi Friend, I would like to suggest you look at this free downloadable handbook, "UN and SDGs: A Handbook for Youth," this will surely help you a lot in achieving your goals today. This handbook seeks to bridge the gap between young people and SDGs and ultimately provide comprehensive knowledge about the UN and its regional arm, ESCAP, in connection with the Goals.As young leaders of tomorrow, it is pivotal that youth are informed and engaged with the global vision for the future. Over the next … [Read more...] about I am 23 years old and extremely passionate about Sustainable Development Goals. Can you please tell me how I can contribute towards achieving these goals?
Yes, it is! Human resources are the lifeblood of any organization. It helps you search, recruit, and develop the fundraising talent for your organization to ensure long-term success in fundraising and donor engagement.Here at fundsforNGOs, We have designed a new downloadable EBook, "Human Resource Development for NGOs to ensure Successful Fundraising" to provide you with a detailed overview of the importance of human resource management in an NGO.Human resources are critical to the success of an … [Read more...] about Is it true that Human Resources are the biggest assets in an organization and can also help me with fundraising and donor engagement?
Most NGOs want to increase their core funding as it is flexible and carries fewer restrictions than project funding. Core funding is important for the long term financial sustainability of an NGO and its effective functioning. Donors may have their own specific definitions and rules covering core funding. Some donors have strict guidelines on how core costs should be reflected in the budget and spent, while others are more flexible. Few will complain if unspent core funding is re-allocated to … [Read more...] about How can I increase core funding for my NGO?
Yes. Save the Children has announced the Call for Expressions of Interest for the Sida Funded programme – Driving Sustainable change for Child Rights in Zambia for local vibrant, experienced and effective Civil Society Organizations, Community Based/Faith Based Organizations to implement child focused programmes in the mentioned districts for this programme with potential to, implement creative and effective programs.These should be in multi-faceted child focused interventions anchored on child … [Read more...] about Is there a grant available for child rights in Zambia?
Formed by One Young World, Lead 2030 Challenge is the world's biggest prize fund for young leaders making an impact for the Sustainable Development Goals. It was created to address the funding gap for young people working towards progress on some of the world’s most pressing issues.Lead2030 is powered by some of the world’s leading businesses. Since 2018, Lead2030 Challenge Partners have committed over £1,000,000 to accelerate SDG solutions.But even more valuable than this, each Challenge … [Read more...] about What is the goal of Lead2030 Challenge?
The COVID-19 or Coronavirus crisis has made a tremendous cross-sectoral impact across most of the countries around the world. The entire social, economic and cultural structure is gradually transforming into an unexpected reality. Poor communities have become more vulnerable to the basic issues of livelihood, hunger, housing and shelter.International and local donor agencies, corporates and governments have announced several new multi-million grant programs across different countries to address … [Read more...] about How do I write a concept note on the impact of COVID-19?
NGO and development sector professionals work in difficult and challenging circumstances. With limited resources and constantly changing, complex and dynamic situations, an NGO professional has to be on toes all the time to adapt to the environment. Working in this sector demands dynamic personalities, leadership qualities and management aptitude and skills.Do you have it in you to be a coolheaded, agile, highly professional and motivating leader? A leader can be a leader in his/ her own belief, … [Read more...] about What qualities do you think are needed to be a successful nonprofit leader?
In order to find the latest funding announcements, we request you to please keep visiting our free website at https://www2.fundsforngos.org/ or please subscribe to our free daily newsletter to receive free funding alerts at your email address https://fundsforngos.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=007f0318b5e48b20b7f6fc4e6&id=55d679a4dcThe information we share through our free newsletter to our free subscribers is mostly limited.To get funding alerts based on your country and areas of interest, … [Read more...] about Can I receive an alert if new funding opportunities are available?
In 2020, the Foundation provided more than $10 million to nonprofits worldwide through its annual grant program. The 2020 program supported nearly 200 organizations across 30 countries – benefiting more than two million students and first responders.The Foundation has donated $100 million over the past 10 years, aims to partner with organizations who are creating safer cities and thriving communities.The Motorola Solutions Foundation has recently launched its 2021 Grant Program that offers … [Read more...] about How much funding does the Motorola Solutions Foundation distribute annually through its grants program?
The Rights to Water and Sanitation Handbook is a resource designed especially for community groups, human rights NGOs, and rights-based development practitioners and aid workers in adopting or improving their human rights-based approach to advocacy on water and sanitation. It provides innovative and practical suggestions for promoting and protecting the rights to water and sanitation.The purpose of this handbook is to help civil society and those working on water and sanitation issues to adopt a … [Read more...] about Can you provide any training manual that helps me understand how to work efficiently on water and sanitation issues?
Yes, the German Embassy in Pakistan has launched the Micro Projects Scheme to improve the social and economic development of the most underprivileged groups of society.For years NGOs, local committees, associations, welfare societies, schools and kindergartens have been supported on a non-profit basis.The scheme is solely for organizations based in Pakistan. Companies cannot apply.What can be funded:A project that falls in the range of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) … [Read more...] about Is there any program to support small scale projects in Pakistan?
Hi, Both are different. There is often confusion between the Theory of Change and the Logical framework (log frame). The two concepts are closely related but still different. ToC gives the ‘big picture’ in the sense that it brings into focus the complex processes (social, economic, institutional underlying the desired change.Logical Framework, on the other hand, dwells on the activities leading to outputs, outcomes, and the Goal. A Logical Framework is usually developed after a ToC is developed. … [Read more...] about What is the difference between the Theory of Change and the Logical Framework? Are they the same or different?
Hello! EDP – Energias de Portugal has recently launched its AE2 CSR Fund Program to contribute to alleviate energy poverty by supporting sustainable and clean energy projects in remote rural areas.These projects, based on sustainable renewable energy solutions, have been contributing to the social, economic and environmental development of the rural communities in developing countries measured by its value to Sustainable Development Goals indicators.In this edition, they will support projects … [Read more...] about Where should I apply to get CSR funds for my renewable energy project in Nigeria?
Non-profits need resources to run themselves. These resources are not limited to financial resources. If properly planned and sought, non-financial resources can also play a crucial role in the growth and development of a non-profit organization. What are these non-financial resources that NGOs must look out for? How can they raise these resources? Some of these questions are answered here:What are the non-financial resources?There are many. Some examples are:In-kind gifts and … [Read more...] about Hello, My NGO is at a growing stage and needs non-financial support. Do you know if there is a way to raise it?
This is a time for collaborations, partnerships, scales and thus revolutionizing the social development milieu. Especially in the wake of corporate social responsibility and sustainability concerns finding their ways into corporate strategies across countries and geographies; the state, the private sector and the ‘third’ sector are collaborating across spaces to lead to a better, converging picture in this context. NGOs are looking forward to this shift, and so are the corporates.But finding a … [Read more...] about We are a newly registered organization in Australia and looking for ways to create a successful partnership with NGOs. Do you have some tips?
Yes, The 2021 MIT Water Innovation Prize is offering $35k in innovation grants to student-led teams.The 2021 MIT Water Innovation Prize - a startup competition focused on water innovation that awards innovation grants annually to student-led teams from across the country and internationally.As the main innovation-focused event of MIT Water Club, they help emerging entrepreneurs translate research & ideas into businesses, access mentors & resources, and build networks in the water … [Read more...] about Is there any Programme that offers exposure, recognition, and monetary prizes to students?
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a US Government Agency that is responsible for administration of all foreign civilian aid. It was established in the year 1961, and is headquartered at Washington DC. The mission statement of USAID is to ‘to partner to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing the security and prosperity of the United States’.USAID partners with NGOs to achieve its strategic goals and objectives for providing … [Read more...] about What type of organizations does USAID partner with?
As an NGO, you have often come across the need to write a case study. This could be either for the purpose of documenting a report, doing a research, developing a proposal or simply because you have come across an interesting incident relating to your work and you would like to capture it in words for sharing it with others.Although a case study can be about anything or it could be written in different styles, NGOs often look for a proper format to present a story. Here we are providing a quick … [Read more...] about My senior asked me to write a case study for our NGO. I have no idea how to do it. Can you help me out with this one?
As you have asked this question, I assume that you already have an idea about bilateral agencies. If not then, here it is the term bilateral means "two-sided" and refers to organizations that operate directly between two well-defined parties, typically, two countries.A bilateral agency may restrict its interactions to only two countries. However, a bilateral agency can also be a vehicle through which one country interacts with numerous other countries on a one-to-one basis. The bilateral agency … [Read more...] about Are smaller NGOs also eligible to tap funding from large bilateral agencies?
Yes, NGOs need to be on Instagram because the app claims to have one billion users worldwide. Hence, it proves to be a useful tool to share your vision, mission, impact, appeal for donations, call for volunteers, keep in touch with donors and raise awareness.Also, it comes with numerous features and updates which continually keeps its users interested and not having a profile for your NGO is a chance missed at reaching a broad audience and marking your digital and social existence.While Facebook … [Read more...] about Is it necessary for NGOs to be on Instagram?
No, it is not like that. If you zoom in the picture, you will get to know that donors do not hate you, but they may overlook the value your NGO offers. It means you have not effectively proven to donors that your organisation does indeed have value. The reason application is ignored or rejected cannot be blamed on the donor but more likely is related to capacity, strategy, and trajectory of your effort. If you keep the above reasons for rejection in mind and work on those areas where you can … [Read more...] about My application got rejected, doesn’t the donor like small NGOs? Does he hate me?
Yes! But before diving deep into your question, first, let us learn about accountability.Accountability refers to an organization being answerable to a third party. It relates to the obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results transparently. It is a vast term that encompasses several issues of an NGO; some of these may include organizational management structure, financial procedures, human resource … [Read more...] about Could you enlighten me about ensuring the accountability of my NGO?
A communications plan is necessary to help an NGO effectively promote its work in the public and donors eyes.Creating a communications plan is not a herculean task. However, it requires brainstorming of around three or four hours.It is best to choose a team member to lead a communications plan workshop. This person should ideally be someone who is committed fully to the organization’s communications, public relations, or marketing duties.From there, you can work through the elements of a … [Read more...] about How do I create Communications Plan for my NGO?
During such unprecedented times, it seems a problem to receive messages in bulk that are not even reliable. Before answering your question I would like to suggest that never share such kind of misinformation, what you can do on your part is that stop-check-delete thus, you are stopping the chain of misinformation then and there.The answer to your question is: Yes! To spot the difference between information and misinformation about the pandemic, the UNESCO and other UN agencies have joined hands … [Read more...] about I am receiving too many forwarded messages regarding COVID-19, are agencies taking some steps to control the spread of such misinformation?
Yes! Three development banks: the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) will collaborate to support the Central American countries hit hardest by Hurricane Eta.Representatives of the three development banks met virtually to marshal international resources for the Central American countries.The joint action plan will include short-, medium- and long-term financing for humanitarian aid and reconstruction … [Read more...] about Hurricane Eta has affected Central Americans to a great extent, are banks or other organisations doing something for it?
Yes, during these challenging times of pandemic when the effects of it are inevitable, some foundation like Lilly Endowment is contributing towards the youth-serving Nonprofits in Indiana.For many years, the Endowment has supported youth-serving organizations focused on education success, social development, leadership and character development and child protection, among other aims. Recently, the Endowment has committed nearly $25 million in support of organizations that serve youth facing … [Read more...] about I am from Indiana, and I would like to know if, during COVID-19, any foundation is contributing to the Nonprofits that serve youth?
You might already know that the United States has been the world’s largest provider of bilateral assistance in health. Since 2009, American taxpayers generously have funded more than $100 billion in health assistance, and nearly $70 billion in humanitarian aid, around the world.After the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the U.S. is continuously making an effort in assisting the victims of pandemic. Recently, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), … [Read more...] about How is Government of the United States contributing to these unprecedented times?
Yes! Organizations like UNICEF and Microsoft Corp. are continuously making an effort to use technology in such a way that it could help the people and serve them to a great extent during these unprecedented times. Recently they have launched a new version of Primero: open-source case management web application that helps social service providers coordinate critical support to vulnerable children and women.The new version is called Primero X.Over the past 12 months, UNICEF and Microsoft have been … [Read more...] about Are any organizations using technology to protect vulnerable children and women during the pandemic?
Yes! Here is a quick update! The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million project to strengthen and improve access to comprehensive primary health care in urban areas in India.The onset of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has put pressure and revealed weaknesses in India’s health care system. In response, the government launched the Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PM-ASBY) to strengthen public health systems and respond to future pandemics and other … [Read more...] about Any update about the improvement of Primary Health Care in India?
Quitting tobacco is challenging, especially with the added social and economic stresses that have come as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.Worldwide around 780 million people say that they want to quit, but only 30% of them have access to the tools that can help them do so.Recently, WHO launches a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 – “Commit to Quit.”The new WHO Quit Challenge on WhatsApp and publication “More than 100 reasons to quit tobacco” are being released to mark the … [Read more...] about As we all know that tobacco is injurious to health, any organisation doing something to assist people in quitting it?
Yes, Dear, we are here to help you! Recently, the European Commission has launched a call for applications on the Fight Against Corruption to fund activities supporting the fight against corruption in budgeting and public procurement at local levels, risk assessment and prevention of corruption in sectors with high corruption risks, prevention of the use of financial and professional services for corruption and for laundering proceeds of corruption, activities offering support for civil … [Read more...] about I am looking for a grant opportunity funded by the European Commission on the fight against corruption, can you help me?
Yes! To stimulate job creation and increase the income of farmers through an effective transformation of the agricultural markets in Nepal the Government of Switzerland and the Government of Nepal have signed an agreement of US$10.7 million.According to the agreement signed on November 29 between the two governments, Switzerland will contribute to the Nepal Agricultural Market Development Program (NAMDP) Phase II, a four-year program to be implemented in Province Number 1 in Nepal from December … [Read more...] about Is there any update about small farmers’ income getting a boost in Nepal?
Yes! Definitely.Like other countries, Canada is also making an effort to contribute to these unprecedented times.The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound global impact, with its wide-reaching effects amplified for vulnerable populations both in Canada and around the world.The eradication of the virus will only be possible until it will eradicate everywhere. That is why Canada is committed to a robust global effort to end the pandemic and address its devastating health, social, … [Read more...] about Many countries are contributing to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines. Can you throw some light on Canada’s contribution, if any?
Hi Dear!Yes, there are! The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Mental Health Awareness Training grants (Short Title: MHAT).Purpose The purpose of this program is to:Train individuals (e.g., school personnel, emergency first responders, law enforcement, veterans, armed services members and their families) to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders, severe … [Read more...] about Are there any grants for Mental Health Awareness Training?
Hi Dear! Whatever you have heard is true, as recently in the first week of the most extensive vaccination programme in British history, more than 137,000 people in the UK have received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine The government has released provisional figures which show at least 137,897 people received their first dose of the vaccine by the end of Tuesday 15 December. 108,000 people vaccinated in England.The figures are provisional and subject to change. Formal … [Read more...] about I have heard that in the UK, some people have received the first dose of COVID-19, have they?
Yes! Lately, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $14.96 million project to assist women entrepreneurs in Sudan access finance and grow their businesses.The Accelerating Women's Entrepreneurship and Access to Finance (AWEAF) project will address capacity, financing, and knowledge gaps for Sudan's women entrepreneurs.The financing for the project comes in the form of a grant.The project aims to help women to access quality business development services and … [Read more...] about Any update about African Development Bank supporting women entrepreneurs in Sudan to grow their business?
For the donor, this is quite helpful as it provides a quick overview of project activities and the corresponding deliverables at a glance. It helps the donor understand almost complete project execution plan through a single chart!It helps the NGO/Project Agency also in getting a reviewed look at the various activities and how the execution and accomplishing of different project activities are linter-inked. The other advantage of a Gantt. Chart is that it is very helpful in project monitoring. … [Read more...] about How does a Gantt Chart help the donor agencies?
A Gantt. Chart is a project management tool, named after its inventor, Henry Gantt, who designed such a chart around the years 1910–1915. It is presented as a horizontal bar chart with tasks over time. It is a useful tool and assists in the planning of projects of all sizes and helps to present complex projects in simple ways. During project execution too, this is useful to help ensure all required tasks are initiated and completed in time. Though the Gantt. Chart can also be made complex … [Read more...] about What is a Gantt. Chart and how to develop a Gantt. Chart in a project proposal?
Risks are uncertain events or conditions, that if happens, may hamper the project goal and objectives, or delay the project activities and deliverables; depending upon type and the period for which the risk remains active. In a project proposal, donors want to know about the possible risks and its mitigation plan, as they would like to be sure that you are able to forecast the possible risks and have built in steps/mechanisms so that the impacts of these risks on the project goals and objectives … [Read more...] about What kind of Risks and Mitigation should be included in the Project Proposal?
Since unrestricted funds are not bounded by an agreement, any method that does not bound the donation received by your organisation under specific expense head, is unrestricted funds for your organisation. The first recommended step is that while making your organisation budget, estimate how much of unrestricted funds would be required by you in the upcoming financial year. One way to reduce the pressure of the amount of unrestricted funds to be raised is, charging overheads in the project … [Read more...] about How to raise unrestricted funds?
There are certain core expenses of your organisation, which may not be funded by any donor. There are certain policy advocacy related activities, which donors may not be willing to fund but as an NGO it is important to undertake such activities, as it is required to achieve the mission of your organisation.In certain projects, there are components like your organisation contribution, which is mandatory to get a project grant. Whether this is done in cash or in kind, you will still need some … [Read more...] about Why do you need unrestricted funds?
In-kind contributions: The support that you receive from donors for your charity can be of two kinds:- Cash- when there is a direct monetary support; and - In-kind- which is, non-monetary support, for which you would have otherwise spent In-kind contribution could include:A donated product- for example- computer and peripherals, equipment’s, furniture, educational material, etc.A donated service- for example- finance audit expert service provided by a finance firmA voluntary (non-core) service - … [Read more...] about What are in-kind contributions and how to secure them?
A thank you letter is the most important form of gratitude from the charity organisation to the donor for the contribution received from them. Key elements of such a letter include:Mandatory information like date, donor’s addressSubject- This is the most important section of the letter. The subject should be short, mentioning thank you and the purpose or impact of the donation. For example- Thank You for your kind support towards sending a girl child to school.The body of the letter could … [Read more...] about How to write a thank you letter to the donor?
Like in a market, when we go to buy any item or thing, we call such visible, tangible outputs, as products. In a charity organisation, based on the work the charity organisation is involved in doing, the impact of the work in the form of a difference it makes can be packaged into a fundraising product.Some examples of fundraising product are Children enrolled in school, patients provided with medical care, young people provided with skill training, books developed and published, etc. Fundraising … [Read more...] about What are fundraising products and how to develop one?