Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds from DFID

The webinar video on "How to Raise Funds from DFID" is now available online. DFID‘s funding resources support a wide range of issues areas: education, health, poverty reduction, the environment, water and sanitation. Despite this, many NGOs often do not apply for funding with DFID because of the complexity and highly competitive nature of the DFID grant system. The funding guidelines can be difficult to understand, instructions are complicated, and the application form can be difficult to … [Read more...]

A List of CSR Donors in Kenya

Fundraising from companies is quite different from other types of fundraising. Getting foundations, government agencies, individuals and companies to support your cause requires different approaches. In their philanthropy, companies are often motivated by reasons that differ from other donors. Programs that have good PR value are often in high demand. Those NGOs that work in the community where the company works are more likely to succeed. Controversial issues, such as human rights, are often … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: Donor Research and Identification

The webinar video on “Donor Research and Identification: Finding Great Funders for your Organization” is now available online. Conducting research on prospective institutional donors can be an overwhelming process and many NGOs don’t know where to start. This webinar video will provide some basic approaches to effective donor research methods. A key focus will be on how to use a variety of free internet tools to identify new international grants for your NGO. The research techniques covered in … [Read more...]

Youth Development Foundations in Nigeria

Youth Development is the prerequisite today for the growth of every nation. In order to seek the long term development and growth of a nation, youths in the countries should be well trained and educated as the leadership skills that the youth today posses will automatically direct the gradation of a country. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with one of the largest populations of youth, in the world. Though educating children and youths is regarded as the community responsibility … [Read more...]

How NGOs can Work Remotely More Effectively

An Interview submitted by Peter Ivanov About Peter Ivanov Over the last 20 years, Peter Ivanov - Keynote Speaker and Executive coach, Athletic Champion and father of five girls - is leading international virtual NGO teams across Europe, Asia and Africa to show them how to deliver projects quicker, reduce cost and develop their NGOs for the future. Today, Peter is sharing his advice on effective leadership and collaboration within virtual NGO teams. How can NGO companies achieve … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds for Humanitarian Relief

The webinar video on “How to Raise Funds for Humanitarian Relief” is now available online. The number of emergency situations around the world is increasing. When a crisis erupts, or within the context of an ongoing emergency, there are many funding mechanisms that are available. However, it can be difficult to access this funding, due to the system’s complexity and the chaos that ensues in an emergency situation. It can be very difficult to know what is available and from whom. The … [Read more...]

Foundations supporting Christian and Muslim Faith-Based Organizations

Despite a lot of NGOs are working on various issues like health, education, water and sanitation, community development, agriculture etc, there are still hundreds of faith based organizations whose values are based on faith and have a mission based on the social values of particular faith. With their extraordinary moral authority and power, faith-based organisations (FBOs) are able to influence thinking, foster dialogue, and set priorities for members of their communities. These … [Read more...]

Corporate Foundations and CSR Programs in Nigeria

Fundraising from companies is quite different from other types of fundraising. Getting foundations, government agencies, individuals and companies to support your cause requires different approaches. In their philanthropy, companies are often motivated by reasons that differ from other donors. Corporate funding will be possible in the frame of a mutually-benefiting partnership based on trust and shared interests. This will usually take place in the process of different stages, therefore … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: Corporate Fundraising- Making an Effective Funding Case to Business

The webinar video on "Corporate Fundraising: Making an Effective Funding Case to Business" is now available online. Corporations are increasingly becoming important development actors. They are providing funding, in-kind goods and services, as well as unique opportunities of leveraging their business models and value chains for social development. NGOs seeking innovative approaches and effective programs must engage with them. However, it often seems that NGOs and corporations speak two … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: Grant Fundraising for HIV & AIDS Programs

The Webinar video on "Grant Fundraising for HIV & AIDS Programs" is now available online. In recent years, much progress has been made in understanding HIV & AIDS. Both in preventing contraction and improving the health and quality of life for people affected. However, while there is still much important work to be done in this sector, HIV & AIDS are no longer a priority for many donors and there is a lot of competition for limited resources. This video will explain how NGOs … [Read more...]

Maximpact Ecosystems Capacity Building Small Grant Competition

Deadline extended till 28th April 2017. Registrations are open for the 1st Maximpact capacity building small grant that will support capacity strengthening of non-profit organizations capacity in fundraising, project management, and other technical area required. Maximpact Ecosystems provides a marketplace in which a unique network of like-minded people focus on creating good impact and a more sustainable future. Funding Information The finalist will receive the grant in amount of … [Read more...]

Explore the Winning Proposals: FundsforNGOs Great Proposals Contest 2016

As we have already announced the winners of the FundsforNGOs Great Proposals Contest 2016 where Toybox (INGO) and Thanda, South Africa (NGO)developed the best proposals among all the proposals we received. Here we are publishing the proposal made by both of them, so that all the NGOs around the world can be benefited. Have a look at the proposal below and improve your fundraising by developing an outstanding proposal.      … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds for Humanitarian Relief

The Webinar Video on "How to Raise Funds for Humanitarian Relief" is now available online. The number of emergency situations around the world is increasing. When a crisis erupts, or within the context of an ongoing emergency, there are many funding mechanisms that are available. However, it can be difficult to access this funding, due to the system’s complexity and the chaos that ensues in an emergency situation. This video will help to explain the complexities of the humanitarian funding … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: How to Find Sources of Funding for LGBT Organizations and LGBT-Focused Programs

The Webinar Video on “How to Find Sources of Funding for LGBT Organizations and LGBT-Focused Programs” is now available online. In the past few years, there has been a shift with the donor community that LGBT rights are human rights and they have supported this shift with more funding and new funding mechanisms. This new funding is sorely needed as many local LGBT-focused organizations have for too long faced too few sources of funding for their work. This video will provide participants … [Read more...]

FundsforNGOs Great Proposals Contest 2016 Winners Announced!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2016 proposal contest! We received hundreds of fantastic proposals from all over the world, making it very difficult to decide on only two winners. However, these two winners were selected for their very high-quality proposals. The winners of our $500 prizes are: NGO: Thanda, South Africa for the proposal “Thanda Proposal for Albert Wessels Trust” INGO: Toybox, United Kingdom for the proposal “I Exist: Birth Registration in Guatemala … [Read more...]

Donors for Women Empowerment in Africa

Most African women, in common with women all over the world, face a variety of legal, economic and social constraints. There is a wide gender gap in the education sector in Africa. In some places, women are regarded as being the equals of men, but their roles are nevertheless different. So, women traditionally look after the homestead, while men find jobs outside the home. Though African government is committed to providing equal education for girls, in practice girls drop out from school … [Read more...]

The Most Awaited Funding Opportunities of 2017

In our process of assisting you in raising funds, we are back with a new resource guide so that you can mark up your calendars in order to apply in advance for the most important grant programs of 2017. Due to a number of big grant opportunities and foundations, there are chances of missing some important opportunities that are actually worth applying for. Therefore, we have compiled all such important grant programs in a single guide so that a regular check on all good opportunities can be … [Read more...]

New Year Special: Large Grant Awards and Prizes to apply in 2017

In our process of assisting you in raising funds and accomplishing new goals in 2017, we are happy to bring to you this resource guide on "Big Awards and Prizes to Apply in 2017". We have researched and listed 15 big awards and prizes that are open every year globally or regionally. Mark up your calendars, so that you can prepare in advance for these opportunities. The opportunities have open and closing dates- so keep a warm watch on them. Download the guide on “New Year Special: Large … [Read more...]

The LGBT Fund Deep Engagement Grants for Mozambique

Deadline: 31 January 2017 The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), and The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) through their joint partnership on The LGBT Fund is seeking applications for Deep Engagement Grants serving LGBT communities in Mozambique only. The LGBT Fund aligns and expands existing EJAF, OGAC and UNAIDS initiatives to improve access to HIV and STI services for LGBT people, advancing progress towards … [Read more...]

A List of Donors Supporting Urban Development Worldwide

The need of community and economic development from job retention, creation, training priorities to new investments in public facilities, to the development of affordable housing is increasing day by day. Countries, cities around the world are facing problems of urban development and thus prefer to live in cities. The urban environment provides a variety of options to people from economic sector to every aspect of a better life. Today’s urban centres are the basis of economic activities. … [Read more...]