9 Open Funding Opportunities for NGOs in Africa

Here is a list of 9 open funding opportunities for NGOs and other agencies in Africa. Africa Matters: Seeking Applications for Emerging African Leaders Programme Deadline: 5 March 2018 The Africa Matters Initiative is seeking applications for its Emerging African Leaders Programme. The Africa Matters Initiative (Africa Matters) began in South Africa in April 2015 with the aim of empowering young Africans from all backgrounds to reject and challenge the notion that Africa is merely poor and … [Read more...]

Announcing New Resources for Proposal Writing!

FundsforNGOs has developed a new partnership to answer all of your proposal and application-related questions. Learn more at: proposalsforngos.com ProposalsforNGOs began as a partnership between fundsforNGOs and Volunteers Initiative Nepal. The idea for ProposalsforNGOs came out of a joint fundraising workshop in Kathmandu discussing how we can reach more NGOs and further develop their capacities. ProposalsforNGOs is a space where all proposal-related questions can be found, from the very … [Read more...]

EJN to provide 11 Grants of up to $20,000 each in 2018

Deadline: 14 January 2018 The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) through its latest call for proposals is going to provide 11 grants of up to $20,000 each in 2018. The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific Media Grants are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other environmental information generating organizations, that are aiming to improve the quantity and quality of news coverage of climate change, natural resources and the environment. The … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: Training Programme on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation, March 2018

Deadline: 11 December 2017 The UNDP in cooperation with the AIT - Regional Resource Center for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP) is seeking applications for its Training Programme on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation with an aim to equip government officials and other stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific with economic tools necessary to assess and evaluate various interventions for designing climate adaptation projects and policies, formulate national adaptation plans and access climate … [Read more...]

International Grant Awards for Organizations and Individuals working for to address global issues

Awards and prizes are offered by international agencies to recognize and honor the efforts of organizations and individuals working to improve the living conditions of the poor and trying to address the global problems. They provide an excellent opportunity not only to highlight the work being done for the common good but also open up new channels for networking and attracting donor funding. We have gathered a list of latest and open awards in the area of poverty alleviation, human rights, … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds from US State Department Bureaus

The webinar video on "How to Raise Funds from US State Department Bureaus" is now available online. The US Department of State is a major donor to NGOs on a worldwide basis and is active in all major regions of the world. In generally, they are considered to be a donor that is easy-to-work-with, with proposal and reporting requirements that are generally feasible for local NGOs to complete. This video is aimed at understanding where and how the Department and its Bureaus give to NGOs. … [Read more...]

5 Bilateral Donors for Nepal after Denmark

For years, the Danish people have been large supporter of development in Nepal. However, recent budget cuts and a shift in priorities means that the Danish Embassy in Katmandu will be closing by the end of 2017. Denmark will still fund Nepal projects through EU initiatives, however they leave behind a large funding gap. We have created a small list of 5 other bilateral donors who do still fund NGOs in Nepal. Download the resource guide on "5 Bilateral Donors for Nepal after Denmark" … [Read more...]

EU funding for Sub-Saharan Africa: Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Nigeria

The National Indicative Programmes 2014-2020 by the European Commission  The NIPs were developed by the EC in conjunction with the national governments of receiving countries and provide six-year strategic plans (2014-2020) for sustainable development cooperation. Per country, three ‘focal sectors’ were selected that are deemed priority development areas, including the indicative funding amount. The NIPs provide great policy guidelines for NGOs in need of EU funding for their projects. … [Read more...]

Email Etiquette- A guide to writing more effective emails

Every professional today needs to communicate via email, but not everyone knows how to do it right. When writing an email, you walk a thin line between formal and informal. The technology allows for a more casual tone and immediate conversation,which causes many people to take it lightly, and use it in ways that are wholly inappropriate. This guide will help you figure out what to avoid to save your reputation, as well as help you write more effective emails. Emails can be casual in tone, but … [Read more...]

Primer in Funding Streams: Vocabulary and Recommendations for NGOs New at Fundraising

There are millions of NGOs in the world today, and all of them need funding in one way or the other. Fortunately, billions of dollars every year go to NGOs and their causes. But how can NGOs access these funds? Where should they look to? The fundraising landscape is a complex and competitive environment, and NGOs need to prioritize. NGOs should not try to access all funding mechanisms, but should narrow their search to focus and prioritize the funding streams most suitable to their … [Read more...]

Developing a Project Plan

If you have a great idea for a project you would like to implement in your organization, you likely will need to write a project plan to present it to your fellow workers or your boss. A project plan is a comprehensive plan about what you want to do and how. It is a great chance to show that you are familiar with the topic and that you have thought through what you want to propose. It also gives you a chance to see if you have thought of everything you will need and if there are any risks or … [Read more...]

CSP – A Professional Development Program for those working to improve their communities

Deadline: 31 October 2017 If you are working to address issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender in select countries, then you are eligible to apply for IREX’s Community Solutions Program (CSP) - a year-long professional development program. For 2018–2019, up to 100 community activists will be selected to participate in the program, which includes: Four-month Fellowship in the United States: Community … [Read more...]

25 Latest and Most Useful Grants for NGOs working on Environment

Environmental issues continue to dominate the global agenda of international donor agencies as more and more funding is allocated to address them. Agencies are seeking out strong NGO participation in developing countries and are actively supporting them with new grants and other resources. Below is a list of 25 latest and open grants for NGOs working on environment and addressing climate change issues in the developing world. Minor Foundation for Major Challenges’ Grant Program Deadline: … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]