Info-graphic “How to Write a Concept Note”

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Apply to Participate in Volunteer Challenge! Encouraging People of Serbia to Create Social Change through Civic Engagement

Deadline: 15 October 2017 Applications are open for the “Volunteer Challenge” that is a competition of voluntary actions implemented by all people of good will who want to make positive changes in their environment. The challenge aims to inspire and encourage people from the Balkans to create social change through the process of civic engagement and lifelong participation in volunteer programs. Volunteer challenge was launched in 2017 for the first time by the Regional Volunteer Center (RVC). … [Read more...]

US Foreign Aid Budget Cuts – What Next?

In early March 2017, the new Trump administration published a budget proposal which, among other things, called for a 28% cut to United States spending abroad including the State Department and USAID for fiscal year 2018. This is a troubling prospect for many international organizations relying on the US government for funding. So what does this mean and what can we expect going forward? Here we have answered some of the questions currently on the mind of every NGO. What is the current US … [Read more...]

A List of Open Funding Opportunities for Community Healthcare

CHF’s Innovative Small Grants Program: Improving Health of Infants, Children and Pregnant Women Deadline: 31 August 2017 The Child Health Foundation (CHF) is currently accepting proposals from interested health workers, investigators, or community organizations for its Innovative Small Grants Program with an aim to improve the health of infants, children, and pregnant women. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of children in low-income settings across the globe by empowering … [Read more...]

Info-graphic- Development Blogging: Some tips for NGOs

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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...]

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National Endowment for Democracy: Providing Grants to NGOs Worldwide to Promote Human Rights

Deadline: 20 January 2017 The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar non-government organizations around the world to apply for its grant funding. NED yearly funds hundreds of projects of organizations that are working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. The foundation provides more than 1000 grants per year to NGOs promoting democracy in more than 90 countries. Funding decisions are … [Read more...]

U.S Embassy in Sri Lanka: 2017 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Competition

Deadline: 22 December 2016 The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2017 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2017 Large Grants Competition. The AFCP large grants program supports the preservation of major ancient archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, and major museum collections that are accessible to the public and protected by law in the host country. This program gives top priority to project … [Read more...]

WWF: Train Scholarships for Diploma, Postgraduate, or Higher Technical Degrees

The World Wildlife Fund's Train Scholarships for Diploma, Postgraduate, or Higher Technical Degrees will provide support to women to pursue a certification, diploma, or technical degree in conservation. These scholarships allow women in the Congo Basin to gain much-needed formal conservation qualifications. Funding Information Scholars receive financial support for education-related costs for a period of about one year (maximum of US$10,000.) Eligibility Criteria be a citizen and legal … [Read more...]

EP-Nuffic: Applications open for NFP-TMT Training Course

Deadline: 1 November 2016 EP-Nuffic is calling applications for its Netherlands Fellowship Program - Tailor Made Training Programme (NFP-TMT), which is meant to improve the overall functioning of an organisation by training a selected group of staff. An organisation facing constraints in achieving its goals can (partly) eliminate these constraints with a tailor-made training course. A tailor-made training course has to be carried out by a Dutch training provider. The programme is open to a … [Read more...]

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative: Advancing Human Potential and Promoting Equality

Profile: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative  IMPORTANT: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is not likely to offer any funding opportunities to NGOs at this time. It is not a grant giving foundation but a company that also invests in social enterprises.  Founded on: 1 December 2015  Location: Menlo Park, CA, United States  Website:  Facebook:  Mission: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative seeks to … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds from DFID

The Webinar Video on “How to Raise Funds from DFID” is now available online for FundsforNGOs Premium Members. The Department for International Development (DFID) in the United Kingdom is a major source of funds and partnership opportunities for NGOs around the world. DFID offers a significant amount of funding resources for NGOs through grant opportunities and requests for applications. DFID ‘s funding resources support a wide range of issues areas: education, health, poverty reduction, the … [Read more...]

International Day of Democracy: Open Grant Opportunities

The International Day of Democracy is celebrated each year on 15th September and the theme for the International Day of Democracy 2016 is "Democracy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". Here are some open grant opportunities promoting democracy worldwide. CD-UNITED Call for Proposals for Democracy in Action Programme Deadline: 31 December 2016 The Community of Democracies invites organizations to apply for funding through its CD-UNITED program entitled “Democracy in Action: … [Read more...]

Democracy and Human Rights Fund: Inviting Indigenous CSOs/CBOs to Provide Assistance through Grants

Deadline:  Ongoing The Embassy of United States in Gambia is seeking applications for its Democracy and Human Rights Fund (DHRF) Program with an aim to provide assistance through grants to indigenous civil society organizations or Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that will implement small, short-term, highly targeted activities designed to show measurable results with an emphasis on change in support of human rights and democratic institutions. The Fund aims to improve the quality of life … [Read more...]

Village Capital Fintech Africa 2016: Supporting Next Generation Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

Deadline: 20 September 2016 Village Capital, The MasterCard Foundation, and the DOEN Foundation are seeking applications to identify and support the next generation of fintech entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa.  These entrepreneurs are innovating in financial technology to increase financial health and improve livelihoods for low-income populations. Village Capital finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. They build communities around entrepreneurs and their … [Read more...]

List of Open Opportunities on Media and Journalism Worldwide

Journalism plays a vital role in today's world as it is the vast source of most of the information that we seek, nationally or internationally. The media has helped the masses in getting themselves updated with the activities happening around the world. In other words, it is the way to communicate with the world by means of broadcasting medium such as newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, direct mail, telephone, fax, and internet. Journalism holds great responsibilities and it … [Read more...]

Leadership qualities essential for modern NGO professionals

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 … [Read more...]

How can your Volunteers help you in raising funds?

As a non-profit organization, you might have come across many passionate individuals, ardent supporters and advocates for your cause, who have supported or continue to support your organization. These people devote their time, knowledge and passion for your cause as ‘volunteers’. Volunteers have been instrumental in achieving many organizational goals, by helping an organization do good for the underprivileged communities. You might have involved volunteers for various purposes, like … [Read more...]

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