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...]

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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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...]

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...]

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...]

Apply for UNESCO’s Photo Contest: Science for Sustainable Future!

Deadline: 31 August 2016 UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office, launches a social media campaign #Science4Sustainability with a Photo Contest on the theme Science for Sustainable Future.  The contest is open to nationals of all six UNESCO New Delhi Cluster countries, namely, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Launched in September 2015, The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for the planet and a transformative vision for a better world. It aims to end … [Read more...]

NEW LGBT International Fundraising Info-graphic

This info-graphic was made by Funders for LGBT Issues and Global Philanthropy Project, summarizing the recent report findings on  LGBT International funding. You can download the full report for free here: 2013-2014 Global Resources Report: Government and Philanthropic Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities … [Read more...]

How to develop a Budget for your Project Proposal?

Developing budgets for your project or for even your organization is one of the most time-consuming tasks. Often we think that a budget is a simple format attached to a project proposal and you need to fill it according to the activities and strategies proposed in the project. However, when you start opening up a proposal backwards, you will realize that the budget is a critical component of the project. We have decided to develop a project proposal because we have understood and realized that … [Read more...]

Fundraising follow-up with donors

All of us know that donor communication is very important for the non-profits of today. To retain donors and convert one-time donors into recurrent ones, to also encourage them to feel like a part of the cause, and to spread the word within to their kith and kin, the importance of donor communication is well-established. But what does communicating with donors mean? Is it a thanks note, an appeal to donate again, or an update, or is it all of the above? What makes a donor tick? There can be … [Read more...]

Weekend Volunteering for Company Employees

There is an increased awareness and sensitization about volunteering work these days. The spirit of ‘giving back to the society’ is growing and spreading across people from all walks of life. It paints a very positive picture of the society as a whole, wherein everyone can contribute towards the society in a meaningful and sustainable way. Non-profit organizations offer innumerable opportunities for civic engagement for the greater good. Additionally, many companies and employers even have … [Read more...]

Youth Alliance Krusevo: Inviting Applicants for International Youth Conference

Deadline: 15 September 2016 Youth Alliance Krusevo is seeking applications for its 14th International Youth Conference to bring together up to 59 participants from the countries from the South East Europe (SEE) region. Youth Alliance Krusevo is an independent, non governmental, non political and non profitable organization established in 1999. Our members (70-80 members) are young people between 15 and 35, who work, study or express an interest in processes of EU integration of the Republic of … [Read more...]

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