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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...]

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: How to Raise Funds from US Foundations

The Webinar video on "How to Raise Funds from US Foundations" is now available online. In these challenging times, NGO managers and fundraisers are under more pressure than ever to diversify their funding sources. While sources of funding are numerous, identifying viable prospects, and navigating the complexities of applying can be extremely challenging. As a consequence numerous sources are overlooked and NGOs get often discouraged by the complexity of donor’s systems ending up with not even … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds From Gulf Foundations

The Webinar video on “How to Raise Funds From Gulf Foundations” is now available online. It is well renowned of the incredible wealth of the Gulf States [Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates] offering great funding opportunities for NGOS around the world. While it may be challenging sometimes to fundraise from the Gulf States Foundations and obtain good donors. This introductory webinar will provide participants with an overview on the donor landscape and … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds from European Foundations-3 Steps to Success

The Webinar video on "How to Raise Funds from European Foundations-3 Steps to Success" is now available online. With over 50,000 foundations in Europe providing over $42 billion in grants each year; European foundations provide a significant source of funding for NGOs around the world. While foundations are numerous, identifying viable prospects and navigating the complexities of applying can be challenging. This video will provide participants with a background on the European Foundation … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds from USAID

The Webinar video on "How to Raise Funds from USAID" is now available online. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a major source of funds and partnership opportunities for NGOs around the world. USAID offers a significant amount of funding resources for NGOs through grant opportunities and requests for applications. USAID’s funding resources support a wide range of issues areas: agriculture and food security; democracy and human rights; education; global health; … [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...]

Download! The FundsforNGOs Guide on Proposal Writing Basics: The Complete “How-To” for Everything Proposal-related

Donor proposal requirements have over time become more complex. This reflects increased competition and ever-larger resources available to the NGO sector. The enormous growth in funding opportunities as well as NGOs has also made fundraising more competitive and requiring higher-quality proposals. The following guide has been prepared to provide comprehensive information about basic proposal writing for local grassroots NGOs in developing countries and international development workers and … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Webinar Video: Social Media- Using Facebook and More to Sell Your Mission

The webinar video on “Social Media: Using Facebook and More to Sell Your Mission” is now available online. Tweets, e-newsletters, web 2.0 — gone are the days of slow paced, one-way communication. Nonprofit professionals today have extraordinary opportunities at their fingertips to connect with resources that extend far past their location. However, with this rapid growth, it is critical to stay in tune with all the new developments. As Web 2.0 evolves into Web 3.0, a lack of knowledge on of … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: Donor Research and Identification (Funding Great Funders for your Organisation)

The webinar video on "Donor Research and Identification: Funding Great Funders for your Organisation" is now available online. Many NGOs face challenges with the research on prospective institutional donors, that happens to be an overwhelming process sometimes. The effective methods of donor research are insistent to the NGOs and the approaches will be discussed in this webinar, with the focus on efficient use of a variety of free internet tools to identify new international grants for your … [Read more...]

Webinar Video: How to Create a Concept Note for the European Commission

The Webinar Video on "How to Create a Concept Note for the European Commission" is now available online. The European Commission (EC) programmes are a significant potential source of funding for NGOs, but understanding what it is exactly that the Commission wants is often daunting. Drafting a comprehensive concept note under highly competitive conditions often discourages organisations from even applying. Those that do apply frequently end up wasting a lot of time and resources drafting … [Read more...]

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