How NGOs can Prepare Themselves for Donor Visits

Ever wondered what is it that some NGOs get funding from donors easily while some have to put all their efforts into getting the donor to help them in their endeavors? What makes some NGOs present their work better to their donors than others who are putting in the same intensity? Well, here is the answer. A well planned and organized “Donor’s Visit.”

But what exactly makes a regular donor visit the perfect one? If you want to know the answer, you shouldn’t worry because we have just the right experience in handling funders’ visit and have concentrated our best juice of experience in this guide on how to prepare for donors visit like a boss.

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Apparently, it’s a well known fact that most of the non-profit organizations, explicitly NGOs and Charitable trusts, struggle to fulfill the need of funds to sustain their community based programs. So much so, that there is an incessant effort put in for fundraising to sustain programs financially and the desperation is even more if the goal of the intervention looks into the long term future.

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For example, the programs that require behavior change in the beneficiaries take much longer time as compared to the intervention that only requires setting up the infrastructure or simply implanting machinery like building water tanks, creating small reservoirs, installing condom vending machines or making toilets for the poor community as such tasks require only one time investment.

Therefore, for charitable organizations and NGOs to implement their programs for a particular development vision will require outside monetary support. Having said that, the answer to NGOs looking for funds is the pool of potential worldwide donor agencies, embassies, government bodies and individual philanthropists that have interest and large fund base to support NGO designed programs.

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Many a times an NGO has an eligible proposal and technicality to handle programs but it somehow lacks on presenting its capacity to the donors and hence gets rejected. Not just this, in order to make sure that the fund support goes into right hands even the funding agencies often hire a highly technical individual who scrutinizes the NGO capacity over critical parameters.

This guide is the answer to your quest for a perfect donor visit. It will not only help you prepare for a potential donor visit but will also serve as a manual or a check list to assist you strengthen your NGO’s overall administrative system.
What could be done in a scenario when people from the donor’s agency want to visit your workplace in few days’ time to look over the NGO’s work culture?

Acknowledging the significance of this topic and to let budding and even well established NGOs make the most out of potential donor’s visit, we have prepared a holistic guide on “How NGOs can Prepare Themselves for Donor Visits”, available exclusively for our premium members. If you are a fundsforNGOs Premium Member, you can download this document by logging in here.

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