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; environment and global climate change; gender equality; and more.

This video will help NGOs identify and apply to USAID request for applications and grant opportunities.

Topics Covered

  • USAID Geographic Landscape: Geographic priorities, Issue Sectors and Financial Instruments & Eligibility
  • How to Participate: Information sources for upcoming calls for proposals
  • The Application Process: The Request for Application Process & the Basic overview on developing the Letter of Interest (LOI), Budget and Full Grant Application


Megan Kenna is an entrepreneurial resource mobilization professional, with international experience raising funds for NGOs, start-ups, and development organizations in the US, Europe, and Africa. Megan has worked with dozens of governmental and international organizations. She is an experienced proposal developer, having raised over US$60 million for a range of program around the world. Megan has developed a broad range of successful applications to government agencies, including USAID and DFID, for development organizations large and small. She has worked in both the US and Europe.

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