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Interview with the Donor: UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

As part of FundsforNGOs new series “Interview with the Donor”, today we have spoken with UN Women to provide further insight into the newly announced Call for Proposals by the UN Trust Fund to  End Violence against Women . Adijana Sisic, Chief of the Trust Fund which is administered by  UN Women on behalf of […]

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Fundraising Essentials: Making an Effective Case for Support

Creating a powerful, emotive and thought provoking case for support is an area where a good number of otherwise excellent grant funding applications fall down. Producing a clear, well structured and memorable case for support is difficult in that it requires a combination of creative and formal writing styles that is challenging to get right. […]


Top Ten Grantmaking Donors that Support Children’s Projects

We’ve selected ten of the world’s best grantmaking donors that support children’s projects around the world. All of the organisations featured offer financial support for NGOs that provide development projects for children as well as cross-cutting issues related to children. For each donor we have included a brief description of the organisation, its geographical coverage, […]

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‘Understanding SMART Objectives’ – for Your Project Proposals

Every time we site down to write project proposals, we come across the word “SMART” while developing project objectives. All donors insist that whatever objectives we develop, they have to be SMART. What does it really mean to have SMART objectives? Learn more from this short guide. SMART objectives are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and […]


Grant Proposals: What to do if your proposal is rejected

Grant proposal writing is the “Go big or go home” of the fundraising world. When successful it can regenerate entire organisations and communities. When it goes wrong you have potential lost hundreds of hours of work and investment with very little to show for it. The inherent risk of grant applications, especially in an increasingly […]