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women's livelihood

Download a Great Sample Proposal on ‘Women’s Livelihood Development’

Building livelihoods through microenterprises for women is one of the remarkable ideas for developing sustainability, improving household income and creating jobs in the poorest regions of the world. A lot of donor agencies including the USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations emphasize upon enhancing the business development skills of women for sustainable development. […]


How to create an NGO Gift Acceptance Policy

Introduction: Most NGOs around the world do not have a written gift acceptance policy. A gift (or grant) acceptance policy is a formal set of guidelines that determines under which conditions an NGO should decline a gift or donation. Some NGOs may have never considered drafting such a policy, or feel that it is unnecessary. […]

asia foundation

The Asia Foundation: Improving Lives, Expanding Opportunities introduces the latest in its “Get to know a Funder” series with a guide to one of the biggest Foundation’s in Asia,  The Asia Foundation. The Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization professing a commitment to the “development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region.” The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance, law, and […]


Bridging the Knowledge Gap: fundsforNGOs

fundsforNGOs founder, Sameer Zuhad, was recently interviewed for the 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out – “Fundraising in the Digital Age”. Read an except here and the full story at NTEN. From a modest informal blog to a social enterprise with a community of over 100,000 members, learn how Sameer Zuhad founded fundsforNGOs to help build […]


Don’t just write, call your potential funder!

Many grant applications are submitted in an extremely formal and methodical manner. Organisations visit a funder’s website, download the application details, send a letter of inquiry, wait for a response before sending a full application if they were successful in the previous steps. Your NGO could be applying for millions of dollars over multiple years […]