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Community Fundraising: An alternative to funding proposals

Grant funding is an incredibly powerful resource that can change the landscape of organisations and their communities. Funds raised through formal proposals to big organisations like USAID and EuropeAid can support projects for a full year or more, making a lasting impact on their beneficiaries.  Yet the unfortunate fact remains that most grant applications, however […]

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How to Raise Money for an Individual or Family in Need

We often receive requests at FundsforNGOs to support individuals, families or groups who are in need. It is a common problem around the world that cannot be solved by forming an organisation and applying for foreign grants. In these situations are more urgent and local solution needs to be found. People and families can fall […]

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How to conduct Stakeholder Analysis for Your Project Proposals

Stakeholders are individuals, groups of people or organizations that have direct and indirect involvement/interest with your proposed project and hence they can have positive or negative influence on the project. There are different types of stakeholders: (1) Stakeholders: Individuals or organizations who may directly or indirectly, positively or negatively affect or be affected by the […]

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USAID: Transforming Lives Worldwide

“Every day, all over the world, USAID brings peace to those who endure violence, health to those who struggle with sickness, and prosperity to those who live in poverty”. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the United States Government agency primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid. USAID seeks to “extend a helping hand to those […]

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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. […]