fundsforngos.org is an online initiative, working for the sustainability of NGOs by increasing their access to donors, resources, and skills. It uses technology to spread knowledge and increase capacity.
NGOs around the world all face unique challenges in attracting and maintaining resources for their programs. Though development funding is a multi-billion dollar pie many barriers prevent NGOs from successfully vying for these funds. First, announcements of funding competitions are fragmented all over the web and difficult to identify. Second, competition is strong and the application process arduous. How can NGOs spend less time fundraising and more time running programs?
This was the founding concept for fundsforngos.org – to help reduce these barriers for NGOs and practitioners at all levels, and of all sizes and sophistication. Providing users with free alerts on funding availability was an important first step. Starting out only a few years back with a trickle of users, the website is now generating millions of page views.
Sameer Zuhad, the Founder and CEO of fundsforngos.org, leads the operations in India. Sameer is an accomplished writer and social researcher with extensive experience in the field of sustainable development. Having worked in India and Nepal with various grassroots-oriented community organizations drives his desire to work for sustainable civil society development. In starting fundsforngos.org, Sameer has digitally empowered thousands of NGOs at all levels in over 150 countries.
Managing the fundsforngos.org office in the United States, Erik Detiger has nearly two decades of experience working in the field of international philanthropy and fundraising. His international experience includes growing up in Europe and working in Asia, Africa, and the United States. A successful international project manager and fundraising professional, Erik has raised hundreds of millions for numerous projects from a wide variety of government agencies, foundations, and institutions. Erik is also the Founder and Managing Director of Philantropia Inc – an international fundraising consultancy firm.
fundsforngos.org believes that no intervention can be successful unless the implementing organization has sustainable resources to work over a longer period of time. By presenting funding opportunities from around the world and providing tools supporting organizational growth, we hope to play our part in creating a better world.
fundsforngos.org is wholly owned by FUNDSFORNGOS, LLC located at 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 437, New York, NY 10017, USA.