How can NGOs apply and get grants from Bilateral Donor Agencies?

Bilateral donor funding refers to the donor country’s Government aid to recipient country in a Government-to-Government or a Government-to-NGO/Civil Society partnership. It is part of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) policies of the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which are working towards economic progress and trade. They play a […] … [Read more...]

How to undertake strategic planning for your NGO

Someone has rightly said that without a plan, a goal is only a wish. In the context of your NGO also, it holds true. Despite having a mission and a vision, an organization might be going on a path to nowhere, as these are very broad statements, and do not provide a clear direction, or […] … [Read more...]

How to establish Effective Governance in Your NGO

The term ‘governance’ comes from Greek verb κυβερνάω [kubernáo], meaning ‘to steer’. Every institution, be it public, private, or third sector, needs governance to function. There are formalized forms of governance, and the most formalized one is the ‘government’. NGOs also need good governance for effective functioning, growth and sustainability. The principles of good governance […] … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State Bureau of PRM: NGO Programs Benefiting Refugees & Vulnerable Populations

Deadline: 25 May 2016 U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is seeking proposals from organisations for its NGO programs to provide benefits to refugees and other vulnerable populations in Central Asia. Funding Priorities Proposed activities should primarily support Afghan refugees and stateless individuals in Central Asia. Proposals can include projects […] … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of ECA: Inviting NGOs for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Deadline: 28 June 2016 The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is seeking applications from U.S. public and private non-profit organizations for FY2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program with an aim  to build mutual understanding and strengthen U.S. engagement with professionals from designated countries who are well placed to address […] … [Read more...]

Twitter for Good: 9 steps for NGOs to get on Twitter

Believe it or not, Twitter is revolutionizing communication as we know it. The freedom and power of 140 characters is taking the social media by storm every day. Daily we come across various things which are ‘trending’ on social media, and Twitter has major role to play there. For NGOs, many are on social media […] … [Read more...]

Call for Applications: The Global Drug Policy Advocacy Fellowship Program for Asia & Africa

Deadline: 25 April 2016 The Global Drug Policy Program under Open Society Foundations (OSF) invites applications to the 2016 Asia & Africa Advocacy Fellowship Program on Drug Policy Reform. This program supports those working in sectors related to drug policy in order to increase their understanding of international drug policy reform issues, improve their advocacy skills, and enhance their capacity in working with the media on drug policy. The fellowship seeks to increase the capacity of … [Read more...]

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: Inviting Portuguese NGOs for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives Programme

Deadline: 30 April 2016 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is seeking applications from Portuguese NGOs for Bilateral Cooperation Initiatives programme that intends to support activities aimed at enhancing relations between Portuguese NGOs and entities of the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) with a view to exchanging international experiences, sharing and transferring knowledge and good practices to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of NGOs in the Portuguese civil society … [Read more...]

EACEA Call for Proposals: Supporting Social Inclusion through Education, Training & Youth

Deadline: 30 May 2016 The European Commision in cooperation with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is seeking proposals will support projects in the fields of education, training and youth, which aim at upscaling and disseminating innovative good practices falling under the scope of the Declaration on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education. The programme is divided into two lots Lot 1: … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to Afghanistan: Youth Debate Training and Competition

Deadline: 20 June 2016 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is seeking proposals from eligible organizations for Youth Debate Training and Competition intending Afghan youth to develop skills required for successful civic engagement (e.g., public speaking, critical thinking, team-building, in-depth research) through formal debate training and competition. Funding Information The Base Period award floor and ceiling are set at $70,000 and $100,000. … [Read more...]