The European Commission (EC) is a highly potential source of funding for NGOs worldwide. Its regular call for proposals and other grant opportunities offer a substantial amount of funding resources for NGOs. These calls and opportunities seek to support projects and programmes aimed at reducing global poverty, ensuring sustainable development and promoting democracy, peace and security around the world.
Although being one of the major multilaterals, the European Commission is still one of the less tapped donor agency. NGOs prefer to keep away from exploring funding options from this agency because of its complex system of providing grants. The EC grant system is highly competitive because of which it has developed multi-layered system for processing proposals. Sometimes the funding guidelines can be exhaustive, registration in its PADOR database can be complicated and its application form can be difficult to follow.
But these impediments should not deter NGOs from tapping this huge resource of funding available for them. It does not take long to understand the grant system and apply for the EC grants.
Our webinar on ‘How to raise Funds from the European Commission‘ to be held on September 24, 2012 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM GMT offers you with rich insights on how the EC grant system works and how NGOs can explore various opportunities available there. The webinar will help you better understand how the European Commission operations, how to identify the vast number of funding opportunities offered by it, how to register and apply for funding through its grant system and how can one become successful in raising funds from it.
Who is the trainer?
Erik Detiger is the Managing Director of Philantropia, Inc and as an independent consultant and trainer has over a decade of experience working in the field of international philanthropy and fundraising. A highly successful international project manager and fundraising professional, Erik has raised over US $150 million in the non-profit field for numerous international projects from a wide variety of government agencies, foundations, and institutions. He has been successful in raising funds from a range of international institutional donors. Being of Dutch nationality and based in the States he counts with a wealth of knowledge on both US and European donors.
Meghan Arakelian is a Program Associate at Philantropia, Inc and is an experienced international fundraiser and researcher. She is especially skilled in conducting prospect research of international institutional donors. She has helped organize and led components of fundraising trainings in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.
To register for this webinar, click here.