Evergreen Grants: How to apply for funding without worrying about deadlines?

When we identify a funding opportunity and decide to apply for it, the single big factor that will most significantly influence us in the process is its deadline. A deadline that is close enough can be very disappointing. For example, if you come to know of a funding opportunity 3 days prior to its deadline, […] … [Read more...]

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...]

How to develop a Budget for your Project Proposal?

Developing budgets for your project or for even your organization is one of the most time-consuming tasks. Often we think that a budget is a simple format attached to a project proposal and you need to fill it according to the activities and strategies proposed in the project. However, when you start opening up a […] … [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...]

7 tips for creating successful partnerships with NGOs

This is a time for collaborations, partnerships, scales and thus revolutionizing the social development milieu. Especially in the wake of corporate social responsibility and sustainability concerns finding their ways into corporate strategies across countries and geographies; the state, the private sector and the ‘third’ sector are collaborating across spaces to lead to a better, converging […] … [Read more...]

EC Call for Proposals: Sustainable and Innovative Cities and Regions – India

Join FundsforNGOs Premium and get free access to our new and upcoming webinar on 'How to Raise Funds from DFID - the UK Department for International Development' on April 12, 2016 at 1:30 PM GMT. Learn how to identify DFID funding opportunities, how to apply and more. LIMITED SEATS. Click here to learn more! EC Call for Proposals: Sustainable and Innovative Cities and Regions – India Deadline: 19 April 2016 India The European Commission is currently accepting proposals for a programme … [Read more...]

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund – United States

Deadline: 31 July 2017 The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund will provide production grants totaling $195,000 to be used in the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States. Grants will be made to up to 12 projects that tell a compelling story and focus on one of Pare Lorentz's central concerns—the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all or the illumination of pressing social problems. The fund supports full-length … [Read more...]

PeaceNexus Foundation’s 2016 Organizational Development Grant

Deadline: 25 April 2016 The PeaceNexus Foundation has announced a call for applications for its 2016 Organizational Development Grant. NGOs in the Western Balkans, West Africa, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan as well as international NGOs can apply for this opportunity. Eligibility criteria Only registered non-profit organisations with a peacebuilding relevant mandate and activities are eligible; Think-tanks, academic institutions and policy makers without operational peace-building activities in … [Read more...]

USAID/India seeking applications from NGOs for India Partnerships Program

Join FundsforNGOs Premium and get free access to our new and upcoming webinar on 'How to Raise Funds from DFID - the UK Department for International Development' on April 12, 2016 at 1:30 PM GMT. Learn how to identify DFID funding opportunities, how to apply and more. LIMITED SEATS. Click here to learn more! USAID/India seeking applications from NGOs for India Partnerships Program Deadline: 30 March 2017 India The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a … [Read more...]

USAID/India seeking applications from NGOs for India Partnerships Program

Deadline: 30 March 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a call for proposals from qualified NGOs (and also for-profit and governmental organizations) to apply for the India Partnerships Program (IPP) under the Annual Program Statement (APS). The IPP supports testing, adoption and scaling of creative or innovative solutions to meet development challenges in the areas of health, food security, clean energy, gender equality, female empowerment, … [Read more...]

Infographic: US Government Grants for Refugees

In these critical times, when refugees are the most affected groups around the world, we list out top grants from US Government providing aid to them. … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for World of Children Award 2016: Recognizing the Most Effective Changemakers for Children Worldwide

Deadline: 1 April 2016 World of Children Award is currently inviting applications for its 2016 Grants Program, providing funds and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective change makers for children worldwide. The Award's mission is to support life-changing work for children, seeking out only the most effective change makers for children worldwide. Award Categories Protection Award The Protection Award recognizes … [Read more...]

Understanding NGO Registration in India and other Important Financial Information

Understanding NGO Registration in India and other Important Financial Information In this article, we give you an introduction of various legal frameworks for NGOs for registering and managing their organizations and the required financial information in India…[more] Archives: SBI Youth for India Fellowship Programme Deadline: 10 June 2016 India Applications are open for the SBI Youth for India fellowship programme 2016 whose aim is to achieve as much diversity as possible in terms of … [Read more...]

SBI Youth for India Fellowship Programme

SBI Youth for India Fellowship Programme Deadline: 10 June 2016 India Applications are open for the SBI Youth for India fellowship programme 2016 whose aim is to achieve as much diversity as possible in terms of professional experience, education and cultural background, to be able to bring fresh perspectives towards rural development…[more] Archives: How to write engaging case studies to demonstrate impact A case study is a very important qualitative method of capturing impact. It is … [Read more...]

How to write engaging case studies to demonstrate impact

How to write engaging case studies to demonstrate impact A case study is a very important qualitative method of capturing impact. It is an approach to qualitative research with focus on specific in-depth analysis of a particular case, incident, story, or event. For NGOs, case studies reflect successes of a particular program(s) in terms of changing people’s lives, with ‘voice’ of the people impacted. Well-researched and well-documented case studies win hearts, and may even win … [Read more...]

Teach for India Fellowship: Developing the Lives of the Children

Teach for India Fellowship: Developing the Lives of the Children Deadline: 25 August 2016 India Applications are open for the Teach for India Fellowship Program 2016 that is providing Indian citizens an opportunity to became a part of the solution and a change agent in the society. The Program is a 2 year full-time paid commitment in which the most promising graduates and professionals will be placed as full-time teachers in under-resourced and low-income schools….[more] Archives: Call … [Read more...]

Korean Green Foundation’s Small Grants for Environment, Education and Research

Deadline: 8 April 2016 Korean Green Foundation’s 2016 Green Asia Grant Program is accepting applications from NGOs in Asia to provide small grants in areas of environment, education and research. The grant supports activities of civil society organizations and strengthen the environmental grassroots network in Asia. The Foundation aspires to find solutions for environmental problems within Asian countries which are most affected by environmental issues. A maximum of US $5000 is available for … [Read more...]

India Call for Proposals: Water for Health 2016

Call for Proposals: Water for Health 2016 to Support High Quality Research & Development Programmes Deadline: 24 May 2016 The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) jointly announces a call for proposals under the topic of Water for Health 2016 to support high quality research and development programmes…[more] Fund-raising scenario in India: Lessons for NGOs Non-profit sector is increasingly feeling a need … [Read more...]

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