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...]

Jack Kimmel International Grant of Up to $10,000: Seeking Researchers Worldwide

Deadline: 1 October 2016 The TREE Fund is currently inviting applications for its Jack Kimmel International Grant Program with an aim to provide much needed funding to arboriculture and urban forestry researchers all over the world. Priority Areas Root and soil management Propagation, planting and establishment Plant health care Risk assessment and worker safety Urban […] … [Read more...]

Bureau of ECA: Inviting Applicants for Emerging Young Leaders Award

Deadline: 1 June 2016 The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is seeking applications for the FY 2016 Emerging Young Leaders Award (EYL) to honor and support international youth that have done exceptional work to create positive and impactful social change in challenging environments. EYL […] … [Read more...]

IWMF Call for Applications: Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists

Deadline: 6 July 2016 The International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) is currently inviting women journalists from around the world for its Howard G. Buffett Fund, supporting projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives. Objectives The Fund’s objectives are to: Advance women in the news media worldwide by funding innovative projects and unique […] … [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...]

European Union EIDHR Program: CBSS to Support Civil Society & Human Rights Defenders in Tajikistan

Deadline: 24 June 2016 European Union is seeking proposals from organisations for a country based support scheme (CBSS) with an aim to support civil society and human rights defenders in Tajikistan in working on human rights (political, civil, economic, social and cultural) and democratization. The objective of this call is to contribute to the development […] … [Read more...]

USAID/West Africa: Countering Violent Extremism Piloting

Deadline: 25 April 2017 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations to fund a program entitled “Countering Violent Extremism Piloting” to develop solutions to urgent and critical violent extremist (VE) challenges in West Africa. The activities will focus on providing innovative approaches that address current […] … [Read more...]

U.S. Mission to India: U.S.-South India Renewable Energy Innovation Challenge

Deadline: 28 June 2016 The U.S. Consulate General, Public Affairs Section in Chennai is seeking applications from organisations for a programme entitled “U.S.-South India Renewable Energy Innovation Challenge” that seeks to raise awareness of and increase interest in opportunities for innovation in the renewable energy field among young South Indian entrepreneurs and innovators. The proposed […] … [Read more...]