9 interesting ways to maintain relationships with your donors

Every donor, be it an individual, a donor agency, a foundation, or a CSR (corporate social responsibility) arm, looks for feedback from the non-profit or charity. Feedback in terms of knowing how important they are for you, how appreciated they are, and what it gives them to stay connected. A sense of appreciation, feeling of contributing towards a social cause, and regular and meaningful communication would result in maintenance of lasting relationships with your donors. Here are 10 … [Read more...]

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Using Social Media to Enhance Your NGO Visibility

We have been living in the age of internet for quite some time now. Internet has enabled producers reach out to millions of consumers and vice-versa. It has helped connect writers to millions of its readers. In recent years the world of internet has come up with another new communication and social channel. Social media is a catch-all term for sites that may provide radically different social actions. Over the last few years, social media has emerged as an important medium of communication … [Read more...]

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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...]

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How to Frame Goals and Objectives in a Project Proposal

Goals and objectives form the most important part of a project proposal and one should pay great attention while framing them. Setting the goal is often the first step towards developing a proposal as it lays the foundation for the project. Next in process is defining objectives that would help in achieving the goal. Program managers should not overlook both these steps as, well drafted goals and objectives facilitate in developing an articulate proposal that has high chances of getting … [Read more...]

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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 donors! So here are a few tips on how to write engaging case studies to … [Read more...]

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How to Apply for a Tailor-Made Training Course: A Programme within Netherlands Fellowship Programmes

The Tailor-Made Training course (TMT) is a specific type of study programme funded within the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) in order to meet the specific needs of a requesting organization. Any organization will be eligible for an NFP Tailor-Made Training programme only if it is located in one of the NFP countries. The programme is open to a broad range of s in 51 NFP countries, from education institutions, research institutes and ministries to NGOs and small and medium sized … [Read more...]

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Infographic: How to summarize a Full Proposal into a Short Concept Note

Not every donor will be interested to outrightly read your full proposal. Ideally, a successful fundraiser would first approach the donor with a concept note that outlines the full project idea in a concise manner. In this infographic, you will come across useful tips to summarize your proposal into a short concept note. … [Read more...]

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How NGOs can use Facebook for ensuring an Effective Presence

Facebook for Your NGO Facebook is an important platform for non government organizations (NGOs), especially those in the developing world. As the developing world comes online, they do so through their mobile devices, and for them, the Internet is Facebook. For NGOs in the developing world, an effective presence on Facebook is becoming vital. It is a way to stay in touch with your supporters, to build a base of people committed to your mission, to spread the message about your organization, … [Read more...]

Resource mobilization for community-based organizations

Community-based organizations (CBO) or Community organizations (CO) have been an integral part of the development projects and initiatives since decades. They are indeed the ‘face’ of community empowerment, by virtue of the fundamental principles of democratic processes, building on the social capital, and reliance on community participation. Many development projects have CBO formation as a ‘model’ inherent in the project principles, systems and processes. Most commonly, CBOs form, grow and … [Read more...]

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Infographic: Seven Qualities of a Successful Fundraiser

A successful fundraiser needs to be dynamic, innovative and creative to get into the swing of fundraising. A dynamic and effective fundraiser is an asset for the organization. If you have a fundraiser in your organization, or you are planning to hire one, it will be worthwhile to ensure s/he has the following attributes. With inputs from Dr. Saumya Arora. … [Read more...]