GlobalGiving: Connecting Nonprofits, Donors and Companies

GlobalGiving is an online fundraising platform that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money they need to improve their communities. Its goal is to find organizations best positioned to solve problems in their communities and help increase their impact. Once the application gets approved by the team, the applicants become able to: post a project to promote their project and receive donations; use GlobalGiving’s donor management … [Read more...]

GlobalGiving Emerging Organization Bonus and Matching Day, May 25th, 2016

GlobalGiving links up donors, nonprofits and companies worldwide by heping registered organizations in accessing the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. It is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits and works with a mission to catalyze a global market for ideas, information, and money that democratizes aid and philanthropy. GlobalGiving helps people to achieve funds for their cause and supports nonprofits in order to make them … [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...]

8 very simple yet effective tips for donor retention

NGOs are now focusing on donor acquisition strategies, along with resource mobilization and fundraising strategies. But research tells us that the donor retention rates are poor in most cases, at a mere 25%. This means that out of 4 new donors acquired; only 1 continues to be associated with the cause for the next year. This means that most of the efforts and resources spent for raising resources and acquiring donors go in vain! A high donor retention rate means less resources spent, and more … [Read more...]

How Indian NGOs can mobilize funds through CSR: A guide

Many Indian companies have been contributing to the society through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arms and foundation since their inception, like Tata group, Aditya Birla group, among many others. So, CSR is not an entirely new concept in Indian context. But the Companies Act 2013 has put CSR in the forefront, with a ‘comply or explain’ mandate, for companies that have more than 5 crores INR as net profit for a year. This mandate has thus opened new doors for Indian NGOs, and has … [Read more...]

16 Powerful Tips to Boost your Online and Offline Fundraising Efforts

This guide offers you some tips that have worked for some organizations and will surely help you to maximize your funding efforts. Most often fundraising efforts of organizations go futile because of improper planning and lack of effective fundraising strategies. No matter how effectual an organization is in implementing field projects, they generally have to struggle when it comes to raising funds. Fundraising forms the most important activity of any NGO to sustain and continue their … [Read more...]

Seven Qualities of a Successful Fundraiser

In this era of globalization and digitization of everything, methods and ways of fundraising are also transforming from conventional to very innovative and creative ones. 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. If you … [Read more...]

Apply to GlobalGiving Today: An Online Fundraising Platform for Social Entrepreneurs & Nonprofits around the World

Deadline: 24 July 2015 GlobalGiving is an online fundraising platform that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money they need to improve their communities. It offers a secure and trusted platform to receive donations; connects you with new individual and corporate donors around the world; and provides non-profits with the tools, trainings, and resources they need to upgrade their fundraising. Non-profits and Social Entrepreneurs will have … [Read more...]

Resource Alliance Offers 50% Bursaries to Attend International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation Asia 2015

Deadline: 1 June 2015 The Resource Alliance is currently inviting eligible candidates to apply for bursaries to attend the International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation (IWRM) to be held from 24-27 August 2015 in New Delhi, India. The workshop focuses on providing comprehensive training in all aspects of resource mobilisation and sustainable fundraising techniques. A limited number of bursaries will be provided to the eligible candidates to attend the IWRM Asia 2015 and receive mentoring … [Read more...]

Take forward your Fundraising Mission: Apply to GlobalGiving Today

Deadline: 24 April 2015 GlobalGiving is an online fundraising platform that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money they need to improve their communities. It offers a secure and trusted platform to receive donations; connects you with new individual and corporate donors around the world; and provides non-profits with the tools, trainings, and resources they need to upgrade their fundraising. Non-profits and Social Entrepreneurs will … [Read more...]

Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Began 1979, The Open Society Foundations remain today committed to the global struggle for open society and respond quickly to the challenges and opportunities of the future. The foundations fund a range of programs around the world, from public health to education to business development. Women’s Rights Program, one of the foundation’s focused programs, supports efforts to strengthen women’s rights organizations and movements, advance sexual and reproductive rights and justice, and promote … [Read more...]

How do we apply to the UN Women Trust Funds?

UN Fund for Gender Equality Women-led Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) including, but not limited to, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, trade unions or labor associations, agricultural collectives, and advocacy networks can apply for the Fund. The applicant organization must have legal status with the local competent national authority and must be located in at least one of the program implementation countries that are eligible in the OECD’s Development … [Read more...]

Resource guide on Fundraising Resources for Women’s and Girls’ Rights

The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be coming up in the next few weeks. In light of this session, we have prepared a resource guide on Fundraising resources for Women's and Girls' Rights. This resource guide profiles the networks, foundations and organizations providing funding support to organizations around the world that are working on Women's and Girls' Rights issues. Networks & Institutes Women’s Funding Network Women’s Funding Network is more than 150 … [Read more...]

Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) Seed Grant Opportunities

Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) provides direct funding to faculty members of University of Michigan and to graduate students pursuing scholarship, research and other creative activities. The research areas or activities must be related to women and gender. IRWG fosters collaboration and further the research of all U-M faculty members and graduate students. IRWG provides direct research funding and valuable expertise to those seeking external funding. U-M Faculty members are … [Read more...]

Resource Guide: International Seed Grant Opportunities for New NGOs and Early Start-Ups

Funding sources for new NGOs and new ideas are rare. Most donor agencies prefer to provide financial support to experienced organizations. But this does not mean that early-stage grant-seekers should feel discouraged. We have gathered a list of those grant-making agencies which offer programs to provide small and large size grants to new ideas, promising efforts, potential scale-ups and even new NGOs. Such type of funding is also known as 'seed grants' but they are available only for the most … [Read more...]

Africa Seed Grants Program for Conservation and Research Projects

The Cleveland Zoological Society offers $1000 to $3500 for conservation and research initiatives in Africa. The projects involving wildlife and their habitats, and educational or cultural activities that involve or impact wildlife and their habitats are supported by the seed grants. Focus Areas Wildlife protection (law enforcement, illegal wildlife trade issues, etc.) Human wildlife conflict mitigation Development and promotion of sustainable environmental practices Habitat … [Read more...]

Up to $2 Million Fund of International Wheat Yield Partnership for Organizations Around The Globe

Deadline: 15 March 2015 The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) invites pre-proposals from both public and private organizations around the world for its first call of proposal for the year 2015. Organizations seeking new ways to increase the genetic yield potential of wheat are encouraged to participate in the grant program. IWYP is inviting reliable proposals to maximize and enhance the genetic yield potential of wheat. The mission is to co-ordinate wheat research and … [Read more...]

SWITCH Asia II Concept Note Submission Guideline

You are required to complete the Concept Note Form available in the SWITCH Asia II Call to be eligible for the grants. The concept note requires an estimate of the amount of contribution requested from the Contracting Authority and an indicative percentage of that contribution in relation to the total amount of the Action. If selected, you will have to provide complete estimated budget sheet. The EU contribution may not vary from the initial estimate by more than 20%. Please … [Read more...]

Activities and Expected Results of SWITCH Asia II Grant Program

Projects will work closely with the SWITCH-Asia Policy Support Component in order to maximize policy impact and sustainability. They will have to actively disseminate their results and facilitate exchange of good practices, and to cooperate with the SWITCH-Asia Network Facility on documenting the results of the overall program. The projects should envisage development and actual application of replication mechanisms (e.g. voluntary agreements, product and service standards, public-private … [Read more...]

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