11 Things to Consider Before Applying for Government Funding

Government Grants are rarely available to individuals. To be eligible you will most likely need to be a registered non profit organisation in your area. Each grant making body will have its own set off rules that you should read as a priority and before making any other arrangements to apply for funding. Research funding opportunities in full. Many government grants will be backed up by significant documentation detailing the regulations of who and want they are able to support. It is vital … [Read more...]

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5 Tips for Great Proposals – A Free “How-To” Video

Fundsforngos.org has produced a free 10 minute how-to video on proposal writing. The video provides 5 excellent tips on how to develop a better proposal. If you want to write great proposals be sure to watch this useful video. Fundsforngos.org also offers a range of other resources to improve NGO fundraising capacity – including tools on how to improve your proposals and increase your chances for fundraising success. Please click here to visit the fundsforngos.org resource page. … [Read more...]

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What is a Case Study? Helping NGOs Understand How to Write a Case Study

Link to the Main Page A case study can be described as “a study of a unique incident relating to an individual or a group or a community or any other entity.” The incident can either express a problem that needs to be addressed or it could be a story of success that has to be shared and publicized. In most cases, the case study is unique relating to a single individual, group or any other entity but it can carry the power of representing facts of a whole area. For example, if you come across a … [Read more...]

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How to write a Human Rights Project Proposal

Many NGOs working on human rights have often found proposal writing a challenging task. Although conceptualizing a project can be fairly easy by examining the ground situation in the target community, but writing down the same on paper can be difficult. Funding agencies also demand complicated information in their proposal formats which further discourage NGOs. In this context, we are providing some basic guidance to help NGOs understand the various aspects of a human rights project proposal … [Read more...]

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How to write a proposal for a Community Livelihoods Development Project

Strengthening livelihoods, especially ensuring food security and increasing income opportunities for local communities, is one of the core responsibilities of NGOs working in poor and developing countries. As many efforts are made in this direction, small organizations continue to face challenges in developing a plan or a project proposal to raise funds to support their interventions. Here, we are providing some basic guidelines to assist NGOs to write effective proposals for building … [Read more...]

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How to write Proposals on Projects addressing Climate Change

As issues related to climate change and global warming start to occupying large spaces on our tables, it is high time that we also made preparations to address them in a holistic manner. Many NGOs are not yet ready to equip themselves with information on climate change either because they still believe it is too scientific or because it can easily divert their current work strategies. While it is important to remain focused on issues of interest, it is also necessary to keep our eyes and ears … [Read more...]

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How to write a Proposal for One Woman Initiative

The "One Woman Initiative" is an international fund for NGOs focused upon empowering women in Muslim-majority countries by providing them training, technology, information and facilitating microlending and advocacy of their basic rights. The "One Woman Initiative" has been supported by the USAID and US State Department and it is managed by CAFAmerica. This Fund is open to NGOs to apply and receive support on the issues mentioned above, possibly in targeted countries only.The One Woman Initiative … [Read more...]

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Budget and Proposal Packaging

PreviousBudget The budget has to be itemized as clearly as possible, presented in the required format. It should be in line with the activities set in the project. It will be an additional advantage to mention contribution from other sources such as the community or other donors. Contribution made by the proposing organization should also be mentioned. It there is any recurring income from the project activities, it needs to be clearly given in the budget section. Proposal … [Read more...]

Monitoring & Evaluation

Previous Although it is the responsibility of the donor to carry out monitoring and evaluation of the project, it usually seeks the plan from the implementing NGO about it. Monitoring and evaluation enables constant check on the activities and helps review the progress made at every step. Monitoring should be the integral part of project implementation; in fact, there should be an internal mechanism to monitor the results, risks, assumptions and performance regularly through meetings and … [Read more...]

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Results

Previous Results are changes that we expect to take place after implementing the project activities. The results are generally positive experiences undergone by the beneficiaries. Results are divided into three types: 1. Outputs 2. Outcomes 3. Impact Outputs are immediate results that we achieve soon after the completion the project or any specific project activity. For example, if a training on human rights is carried out in a project, the output or the immediate result of it … [Read more...]