Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds from DFID

The webinar video on ‘How to Raise Funds from DFID’ is now available online.

The Department for International Development (DFID) in the United Kingdom is a major source of funds and partnership opportunities for NGOs around the world. DFID offers a significant amount of funding resources for NGOs through grant opportunities and requests for applications. Its funding resources support a wide range of issues areas: education, health, poverty reduction, the environment, water and sanitation.

Despite this, many NGOs often do not apply for funding with DFID because of the complexity and highly competitive nature of the DFID grant system including difficulty in understanding grant guidelines, compilcated instructions and more.

This entry-level webinar will help NGOs identify and apply to DFID request for applications and grant opportunities.

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This video covers:

  • DFID Geographic Landscape: Geographic priorities, Issue Sectors and Financial Instruments & Eligibility
  • How to Participate: Information sources for upcoming calls for proposals
  • The Application Process: The Request for Application Process & the Basic overview on developing the Letter of Interest (LOI), Budget and Full Grant Application

Trainer

Megan Kenna is an entrepreneurial resource mobilization professional, with international experience raising funds for NGOs, start-ups, and development organizations in the US, Europe, and Africa. Megan has worked with dozens of governmental and international organizations. She is an experienced proposal developer, having raised over US$60 million for a range of program around the world. Megan has developed a broad range of successful applications to government agencies, including USAID and DFID, for development organizations large and small. She has worked in both the US and Europe. ​

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Mastering the Art of Donor Cultivation

The Donor in true sense is not a benefactor but a client. A client who is not only the singular most important factor for the success of your organization; but one who is also being pursued by numerous other organizations for funding.

There is a huge competition for funding from a single donor and therefore an organization should be the best or else you will end up getting nothing. Hence, connecting with donors is the most important part of fundraising.

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Understanding the Basics of Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding has emerged as a popular method for organizations to raise funds. Crowdfunding was initially used up by entrepreneurs to raise funds for their ventures but nowadays it has become a fundraising tool in Non Profit Sector as well.

Aided by the reach available to a larger base of individuals through the digital platforms, organizations are able to contact multiple donors.

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crowdfunding.

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List of Donors Funding Ebola Research and Treatment

Ebola virus has affected African countries the most. Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. The current Ebola epidemic, primarily focused in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, is the largest in history.

Many foundations worldwide have donated to help curb the spread of Ebola but the disease is still not cured completely. The virus is still ravaging in some of the African countries and other countries of the world.

The Resource Guide below will introduce you to some generous donors that are funding efforts to help curb the spread of Ebola virus. Examples include:

  1. World Health Organization: Preventing Ebola Outbreaks & Supporting Countries at Ebola Risk
  2. UN Foundation’s Ebola Response Fund: Efforts to Stop Ebola
  3. NEID’s Beyond Ebola Fund: Actions for Ebola Outbreak Today & in Future!

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Facebook for your NGO: Make Your Presence Effective

Facebook is an important platform for non government organizations (NGOs), especially those in the developing world.

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, and even reach your beneficiaries with program interventions.

Facebook is not only a broadcast medium but an interactive platform through which you can engage with people. It is an opportunity to hear what others have to say about your work, and give them a meaningful way to participate.

This Resource Guide will tell you about how Facebook can be an excellent medium for promoting your NGOs work and how to manage your NGOs Facebook page. The guide will provide smarter ways of publishing and advertising the content and a lot more.

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Download Resource Guide on Women’s Grants: International Women’s Day Special

8th March is celebrated as the International Women’s Day all over the world in order to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

Women in developed and developing countries have shown a tremendous growth in every sector and have gained self-respect through their performances.

There are a lot of grant opportunities all over the world, that are open for women with a motive of supporting their empowerment and rights as humans. Examples include:

  • Urgent Action Fund: Supporting Women & Transgender Human Rights Defenders across the World
  • Funds for Women Graduates: Emergency Grants to Women facing Financial Crises
  • Global Fund for Women: Supporting Groups working to Advance the Human Rights of Women and Girls
  • Women Caring for Women International Grant

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Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds from US State Department Bureaus

The webinar video on ‘How to Raise Funds from US State Department Bureaus’ is now available online.

The US Department of State is a major donor to NGOs on a worldwide basis and is active in all major regions of the world. In general, they are considered to be donors easy-to-work-with, with proposal and reporting requirements that are generally feasible for local NGOs to complete.

Despite of all the funding that US Department of State provides, many NGOs do not apply for funding because of certain doubts on geographical restrictions, Department of State’s priorities, application procedure and a lot more.

This entry-level webinar video will help NGOs identify and apply to US Department of State request for applications and grant opportunities.

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This video covers

  • US State Department’s description and its role as a donor
  • The US State Department’s Bureaus and their Priorities
  • Tips on Applying to the US State Department’s calls for proposals
  • Risk and Management concerns

Trainer

Christopher Varady is the founder of SFV Consulting Group. He has worked for both local and international NGOs and has a wide range of experience with major Gulf-based donors and funding mechanisms. In addition to a proven track record of success with all major traditional donors, he has also conducted research, developed strategies, and leveraged funding from several Gulf donors for his clients. Christopher has lived and worked in the Middle East for many years.

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A List of 30+ Multilateral Donors Worldwide

Multilateralism, whether in the form of membership in an alliance or in international institutions, is necessary to bind the great power, discourage unilateralism, and give the small powers a voice and voting opportunities that they would not otherwise have.

A multilateral organisation is an international organisation whose membership is made up of member governments, who collectively govern the organisation and are its primary source of funds. The OECD estimates that in 2008 around 40% of ODA or nearly US$50 billion from DAC countries was channelled through multilateral institutions and funds.

Multilateral aid is generally seen as a less political form of aid than bilateral aid. It pools resources enabling the implementation of large-scale programs that are beyond the capacity of individual donor countries through bilateral aid and can help coordinate donors to address issues at regional and global levels and harmonise their efforts, thereby reducing donor burden in recipient countries.

In this resource guide we have created a list providing information about world’s biggest and best known multilateral donors. Examples include:

  • African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Andean Development Corporation (CAF)
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  • European Investment Bank

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Grant Opportunities closing in March 2016

Are your efforts to apply for grants going in vain due to skipped deadlines? Do you feel the inadequacy of time to apply for an opportunity when you get to know about it. If yes, then prepare well in advance and apply for grant opportunities closing in March 2016.

Examples include:

  • Foundation for Human Rights: Socio-Economic Justice for All
  • Positive Action for Children Fund
  • OSISA Grants to support Innovative Programs
  • Social Fund for Development

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List of Great Donors in Arab Countries

Donors in Arab Countries have long history as aid providers. Due to limited resources and knowledge, some regions are still under developed. Arab Donors provide support in various countries worldwide in order to foster understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities.

This resource guide contains a list of such donors in Arab Region that provide aid in Arab countries and countries worldwide. Examples include:

  • Dubai Cares that works to improve children’s access to primary education in Developing Countries
  • The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development that is helping developing countries to achieve sustainable economic development.
  • The Arab Fund that works for economic and social development.
  • Islamic Development Bank to foster economic development and social growth of its member countries and Muslim communities.

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