Webinar Video: How to Raise Funds from USAID

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

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a major source of funds and partnership opportunities for NGOs around the world. USAID offers a significant amount of funding resources for NGOs through grant opportunities and requests for applications. USAID’s funding resources support a wide range of issues areas: agriculture and food security; democracy and human rights; education; global health; environment and global climate change; gender equality; and more.

Despite this, many NGOs often do not apply for funding with USAID because of the complexity and highly competitive nature of the USAID grant system. The funding guidelines can be difficult to understand, instructions are complicated, and the application form can be difficult to follow. But this should not deter NGOs from trying. With some time and effort, it is possible to understand the grant system and apply for USAID grants successfully.

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

How to Raise Funds from USAID

This video covers

  • USAID 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 programs around the world. Megan has developed a broad range of successful applications to US government agencies, including USAID, for development organizations large and small. She has worked in both the US and Europe.

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  1. M Noor Nabiul Ahsan says:

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  2. ALI MUSSA MWADINI says:

    My name is Ali Mussa Mwadini and I am the Founder and currently voluntarily working as Executive Secretary & Peace Activist. Zanzibar Peace, Truth & Transparency Association, is a non-profit Organization, non Political, non Religious, and non Military registered in Zanzibar Tanzania, with its headquarters in Zanzibar Town. Our is against such a background of wars, conflicts, tension and insecurity within Zanzibar community. Our Organization was founded, to focus on True Culture of Peace, and Peace related issues, such as Human rights, Gender Inequality, Interfaith, Democracy, Good Governance and Rule of law within Zanzibar and the Tanzania at large.

    The Zanzibar Peace, truth &Transparency Association has established three specific objectives that guide our work within this broader mission.
    To promote Organization is triggered by the resurgence of political misunderstandings between ruling and opposition political and sustain a True Culture of Peace and reduce violent conflict in the Community.
    To promote knowledge and capacities for poverty reduction and human development initiatives in the Community.
    To empower Zanzibar Community, with education and skills in the areas of Peace, Human Rights, Gender equity, Good governance, and the Rule of Law.
    Our parties in every multiparty election in Zanzibar since 1995, which ends up with conflicts and distorts social fabrics. Zanzibar Peace, Truth & Transparency Association, is committed to address those political misunderstandings accordingly in order to safeguard lives and properties of the Zanzibar community. In this respect, we therefore need to bring together and live Peaceful and prosperous society, and to ensures equal rights and privileges to all Zanzibar citizen.
    To build a peaceful Zanzibar Community, free from Violence, Conflict, Hatred and Fear.
    To promote compassion and understanding, respecting the Differences, Gender Equality and tolerance for others and live together in Harmony
    To promote peace Community in the Villages, Districts, Regional and National, encourage and strengthened for a National Movement for a True Culture of Peace in Zanzibar.
    To undertake Peace Training program within rural Community Leaders, Religious groups, Women Groups, Youth Groups & Youth Centers, Schools, Colleges & universities, in order to reduce conflicts and create sustainable future generations
    To empower community members with skills and knowledge to produce income generating activities in order to reduce poverty and increase peace
    Changing and Reviving the norms and rules governing Zanzibar community, Religious Groups & Political Parties, at all levels in order to ensure that conflicts are dealt with constructively through institutional channels.
    I WOULD LIKE ONCE AGAIN TO SPEAK THE TRUTH OUR ORGANIZATION IN ZANZIBAR IS FACING MANY CHALLENGE. SINCE DAY ONE 2010. FROM WE ARE WORKING VERY HARD PHYSICAL , MENTAL & SOMETIMES FINANCIAL , FORM OUR AND VERY FEW SUPPORTERS ( WELL WISHERS )
    I AM SPEAKING THIS FROM MY HEART AS FOUNDER OF OUR ORGANIZATION, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY & PEACE ACTIVIST. OUR GOVERNMENT & THE LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL DONORS ARE NOT WILLING ( THEY ARE HESITANT TO COME & SUPPORT US PHYSICAL, EDUCATIONAL OR AND FINANCIAL, IN OUR EFFORT TO PROMOTE & SUSTAIN A TRUE CULTURE OF PEACE IN ZANZIBAR COMMUNITY.

    LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE / DURING OUR GENERAL ELECTION OCTOBER 2015. IN OUR ORGANIZATION ZPTTA NGO. WE WERE IMPLEMENTING A N OUT REACH PROGRAM REDUCING ELECTORAL VIOLENCE IN ZANZIBAR COMMUNITY. WE WENT UP & DOWN TO THE GOVERNMENT/ NATIONAL DONORS & INTERNATIONAL DONORS , INCLUDING ZANZIBAR ELECTORAL COMMITTEE ( ZEC )

    UNFORTUNATELY NO STAND OUT TO SUPPORT OUR HARD WORKING ( THE SIMPLE ANSWER. THERE IS PEACE IN ZANZIBAR.NO NEED FOR PEACE AWARENESS. IN ZANZIBAR THREE IS NO REALLY PEACE . WHAT HAVE IN ZANZIBAR COMMUNITY IS IMITATIVE PEACE ( SEE THE OUT COME OF OUR ELECTION. WE DO NOT KNOW WHO IS A WINNER.

    NOW PEACE IS NEEDED IN ZANZIBAR. WE ARE IN TENSION. WE ARE IN THE DUMP OF UN NECESSARY CONFLICT

    LASTLY, I WOULD REQUEST ALL DONORS WHO WILL READ THIS COMMENT TO REPLY & FIND WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR TWO YEARS PROJECT ( PROMOTING & SUSTAINING A TRUE CULTURE OF PEACE IN ZANZIBAR COMMUNITY.
    WE WANT TO START THIS PROJECT IN UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS DOWN TH E GRASSROOTS

    I THANK YOU HOPPING TO HEAR FRO YOUR REPLY SOONEST

    • Deepika Singh says:

      Hi Ali Mussa,

      Fundsforngos is not a funding organization and we do not provide grants. We are a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding.

      Please check out the many resources available on our site.
      https://www.fundsforngos.org

      Thank You!

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