How to Raise Funds from Gulf Foundations

How to train NGO staff in Fundraising

Fundraising is the lifeline activity for any NGO, yet it is the most challenging task for us all. This is because there are so few resources available and too many seekers reaching them out. In such cases, only organizations that are competitive, responsive and creative succeed. But to be competitive, responsive and creative, it is […]

Prepare the staff in fundraising work

FUNDRAISING CAN BE A SIMPLE AND ENJOYABLE WORK We often think that fundraising is a serious job and only someone with a high level of education and experience can undertake it. But this cannot be true always. We believe that a person, mostly young and enthusiastic, with basic writing and speaking skills and some level […]

Sample Job Description for NGO Fundraising Staff

Below is a sample job description that can be used as terms of reference for an NGO staff assigned with the responsibility of raising funds for the organization. Position: Fundraising Assistant Reporting to: Director Objective: To provide assistance to the head or the board of the organization in identifying donor resources, raising funds and writing […]

Giving Orientation to the Fundraising Staff

Patience is a necessity in fundraising. So, it also becomes necessary to remain patient while dealing with the staff newly assigned with the job of raising funds for your organization. The person may be fluent in English and good at internet, but may have little knowledge about fundraising. In other circumstances, the person may have […]

Training Tasks for the Fundraising Staff

Allow the fundraising staff to browse through previous proposals and concept notes. Allow him or her sometime to read and understand them. Let the person understand the current work of the organization with a new perspective. Since the person is taking a new responsibility, he or she may be needing a fresh perspective to the […]

What the Fundraising Staff should not do…

New and enthusiastic fundraising staff in their efforts to raise funds for the organization may unintentionally end up doing things that can adversely affect the organization like bombarding emails everywhere with donation requests. This can harm the reputation of your organization. Below are some things that should never be done in a good fundraising job: […]

Exploring donor agencies online

One of the first tasks of the fundraising staff is to develop a list of donor organizations which may be interested in supporting the programs of the organization. Some donors may be listed in your own files, some are available online. Although donor databases exist everywhere, they need to be customized to the needs of […]

Donor Database

Once the list is prepared, place it on your table or on the desktop of your computer so that it is easily accessible. You can bookmark the donor sites or subscribe to them so that you receive regular information about them. This can be your donor database. Below is an example of what information you […]

Building online reputation of your NGO

Like job recruiters trying to search information online about potential employees before appointing them, donors also try to find online as much details about an NGO before funding it. In fact, one of the preliminary stages of funding NGOs by some donors is to find them over the internet and then initiate contact with them […]

How Fundraising staff can write project proposals

Writing project proposals can be very challenging for new fundraising staff in NGOs. However, we have developed resourceful material on how to write a proposal. This material provides simple-to-use information that will aid organizations in developing countries to cover the basics of proposals writing. The fundraising staff can refer the following links to prepare project […]

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