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10 UNITED STATES FUNDING AGENCIES

Private Foundations have been long term supporters of funding to charitable organisations around the world. In 2013, their strength is being felt more than ever as for the first time private foundations have overtaken many of the world’s governments and aid bodies as the biggest donors to the non profit sector.

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FUNDING FOR FILM PRODUCTIONS

The FundsforNGOs team have decades of experience of supporting organisation’s and individuals to raise funds for all kinds of projects from orphanages in Kenya through to arts projects in New York. We have compiled our years of experience to produce a guide for film makers, both aspiring and established, that will help them to access information, resources and funding that will enable them to create the film they have always dreamed of making.

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FUNDING CHALLENGES FOR NEW NGOS

Fundraising for a young NGO presents several challenges you should be aware of in order to move your first steps towards a future of success. Without a track record of projects successfully implemented and budget correctly administered, it is difficult to gain trust of international agencies and to secure large funding for projects. Rather than feeling frustrated, you should consider this time as a very exciting period...

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GRANTS MANAGEMENT TIPS

In all aspects of grant management, problems can be avoided with clear and regular communications with grants officers. Put everything in writing! Don’t make payments or enter into commitments before the agreed contract start date. All invoices must be dated between the official start and end dates. It is OK to spend right up to the of the end of contract date as long as the invoice is dated before the end of the project as the expenses can be accrued.

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GRANTS FOR NGOS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Browse through a list of NGOs and Organizations which run projects to improve the livelihoods of local communities stand a good chance of getting the grants including ARRL International Humanitarian Award, Access to Learning Award - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Abbott Fund Grants - NGO Funding, African Development Foundation Grants, African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship

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SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

Emergency Student Funds, Engineering Scholarships, Erasmus Mundus Scholarships, Fellowship Programs, Government Scholarship Grants, LLM Scholarships, Master Scholarships, MBA Scholarships, NGO & Organisation Grants, PhD Scholarships, PhD & Masters by Research Scholarships, Public Health Scholarships, Research Grants many more...

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TIPS FOR FUNDRAISING FOR CORPORATE ORGANIZATIONS

Corporate fundraising is the biggest growth sector within the industry, even eclipsing the phenomenal growth of online giving over the past decade. Whether it is through companies directly or through corporate controlled or funded foundations, companies big and small are leading the way. The rise of CSR is a major factor in the growth of corporate philanthropy ...

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TIPS ON RESOURCE MOBILIZATION

As fundraisers, we often come across the term ‘resource mobilization.’ Although technical in sense, it merely means mobilizing resources. Now resources can include many different things, not just money, for your organization. Apart from money, you can also raise support from volunteers; you can also receive material donations for your NGO; or you can get in-kind contribution from your own community.

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TOOLS AN NGO NEEDS FOR RAISING FUNDS

After you have developed your resource mobilization plan and assigned roles for tapping resources from various sources, you need to prepare your tools, or in other words your marketing material. Obviously, you will not seek funding from donor agencies without a proposal and you will not organize fundraising events without getting your information brochure ready.

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UNDERSTANDING MICROFINANCE

Up until around a decade ago, Micro-finance was associated almost exclusively with small scale loans to individuals and businesses in poor communities. Today it is used to describe a selection of financial products such as payments, savings and insurance, that are adapted to meet the needs of low income individuals, businesses and NGOs.

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UNDERSTANDING SMART OBJECTIVES

Every time we site down to write project proposals, we come across the word “SMART” while developing project objectives. All donors insist that whatever objectives we develop, they have to be SMART. What does it really mean to have SMART objectives? Learn more from this short guide. SMART objectives are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-related.

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PROPOSAL & FUNDRAISING TIPS

A proposal is an essential marketing document that helps cultivate an initial professional relationship between an organization and a donor over a project to be implemented. The proposal outlines the plan of the implementing organization about the project, giving extensive information about the intention, for implementing it, the ways to manage it and the results to be delivered from it.

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