Deadline: October 6, 2015
One of the most important strategies for successful fundraising is to develop strong and long-lasting relationships with institutional donors. Whether your NGO is working with governmental, foundation, or other types of donors – this webinar will provide you with the skills needed to do so successfully.
The webinar will cover:
- Why do we need to network with institutional donors?
- How do I identify and reach donors?
- What are some good techniques to build a relationship?
- What if a donor doesn’t want to network?
- What if a donor doesn’t want to network?
- How can we keep the relationship going?
This course is best suited for the executive directors/NGO managers who are responsible for donor relations and individuals who want to develop their professional skills and effectiveness.
The course will be delivered entirely through the internet. You will need to have a computer, a high-speed internet connection and a headphone. Participants from any part of the world can attend it. In case you miss the live webinar, you will have access to the webinar recording and the training materials.
It will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session during which your questions will be answered by the trainer in real time.
Click here to register for the webinar.
Workshop on Financial Management and Social Accountability for nonprofit and charitable organizations
Deadline: July 15, 2014
Visthar, a secular nonprofit organization, committed to enabling women, children and other marginalized sections their rights is pleased to announce a ‘Workshop on Financial management and social accountability for Non-profit and charitable organizations’ . Over the last six years this program has been well attended and well received among NGOs, Civil Service Organizations(CSOs) and other Charitable Organizations(COs).
The workshop aims:
- To enable participants jointly understand and evolve systems for programme and financial planning, monitoring and evaluation.
- To create awareness of the latest provisions of taxation laws as applicable to NPOs and of FCRA.
- To strengthen skills and confidence in integrating finance and operations effectively.
The workshop is a must attend for finance and programme administrators and executives of NGOs & charitable organizations in India.
Deadline: June 21, 2014
Balaji Iyer, currently VP – National Sales Development at Godrej Consumer Products Ltd will guide NGOs on how to design a business model for the products manufactured primarily by/for the beneficiary community.
The session aims to cover the importance of marketing and market research, exploring models of consumer decision making and making projections for the NGO products, etc. It will also cover positioning strategy, distribution options, promotional methods and ways to scale up product.
This training is most suitable for CEOs, Marketing officers, executives who are engaged in market research, identifying markets for distribution of NGO products and positioning them.
Register for the session here.
The Breakfast Revolution tackles malnutrition in children by providing tasty, nutritious, and safe breakfasts. The meals are cost effective and cover the gaps left by the child’s daily dietary intake. The program also includes deworming, Vitamin A prophylaxis and quarterly medical check-ups to track health benefits.
Interested social organizations can partner with The Breakfast Revolution by filling this form.
[The Economic Times] Start-ups & online portals advising companies on how to invest strategically in CSR
Samhita Social Ventures is featured in this Economic Times article which profiles its business model as well as its online networking portal – the CSR Marketplace.
The CSR Marketplace is a platform for companies, social enterprises and NGOs to engage and interact with one another, thereby laying the foundations for long-term partnerships around business as well as social development initiatives.
To read the full article, click here
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Sustainable Ground Water Management (SuGWM) project is one of the major initiatives of Centre for World Solidarity (CWS) being implemented in Anantapur and Warangal districts of Andhra Pradesh. The project was started in 2011 and is focused on demonstrating innovative approaches in community management of ground water for water supply and sanitation services; as well as promoting equitable sharing and efficient use of the resource in agriculture.
SuGWM and VRUTTI (EU- IWRM Project) are planning to bring out a compendium of such innovations and best practices from different states of India. Contributions from any individual, organization, NGO, research institution, students, government agencies, departments or CBOs are invited before the end of March 31, 2014.
Based on the summary information provided, SuGWM will make edit and compile the cases and properly acknowledge the innovator/author/contributor in the published volume. A collaborative workshop with Government agencies is also being planned as a culmination of this endeavour sometime in mid-2014. SuGWM is pursuing this idea with an objective of capturing best practices and disseminating widely for the benefit of all those development workers.
Click here to contribute your work to SuGWM
Deadline: April 9, 2014
Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Stitching Global Voices, an organization incorporated in the Netherlands has announced the call for proposals for the Rising Voices Microgrant 2014 Competition – a funding opportunity for small NGOs and individuals working in the area of citizen media.
Rising Voices supports people in sharing knowledge and skills about citizen media for digital storytelling and citizen participation. Since 2007, Rising Voices has supported 40 small-scale citizen media projects with funding and mentoring and welcomed them to the Global Voices community.
These projects have helped local leaders introduce new and underrepresented voices to the global digital conversation, shining a light on issues that are important to their own communities.
In 2014, Rising Voices will be awarding up to 10 micro-grants of between $2,000-2,500 to projects with a strong and clear idea for how to provide training and ongoing support to a local community. New grantees will join the Rising Voices network and will be featured on Global Voices.
Rising voices is looking for projects that:
– Actively engage members of a local community that is ‘underrepresented’
– Provide training, mentoring and leadership
– Tell digital stories about issues important to the community
– Use free and widely available citizen media tools and social media platforms
Open for Applications: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Applicants submit their initial proposal via the online platform in English (please note that this requirement is due to the common language of our selection committee). Once the proposal has been published online, applicants are invited to share their proposal with their networks, to solicit comments and receive input from others.
All proposals will be reviewed by a committee of individuals from the Global Voices community, including former Rising Voices micro-grant recipients.
Please click here to submit your proposals