Monday, 23 May 2016

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits 💻

Date: Tuesday, May 31
Time: 1pm EDT (New York City)/10am PDT (Vancouver)
Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good
Cost: Free

The technology to donate online was launched in the late 1990’s and through a process of trial and error nonprofits have slowly been able to build donor’s confidence in the technology and grow their online donor database. Today, online donations make up an average of 7-10% of a nonprofit’s annual budget and online giving continues to grow – and will continue grow – every year. Now more than ever it’s crucial that your nonprofit knows the basics of a successful online fundraising campaign and has knowledge of emerging online fundraising trends in order to prepare for the future. Topics include:
  • What to look for in an online fundraising service
  • How to use social media to increase your online donations
  • How to launch a monthly giving program
  • How to launch a crowdfunding campaign
  • A discussion on the future mobile fundraising apps
  • How to be an early adopter of digital wallets
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The 2016 Global NGO Online Technology Report is based upon the survey results of 2,780 NGOs from Africa, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America. The research is unprecedented and provides valuable insight into the global NGO sector and its use of online technology.

Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices. Written on the premise that all communications and fundraising are now mobile and social, Mobile for Good is a step-by-step how-to guide for writing, implementing, and maintaining a successful mobile and social fundraising strategy for your nonprofit.

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

May 3, 2016
The Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction provides grants for poverty reduction and related social development activities with priority placed on the poorest and most  vulnerable groups living in destitution in ADB developing member countries (DMCs), primarily on innovative programs designed or implemented by local communities or NGOs which contribute to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals especially inhealth and education.
Focus Areas
  • Energy
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Transport
  • Urban Development
  • Water
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Education
  • Environment, Climate change and Disaster Risk Management
  • Finance Sector Development
  • Gender and Development
  • Governance and Public Management
  • Health
  • Regional Cooperation and Integration
  • Social Development and Poverty
  • Sustainable Development Goals
Grants Focus
The grants are intended to focus on activities which
  • respond directly to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable groups through new and innovative methods;
  • support initiatives that lead to rapid, demonstrable benefits with positive prospects of developing into sustainable activities; or
  • build ownership, capacity, empowerment and participation of local communities, non-governmentalorganizations (NGOs) and other civil society groups to facilitate their involvement in projects financed by ADB.
All ADB DMCs are eligible for JFPR grants.
For assistance, please email to

The Hilden Charitable Fund: Grants for Community Development, Education and Health

May 3, 2016 
The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants to projects both in theUK and in developing countries with an aim to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions.
Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community developmenteducation, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.
The average grants are £5,000.
Priority Areas
The Hilden Trustees wish to support projects helping people in the following areas:
In the UK: Hilden’s grant making priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers andRefugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25.
Overseas: Hilden’s grant making priorities overseas are for projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women.
Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants can be
  • organisation registered and operating in the UK
  • organisation registered and operating in an overseas country
For U.K
  • Applying Organization’s project should meet one of the above listed priority areas.
  • The organization must be formally constituted with a bank account and committee.
  • Organization should demonstrate UK charitable purpose.
  • Income of the organization should be less than £500,000 in the last financial year.
  • Organization’s agency should have less than 12 months cash reserves.
For developing Countries
  • Applying Organization’s project should meet one of the above listed priority areas.
  • The organization must be formally constituted with a bank account and committee.
  • Organization should demonstrate UK charitable purpose.
  • Income of the organization should be less than £500,000 in the last financial year.
How to Apply
All applicants to the Fund are requested to complete an application form outlining their request for funds, and their legal and financial status.
For assistance, please email to

The Pollination Project: Seed Grants to Social Change Projects

May 3, 2016
The Pollination Project provides small startup grants to individual change makers.
The Pollination Project seeks to unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world. It makes daily seed grants to inspiring social change-makers who are committed to a world that works for all. It seeks to fund at the very grassroots to the projects that are created by and with those who are impacted.
The project was started on January 1, 2013 and since then it has provided funding to over 1,200 seed grants in 60 countries.
The Purpose of a Pollination Project Seed Grant is to support passionate, committed people with an early-stage social change vision.
Funding Priorities
Eligibility Criteria
  • The foundation funds projects both in US & outside the US. In order to facilitate payment to international grantees, grants made outside the US require a bank account or paypal account for payment.
  • International grants must be for projects that are conducted entirely outside of the US.
  • Passionate, committed people with a social change vision that fits within one or more of the categories above are eligible to apply for the grants.
  • Applicants must have their projects in their early stage of development.
  • Projects with a clear target audience and compelling plan to reach and impact that target audience in a positive way will be preferred.
  • Projects must not expect to earn income or any income will be used for a purely charitable effort.
  • Funding will not be made for the same project twice or ongoing operations of projects.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For assistance, please email to

Apply for AmplifyChange Opportunity Grants: Helping Groups Try out New Ideas

May 3, 2016 

AmplifyChange through its Opportunity Grants helps  groups try out new ideas, implement their plans or make the most of circumstances where there may be a good chance to bring about some sort of positive change.

This grant serves as an opportunity for the organisations to contribute to making or supporting change to help improve SRHR. Groups can apply for an Opportunity grant:

  • to try a new idea for SRHR advocacy
  • to make the most of a political or social opportunity
  • to experiment
  • to carry out needed activities
  • to learn and share lessons
AmplifyChange welcome applications from groups that support and lead the engagement of young people and girls to shape, implement, and monitor and ensure accountability for the new global goals.
It wants to support the energy and ideas of young people, and support their role in ensuring the success of the new global development agenda that connect to its priority theme areas.

Grants Information
  • Opportunity grants can be up to a maximum of 10,000 Euros.
  • There is no lower limit to Opportunity grant funding, so you can apply for less than 10,000
  • Ending unsafe abortion
  • Sexual health of young people
  • Gender-based violence
  • Stigma & discrimination
  • Access for the marginalized and vulnerable
Eligible CountriesAfghanistanAngolaBangladeshBeninBhutanBoliviaBotswanaBurkina Faso,BurundiCambodiaCameroon, Cape Verde, CAR, ChadComoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo DRC, Cote d’Ivoire, DjiboutiEgyptEl Salvador, Equatorial GuineaEritreaEthiopiaGabonGambiaGhanaGuatemala, Guinea, Guinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHondurasIndiaIndonesiaKenya, Lao PDR, LesothoLiberia,MadagascarMalawiMaldivesMaliMauritaniaMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNepal,NicaraguaNigerNigeriaPakistanPapua New GuineaParaguayRwanda, Sao Tome and Principe,SenegalSeychellesSierra LeoneSolomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South SudanSri Lanka, Sudan,SwazilandTanzaniaTimor-LesteTogo, Tuvalu, UgandaVanuatu, West Bank and, Gaza, Strip, Yemen(Arab Republic), ZambiaZimbabwe

Eligibility Criteria
All civil society organizations registered and operating in all countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and South AsiaAND all countries classified by the OECD DAC as Least Developed, Other Least Developed or Lower-Middle-Income Countries ODA recipients in Latin America, Pacific Asia, North Africa and West Asia where the evidence from SRHR indicators shows poor outcomes are eligible to apply.

For assistance, please email to

Global Innovation Fund: Transforming Ideas into Impact

The Global Innovation Fund invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world.

The fund is always open to the best approaches to solve any major development problem in low- or lower-middle income countries to scale up commercially, through the public/philanthropic sector, or through a combination of both in order to achieve widespread adoption.
Through its grants and risk capital, the fund supports breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from social enterprises, for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, international organisations, researchers, and government agencies.
GIF is nonprofit innovation fund headquartered in London. It is supported by the Department of International Development in the UK, the United States Agency for International Development, the Omidyar Network, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia.
Grants Information
  • GIF offers grants, loans (including convertible debt), and equity investments ranging from USD $50,000 to $15 million.
  • For-profit institutions requesting grants must give compelling rationale on why they are requesting grants rather than risk capital such as equity or debt, such as why the innovation can be considered as a public good that benefits society.
Eligibility Criteria
Anyone may apply, including teams from social enterprises, for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, international organisations, and researchers in any country.
For assistance, please email to

Sunday, 24 April 2016

USAID Broad Agency Announcement for Global Health Challenges

Deadline: 13 April 2017
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is inviting applicants for USAID Global Health Challenges to seek opportunities to co-create, co-design, coinvest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address the most pressing problems in global health.
It is to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing countries.
Criteria for Consideration
  • Initial submissions are not evaluated against other submissions, but solely whether USAID believes that the submitter will be a valuable contributor to the co-creation process.
  • Concept Papers are not evaluated against other submissions, but solely based on USAID’s determination that the Concept Paper will successfully address the Problem and Challenges set forth herein.
  • Decisions regarding USAID’s pursuit of a particular project, technology or relationship are based on the available evidence, data and resulting analysis.
  • The reputations of an organization, its past performance, the managerial and technical ability of the person or team of people engaged in the endeavor are always significant considerations in assessing the potential and the risks associated with each award.
  • Additional criteria that may be considered under this BAA to indicate that the submission successfully addresses the Problem and Challenges will be specified in each Addendum.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Public, private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as institutions of higher education, public international organizations, non-governmental organizations, U.S. and non-U.S. governmental organizations, multilateral and international donor organizations are eligible under this BAA.
  • All organizations must be determined to be responsive to the BAA and sufficiently responsible to perform or participate in the final award type.
For more information, please email to

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

U.S. Department of State Bureau of DRL: Supporting Projects of Democracy, Human Rights and Rule of Law in Pakistan

Deadline: 31 May 2016
The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking proposals from the eligible organisations for projects  that supports democracy, human rights and rule of law in Pakistan.
Programs (with objectives)
§  Alternative Dispute Resolution: Improved access to justice, especially for marginalized populations.
§  Independent media small grants program: Protect and expand the space for small, independent media entities to report with transparency and objectivity.
§  Improving media coverage of minority communities: Increased mutual understanding, protection, and respect for all faiths. The bureau seeks proposals that will promote responsible and objective media coverage of minority communities among journalists, editors, and media owners.
§  Education and action for the protection of minorities: DRL seeks proposals in support of this objective that will
§  Educate members of minority communities about existing laws that serve to protect their rights;
§  Educate the general population about existing laws that protect minority communities;
§  Support advocacy toward improved legislation for further protections, including a focus on laws addressing conversions, marriage and divorce, family rights, property ownership, and inheritance, among others
Funding Information
Subject to the availability of funding, DRL anticipates having approximately $7,000,000 available to support multiple successful applications submitted
§  Alternative Dispute Resolution: Approximately $1,800,000
§  Independent media small grants program: Approximately $1,000,000
§  Improving media coverage of minority communities: Approximately $1,000,000
§  Education and action for the protection of minorities: Approximately $1,000,000
Eligibility Criteria
§  DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses.
§  DRL’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited
§  Applicants must have existing or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs and have demonstrable experience in administering successful and preferably similar projects.
§  DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions/countries.
§  DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards, and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.
§  DRL is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its projects and activities.
§  DRL welcomes applications irrespective of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other status.
§  DRL encourages applications from organizations working with the most at risk and vulnerable communities, including women, youth, persons with disabilities, members of ethnic or religious minority groups, and LGBTI persons.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can submit their application materials via given website.
For more information, please email to

USAID Sustainable Water Partnership: Increasing Resilience to Water Security Risk

Deadline: 16 May 2016
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. or non-U.S. organization, individual, non-profit, for-profit entity or private and public institutions of higher education to fund a program entitled “Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP)” with an aim to increase resilience to water security risk at the basin, sub-basin, or local catchment scale.
The activity will be designed to support USAID and host country governments in safeguarding access to adequate quantities of acceptable quality water for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being, socio-economic development, and the protection of ecosystem services that underpin the development objectives.
Focus Countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda
Funding Information
§  Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide up to $65 million in total USAID funding over a five-year period.
§  The period of performance anticipated herein is five (5) years. The start date will be upon the signature of the award, estimated to be on or about September 2016.
§  Increasing the understanding of men’s and women’s roles and relations and integration of gender and sustainable management of water.
§  Transparency in planning and decision making
§  Stakeholder dialogue and engagement
§  Training, capacity-building, and action
§  Monitoring and evaluation
Eligibility Criteria
§  Applications may be submitted by any U.S. or non-U.S. organization, individual, non-profit, for-profit entity, or private and public institutions of higher education.
§  USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
§  Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws, and regulations.
§  The Recipient must be a responsible entity.
How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their application forms electronically via given website.
For more information, please email to

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Implementation Grants & Diffusion Grants under the Humanitarian Innovation Fund

April 12, 2016 
Implementation Grants
The Humanitarian Innovation Fund provides implementation grants for the  implementation of an innovation to produce tangible real examples of changed practice, testing the innovation to see how it compares to existing solutions.
Development and implementation are two stages that are strongly interlinked in the innovation process where fluidity is key to create wider impact. But development is the preliminary stage involving initial testing in the field as opposed to implementation which is a more mature phase involving refinements for wider testing and scale readiness.
A grant from £75,000 to £150,000 is available for the Implementation phase of the process
Focus Projects
§  Testing and validating methods and business models
§  Testing and validating social impact and cost-effectiveness
§  Making operational refinements
§  Building paths to sustainability and scale

Past Projects
§  Linking Communities to Mine Action – Strengthening Community Liaison through Digital Platforms is a project by the Danish Demining Group (DDG)
§  Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies TM – Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT) project by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

For more information, please visit Implementation Grants.
Diffusion Grants: Scaling and Leading Up Innovations
The Humanitarian Innovation Fund provides Diffusion grants for diffusion and extended outreach of successful innovations – taking them to scale and leading to wider adoptions outside the original setting.
All proposals will be assessed against the following selection criteria with equal weighting:
§  Impact
§  Approach
§  Feasibility
§  Team
Proposals will not be considered for full evaluation if:
§  The application is incomplete
§  The application exceeds 5 pages (excluding attachments)
§  The proposal exceeds the maximum duration/value allowed
§  The applicant, project, or costs are not eligible

Note: Diffusion grants are only open to organisations that have previously received a HIF core grant.

For more info, please email to