Tag: Fundraising

EBSCO Solar Now Open for 2020 Submissions

EBSCO Solar is back for 2020. This year, we are providing three $100,000 grants available for libraries looking to fund a library solar project to offset electricity costs. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2020, with the winners announced online and at ALA-Annual on June 26th. Contact ebscosolar@ebsco.com for questions through February 28th. Why EBSCO Solar? Solar power is the cleanest…
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Movies that Matter offers grants to Human Rights Film Events

Movies that Matter is offering grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of the press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT film festivals and mobile cinema projects. Types of Grant…
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World Food Programme: Seeking Applications for Innovation Accelerator Programme

The World Food Programme is inviting applications for its Innovation Accelerator Programme. WFP’s Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to hunger globally. They support WFP innovators and external start-ups and companies through financial support, access to a network of experts and a global field reach. The Accelerator believes the way forward in the…
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Developing a Successful Grant Proposal

Whether you are going to write a grant proposal for a government agency or a private funder, such as a foundation or corporation, the components of the proposal are quite similar. The amount of detail required may be considerably different, but the basic elements are generally the same. Most grantmakers have instructions on how you…
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State of Philanthropy in Haiti

Unfortunately, the lack of capacity evident in the Haitian nonprofit sector can be attributed to in part, the failure of international philanthropy to invest in building and maintaining local capacity and knowledge. This problem is compounded by the fact that the largest investments in the country are being made without significant local knowledge, advice, and support,…
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State of Nonprofit Sector in Haiti

Following the devastating earthquake in 2010, funders pledged billions of dollars to assist in Haiti’s recovery. However, funders promised far more aid to Haiti for emergency earthquake recovery than they delivered; the Center for Economic and Policy Research reported that aid organizations received $2.4 billion from 2010 to 2012 out of $16.3 billion pledged over the…
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What should be included in a letter of inquiry?

  A well-written letter of inquiry can be your ticket to securing funding for your project. Many foundations now prefer that funding requests be submitted first in letter format instead of a full proposal. Others are using preliminary letters of inquiry to see if they have an interest in a project before accepting a full proposal.…
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Components of Writing a Proposal

Components of writing a proposal consisting of: Proposal Summary: ½ page (Executive summary) Narrative: five pages maximum  Background Funding Request Evaluations Attachments Financial Information Other Supporting Materials

Ten Questions Every Nonprofit Board Member or Executive Needs to Answer Before Fundraising

A way to assess the costs of fundraising programs in comparison with the return that investment brings. In fundraising, it’s best to understand Numbers, details, and time. Here is a list of ten questions to help you start. Are you raising more money every year for basic operating support? For every nonprofit that is not…
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