Making your first contact with corporate donors can be tough and intimidating. The corporate culture differs a lot from the nonprofit world. Many-a-times, nonprofits need to make a lot of efforts to reach out to a corporate, to make them listen to what they have to ask for and to tell them why they stand out by the good work they do. Being able to schedule a meeting with them is a good indication for the potential collaborations or seeking corporate funding or sponsorship for your … [Read more...] about How to make your first contact with the Corporate Donors?
Non-profits need resources to run themselves. These resources are not limited to financial resources. If properly planned and sought, non-financial resources can also play a crucial role in the growth and development of a non-profit organization. What are these non-financial resources that NGOs must look out for? How can they raise these resources? Some of these questions are answered here in this video. … [Read more...] about How NGOs can raise non-financial support for their cause
NGOs are renowned for having dedicated staff who are happy to go beyond the call of duty without a second thought. They often work long hours, evenings and weekends, and most could be earning far more in a similar role in the private sector. People working within the non-profit industry have normally chosen to be there and have decided that they would rather have job satisfaction and work towards something positive than go home early with a bigger paycheck. Not everyone within the sector is … [Read more...] about NGO Careers: Five Top Tips for Professional Development
The international NGOs offer a huge scope for learning and gaining experience in the sector. Also, if someone wants to study further, they offer vast experience of working in dynamic and challenging environments, and enable one to witness global challenges with a hands-on experience. So, if you are interested in working for the challenges in human development on a global level, a career option in an international NGO is the best choice for you. If you are looking to kickstart your career in … [Read more...] about Career Options in International NGOs: How can you make an impact?
Deep inside in your mind, an “idea” to help the poor and the needy is fast taking shape after earnestly witnessing the community problems around you. You know the solutions – you know what needs to be done to improve their living. On the other side, funders and donors are willing to provide you with the much-needed grants to implement your idea. But these funders and donors require a proposal from you explaining your “idea.” A proposal is a written document that elaborately explains the … [Read more...] about These Short and Simple Questions will help you write your Proposals quickly
An online scam is a fraudulent activity carried out over the Internet by providing incorrect information to steal money or assets from victims. Online scams are one of the biggest threats to businesses and governments around the world as they end up with severe financial losses and mental and emotional harassment of victims. NGOs in developing countries are most vulnerable to these online fraudsters that offer not only false promises of arranging grants but also use fake identities of donor … [Read more...] about What are the types of Scams NGOs should be aware of?
As a non-profit organization, you might have come across many passionate individuals, ardent supporters and advocates for your cause, who have supported or continue to keep your organization. These people devote their time, knowledge and passion for your cause as ‘volunteers’. Have you also thought of taking the help of volunteers in raising funds? If yes, your experiences must have given you an idea about volunteer fundraising, and this short video can resound with that. If not, here … [Read more...] about How can volunteers help in raising funds?
Crowd funding is a way of raising funds (funding) from a large number of donors (crowd) by mediums like the internet, social media and mobile phones. A lot of social enterprises, start-ups, and even nonprofits are successfully raising funds by doing crowdfunding campaigns. How NGOs can make their crowdfunding plan and how to implement it, here is a short and simple video about the process and steps to plan one. … [Read more...] about How can NGOs participate in crowd funding?
Effective organizations must develop and implement organizational strategic plans, one of which is succession planning. Succession planning means a deliberate process to identify, recognize and nurture a cadre of second-line leaders, which has a talented pool of people within the organization to take on the lead as and when needed. Just like Kings in ancient times used to identify and nurture their successors to take up the throne after them, it is in the best interest of the … [Read more...] about What is succession planning and why is it important for your NGO?
An Annual Report is a document drafted by NGOs to disseminate the results of all the activities designed and developed in the past twelve months. While drafting the annual report, remember that this is a more extended version of a business card that you will send to potential donors to prove your abilities in developing a successful project and attract funding. This short video highlights the importance of the annual report and will guide you about the steps to follow while drafting it. … [Read more...] about How to develop an NGOs annual report that can also help raise funds?