Category: How to Raise Funds

  • Alternative Fundraising for NGOs
    • The website provides information on alternative fundraising beside donor funds. The information covers the challenges to fundraising, what the NGOs need alternative resources for, the major sources, the meaning of unsustainable funding support, the dangers of foreign funding, the alternatives, the available non-financial resources, communication for local fundraising, businesses for NGOs, and the cost-recovery for NGOs.
  • Building Bridges Across Sectors
    • This article covers the issue of the leading role foundations can play in building bridges between civil society, government, and the business sector. The topics are enhancing individual and corporate social responsibility, fostering partnerships for the environment, exercising a leadership role in partnership building, and a multi-sectoral commission to reform education. The article provides case studies of each topic in the following countries: Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.
  • Code of Ethics & Conduct for NGOs
    • WANGO published a code of ethics book for NGOs to use within their organizations. The publication consists of guiding principles, NGO integrity, mission and activities, governance, human resources, public trust, financial and legal, fundraising, and partnership, collaboration and networking.
  • Defining Strategies and Roles
    • The article discusses how foundations can strengthen civil society, empower individuals and institutions to overcome poverty, and search for new approaches to sustainable economic development. Each topic does include the role of the NGOs and how they can assit with achieving these goals. The case studies are in Mozambique, Ecuador, and the Philippines.
  • Financial Sustainability for Women's Movements Worldwide
    • This guide advises non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on where and how they can seek funding to promote women’s rights and to support women’s rights organizations. Not specific to disability organizations, but some funders may offer funding to projects or NGOs focused on the rights of women with disabilities.
  • Fundraising Fundamentals
    • An overview of the basic fundraising principles, concepts and best practices.
  • Fundraising Manual: Writing a Project Proposal or How to Get the Funding You Want for Your Project
    • This manual guides individuals on how to receive funding for their disabled people's organization or personal cause in South Arfica.
  • Fundraising Resources for NGOs
    • This page offers a collection of resources for NGOs on fundraising, grant proposal writing, volunteering, management policies and much more.
  • Funds for NGOs
    • Funds for NGOs works for the sustainability of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) by increasing their access to donors, resources, and skills. It provides resources about organizational sustainability, resource mobilization, and increasing allocation of donor resources for building the skills and capacities of NGOs.
  • GlobalGiving: Open Challenge Toolkit
    • Global Giving has a fundraiser challenge and the winner will gain a spot on the organization's list, and the benefits includes networking possibilities. The website consists of a tool-kit to begin fundraising, public relations resources, and success stories. It also provides information on the organziation and the process to sign up for the challenge.
  • Grant Space: Sample Documents
    • This webpage consists of sample documents that NGOs sent to prospective funders. The topics of the documents include proposals, letters of inquiry, budget proposals, and cover letters.
  • How to Train NGO Staff in Fundraising
    • The website provides a variety of information about training NGO staff in fundraising. the information includes the orientation structure, the job descriptions, the preparation of staff in fundraising work, the organization of training staff, training tasks, a list of what the staff should not do, the exploration of donor agencies online, the donor databases, how to build an online reputation of the NGO, and how the fundraising staff can write project proposals.
  • International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising
    • The statement is about the principles of fundraising for organizations. The main five principles are honesty, respect, integrity, empathy and transparency.
  • Knowledge Base
    • Fifteen commonly asked questions and their answers regarding raising money to fund NGOs.
  • Leading Tatics for Rural Fund Development
    • This article is a guide to make fundraising in rural regions easier. The focuses are understanding endowment in the community, working with individual donors, engaging the community in building community assets, and targeting community funds for community outcomes.
  • Microfinance and Microenterprise
    • The purpose of this guide is to show you how to build public-private partnerships in the microfinance and microenterprise sector, defined here as microenterprise development, microfinance and other small-scale access to finance projects.
  • NGO Fundraising & Sustainability
    • The website explains the steps to constructing a fundraising plan and ensuring the NGO's sustainability. The plan steps includes the objectives, methodology, and expands on a list of possible services.
  • Resource Mobilisation and Fundraising for DPOs
    • This manual serves as a guide for disabled people's organizations (DPOs) to enhance their fundraising and resources efforts by thinking and working through four equally important phases of resource mobilisation. PDF format.
  • Sample Calendar
    • Succeed in fundraising by staying active and conducting frequent and varied outreach. Check out this sample calendar to see tips for what your organization can do each day to raise funds.
  • Show Me the Numbers: Can Group Fundraising Help You? Learn How Much Money You Can Expect to Earn from Group Fundraising Campaigns
    • To help you get an idea of whether group fundraising is worth your time and effort, this guide can help you estimate how much money your organization might raise through a typical campaign. It also includs information regarding how much a campaign is likely to cost in planning and processing fees, as well as tips for exceeding the group fundraising benchmark.
  • Strategy Worksheet
    • Develop a plan for how your organization will raise funds from many donors. Set goals, identify your network, and create an outreach strategy.
  • Synergos: Aligning Grantmaking with Partnership
    • This website covers the issues on the relationship or partnership between the foundations and grants recipients. The elements include voluntary participation, mutual respect, common goals, transparency, trust, acceptance of conflict, equality and consensus, and partnership successes.
  • The Value of Branding
    • This handout is a lesson in marketing non-governmental organizations with a brand or identity to receive optimal success. PDF format.
  • The Value of Marketing
    • This handout is a tool for teaching disabled people's organizations the value of marketing themselves as an organization. It gives broad suggestions on marketing an organization. PDF format.
  • Women's Fundraising Handbook
    • Designed especially for first-time fundraisers, this handbook presents some key ideas about raising money to fund women's rights work in today's global political and economic context.