Format: Web Site (Partial)

This portal covers many topics of managing a non-governmental organization (NGO) or non-profit group including grant writing, staff training, and designing and monitoring projects.
  • A Database of Civil Society Self-Regulatory Initiatives
    • From One World Trust: A growing number of civil society organizations are coming together at national, regional and international levels to define common standards and promote good practice through codes of conduct, certification schemes, reporting frameworks, directories and awards. This project provides the first comprehensive inventory of such civil society self-regulatory initiatives worldwide.
  • A Sourcebook on Access and Applications: Models of Use & Case Studies
    • Featuring six "models-of-use" that describe technology applications, this book provides practical guidelines and strategies for assessing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and institutionalizing ICT-based activities supported by illustrative examples within each model.
  • Capacity Building
    • Comprehensive and customised capacity development services that equip NGOs around the world with the strategy, skills, knowledge and capacity to mobilise resources.
  • Capacity Building for NGOs and Non-Profits
    • These documents are for capacity building and improvements of NGOs and non-profits. They include information on fundraising, running workshops, utilizing computers, understanding human rights, and much more.
  • Cómo crear una Organización sin Fines de Lucro
    • Este curso en línea describe 12 tareas específicas que tendrá que cumplir para establecer una organización sin fines de lucro.
  • Country Information - Peru
    • This page provides information about laws and tax codes that affect what types of non-governmental organizations can be formed in Peru, what kind of donations and funding they are able to receive, and the legal (and taxation) implications of receiving these donations.
  • Country Information - Uganda
    • Information about laws and tax codes that affect what types of non-governmental organizations can be formed in Uganda; what kind of donations and funding they are able to receive; and the legal (and taxation) implications of receiving these donations.
  • Country Information for Grant Procedures
    • Each country has its own set of laws, policies and tax codes that affect what types of non-governmental organizations can be formed; what kinds of donations and funding they are able to receive; and the legal (and taxation) implications of receiving these donations. The United States International Grantmaking project of the Council of Foundations summarizes the relevant laws in more than 30 countries around the world, including India, Mexico, Uganda, Peru, and others.
  • Development Marketplace
    • Administered by the World Bank, the Development Marketplace (DM) is a competitive grant program for projects likely to have a strong impact on development. Competitions are held at the global, regional, and country level for a range of civil society groups, social entrepreneurs, and others. Each competition has its own theme. A wide range of themes have been covered in past competitions including supporting innovations of and for people with disabilities.
  • Elementos Básicos para Elaborar el Presupuesto de un Proyecto
    • Este curso está diseñado para ayudar al usuario a comprender los elementos básicos del presupuesto de un proyecto.
  • Establishing a Nonprofit Organization
    • This tutorial describes 12 tasks you will need to accomplish as part of the process of establishing a nonprofit organization. Available in English and Spanish.
  • 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.
  • Foundation Funding sources for NGO
    • This page links to information on funding resources from international foundations. Entries include details on application guidelines, programmatic areas and more.
  • Fundraising Fundamentals
    • An overview of the basic fundraising principles, concepts and best practices.
  • Fundraising Resources for NGOs
    • This page offers a collection of resources for NGOs on fundraising, grant proposal writing, volunteering, management policies and much more.
  • Gestion financière
    • Ce site donne des informations nécessaires sur la gestion financière tel que la budgétisation , les procedures de comptabilités et projections de Cash flow.
  • GlobalGiving: How to Post a Project
    • Global Giving provides a website that includes short descriptions on how to write the project title, URL, project summary, requested funding amount, donation options, "what is the issue, problem, or challenge," "how will this project solve the problem," potential long-term impact, project message, keywords, addtional documents, primary photo and photo gallery, and web resources.
  • 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.
  • Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating
    • This is the 2009 UNDP handbook version on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results’aims to support UNDP in becoming more results-oriented and to improve its focus on development changes and real improvements in people’s lives. Click on the individual lanugages to download the handbook.
  • Knowledge Base
    • Fifteen commonly asked questions and their answers regarding raising money to fund NGOs.
  • Negotiating the Volunteer-Nonprofit Relationship: Making a Successful Match
    • This page give advice on how to best interact with and utilize your volunteer power.
  • NGO Watch
    • International nongovernmental organizations (“NGOs”) are promoting global governance and, through their cooperation with international organizations and national civil society organizations, are profoundly influencing national and transnational corporate policies. Though many NGOs operate in a non-transparent manner and are not democratically accountable, the United Nations Secretariat is engaging them on many economic, social, and cultural policy issues. This focus area highlights this cooperation and the manner in which NGOs are securing at the international level top-down policy mandates that they have been unable to secure at the national level.
  • Non-profit Guides
    • Grant-writing tools for nonprofit organizations.
  • One World Trust Publications
    • Publications from One World Trust, an organization that conducts research, develops recommendations and advocates for reform to make policy and decision-making processes in global governance more accountable to the people they affect.
  • Philanthropy Resources
    • Discussion and the latest research on current and future trends in philanthropy. Includes the Resource Alliance Blog.
  • Point K Learning Circle Resources
    • Resources about nonprofit advocacy, management, publicity, strategic planning, capacity building, program evaluation and more. Includes a mixture of presentation slides, reports and research, newsletters, templates, guides, and tipsheets. Produced by Innovation Network, a nonprofit research and consulting firm.
  • Poverty Reduction Strategies
    • Provides information from the World Bank about Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and the process that governments use to develop them in consultation with civil society and development partners.
  • Proposal Budgeting Basics
    • This course is designed to help with the basics of developing a project budget. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Proposal Writing Short Course
    • Describes how to prepare the various components of a funding proposal, and includes planning, research, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors. Available in English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
  • RDP: Thinking and Action Frameworks
    • This website consists of publications on the frameworks of the following: rural service structures for community foundations, building engines for rural endowment, building rural livelihood through design of RDP (Rural Fund Development) program and grantmaking efforts, margins to mainstream (economic success), and leading tactics for RDP.
  • Resource Kit No.4: Organisation Building
    • This page guides disabled people's organizations (DPOs) that wish to improve their structure, how they work, how they train and develop individuals to benefit the group, and how the organization can improve its ability to change the community and the lives of people with disabilities. This toolkit is written for members of both big and small DPOs. Written in simple, accessible language.
  • Resource Kit No.5: Fund-Raising
    • This resource kit describes several strategies that disabled people's organizations can use to raise funds; explains the importance of researching funders and understanding their funding criteria before sending applications; will help develop budgets and evaluation plans; and gives guidelines in what kind of information to include in funding requests and how to organize and present this information.
  • Results-Oriented Assistance: A USAID Sourcebook
    • This guide aims to create a user friendly resource for USAID staff and Development Partners [e.g., private voluntary organizations (PVOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), cooperative development organizations, educational institutions, and private firms] on USAID's programming policies and procedures. Although it is designed for USAID groups, it is general enough to be applicable to other NGOs.
  • Sample Proposals
    • Includes 2 examples of writing private and public grants.
  • Sources of Bilateral & Multilateral Funds for NGOs
    • This page offers information on national-level and multinational funding sources for NGOs, including information on programmatic expertise and application reqirements.
  • Stories of Impact
    • Read these stories of New Tactics in Action that practitioners have shared.
  • The United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)
    • This annual funding competition, usually held in November and December each year, seeks proposals for projects meant to strengthen the voice of civil society in various democratic processes.
  • Tourism
    • This course is designed to introduce you to working with tourists & tourism, communicative effectively with them, and promote your business and culture.
  • Urgent Action Fund
    • Provides time-sensitive funds to organizations in which women are the key decision makers. Makes grants to projects that respond to armed conflict, escalating violence, or politically volatile environments; promote potentially precedent-setting legal or legislative actions, or actions meant to protect a precedent that already has been set; or protects the security of women human rights defenders. Applications can come from any geographical region; applications from Africa should be directed to the sister fund, Urgent Action Fund—Africa.
  • Urgent Action Fund: Advocacy & Alliance Building
    • Because UAF is a rapid funder, we can integrate new knowledge of emerging trends impacting activists in real time. We created our Advocacy and Alliance Building program to leverage this unique perspective in support of activists. When we perceive a trend, we bring together grassroots activists, feminists, women’s human rights defenders, academics and policy-makers to design the best strategic response. Some projects are designed to raise awareness of a certain issue in activist, funder, and policy circles, such as the Impacts of Counterterrorism project (see below); others are designed to bring activists and policy-makers together to create policy change, such as the Women, Peace and Policy initiative (see below). Examples of our initiatives in Advocacy and Alliance-Building follow
  • Women in Sync: Toolkit for Electronic Networking
    • Women in Sync is a collection of stories about the experiences of women and their organizations who have become a part of the APC WNSP network. It is designed to be a toolkit for women's electronic networking. All the articles in Women in Sync were written from the perspective of women who pioneered in e-mail communications in the days before the internet boom. The articles also tell the stories of women who persevered in utilising computer networking that built connections among women across continents for women's empowerment.