The Winning Consortium

The Winning Consortium

The winning consortium It is no surprise that one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Goal 17, focuses on partnerships. Goal 17 underlines that strong partnerships and cooperation are crucial for the realization of SDGS. “The world is more interconnected than...
Crafting a brand that appeals to donors

Crafting a brand that appeals to donors

Crafting a Brand That Appeals to Donors Getting grants and funds from institutional donors takes effort. In a previous post, we discussed Mapping and Approaching New Donors, explaining that approaching an institutional donor isn’t simply about money —  you...
30 seconds to stand out

30 seconds to stand out

30 seconds to stand out Be the first to know about new opportunities Following a poll of 1,000 UK people involved in recruitment commissioned by Adecco Retail, it is now a truth generally acknowledged that it takes 34 seconds for a recruiter to decide whether a CV is...
The power of a strong strategy

The power of a strong strategy

HVFC Trends Research on Fundraising  |  Takeaway 6 The power of a strong strategy Explore all takeaways The competition in the fundraising landscape is growing. This is even more so with the constantly changing COVID-19 situation which causes economic uncertainty. In...
Fundraising during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

Fundraising during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

HVFC Trends Research on Fundraising  |  Takeaway 5 Fundraising during and after the COVID-19 pandemic Explore all takeaways The COVID-19 pandemic causes economic uncertainty. Many development professionals expressed worries that COVID-19 and the corresponding...
Striking a balance between trust and accountability

Striking a balance between trust and accountability

HVFC Trends Research on Fundraising  |  Takeaway 3 Striking a balance between trust and accountability Explore all takeaways From the challenges on reporting-, financial management-, and increasing threshold criteria, and from the challenges on getting unearmarked...
Finding funds for overhead and unearmarked funding

Finding funds for overhead and unearmarked funding

HVFC Trends Research on Fundraising  |  Takeaway 2 Finding funds for overhead and unearmarked funding Explore all takeaways Both survey respondents and interviewees emphasized the importance of unearmarked funding, especially to quickly act in unexpected situations...
3 questions to ask when hiring a fundraiser

3 questions to ask when hiring a fundraiser

3 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN HIRING A FUNDRAISER Are you looking for a new fundraiser for your organization hoping to boost your funding? Do you envision someone who is passionate about your cause, has a successful track record, masters Theory of Change and also has a good...
USAID goes local!

USAID goes local!

USAID GOES LOCAL! Six months after being appointed as the Administrator of USAID under the Biden administration, Samantha Power set her agenda for USAID for the coming four years during a speech early November. Stressing the urgency of current issues such as the...
Tea Break With Waris Mohamed Issa

Tea Break With Waris Mohamed Issa

Tea break with waris mohamed issa Founder at Kasoo Kabo – Bounce Back From Trauma Meet all our interviewees What kicks you off in the morning? My work, definitely! I started developing a program called Kasoo Kabo (meaning “to bounce back”) earlier this year. It...
Tea Break With Fotoula Theodoulou

Tea Break With Fotoula Theodoulou

Tea break with fotoula theodoulou Quality Assurance Director at Stepping Stones International Meet all our interviewees What kicks off your Monday morning? Working where I work! I’ve witnessed the difference my workplace, Stepping Stones International (SSI)...
Writing and Designing an Executive Summary

Writing and Designing an Executive Summary

Writing and Designing aN Executive Summary More often than not, prospective donors would request applicants to submit an abridged version of the full-length proposal. While you may already have all the information about your project, it can be a challenging task to...
In times of uncertainty: Humanity wins

In times of uncertainty: Humanity wins

In Times of Uncertainty: Humanity Wins Previously, I shared my experience as a frontline fundraiser in the face of an international pandemic. As the months have passed since I penned my initial thoughts, numerous changes in my life and my donors’ and...
Structuring Winning Proposals

Structuring Winning Proposals

Structuring winning proposals Winning proposals is a difficult journey. It is indeed a demanding, competitive and time-limited process that require extensive resources and concerted efforts. It is therefore crucial for NGOs to be strategic, thorough and...
How to write proposals that resonate for your donors

How to write proposals that resonate for your donors

How to write proposals that resonate for your donors? As part of the Wilde Ganzen-Partin month, we recently had the pleasure to share our experiences in institutional fundraising with mission-driven organizations worldwide. In the hour we spent together, a few...
Rethinking Data Management in Nonprofit Work

Rethinking Data Management in Nonprofit Work

Rethinking Data Management in Nonprofit work Data, analytics, and algorithms are a few buzzwords that have taken the business world by storm in the last ten years. Enterprises have recognized the importance and usefulness of data in their daily work and integrated...
Webinar: Managing Data for Impact

Webinar: Managing Data for Impact

From spreadsheets into the 21st century: Managing data for impact Webinar Is your NGO embracing the data revolution to improve your effectiveness toward sustainable development? What are the practical steps for organizations to understand and manage data in the...
Writing Winning Proposals

Writing Winning Proposals

WRITING WINNING PROPOSALS Addressing SOME COMMON QUESTIONS Writing a winning proposal encompasses so much more than just good prose, immaculate grammar and inspiring storytelling. Many nonprofit organizations may not pay enough attention to the processes around...
Webinar: Project Design for Winning Proposals

Webinar: Project Design for Winning Proposals

Project Design for Winning Proposals Webinar The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing, and good proposal writing feels more like focused project design. Following up on our previous webinar on writing proposals, this webinar will present some best...
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