How to Fundraise When Your NGO is Brand New
Did you just start an NGO and have a difficult time to get funded? Did you apply for grants but were not successful yet? We hear you! Working with grassroots NGOs from all over the world we understand that this is a huge problem!
Being a successful fundraiser is difficult for every NGO as it is. But it is the most difficult for brand-new NGOs since most donors only want to collaborate with organizations that already have a track record of successful collaborations. It resembles job applications: Employers want you to have experience, but to get the experience you need a job, which you don´t get if you don´t have experience – a vicious circle that does not seem to have an end to it.
It is not hopeless though!
In this online course, we will give you an idea of what you have to do to be a successful fundraiser, even if your NGO cannot show a long record of successful cooperations. Don´t give up and learn how to convince donors that you are a reliable partner and deserve to get the grant - even if your NGO is brand-new.
Hello there! My name is Eva Wieners and I have worked for the past seven years with NGOs on the grassroots level in Nepal in the field of fundraising, capacity development and promotion of sustainable agricultural practices. I have worked on countless proposals for international foundations and have a lot of experience with fundraising – particularly in the field of small grants. Before coming to Nepal, I worked in South America and Europe. I hold a masters (diploma) degree of geography, agriculture, and management and obtained my PhD with the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2019. I am super excited to be working with you and to share my knowledge! Lets get started
StartHow to Successfully Fundraise if your NGO is Brand-New: Video (28:28)
StartWhy do donors only want to work with established NGOs?
StartPartnerships with other NGOs can help
StartStart with small grants
StartFoundations that provide Small Grants to NGOs
StartCongratulations - these are your next steps
Frequently Asked Questions
Join us now and learn how to get funded - even if you just start out and are at the beginning of your work. Getting a grant as a brand-new organization is not easy - but with the knowledge you will learn in this course it is not impossible. Do not hesitate and join us today!