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How to Raise Funds from USAID

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM GMT
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In this Webinar, You will learn about

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USAID Geographic Landscape

Geographic priorities, Issue Sectors and Financial Instruments & Eligibility

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How to Participate

Information sources for upcoming calls for proposals

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The Application Process

The Request for Application Process & the Basic overview on developing the Letter of Interest (LOI), Budget and Full Grant Application

Webinar Trainer

Megan Kenna is an entrepreneurial resource mobilization professional, with international experience raising funds for NGOs, start-ups, and development organizations in the US, Europe, and Africa. Megan has worked with dozens of governmental and international organizations. She is an experienced proposal developer, having raised over US$60 million for a range of program around the world. Megan has developed a broad range of successful applications to US government agencies, including USAID, for development organizations large and small. She has worked in both the US and Europe.

Introduction

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is a major source of funds and partnership opportunities for NGOs around the world. USAID offers a significant amount of funding resources for NGOs through grant opportunities and requests for applications. USAID’s funding resources support a wide range of issues areas: agriculture and food security; democracy and human rights; education; global health; environment and global climate change; gender equality; and more.

Despite this, many NGOs often do not apply for funding with USAID because of the complexity and highly competitive nature of the USAID grant system. These funding guidelines can be difficult to understand, instructions are complicated, and the application form can be difficult to follow. But this should not deter NGOs from trying. With some time and effort, it is possible to understand the grant system and apply for USAID grants successfully.

This entry-level webinar will help NGOs identify and apply to USAID request for applications and grant opportunities.

This webinar covers

  • USAID Geographic Landscape: Geographic priorities, Issue Sectors and Financial Instruments & Eligibility
  • How to Participate: Information sources for upcoming calls for proposals
  • The Application Process: The Request for Application Process & the Basic overview on developing the Letter of Interest (LOI), Budget and Full Grant Application

Who can Participate

This course is ideally suited to NGO staff around the world who want to learn more about applying for USAID funding, executive directors/NGO managers who are responsible for donor relations, and, individuals who want to develop their professional skills and effectiveness.

Methodology

The course will be delivered entirely through the internet. You only need to have a computer, high-speed internet connection and a headphone. Participants from any part of the world can attend it. If you miss the live webinar, you will have access to the webinar recording and the training materials.

The course will consist of a 60 minute presentation where you will see a presentation and hear the trainer, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session during which your questions will be answered by the trainer in real time.

This course is supported by extensive additional materials for participants to use after the course, including access to the webinar video and training materials.

Webinar Training

In this webinar, you will receive full 60 minutes of training + 30 minutes of interaction.

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Webinar Video

You also get to watch the webinar video for 30 days after the live event is over.

Downloads

A great downloadable resource guide and/or useful handouts you can access after the live webinar.

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Follow-up

Get follow-up support from the trainer via email after the webinar.

What Others are saying about our Webinars

I just wanted to thank you the very informative and practical webinar. Also thanks for the opportunity to access the Webinar Rebroadcast. This opportunity is very important as, it is seldom possible to participate in live broadcasts due the time difference, being based in NZ.

Johnny Edmonds

New Zealand

I am so excited to write you again, to give you feedback of our experience after participating in your webinar and subscribing for the FundsforNGOs premium membership. We've actually received a positive response from a UK-based charity who asked us to send them our wish list.

Kelechi

Nigeria

Thank you for your wonderfully informative Webinar. My team and I were very pleased to learn so much from it.  We thought that the presentations both in style and content were excellent: well-paced, clear and insightful. We are even more enthusiastic about renewing our fundraising efforts.

Nancy Olivieri

Canada

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