European Commission Funding: Writing a Winning Concept Note*
Many NGOs dream of receiving funding from the European Commission (EC) one day. But while getting funding from the EC would be a total game changer for most NGOs, the application process also has the reputation of being incredibly complicated and difficult. Understanding what it is exactly that the Commission wants is often daunting.
Drafting a comprehensive concept note under highly competitive conditions often discourages organizations from even applying. Those that do apply frequently end up wasting a lot of time and resources drafting unsuccessful proposals by staff not duly equipped to translate the needs of the organization into project proposals attractive to the EC.
But don´t let that deter you from trying! We have just the right thing for you!
We have developed this online course exactly to help NGOs to get their foot into the door and to learn how to draft successful concept notes for the European Commission! This course will help you to develop the concept note drafting technique and maximize your organizations chances of obtaining funding.
After finishing the course, you will:
- Understand how to accurately read and interpret the call for proposals guidelines
- Understand the criteria on which basis the European Commission will assess your proposal and how you can best respond to them
- Understand how to adapt your own project to the guidelines of the call for proposals
- Get new hints on how to draft an attractive and highly competitive concept note following the EC format
- Obtain answers to the questions you always wanted to know
Philantropia is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education in Fundraising. Full participation in "European Commission Funding - Writing a Winning Concept Note" is applicable for 1.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or re certification. CFRE is an independent certification for fundraising professionals which aims to to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.
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Hello! My name is Erik Detiger and I am a professional with over two decades of experience working in the field of international philanthropy and fundraising. As a highly successful international project manager and fundraising professional, I have raised over US$200 million for numerous international projects from a wide variety of government agencies, foundations, and institutions. I am the founder of Philantropia - an independent consultancy based in New York specialized in international fundraising and philanthropy and am excited to share my knowledge with you on this platform!
StartHow to Write a Winning Concept Note for European Commission Funding (6:51)
StartModule 1: Introduction-How do I Apply? (26:23)
StartExercise: Assessment of a European Commission Concept Note
StartModule 2: Concept Note (38:38)
StartModule 3: Conclusion (8:36)
Start10 Tips for writing a winning concept note for the European Commission
StartWhy do Concept Notes Fail?
StartQuiz: How to Write a Winning Concept Note for European Commission Funding
StartVideo: FAQ EC Concept Note (29:58)
Frequently Asked Questions
Don´t miss out on the chance to get funding from the European Commission for your projects anymore. Don´t be intimidated, but take initiative and learn everything you need to know to write a successful concept note for the EC!