How to Raise Funds from USAID

Identify and apply to USAID request for applications and grant opportunities.

Many NGOs seek funding from USAID but are ultimately not successful. Because the applications have the reputation of being incredibly complicated and time-consuming, some don´t even try anymore. This is a pity, as USAID has a huge budget (27.7 billion in 2022 alone) and is working in many sectors in more than 130 countries - so probably in your country as well. In this self-directed online course, our experienced instructor Erik will guide you through the entire process of applying for a grant with USAID and will share his best tips of more than 20 years of working in the fundraising field with you

This online course will cover four main topics:

  • What is USAID?
  • How does USAID work?
  • How to apply?
  • Tips and Tricks to make your applications successful

After finishing this course, you will know how to decide if it is worth applying to any given opportunity by USAID, what to look out for, and what can distinguish your proposal from the others in the pile. Erik shares a lot of his first-hand experiences, which are very helpful to understand the process.

Philantropia is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education in Fundraising. Full participation in "How to Raise Funds from USAID" is applicable for 10 point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. CFRE is an independent certification for fundraising professionals which aims to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

Participation in the (educational program title) may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and the (educational program title) was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International.


Your Instructor


Erik Detiger
Erik Detiger

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.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Module 1: What is USAID?
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  Module 2: How does USAID Fund?
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Join us now to learn everything you need to know about USAID and to be able to take advantage of the great opportunities that present themselves here! See you on the inside!

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