How to Raise Funds from USAID

Identifying and applying to USAID grant opportunities

Identifying and applying to USAID grant opportunities

Many NGOs seek USAID funding but are ultimately unsuccessful or find the process too challenging. Since their funding applications have the reputation for being incredibly complicated and time-consuming, many don’t even try. This is a pity, as USAID has a huge budget ($60.4 billion in 2023) and works in many sectors in over 130 countries. In this self-directed online course, our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of applying for a grant with USAID from start to finish, and will share his best insights and first hand experience from over 20 years of working in fundraising and international development.

This online course will cover four main topics:

  • What is USAID?
  • How USAID operates
  • The application process, start to finish
  • Tips to make your applications more successful

After finishing this course, you will know how to apply to USAID funding opportunities, including what to look out for, and what can distinguish your proposal from all the others.

Who should take the course?

  • NGO managers and executive directors
  • Fundraising and development professionals for local and international NGOs
  • Non-profit consultants and consulting firms
  • Fundraisers for local NGOs and small organizations
  • Fundraisers for a cause close to their heart
  • Students

Philantropia is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education in Fundraising. Full participation in “How to Raise Funds from USAID” is applicable for 1 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 that aims to set standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

Participation in this program 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

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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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