Fundraising from US Foundations

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Are you a fundraiser looking for ways to diversify your sources of funding and donor base? Do you want to tap into US foundations that you have not taken advantage of until now? Then this course is right for you!

Learn how to raise funds from US Foundations!

The USA is the most philanthropic country in the world and can be one of the most rewarding markets for fundraising. The total estimated charitable giving in the United States was over $499 billion in 2022, a slight decline of 3.4% between 2021 and 2022. Giving by foundations, however, grew 2.5% to an estimated $105 billion in 2022 (a decline of 5% when adjusted for inflation).

Despite the economic difficulties due to inflation and the heavy competition for US foundation funding, there are significant opportunities for well-prepared NGOs to access these significant funds with the right approach, engagement strategy, and investment of time.

What will you learn in this course?

  • All about the expansive US funding landscape
  • Why would US Foundations give to NGOs outside the US?
  • How to find funders
  • In what ways should you research prospective US Foundations?
  • Strategy for successful application
  • Letter of inquiry tips and tricks
  • Proposal – Do’s and Don’ts
  • Budget – Do’s & Don’ts
  • What should you do first if you are rejected?
  • What should you do first if you are accepted?

You will also receive:

  • A donor research template
  • A copy of the bestselling ebook “The NGO Guide to Proposal Writing”

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

In this course, you will receive all the information you need to start researching US foundations and network with them. In a one hour expert advice session, our instructor Erik Detiger will share his best tips and insights from over 20 years of experience with you.

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.

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.

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