How to raise funds in humanitarian situations

Reacting to Disaster

Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. Specifically in developing countries, the resources to react well are often lacking. Being prepared and knowing how to raise funds in humanitarian situations is of key importance to be able to react and to save lives!

A disaster can be an earthquake, a flood, a war or a famine – anything you can think of that throws life in your country out of balance. Especially when the disaster is of a certain scope, the willingness to help is high – but to actually benefit from it and safe the lives of beneficiaries, it is important to know the ropes and to be well prepared!

Did you know that there are many different classifications of humanitarian situations and disasters and that they all require different channels to finance the response to them? Did you know that there are different funds that help, but that some require that you register as early as possible? Probably not. To make sure you have all the important information about how to finance projects in humanitarian situations, we have put together this online course. It is a great introduction to the topic for anybody working in at-risk countries.

This course consists of four modules that cover everything you need to know. The modules are:

  • The Landscape of Humanitarian Funding
  • Finding Funding for Emergencies
  • Funds to Apply to
  • Tips and Tricks to Prepare and Apply

As you can see, we cover everything from an introduction to the landscape of humanitarian funding to how to actually apply and even more importantly prepare – as there is seldom the time to properly write proposals, once disaster has hit.

If you are working in an at-risk country, this course is super important for you to make sure you will be able to play an important role in reaction to a potential disaster. And an at-risk country can be any country, as the latest huge scale disasters after hurricanes in the USA have shown. Furthermore, disasters are not always rapid – they can be slowly on setting as well but require the same mechanisms to receive funding.

This course consists of:

  • 4 videos in which experts share their insights
  • More than 20 pages of supporting materials
  • Cheat sheets for every module where you can see all the most important points on one page
  • Quizzes at the end of each module (80% needed to pass)
  • Homework assignments that will help you to apply the gained knowledge to your project

At the end, you will receive a certificate of completion and will know how to prepare for disaster.

Your Instructor

Janet Ilott
Janet Ilott

Hello! My name is Janet Ilott and I have worked in international development for nearly twenty years. I have fundraised for countless initiatives addressing a wide range of issues and am currently the director of a grassroots organization in Haiti. Before working in Haiti I worked in Subsaharan Africa, North Africa and Central America. I have a Masters in Sustainable Development and a Masters in Humanitarian Aid. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you!

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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