How to Fundraise When Your NGO is Brand New

Did you just start an NGO and have a difficult time getting funded? Have you applied for grants but not been successful yet? Working with grassroots NGOs from all over the world we understand that this is a huge problem!

Being a successful fundraiser is difficult for every NGO as it is. But it is the most difficult for brand-new NGOs since most donors only want to collaborate with organizations that already have a track record of successful collaborations. It resembles job applications: Employers want you to have the experience, but to get the experience you need a job, which you don´t get if you don´t have experience – a vicious circle that does not seem to have an end to it.

It is not hopeless though, we can help you build a strong foundation and fundraise successfully.

In this online course, we will give you an idea of what you have to do to be a successful fundraiser, even if your NGO cannot show a long record of successful donor relations or reporting. Don´t give up and learn how to convince donors that you are a reliable partner and deserve to get the grant – even if your NGO is brand new.

Philantropia is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education in Fundraising. Full participation in “How to fundraise when your NGO is brand new” 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 which 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.

Did you just start your new NGO and have issues getting funded? We might have the solution for you

Your Instructor

Dr. Eva Wieners
Dr. Eva Wieners

Hello there! My name is Eva Wieners and I have worked for the past seven years with NGOs on the grassroots level in Nepal in the field of fundraising, capacity development and promotion of sustainable agricultural practices. I have worked on countless proposals for international foundations and have a lot of experience with fundraising – particularly in the field of small grants. Before coming to Nepal, I worked in South America and Europe. I hold a masters (diploma) degree of geography, agriculture, and management and obtained my PhD with the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2019. I am super excited to be working with you and to share my knowledge! Lets get started

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?
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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 and learn how to get funded - even if you just start out and are at the beginning of your work. Getting a grant as a brand-new organization is not easy - but with the knowledge you will learn in this course it is not impossible. Do not hesitate and join us today!

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