How to Fundraise When Your NGO is Brand New

Have you recently established an NGO and are having a difficult time getting funding from donors without a record of past successes to refer funders to? Have you been applying for grants but not been successful yet? Having worked with countless local and grassroots NGOs all over the world, we understand this can seem like a formidable challenge. But every organization starts somewhere, and we can guide you through these early challenges, and help you hit the ground running on your journey to doing impactful work.

Being a successful fundraiser is difficult for every NGO, but it is particularly difficult for brand-new organizations who don’t yet have a track record of successful collaborations to show donors. Like applying for a job, 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; it is a vicious cycle that seems to have no end. But it is not impossible, everyone starts somewhere, and we can help you build a strong foundation to fundraise successfully and start building up a strong track record.

In this course, we will take you through what you need to do to become a successful fundraiser and get your organization off to a running start. Don´t be intimidated, join us and learn how to convince donors that you are a reliable partner and deserve their financial support – even when your NGO is brand new.

What will you learn from this course?

  • Strategies and techniques to tackle the common fundraising challenges faced by a new NGO
  • How to draft proposals that demonstrate your organization’s potential and capabilities
  • How to demonstrate your NGOs trustworthiness
  • Engaging with donors without an extensive track record to refer to

Who should take the course?

  • Managers and executive directors of newer NGOs
  • Fundraising and development professionals for newer local and international NGOs
  • Non-profit consultants and consulting firms
  • New local NGOs and small organizations
  • Fundraisers for a cause close to their heart or an idea to start their own NGO
  • Students

Learn how to fundraise when your NGO is brand new today and overcome those early challenges so you can fund your work and have an impact.

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 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.

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?
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 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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