Fundraising

Articles and Website Links

  • How to Fundraise – read more
  • How To Write A Fundraising Proposal – read more
  • Understanding the Donor Climate in South Africa – read more
  • 5 Networking Tips For Nonprofits – read more
  • The Diversified Fundraising Approach – read more
  • The Southern Africa Institute For Fundraising – read more
  • Funding Finder – Paid service with a database of 1084 donor listings – read more
  • forgood – read more
  • BackABuddy – read more

Useful Websites To Visit

  • www.bigdatabase.comA site with information about international non- profit funding from U.S. foundations and corporations. The site also provides excellent information on the fundraising process.
  • www.cafonline.orgAlthough Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Southern Africa does not have a general grants fund, CAF offers specialised financial services to charities and their supporters. CAF helps charities to manage their resources, working with individual and corporate donors, ensuring their giving is easy to manage, and that it has the greatest possible impact.
  • www.changemakers.netThe Citizen Base Initiative, provides invaluable insight, information and ideas on ways to creatively source for funding. It discusses strategies that engage local as well as international resources in order to assure the sustainability of an organisation. 30 Donor Directory for Development.
  • www.cordis.europa.euThis website provides a free on-line service that is tailor-made to help you to find the best research partners for your projects, either in the context of EU-funded Research and Development projects, or within broader technology orientated partnerships. The service includes details on thousands of active partnership requests from companies, research institutions and universities around the world.
  • www.comminit.comThe Communication Initiative is a space to debate and advance effective communication regarding development issues.
  • www.dag.org.za The Development Action Group provides direct assistance to projects, focusing on securing land, training services, housing and community facilities in the Western Cape.
  • www.edc.orgThe Education Development Center is an international, nonprofit organisation with a portolio of more than 325 international projects, dedicated to enhancing learning, promoting health and fostering a deeper understanding of the world.
  • www.fastennetwork.orgThe Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FAST) offers informational resources and networking opportunities to faith- based practitioners, private philanthropies and public administrators. This site also has effective tools and insight on basic fundraising fundamentals.
  • www.foundationcenter.orgThe Foundation Centre provides a tutorial on proposal writing and has posted a grant seeking reference on the web.
  • www.grantcraft.orgA project of the Ford Foundation, this website offers a multitude of capacity-building tools and guides for grant makers and grant seekers.
  • www.greatergoodsa.co.zaThe Greater Good Foundation is a non-profit organisation which tries to facilitate the process of partnerships between corporates and NGOs. It assists businesses in locating and funding NGOs, which are in line with their own corporate initiatives.
  • www.ncvo-vol.org.ukThe National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is the umbrella body for the voluntary sector in U.K. Their website offers useful advice on the European funding scene, as well as general and comprehensive information on sustainable funding.
  • www.resource-alliance.orgThis is an international network, working to build the fundraising and resource mobilisation capacity of the voluntary sector, and of non-governmental and community-based organisations.
  • www.saifundraising.org.zaThe Southern African Institute of Fundraising, is a professional body representing fundraising practitioners who promote and encourage high standards of ethics, practice and public service in Southern Africa. 32 Donor Directory for Development
  • www.takingitglobal.org This on-line community is a youth network that aims to get youth involved in their local and global communities. It is now the world’s most popular on-line community for young people interested in making a difference.
  • www.tgci.comThis site lists U.S. foundations and corporate-giving programmes, which provide assistance to various African countries.
  • www.worldbank.orgThis site is a collaboration between the small grants programme and the international youth foundation of the World Bank, which is meant to assist development organisations with mobilising resources for development. It also offers useful information on the funding sector internationally.