fundsforngos.org is an online initiative, working for the sustainability of NGOs by increasing their access to donors, resources, and skills. It uses technology to spread knowledge and increase capacity.
NGOs around the world all face unique challenges in attracting and maintaining resources for their programs. Though development funding is a multi-billion dollar pie many barriers prevent NGOs from successfully vying for these funds. First, announcements of funding competitions are fragmented all over the web and difficult to identify. Second, competition is strong and the application process arduous. How can NGOs spend less time fundraising and more time running programs?
This was the founding concept for fundsforngos.org – to help reduce these barriers for NGOs and practitioners at all levels, and of all sizes and sophistication. Providing users with free alerts on funding availability was an important first step. Starting out only a few years back with a trickle of users, the website is now generating millions of page views.