Fundraising strategies and resource opportunities for social impact

Business English for NGOs provides a range of English-language services to help non-governmental / nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, foundations, and charities in their social impact goals.

We provide proposal writing, fundraising training, language coaching, and strategic planning support to social purpose organizations in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Western Balkans, Baltic States, and Euro-Mediterranean regions.

We also offer information on funding opportunities and development resources for development, growth, and sustainability.

Latest Funding and Development Opportunities:

Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize: A Chance to Receive $5,000 USD

Submissions Close 15.10 2019. International initiative that calls on photographers around the world to bring to life the power of human rights through their images. Highlighting the most compelling imagery – illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large – the images will serve to inspire people to personally get involved and to take a stand for human rights. Open to amateur and professional photographers. The top 10 finalists each year will have their photographs exhibited …

Global Change Award [H&M Foundation]

Submissions due 16.10 2019 By catalysing early stage innovations that can accelerate the shift from a linear to a circular fashion industry, the aim is to protect the planet and our living conditions. Each year five winning teams share a grant of €1 million. The five winners will be crowned at the Grand Award Ceremony in Stockholm City Hall in April 2020. They will then embark on a one-year Innovation Accelerator Program which takes them to Stockholm, New York and Hong Kong. In the accelerator, …

Fund for Bilateral Relations Travel Support Scheme (Bulgaria) [EEA Grants 2014-2021]

This scheme provides opportunities for networking, exchange and transfer of knowledge, experience and best practices and to promote cooperation between Bulgarian entities and entities in the Donor States and/or international organizations. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis until exhaustion of funds. It offers small scale financial support on an ongoing basis for participation in seminars, workshops, conferences, etc. events with clear bilateral dimension within all programme areas under the EEA FM and NFM 2014 – 2021, based on applications submitted by the eligible beneficiaries. Open …

Lighthouse Ventures Accelerator (Prague)

Two-month program for innovative ideas in advance of business plan and/or company formation. Open to motivated teams with domain expertise that are willing to come to Prague for two months; ambitious ideas for big markets with an international outlook; and disruptive approaches and research ideas. Candidates must make a full-time commitment for the duration of the two-month program. Amenities: EUR 20k for two months, in return for a small negotiable stake in your start-up; Lead mentor support; Access to our advisors and mentors; Regular meetings …

Global Engagement Summit 2020 (Evanston, Illinois, U.S.)

Priority Application period closes 15.10 2019. Annual student-run social innovation conference at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (USA) which gathers young changemakers from around the world to develop and implement effective social ventures. Hosted every April, the week-long program gathers student delegates from around the world. They arrive with change-based projects from education to healthcare to sustainability. The Summit offers a wide variety of capacity-building programs ranging from hands-on workshops to individualized mentoring sessions. International delegates will have the opportunity to attend a pre-summit orientation …