Trinidad & Tobago NGO News for October 2014

Exploring the beauty of Doing, Undoing, RedoingTrinidad Guardian, 30th October 2014 (TEDxPortofSpain)

A welcome strategyTrinidad & Tobago Express, 28th October 2014 (Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT))

Vision on a Mission: sharing stories, Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, 26th October 2014

MTD Day 2014The Tobago News, 22nd October 2014

Howai: More NGO input needed, Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, 28th October 2014

Hyatt supports breast cancer awarenessTrinidad & Tobago Newsday, 28th October 2014 (Trinidad & Tobago Cancer Society)

Rainbow Rescue – haven for displaced youthTrinidad & Tobago Newsday, 26th October 2014 (Rainbow Rescue)

Leading in literacy by exampleTrinidad Guardian, 23rd October 2014 (ALTA)

A parent’s journey to accepting her child’s disability, Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, 21st October 2014 (Down Syndrome Family Network)

Celebrating Red Cross Chain Gathering in MayaroTrinidad Guardian, 18th October 2014 (Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society)

Buddy Walk on SundayTrinidad & Tobago Newsday, 17th October 2014 (Down Syndrome Family Network)

Civil society groups blank Suruj, Trinidad Express, 12th October 2014

Red Cross gives students the gift of lightTrinidad & Tobago Newsday, 11th October 2014 (Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society)

‘Your Voice My Voice One Voice’Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, 10th October 2014 (Down Syndrome Family Network)

Time to set up heritage fundTrinidad Guardian, 9th October 2014 (Citizens for Conservation)

Down Syndrome Family Network benefits from blink | bmobile Foundation Ice Bucket ChallengeTrinidad & Tobago Newsday, 7th October 2014 (Down Syndrome Family Network)

Today is World Habitat DayTrinidad & Tobago Newsday, 7th October 2014 (Habitat for Humanity Trinidad & Tobago)

Network of NGOs of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women receives US $900,000 for its program, Girl Power: Becoming a Woman – Safe Spaces for Women and Girls, Trinidad Guardian, 5th October 2014 (Network of NGOs of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women)

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Network of NGOs of T&T: Open House 2014 – 8th November

Trinidad & Tobago NGO News:

Looking for an opportunity to network with other organisations or funding leads?

The Network of NGOs of T&T for the Advancement of Women is hosting an open house for its member and well wishers. See the post below for more details.

Originally posted on :

The Network of NGOs of T&T for the Advancement of Women

Cordially invites all Members and Well Wishers

Ahead of the 11TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

to

OUR OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY 8th NOVEMBER

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

NETWORK OFFICE – PROFESSIONAL CENTRE

11-13 FITZBLACKMAN DRIVE, WOODBROOK

(Opposite National Stadium Main Gate)

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Request for Proposals: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (U.S. Embassy Trinidad & Tobago)

WHAT:  “The United States Embassy Port of Spain is accepting proposals for projects which aim to preserve cultural heritage, through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2015 Competition.  The AFCP supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in 100+ developing countries around the world.”

ELIGIBLE PROJECT APPLICANTS: “Eligible project applicants are defined as reputable and accountable non-commercial entities, such as non-governmental organizations, museums, ministries of culture, or similar institutions and organizations that are able to demonstrate that they have the requisite experience and capacity to manage projects to preserve cultural heritage.”

FUNDING: Grant funding requests may not exceed $200,000 USD. Please note that only one applicant will be chosen for final nomination.

WHEN:  All applications must be submitted to ircpos@state.gov on or before Sunday, November 30, 2014, 11:59 p.m.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: More details at http://trinidad.usembassy.gov/grantproposals.html


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Calling T&T NGOS: Nominations Open for the Energy Chamber’s NGO Award for Good Governance

Energy Chamber Trinidad & Tobago Annual AwardsThe Energy Cham­ber of Trinidad & Tobago is inviting NGOs in Trinidad and Tobago to apply for the 2015 NGO Award for Good Governance, one of the awards in its CSR Awards program.

This award category “looks at the NGOs ability to demonstrate good governance, the use of resources in an efficient, accountable and transparent manner. This includes measures such as prevention of
corrupt practices and promoting accountability standards.”

“Awards will be announced at the Energy Con­fer­ence clos­ing gala din­ner on the evening of Tues­day 27th Jan­u­ary 2015. The gala dinner is being jointly spon­sored by Massy Energy and Shell Trinidad Ltd.”

“Please note: Projects/initiatives whose main activ­i­ties and/or results were recorded between Jan­u­ary 2014 and Decem­ber 2014 are eli­gi­ble to enter — those that are ongoing and have not yet borne demon­stra­ble fruit will not be considered.”

Nomination Form: Download the Energy Cham­ber‘s nomination form for the 2015 NGO Award for Good Governance (CSR Awards).

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Trinidad & Tobago NGO News for September 2014

Civil society should interveneTrinidad & Tobago Express, 30th September 2014

NGOs receive US grants to combat gender-based violence, Stabroek News, 30th September 2014

Environment TOBAGO opposes the development of a marina in Petit Trou, The Tobago News, 28th September 2014 (Environment TOBAGO)

Keeping civil society going, Trinidad Guardian23rd September 2014

The healing power of ArtTrinidad and Tobago Newsday, 22nd September 2014 (Arts Insight)

A time for caring, Trinidad & Tobago Express, 22nd September 2014 (Women in Action for the Needy and Destitute – WAND)

Reema Carmona commends NGOs for ‘herculean efforts,’ Trinidad & Tobago Express, 19th September 2014

‘Red Cross gets the feminine touch,’ Trinidad Guardian, 13th September 2014

Fixin’ T&T fears for corruptionTrinidad Guardian, 9th September  2014 (Fixin’ T&T)

Tech tools to help autistic childrenTrinidad Guardian, 7th September 2014 (Autistic Society)

Hike in traffic fines goodTrinidad Guardian, 7th September 2014 (Arrive Alive)

Doing good for nation’s youthTrinidad Guardian, 4th September 2014 (The Be Good Do Good Foundation)

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4 FREE High-Impact Communications Tactics for Your NGO

Growing Leaders Foundation Trinidad Tobago

Growing Leaders Foundation Website

1. ESTABLISH A WEBSITE – This is a must-do even it’s just a brochure-style website with basic information on the organisation.

At a minimum, include the following on your organisation’s website:

  • Mission and vision
  • Background on programs
  • Contact information
  • Electronic copies of annual reports
  • list of sponsors and funders (briefly describe what they have funded if possible)
  • News section with links/excerpts to press coverage and awards
  • Board member list and perhaps an organisational chart to help visitors understand your governance structure.

Given that you have complete editorial control here, your website should be the online source for information about the organization rather than your Facebook page or press coverage. Update the site regularly with organisation news, events, volunteer spotlights, job openings, etc. and be sure to include an email subscribe option to collect email addresses.

FREE RESOURCES: WordPress.com; Webs.com; Wix.com; Weebly.com, etc. all offer free turnkey website solutions and templates.

2.  SEND A MONTLHY EMAIL NEWSLETTER – How often do you proactively communicate with funders, members, board members, media, clients, and other stakeholders?

Aim to communicate with them monthly via an email newsletter.  The newsletter can be brief with updates on program news (make these results oriented whenever possible), excerpts and links to articles on your organisation, funding news, details on new partnerships, etc.   Read more ›

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Civil Society Board Elections: 27th August (Regional) & 29th September (National)


Civil Society Board Trinidad Tobago Notice
Message on the establishment of the Civil Society Board from the
Ministry of National Diversity and Social Integration:
“The Civil Society Board (CSB) is being formed to effectively communicate the opinions and views of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) of Trinidad and Tobago on matters of national importance to the government for inclusion in public policy. Recently, the MNDSI embarked on a series of regional refresh meetings, to re-energise the initiative within civil society to get further feedback from the CSOs.

Elections for the Board will be held as follows:

(i) Regional Election- Wednesday, 27th August, 2014.

(ii) National Election – Rescheduled to Monday, 29th September 2014  Thursday 4th September, 2014.

CSOs are required to register by sector and region [registration form is here], and each organisation is required to vote for a representative of the sector in which they are registered. The deadline for nominations and registration is Monday, 11th August, 2014 at 3:00pm.

For further information, visit our website at www.mndsi.gov.tt or contact the Ministry of National Diversity and Social Integration at 623-9311 ext. 2057/2045 or email at policy@ndsi.gov.tt or policyndsi@gmail.com.”

More details on the civil society board, registration and upcoming elections are HERE.

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