Registration has opened for the 2015 T&T NGO Professionals Strategic Fundraising Seminar!

2015 Trinidad Tobago NGO Professionals Seminar

The Institute of International Education, in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors is pleased to announce the convening of the 2015 T&T NGO Professionals Seminar – Strategic Fundraising at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad on Thursday, 21st May.

Funded by the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust, this one-day Strategic Fundraising Seminar will be an intensive learning experience for NGO, CBO and civil society professionals in Trinidad and Tobago. The 2015 Seminar also will include a luncheon to honor the winner of the 2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Seminar registration fee is $150 TT per person and includes seminar workshop sessions, coffee breaks and entry to the JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence luncheon and award ceremony.

Three seminar tracks featuring two concurrent workshop sessions will be offered:

TRACK #1: Budget Development
– Budgeting for the Big Bucks: Budget Development Strategies to Thrive Not Just Survive
– From Good to Great: Maximizing Your Operating Budget and Your Community Impact

TRACK #2: Identifying Fundraising Tools
– Dream Big: Leveraging Tools and Your Network to Gain Financial Ground
– Shaking Things Up: Adapting to the New Fundraising Climate

TRACK #3: Fundraising Communications
– The Art of Wooing and Winning Stakeholders to Grow Your Organization’s Impact
– Relationship and Rapport Maintenance: Innovative Ways to Engage & Grow Your Base

Registration is by organization and there’s a limit of ONE representative per organization. Registration is open until all spots have been filled. You must register in advance for the Seminar by 5th MAY 2015 and payment must be received by 8th MAY 2015. THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION.

This year’s Seminar registration includes a placement quiz to learn more about your NGO and assess its current fundraising situation, practices and needs. Seminar organizers and trainers will use the quiz results to help identify the most appropriate workshop sessions for each organizational attendee.

Registered organizations will be notified via an email from ttngoconference@iie.org about their placement in specific workshop sessions by 15th May 2015.  Link to registration form.

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Microsoft Office 365 Workshop for T&T NGOs: 31st March 2015

2015 NGO Workshop Microsoft Trinidad TobagoDescription: A hands-on session for eligible NGOs “where you can test drive powerful productivity solutions for your organization, The agenda also includes step by step insight on the Microsoft Office 365 nonprofit application.”  Please see flyer for more details.

Date & Time: Tuesday, 31st March 2015, 8am to 12pm

Location: Microsoft Trinidad & Tobago office (61 Mucurapo Road, St. James, Trinidad)

To register for the workshop, email v-pajose@microsoft.com with your name and the name of your organization.

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LAPTOP GIVEAWAY! JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in T&T

SUBMIT A COMPLETED NOMINATION FOR THE 2015 JB FERNANDES AWARD FOR NGO EXCELLENCE to be entered into a drawing to win a HP Stream 13″ Laptop with Free Microsoft Office 365 Personal for One Year.

You do not need to win the Award to win the laptop. Any organisation that submits a complete nomination will be entered to win. Deadline for receipt of completed nominations is TUESDAY, 31ST MARCH 2015!

To be considered a complete nomination, organisations must submit the following:

  • Completed Nomination Form
  • Organization Financial Information (detailing funders)
  • One reference
  • Supporting materials – newspaper articles, professional journals, newsletters or other publications; photographs and/or other graphic materials; brochures or other promotional material

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March 10th Q&A Session: 2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago

Q&A JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Tinidad & TobagoSkype Q&A Session:
2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago

Do you have questions about the nomination process? Want tips for applying? Want to know what makes for a successful nomination?

Join our JB Fernandes Award Skype Q&A Session!
TUESDAY, March 10th from 11am – 12pm (TT Time).

Winning organisation receives a US $5,000 cash donation, deadline has been extended for receipt of award nominations to TUESDAY, 31ST MARCH 2015!.

Skype Address: lanaia.dubose

Email ttngoaward@iie.org to let us know you’ll be joining us for this Q&A Session.

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Call for Nominations: 2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago

JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago

Does your NGO or civil society organization deserve recognition?

Nominations are open for the 2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad & Tobago!

Sponsored by the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust, the Award celebrates organisations in Trinidad and Tobago that are national models of excellence, improving their communities and utilising best practices in nonprofit management.

The winning organisation will receive $5,000 US and be honored at the 2015 T&T NGO Professionals Seminar, which will be held in May at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad.  

All organisations that submit a complete nomination will be entered into a drawing to win a HP Stream 13″ Laptop with Free Microsoft Office 365 Personal for one year (details about the laptop giveaway).  Your organisation does not need to win the Award in order to win the laptop.

The purpose of the award is to:

  • Formally honor the NGO, CBO and civil society profession and communicate the positive impact that these organizations have in the communities, villages and neighborhoods throughout Trinidad and Tobago;
  • Highlight the best practices of NGOs (effective management, accountability, good governance);
  • Identify emerging trends and underrepresented areas in the sector;
  • Identify key leaders who will shape the sector

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Call for Proposals: GEF Small Grants Programme – UNDP (Deadline 26th January 2015)

GEF Call for Proposals - NGO Trinidad Tobago.

BACKGROUND: 

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) provides civil society organisations with grants to enable them to tackle climate change, conserve biodiversity, protect international waters, reduce the impact of chemicals and prevent land degradation.

With these environment focused ‘grant projects’ the Programme also seeks to generate sustainable livelihoods and reduce poverty in the world’s neediest countries and regions. The SGP motto is ‘Community Action with Global Impact!’

Civil society organisations can apply for grants in the following areas:

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Land Degradation
  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Chemicals

BUDGET & TYPES OF GRANTS
Planning Grant: is a tool to assist with the development of project ideas and proposals for project grants. The total amount available is US$5,000.00.

These grants are used to help civil society organisations to 1) write better proposals by assessing problems more carefully and 2) endure a participatory approach is used in project development and design.

Full Project Grant: is used to identify environmental problems and implement activities that will be used to address them. The total amount available is US$50,000.00. Read more ›

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Call for Proposals: UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

UN Democracy Fund Call for Proposals-Trinidad

WHAT: “This is the Ninth Round to be launched by UNDEF, which provides grants of up to US$300,000 per project to civil society organizations.”

“UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. The large majority of UNDEF funds go to local civil society organizations both in the transition and consolidation phases of democratization.”

Projects are two years long and fall under one or more of six main areas:

  • Community development
  • Rule of law and human rights
  • Tools for democratization
  • Women’s empowerment
  • Youth empowerment
  • Media

FUNDING DURATION & AMOUNT: “UNDEF projects are two years long. Applicants can request a grant of  a minimum of $100,000 US and a maximum of $300,000 US.”

WHEN – PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: “Project proposals may be submitted online between 15 November 2014 and 31 December 2014 at www.un.org/democracyfund in either English or French.”

BACKGOUND INFORMATION: Guidelines, FAQs and lessons learned from previous rounds can be found at: http://www.un.org/democracyfund/application-materials

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