Civil society should intervene, Trinidad & Tobago Express, 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 Guardian, 23rd September 2014
The healing power of Art, Trinidad 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 corruption, Trinidad Guardian, 9th September 2014 (Fixin’ T&T)
Tech tools to help autistic children, Trinidad Guardian, 7th September 2014 (Autistic Society)
Hike in traffic fines good, Trinidad Guardian, 7th September 2014 (Arrive Alive)
Doing good for nation’s youth, Trinidad Guardian, 4th September 2014 (The Be Good Do Good Foundation)
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 ›
Description: A hands-on session to help nonprofit organisations in Trinidad and Tobago better understand the programs offered by the Microsoft Software Donation Program for NGOS. (Please see flyer for more details.)
Please be advised that your organisation must have Charitable Status to be eligible to participate in this session.
Date & Time: Wednesday, 27th August 2014, 8am to 12pm
Location: Microsoft Trinidad & Tobago office (61 Mucurapo Road, St. James, Trinidad)
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with the attendee’s name and associated organisation.
WHAT: The Embassy of the United States of America in Port of Spain seeks to fund creative and sustainable projects which contain a clearly outlined U.S. component, and will aid in societal and institutional growth in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Embassy invites organizations meeting the outlined eligibility criteria to submit grant proposals. This is an open competition for non-profit and/or NGOs and social enterprises with offices headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago.
Proposals should address the following issues:
- Creating a more open society
- Improving the rule of law
- Improving mutual understanding between the United States and Trinidad and Tobago
More details at http://trinidad.usembassy.gov/grantproposals.html.
FUNDING: Multiple awards will be granted, with a maximum amount per award of US$10,000.
WHEN: Deadline for concept paper/proposal submissions is July 23, 2014.
CONTACT: “Applicants must submit concept papers ELECTRONICALLY ONLY using email@example.com. ￼ Only applicants whose proposals have been selected for award will be contacted.”
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: More details at http://trinidad.usembassy.gov/grantproposals.html and Call for Submissions (flyer)
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WHAT: The Outreach Caravan for the GEF Small Grants Programme Trinidad and Tobago is hosting a Community Meeting for civil society groups (NGOs, CBOs, village council, academic or activist group) in South and Central Trinidad.
The aim of this session is to raise awareness of the Programme to registered CSOs interested in implementing environmental projects.
FUNDING: Environmental projects in GEF’s focus areas may be eligible for grants of up to $50,000 USD. There are also planning grants of up to $5,000 USD to help organisations get started on a project.
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