Exploring the beauty of Doing, Undoing, Redoing, Trinidad Guardian, 30th October 2014 (TEDxPortofSpain)
A welcome strategy, Trinidad & 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 2014, The Tobago News, 22nd October 2014
Howai: More NGO input needed, Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, 28th October 2014
Hyatt supports breast cancer awareness, Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, 28th October 2014 (Trinidad & Tobago Cancer Society)
Rainbow Rescue – haven for displaced youth, Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, 26th October 2014 (Rainbow Rescue)
Leading in literacy by example, Trinidad 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 Mayaro, Trinidad Guardian, 18th October 2014 (Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Society)
Buddy Walk on Sunday, Trinidad & 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 light, Trinidad & 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 fund, Trinidad Guardian, 9th October 2014 (Citizens for Conservation)
Down Syndrome Family Network benefits from blink | bmobile Foundation Ice Bucket Challenge, Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, 7th October 2014 (Down Syndrome Family Network)
Today is World Habitat Day, Trinidad & 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)
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 email@example.com 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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The 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).
Civil society should intervene, Trinidad & 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 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 ›