Call for Proposals: Small Grants Programme – US Embassy Trinidad & Tobago

WHAT: The U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain seeks to fund creative and, sustainable projects that promote human rights, civilian security, youth outreach, entrepreneurship and good governance, while furthering peopleto-people and institutional ties between the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. The Embassy invites organizations to submit grant proposals through its Public Affairs Small Grants Program. Each project must contribute to societal and/or institutional growth in Trinidad and Tobago.

FUNDING: The maximum amount per award for each proposal is US$10,000. The U.S. Embassy Port of Spain reserves the right to award less or more than that requested by the applicant. Grant proposals with budgets less than $10,000 will receive special attention.

WHEN: All applications must be submitted to by 1st November 2015 or 1st March 2016.

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Quick Guide to Registering as a Non-Profit in Trinidad & Tobago!

Looking to start a Community Based Organisations (CBO): Youth, Sport and Cultural Group, Council, Faith-Based Organisation (FBO), Non-Profit Organisation, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Trinidad and Tobago?

These groups publicly promote their cause or interest for their members or others. In order to conduct their business with different stakeholders such as the Public, Government Ministries, Corporations, Funders, Banks, etc. civil society groups can choose to register with various Ministries.

Check out Veni Apwann‘s quick start guide to registering as a non-profit company in Trinidad & Tobago at

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Families in Action Wins the 2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad and Tobago!

Families in Action Trinidad

Families in Action is the 2015 recipient of the 2015 JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad and Tobago!

Families in Action was founded in 1986 to address the growing problem of drug addiction in Trinidad and Tobago, offering counselling and group support.

Today, the organisation has broadened its original scope to address a wide range of problems that affect the family, providing in-person counselling, a 24 hour helpline, addiction screening and group support, parent and youth education, along with employee assistance and workplace support. Read more ›

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How Much Do You Know About Strategic Fundraising?

TTNGO Strategic Fundraising Survey

Click here to take the survey!

This year attendees at the 2015 T&T NGO Professionals Seminar will play the popular TV game show, Family Feud and answer fundraising questions generated from a survey of the T&T NGO sector.

That’s where you come in!

We need members of the sector to take our SURVEY on strategic fundraising. Organisations that complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a $300 TT Nigel Khan Booksellers Gift Certificate (all NGOs that complete the survey are eligible to win the gift certificate regardless of if you’re attending the 2015 Seminar).

The deadline to fill out the survey is Thursday, May 14th 2015. 

So fill out the SURVEY today!
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Registration Closed: 2015 T&T NGO Professionals Strategic Fundraising Seminar

We have reached our capacity for the 2015 T&T NGO Professionals Strategic Fundraising Seminar (21st May at the Hyatt Trinidad) and are unable to accept any new registrations at this time.

However, we do have a waiting list for the Seminar. If you wish to join the list, please complete and submit the Seminar Wait List form at

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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 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 with your name and the name of your organization.

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