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

HP Laptop Specifications

  • Intel Celeron N2840 Processor
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM, 32 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 1TB OneDrive Cloud Storage for one year
  • 13.3-Inch Screen
  • Intel HD graphics
  • Includes US$25 Microsoft App Store Credit and Office 365 Personal Subscription for 1-year (US$69.95 value)

Winner will be notified by May 1st, 2015. Laptop will be made available for pick up at the T&T NGO Professionals Seminar on May 21st, 2015.

Questions: Contact Lanaia DuBose at ttngoaward@iie.org

Nominate a NGO today!

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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.

The nomination deadline has been extended to TUESDAY, 31ST MARCH 2015!

Please visit www.iie.org/ttngoaward for more information on the Award:

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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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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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