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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Civil Society Board Registration Form
“The Ministry of National Diversity and Social Integration is proceeding with the formation of a Civil Society Board, your organization needs to register in order to be eligible to vote.”
The Civil Society Board Registration Form must be completed and returned by
30th June 2014 (deadline has been extended) to the Ministry via email to Janelle Bruno – firstname.lastname@example.org or it can be dropped off at the Ministry’s office at: Read more ›