Fundraising Research: A How-To Course for NGOs

With billions invested by governments and foundations in development programs, many donors offer excellent funding opportunities for NGOs based in developing countries, but identifying good prospects, and navigating the complexities of the application process is often difficult. The road to success, which can be highly competitive, often discourages organizations from trying. This training will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to successfully navigate these challenges.  

Fundraising Research: A How-To Course for NGOs
Date: Thursday, 24 January 2019 from 11 AM to 4 PM
Venue: Hotel Mulberry, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal 

The aim of the training is to help organizations understand the donor funding landscape; to identify the relevant funding opportunities; to network with donors, and to maximize the chances of a successful application. The training uses real-life examples, case studies, and interactive exercises to illustrate effective techniques and strategies. The training will be conducted in English.  After completion course participants will know how to answer the following questions:

  • Where can I get information on donor funding?
  • How do I know if funding is relevant to my organization?
  • How do I find out whether I can apply?
  • What strategies should I use to network with donors?
  • How do I apply and how does the application process work?
  • What are some of the key obstacles when dealing with donors?

Who should attend?

  • NGO managers and executive directors
  • Fundraising and development professionals for local and international NGOs
  • Funders for International NGOs, Academic Institutions, UN and other multilateral organizations
  • Non-profit consultants and consulting firms
  • Students

Course Fee: $85 / Npr 8500

(Course fee is inclusive of all training materials and lunch)
In order to secure your seat, you are required to deposit the fee by 7 January 2019. 


The course will be delivered through mixed-use of presentation, case-study examples, role-play and lively discussions in several sessions covering all steps vital to a successful application.


Erik Detiger is a professional with nearly two decades of experience working in the field of international philanthropy and fundraising. A highly successful international project manager and fundraising professional, Erik has raised over US$150 million in the non-profit field for numerous international projects from a wide variety of government agencies, foundations, and institutions.  He is the founder of Philantropia- an independent consultancy based in New York specialized in international fundraising and philanthropy.  In the past few years, Philantropia organized successful training on US Foundation Funding in Nepal, India, the Netherlands, and Thailand. Erik is also a Managing Director at fundsforNGOs LLC, one of the premier sources of funding information and NGO sustainability in the world today.

Erik has experience living and working in Nepal.Eva Wieners has worked for the past six years with NGOs on the grassroots level in Nepal in the field of fundraising, capacity development and promotion of sustainable agricultural practices. She has worked on countless proposals and has a lot of experience – particularly in the field of small grants. Before coming to Nepal, she worked in South America and Europe. She holds a masters (diploma) degree of geography, agriculture, and management from the University of Cologne, Germany and Universidad de Caceres, Spain and is currently finishing her PhD with the University of Hamburg, Germany and the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.Click here to register.

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