Friday, November 13, 2009

Funding Nonprofits

There has to be a better way! I'm writing a funding proposal and have been trying to write this proposal for the last month. I don't think I have it in me anymore to spend days on what will turn out to be yet another unsuccessful proposal. I have decided that next year, I will turn to more innovative ways of raising money for the nonprofit organisation, which I run.

There will be less time chained to my desk slaving away on yet another proposal! There will be more out-of-the-box thinking on how to generate revenue! There has to be a better way!


nneoma said...

Congrats on the Anita Borg Change Agent award!

histreasure said...

just read about the Anita Borg Award..didn't knowit was you..

Congrats..more strength to you!!

Myne Whitman said...

Congrats on the Anita Borg award. I worked for an NGO while in naija and was frustrated writing proposals. One thing I focused on during my time away was to find out other ways to raise money. Good luck..

ps, have you voted on my blog? we're telling a story.

Ore said...

Thanks, Nneoma, histreasure and Myne!

@Myne, yes, I will certainly be exploring other strategies from now on. I love writing, but not when I'm writing repetitive documents with little to show for it!

Haven't voted on your blog yet, but will visit and do so.

Anonymous said...

Self-generated revenue is the most sustainable means of funding nonprofits. Now, the tricky part is balancing your non-profit vision with the fund-generating projects so you don't lose your focus. I could suggest an idea or two... :)

Anyway, all the best.

Ore said...

@ anon, ideas always welcome.