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!

6 comments:

nneoma said...

Congrats on the Anita Borg Change Agent award!
http://www.africanloft.com/2009-anita-borg-change-agent-award-goes-to-three-african-women/

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.