Resource section

In the resource section you find useful guides on specific fundraising topics as well as prospect research for particular sectors, regions and countries. We publish a new guide every 14 days.

The section currently includes:

Foundations: you find various guides on specific sectors (such as ’10 Foundations funding Environment Projects worldwide’, ’10 Foundations funding Women and Gender Projects worldwide’), a ‘Step-by-step Guide for Foundation Research’, ‘Top 5 Foundations for Social Entrepreneurs’ and many others)

Prospect Research: you find guides for specific countries such as South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Lebanon, Mozambique, Tajikistan, Kenya, India, and many others

Program development: you find guides on relevant topics including ‘How to apply to USAID’, ‘Impact Evaluation Planning and Implementation’, ‘Impact Orientation: Mapping of Online Resources’, ‘Top 5 Tips for Impact Evaluation’ and many others

Webinars

Every two months the TripleMinds team plus external experts from various fields give live webinars on different fundraising topics. These webinars last up to 120 minutes and cover a 60-90 minutes’ presentation and a Question & Answer session at the end. Participants receive the presentation slides, the audio recording and any other potential bonus material after the webinar.

Our previous webinars are currently featuring the following:

Grant proposals for foundations: ideas for writing a compelling case

Did you know that many grant-making foundations receive at least one grant proposal every day?

We have learnt that writing such a grant proposal for foundations follows quite different rules compared to other donors like government donors or funds. (Most) foundations like your proposal to be tailor-made, balancing rational with emotional elements. So knowing these rules will make you ‘stand out from the crowd’ and increase your chances to receive funding and enter into long-term and fruitful win-win partnerships with them.

We will focus on how to use the common key elements to create a compelling grant application that tells an engaging story. We will look at individual samples of previous applications and discuss how to strengthen them in order to be more competitive and more successful in securing grant awards.

This webinar will give you a strong framework for your grant writing efforts to ensure that you are putting together highly competitive grant applications and ultimately achieving your desired grant funding success.

What you will learn from this webinar:
Some specifics on grant proposals for foundations
What are the key elements of a grant proposal
How to create compelling elements that tell a story including: Cover Letter, Executive Summary, Statement of Need, Project Description, Budget, and Organisation Capacity
Learnings from our own experience of the past 15 years

This webinar is just perfect for you if…
You are new or relatively new to the field of grant seeking, especially with foundations

This webinar includes the following supporting documents:
All presentation materials
An outline of a grant proposal structure
A checklist for success to use before submitting all grant proposals
Audio recording

Presenter: Lisa Ringhofer (TripleMinds Consultancy Network)
Date: 18 October 2018, 10.00 CEST (convert to your time zone here)
Duration: 120 minutes

How to access EU funding for development cooperation projects

The European Union (EU) provides various funding schemes for development cooperation projects across the world, yet many organisations are either not familiar with this donor or do not have the adequate knowledge on how to apply for these funds.

In this webinar the fundraising expert Silvia Weninger therefore trains you on: (1) which funding schemes are the most suitable ones for development cooperation projects with a focus on DG DEVCO (EuropeAid) and DG NEAR;

(2) where to identify these funding opportunities and how to understand the respective guidelines;

(3) how to prepare a winning proposal (covering both the narrative and financial part) and how to submit it; and

(4) finally clarify any outstanding questions in a Q&A session.

International Grants from German and Swiss Foundations

Date created: April, 6th, 2018

More than 20,000 foundations in Germany and 13,000 foundations in Switzerland give to charitable causes!

Even if only a small fraction of grants is given for international development (around 10%), this sum amounts to several millions of € every year. Also, Germany hosts some of the biggest grant-making foundations in Europe, while there are several smaller Swiss family foundations with a focus on development cooperation.

In this webinar recording, we will provide you with an insight into the inner workings of the foundation market of these two countries. We will first provide a quick overview of the foundation German and Swiss landscape, will show you some research strategies for finding promising ‘good matches’ for your cause, and share with you some tips and tricks on how to write winning funding proposals.

By the end of this recorded webinar you will have a good understanding of charitable foundation specifics in Germany and Switzerland and this will help you decide on whether this dynamic market may be of any interest for your organisation’s (future) fundraising.

What you will learn from this recorded webinar:
The German and Swiss foundation landscape
Foundation research: How can I find the ‘good fits’?
Engage and outreach: meet, greet and network!
The grant proposal: keep it short, professional and emotional

This recorded webinar is just perfect for you if…
You want to expand your donor portfolio to include charitable foundation funding from Switzerland and Germany

The purchase of this recorded webinar includes free access to:
TripleFunds (14-days free access to the grants and donor databases, weekly funding alert)
The presentation slides
The webinar recording

Presented by foundation expert Lisa Ringhofer (TripleMinds)
Lisa Ringhofer is the Co-Founder of TripleMinds and has been passionate about developing grant proposals for foundations and institutional funders across the globe for more than 15 years. She loves conducting face-to-face trainings on foundation research, engaging and outreach and proposal writing in different parts of the world.

You can purchase the webinar here for 29€ including 14 days Starter access to TripleFunds.

97% of post-webinar survey respondents rated this webinar as great to excellent!

 

Unusual suspects – How to successfully apply to USAID and DFID?

The combined funding volume of USAID and DFID is around 42 billion $ per year. This large amount of funding represents a great opportunity for NGOs and social businesses around the world. Yet many organisations leave this pot untapped as they might lack the knowledge of how to apply, think they are not eligible in case they are not of American or British origin, etc.

Therefore our webinar:

(1) explains to you the underlying dynamics of both USAID and DFID including their organisational set up, sector focus and ways of grant giving;
(2) guides you through their application systems, guidelines and application processes;
(3) lets you know reporting requirements once you are implementing funds from them;
(4) and finally clarifies any outstanding questions in a Q&A session.

Successful fundraising from European Foundations

Date created: September, 22nd, 2017

There are 114,000+ charitable foundations in Europe with an annual giving volume of around €53 billion!

This number is very similar to the US foundation market, where more than 140,000 grant-giving foundations spend around $58 billion for charitable purposes. Compared to the US foundation market, however, finding the right foundations for your project funding may often feel like searching a needle in a haystack. Although this is slowly changing, the European foundation landscape still remains much more heterogenous and rather intransparent. So where to start your research and connect?

In this webinar recording, we will try to guide you through this foundation maze. We will provide you with insights into the inner workings of the European foundation market and will show you some research strategies, tools and online resources to find potentially good fits for your cause. We will also share with you some tips and tricks on how to write winning funding proposals.

By the end of this recorded webinar you will have a good understanding of charitable foundation specifics in Europe and this will help you decide on whether this dynamic market may be of any interest for your organisation’s (future) fundraising.

What you will learn from this recorded webinar:
The European foundation landscape: facts & figures
Foundation research: 3 steps to success (self-analysis/general research/detailed research)
Tips & tricks for proposal writing

This recorded webinar is just perfect for you if…
You want to expand your donor and grant portfolio to include European foundation funding

The purchase of this recorded webinar includes free access to:
TripleFunds (14-days free access to the grants and donor databases, weekly funding alert)
The presentation slides
The webinar recording
A resource guide on “Successful Fundraising from European Foundations”

Presented by foundation expert Lisa Ringhofer (TripleMinds)
Lisa Ringhofer is the Co-Founder of TripleMinds and has been passionate about developing grant proposals for foundations and institutional funders across the globe for more than 15 years. She loves conducting face-to-face trainings on foundation research, engaging and outreach and proposal writing in different parts of the world.

You can purchase the webinar here for 29€ including 14 days Starter access to TripleFunds.

94% of  training participants rate our webinars as excellent: “Great webinar with many practical tips!” 

 

 

Major Donor Fundraising

Date created: November, 24th, 2017

80% of all charitable gifts come from 20% of an organisation’s donors!

Identifying this 20% segment – the so-called ‚high-net-worth individuals (HNWI)’ is a challenge for every fundraiser and the focus of this recorded webinar. This webinar therefore reflects the systematic steps fundraisers use to encourage major gifts. It offers practical, step-by-step advice about how to go about getting – and, most importantly, keeping – major gift donors.

In this webinar, you will learn how to: (1) identify and research major gift donors; (2) develop a strategy for major donor fundraising; (3) cultivate the most promising contacts; (4) make the all important ‚ask’; and (5) create a culture that values major donors.

By the end of this webinar you will have a good understanding of what major donor fundraising is all about in practice and this will help you decide on whether this fundraising segment may be of any interest for your organisation’s (future) fundraising.

What you will learn from this webinar:
Defining major donor fundraising
The major gift fundraising cycle (identification/cultivation/solicitation/stewardship)
How to motivate your Board to fundraise

This webinar is just perfect for you if…
You want to embark on major donor fundraising (but you are not sure what it entails in terms of time and resource investment…)

Presented by foundation expert Lisa Ringhofer (TripleMinds)
Lisa Ringhofer is the Co-Founder of TripleMinds and has been passionate about developing grant proposals for foundations and institutional funders across the globe for more than 15 years. She loves conducting face-to-face trainings on proposal writing and fundraising from foundations and major donors in different parts of the world.

Please note that there is no recorded webinar available. We are happy to send you the presentation slides for free. Interested in getting the presentation slides? Please email is at office(a)triple-minds.com.

94% of  training participants rate our webinars as excellent: “Great webinar with many practical tips!” 

How to get funding from Embassies

This webinar looks at the various funding schemes from embassies including the following: (1) Germany: Small Scale Projects (Kleinstprojekte); (2) Finland: Fund For Local Cooperation (FLC); (3) Canada: Canada Fund For Local Initiatives (CFLI); (3) Australia: Direct Aid Program (DAP); and (4) USA: Small Grants Program, PAS, Ambassador´s Special Self Help Program (SSH). It also explains which peculiarities applicants need to consider when compiling application documents for embassy funding.

Intro tour to TripleFunds

You are invited to join our Intro Tour to TripleFunds which explains why we have founded the platform and what has driven us until today, how the databases and the other sections work and which membership packages we offer.