Mobilise financial resources

Mobilising financial resources includes developing a fundraising strategy, writing proposals or creating crowdfunding plans or income generating activities.

Generally, the success rate of writing for grants is between 2 and 5%. Successful proposal writing is always a result of good cooperation with the client, a good relationship with the donor (if possible) and a bit of luck. svikaworks brings in writing skills which includes to relate to the fund’s objectives and the ability to facilitate the co-development of the project idea.

Proposals I co-developed have a success rate of 47%, as can be seen in the overview at developing programmes for proposal writing and below.

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2016 HIRDA What?  Co-developed a proposal on youth employment and conflict resolution at the community level (ARC Fund—MinBuZa).
Result: The proposal met all criteria, but was rejected due to a technical failure that was beyond our control.
2016 Gender Concerns Int. What?  Co-developed a proposal on women’s leadership and fair elections (Dutch Embassy Afghanistan).
Result: The proposal was placed on a reserve list.
2015 Kinderpostzegels What?  Co-developed a proposal on child marriage and SRHR for the MOFA’s SRHR Fund – in cooperation with ICDI and THP.
Result: The proposal was approved (ca. €8 million)
2015 De Verhalenmakers What? Successful crowdfunding campaign
Result: Publicity, support and €2.500
2015 HIRDA What?  Co-developed young entrepreneur training and support programme for the MOFA’s LEAD Fund – in cooperation with Edukans and Dorcas. And supported the fundraising strategy and the proposal writer in applications on economic participation of women and WASH  (e.g. Achmea Foundation).
Result: The proposals were rejected.
2015 WPP What? Supported WPP’s fundraising strategy
Result: A Theory of Change and a quick scan opportunities
2014 WageIndicator What? Co-developed proposals on elements of WageIndicator’s work, such as living wage, union work, empowerment of (women) workers, employment and share labour data (a.o. NPL).
Result NPL: The proposal met all criteria, it was rejected during the final selection.
2014 Pimp My Village What?  Co-developed the proposal Best of Boths Worlds on diaspora’s private initiatives, including matchmaking, capacity-building and innovative fundraising and financing, like crowdfunding and social business (MOFA’s Migration & Development Fund).
Result: The proposal met all criteria, it was rejected during the final selection.
2014 ICS What? Co-developed concept notes on agri-social businesses in Kenya and Tanzania (USAID).
Result: (waiting for results if proposal is successful)
2014 CARE Nederland What? Co-developed concept note on gender equality awareness and worldwide campaign on ‘sisterhood’ (EC / DEAR).
Result: The proposal was rejected.
2013/14 FSAN What? Co-developed proposal on Child Rights’ programme implemented by migrant organisations in the Netherlands (Kinderpostzegels).
Result: The proposal was approved (ca. €40,000).
2013 WO=MEN What? Co-developed proposal a multi-annual work plan on gender justice (MOFA).
Result: The proposal was approved (€1.3 million).
2012 Talent Beyond Limits What? Co-developed proposal on young professional exchange programme to Ghana related to sustainable development (Oxfam Novib’s GROW Fund).
Result: The proposal was rejected.
2011 IZERE What? Developed proposal on temporary migration of Burundian diaspora living in the Netherlands that would allow them to work on projects that aim at sharing their expertise in their country of origin, mainly in the field of economic development. The project was to be implemented in cooperation with Dutch SMEs (MOFA’s Migration & Development Fund).
Result: The proposal was referred to the Ministry of Finance.
2011 SPAN Consultants What? Managed an EC framework contract (Lot7) in the field of ‘good governance’ (European Commission).
Result: Tow bids approved: one on good governance in Jordan and one in Macedonia related to public administration (ca. €600,000 each).
2009 Haarlem-Mutare City Link What? Co-developed proposal on a youth exchange programme (Xplore / NJI).
Result: The proposal was approved (ca. €120,000).
2008/09 Haarlem-Mutare City Link What? Co-developed several applications for activities promoting public support for development cooperation in Haarlem, such as Women’s Sport DayChallenge Day, and a project called ‘community sport’; implementation occurred in cooperation with Zimbabwean sports leaders (NCDO).
Result: The proposals were approved (ca €25,000 per proposal)
2008 Haarlem-Mutare City Link What? Co-developed proposal on a youth exchange programme (Xplore / NJI).
Result: The proposal was approved (ca. €80,000)
2007/08 CINI Holland What? Co-developed applications in collaboration with CINI India, the local partner in India (private donor).
Result: The proposals were approved every year (ca. €50,000 each).
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