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Fund Raising

15.10.2020
One of the main problems that non-governmental organizations are dealing with is financial issues and the financial challenges they face. It is even specified as a priority area most of the time.

What Is Fund Raising?

There are various questions frequently asked to STGM regarding fundraising for paying the office rent or paying the salaries of the professional staff of the CSO or searching for financial resources for the projects desired to be executed or afford a budget item of one activity.

On the other hand, CSOs’ capability to continue their existence in a secure manner, in other words, ensure their sustainability is not possible only with financial resources. Since its establishment, a CSO constitutes a body of resources with all its material and spiritual values, members, volunteers, target audience, other stakeholders, a network of relationships, international interaction, institutional structure, legal status, in fact, with all its organizational capacity. For this reason, the concept of resource development means the development, execution/management, and continuity of this integrity and ensuring its sustainability.

It is important to define the requirements for realizing the change desired to be created and carrying out the works in this direction and planning the resource development accordingly. For this purpose, it is necessary to plan the targets in line with the mission, principles, and objectives defined first with an integrated execution/management approach, the paths to be followed to achieve these targets, the strategies, and finally the activities to be carried out in this direction. In terms of resource requirements determined as a result of this integrated approach, it becomes necessary to develop human resources as well as financial resources and relationships with stakeholders.

At this point, STGM understands the subject of fundraising for CSOs with this integrated approach and aims to provide support for different resource categories in addition to such subjects as having access to funds and grant resources, collecting and/or receiving grants, organizing income-generating activities.

How Can You Benefit from STGM in the Fundraising Process?

STGM kurulduğu günden bu yana sivil toplum örgütlerinin kaynak geliştirmelerine destek olmak amacıyla kaynak geliştirmenin çeşitli boyutları ile ilgili çalışmalar yürütmekte. 

Siz de kaynak geliştirme kapasitenizi güçlendirmek isterseniz STGM eğitim çağrılarını, yeni platformlarla tanışmak için STGM webinarlarını, STÖ’lerin kaynak geliştirme deneyimlerinden yararlanmak için video söyleşileri, başvuru yapmak için açık olan hibe duyurularını takip edebilir; fon arayışlarınız için fon kaynakları veri tabanında arama yapabilir, hem üretmiş olduğumuz hem de sivil toplum alanındaki çalışmalardan derlediğimiz kaynakları inceleyebilir ve STGM Destek Noktası’ndan görüş alabilirsiniz.

Fundraising (and Financial Sustainability) Training

STGM has been organizing training on various topics to support non-governmental organizations to strengthen their capacities since the day it was established. One of them is training on fundraising.

In Fundraising and Financial Sustainability training for CSOs, we aim at contributing to strengthening the capacities of CSOs in resource development and management as a part of the integrated management approach.

Fundraising Webinars and Videos

In our webinars organized under various titles, we promote different fundraising platforms in “Fundraising Seminars for CSOs” to support the non-governmental organizations in their process. Once you get acquainted with these platforms, you can take advantage of the ones suitable for your organization. In addition to webinars, you can also benefit from video interviews where we learn about the fundraising experiences of non-governmental organizations.

Current Grant Announcement from the World and Turkey

As STGM, we are screening the current grant, fund, and award call in the world and in Turkey on a regular basis every week and we are announcing them for the purpose of facilitating the resource search of non-governmental organizations and supporting their financial capacity. 
We also publish these announcements, which we regularly share, in our weekly e-bulletin. If you want to be informed about the grant announcements on a weekly basis, you can subscribe to the STGM e-bulletin by entering your e-mail address in the box below. 

STGM Funding Resources Database

We have formed the STGM Funding Resources Database so that non-governmental organizations can access and scan various funding sources. 

You can access the international organizations from funding sources in Turkey, from embassies to supranational institutions, data of many institutions and agencies providing funds and grants to non-governmental organizations in different channels from the government institutions to the private sector in the STGM Funding Database.  

Resources That Can Be Used In The Resource Development Process

You can benefit from the following publications on resource development. You can benefit from the following publications on resource development. you can review our Networks and Platforms, Tools for Developing Partnership/Collaboration and Volunteering to develop relationships with other organizations and volunteers within the framework of STGM’s integrated approach for resource development. You can find more documents in our e-library. 

STGM Publications

Other Resources

  • Fon Yaratma ve AB Fonlarına Erişim, Sivil Toplum Kuruluşlarına Teknik Destek (TACSO) Bölge Ofisi, 2011
  • GençBank Gönüllüler için Kaynak Geliştirme Rehberi, Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı
  • Kaynak Geliştirme ve Yenilikçi Uygulamalar, Berivan Eliş, Avrupa Birliği Sivil Düşün Programı, 2019
  • Kaynak Geliştirme ve Fon Yönetimi Eğitim Kılavuzu, Çevirmen Çiğdem Türkoğlu, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi STK Eğitim ve Araştırma Birimi, 2006

STGM Support Point

STGM Support Point is in operation to respond to the technical support requests of non-governmental organizations. After reviewing the above documents, if you need opinions (advisory), you can contact the STGM Support Point.

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