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A guide to fundraising

HAYES, Ernest
ALIN, Fadumo
February 2006

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A brief and very accessible guide to fundraising, primarily developed for NGOs and project managers. Fundraising is an essential component of an organisation's strategic management and its professional profile. The document discusses the three processes involved in fundraising, the process of professionalism (establishing an organisation), the planning of a project and finding money for the project

How to build a good small NGO

ALIN, Fadumo
et al

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A user-friendly and practical guide on how to build and run a small non-governmental organisation (NGO). This manual aims to build good practice into NGOs, and to help recognise, address and solve a range of problems. The manual covers all key aspects of running a small organisation, including identifying mission and purpose, planning, getting legal status, building sustainability, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and fundraising. Each section includes exercises and useful examples. This publication is intended for those starting an NGO and also for small organisations seeking to improve their performance and effectiveness

Analysis of aid in support of HIV/AIDS control, 2000-2002

June 2004

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This report is a review of statistical data on aid to HIV/AIDS control. It was compiled by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the members of the DAC Working Party on Statistics (WP-STAT) and UNAIDS between February and May 2004. The key findings are presented concerning total official development assistance commitments for HIV/AIDS control, and bilateral aid. It also includes contributions to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The report notes that larger donors especially multilaterals are the main funders of treatment programmes, which require substantial funding and long term commitments. Smaller donors tend to concentrate on HIV prevention, but also support home-based care and social mitigation activities

Scaling up antiretroviral treatment in the public sector in Nigeria : a comprehensive analysis of resource requirements

KOMBE, Gilbert
February 2004

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This report presents estimates of the total cost of providing comprehensive antiretroviral (ARV) treatment in the public sector in Nigeria, using the AIDSTREATCOST model to estimate the cost of providing Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), voluntary counseling and testing, and opportunistic infection (OI) treatment, and other resource requirements for implementing the national antiretroviral treatment programme. Drugs are not the only major cost of an ARV programme, but they are the largest single component ($368, or 50 percent of the total annual programme cost per patient); monitoring tests account for 23 percent and labor costs for 22 percent of total programme costs. A large proportion of current treatment costs is borne by the patient -- $170 per year for monitoring and a further $86 for their contribution to ARV drugs. This is equivalent to almost 75 percent of per capita GDP and therefore well beyond the resources of most Nigerians. Patients also are expected to pay for VCT services ($11), and for OI treatment costs when these arise. The development of an effective ARV programme, therefore, must include support not only for ARV drugs but all aspects of patient cost. The report also examines financial and human resources requirements for achieving the World Health Organization-recommended targets and recommends a number of strategies for the government and development partners to consider regarding program expansion, human resources training and requirements, support for VCT, the high cost of monitoring tests, and drug cost

Introduction to project management

JONES, Martin
June 2003

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This guide provides an introduction to the techniques of project management. It includes advice on working with technical suppliers such as web designers or database suppliers. It looks at the basic principles and available tools and provides some templates and procedures for implementing project management methods. The guide emphasises how project management can work in a voluntary sector setting with particular reference to managing funding applications. The guide was developed for people working on information technology projects in the UK’s voluntary sector but offers grounded guidance to anyone who is managing a small or medium sized project. (If you are using a modem to download the guide it may take 2 to 3 minutes)

Learning from work : an opportunity missed or taken?

LUDIN, Jawed
March 2003

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This paper focuses on learning at the project level. It is based on findings from two small surveys carried out by BOND involving NGOs and donor organisations respectively. The first section, Learning Through a Project Cycle, mainly covers the views of BOND member NGOs about the concept of learning as well as whether and how it happens in the context of their day-to-day work. The second section, Learning and Donors, is based largely on the responses of four main donor organisations that took part in the relevant survey. Views of NGOs on the attitude and policies of donors towards learning from project work are also included

Project budgeting and accounting


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This useful brief sets out the basics of project budgeting and accounting clearly and concisely. It identifies the processes involved in budgeting, planning, monitoring and reviewing, each of which is explained in key stages. Contains a list of useful tips and a glossary of technical terms. Gives examples of a budget and actual statement and of an income and expenditure account. These guidance notes are drawn from a training course conducted for BOND

HIV, health and your community : a guide for action

MERMIN, Jonathan

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Designed as a manual for people confronting the HIV epidemic in their communities, this book has been written to be easily accessible to those without medical or technical knowledge and without prior training in the prevention of HIV and the care of those with AIDS. Topics range from the biology of the virus to designing prevention programs, from the epidemiology of the disease to writing grant proposals. The authors discuss explicitly the risk factors for infection and suggest helpful methods for explaining them and assisting people to change their behaviour. An appendix aimed at readers with medical training discusses common HIV-related illnesses and their treatment

Orphan programming in Zambia : developing a strategy for very young children in Zambia

July 1998

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This is a report of an assessment of UNICEF's programming in Zambia for children in general and those affected by HIV/AIDS. The assessment follows the release of the report "Children on the Brink", which was a wake up call to the international development community. The report discusses current programmes and opportunities for expanded programming with government personnel, NGOs, business and private sector associations, other UN agencies and bilateral donors operating in Zambia. It also extensively reviews literature and documentation

Disability awareness in action : Fund-raising


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Organisations of disabled people need to have the skills to know where to go for funds; manage money well; budget effectively; and have enough money to keep the organisation running smoothly throughout the financial year. This kit gives ideas about an organisation's funding strategy. The kit shows how to raise and use funds for the work of the organisation. It can also help in putting together a funding proposal


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