Grants for U.S. Nonprofits and International Non Government Organizations Promoting the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

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Disability Rights Fund Offers International Grant Program to Promote United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The Disability Rights Fund seeks to strengthen the participation of Disabled Persons' Organizations in the advancement of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the country level in the Global South and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union. From The Foundation Center. Deadline: Various (See below.)

The babushka, the alarm clock and the art of fundraising

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Once upon a time, when I was living in Ukraine, I met the staff of a community foundation named Dobrata that was trying to encourage businesspeople to give money to charitable causes. It was depressing—everyone in Ukraine knows the collapse of the Soviet Union hit pensioners hardest—but not personally motivating.

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What’s missing from your appeals

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We relate to the historic through the personal. When I was Ukraine, I saw a poor grandmother begging before the church of Saint Sophia, jangling spare change in a McDonald’s cup. When my life flashes before my eyes someday—and I hope that’s very far in the future - I suspect it will be a series of small details, each of which stands for something meaningful. That’s because as humans, we experience the immense through the small.

What’s missing from your elevator pitch

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The other person in the elevator. When I lived in Ukraine, I met a clothing designer who ran a social enterprise—a workshop for disadvantaged women. Whenever the clothing designer got on an elevator and saw a woman dressed with a hint of the romantic style she marketed, she complimented the person. The other person usually thanked her, smiled or said “This old thing?&# You know what I mean by an elevator pitch, right?

Fundraising Overseas: Lost in Translation?

Fundraising Breakthroughs

I’ll be returning to Ukraine in late August to deliver a two-day training on fundraising for local alumni of U.S. Economic Realities While Ukraine’s economy has done better than some former Soviet countries, inflation is an enormous problem.

Impact - not ideas - should be the star of your story

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While I was living in Ukraine, the government tax authority launched a campaign to motivate taxpayers to stay honest and continue paying their taxes. Not surprisingly, they were unanimous in their judgment that access to fresh water was far more personally relevant, and therefore motivating, than a role in building a metaphorical hive. Be personal - and that doesn’t just mean using a donor’s name.

The well, the mom and the baby: Breathing life into work that’s indirect or technical

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While I was living in Ukraine, the government tax authority launched a campaign to motivate taxpayers to stay honest and continue paying their taxes. Not surprisingly, they were unanimous in their judgment that access to fresh water was far more personally relevant, and therefore motivating, than a role in building a metaphorical hive. When you translate your work to what it meant for a real person, people will relate. I got this email today: Hi Katya –.