"I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your help and companion in the journey of preparing the proposal. We have been working closely day and night on this challenging task in the past three weeks. All of us appreciated very much your professional work and dedication to this project…Your professional advice and detailed study on the EU guidelines impressed us so much…. Without your help, I can’t image how we can complete the work"
"For both the proposal and the planning phases there were several deadlines and the IWORDS team respected the timeline and provided top quality outputs. I have to say that their tireless effort and quality outputs contributed greatly to our proposal being shortlisted for the grant development."
"Thank you for your feminist fires, for your deep politics that centres the personal, your technical ability, your humility and for making us feel like it’s all possible. For leaving no stone unturned. For co-creating with us the foundation of an amazing programme. You can say you were here and you were a part of something meaningful. Thank you for everything"
Through participatory approaches, we promote the co-creation of results-oriented programmes and projects and of winning proposals. Our proposal preparation process often includes support in understanding donor requirements and expectations, theory of change development, partnership/team building, budgeting, gender mainstreaming, and identification of recent evidence to inform programming
We have assisted several organisations in developing high quality full proposals for donors such as the European Union, Unitaid, UN Trust, Grand Challenges, DFID, private donor mechanisms, among others. We have supported our clients in mobilizing over US45 million over the past 5 years.
We offer support to our client organizations and initiatives on how to make the best use of new technological opportunities for resource mobilization, in particular, crowdfunding platforms. We provide technical assistance and guidance on how to prepare, launch and manage crowdfunding campaigns that focus on funding social causes and improving the financial sustainability of civil society organizations and initiatives. Our services include:
• Support in developing strategies for a successful campaign
• Support in developing the most attractive content for a campaign
• Technical assistance in managing online crowdfunding websites
• Support in managing social networks and other online tools to make a campaign as successful as possible
• Advice and guidelines on how to best structure a campaign
• Technical assistance to train staff so they can manage future campaigns on their own
• Support in developing institutional tools that will allow clients to launch and manage future campaigns on their own
We motivate civil society organizations to explore alternative avenues to access funding. The needs are too high and too urgent in some contexts but the resources are not there. Our expert team provides advice on business planning, to support the creation of social enterprises led by non-governmental organizations. The goal is generate profits to subsidize the social mission of the organization AND/OR the creation of development solutions, using positive business practices.