Register for the Fundraising & Grant Writing Class

What would your organization look like if you could find the foundations to support your work more quickly and efficiently? With more organizations chasing scarcer funds, nonprofit organizations must diversify their inflow and invest their resources into campaigns that guarantee organizational sustainability rather than projects only.

These two days of Fundraising & Grant writing virtual Masterclass are designed to help you learn the details needed to implement a sustainable plan. We use a written grant writing process guaranteed to help you generate sustainable funding for your nonprofit and help you steer clear of the most common pitfalls.

Course Takeaways:

1.       Understanding the fundamentals of fundraising

2.      How to build a case for support with Corporate Sponsors (Everything you need to know)

3.      Solid strategies & ideas for institutionalizing successful fundraisers (A step by step approach)

4.      An overview of your donor acquisition strategy, retention, and engagement

5.      Dealing with the anxiety of cold calling to produce the right results.

On day 2 of the grant writing class, we will also show you;

1.       How to determine if your organization is prepared to apply for grant funding.

2.      Understand the psychology of your donor

3.      Review the significant elements of most grant proposals.

4.      Learn how to be proactive in your grant writing instead of reactive.

5.      Understand the grant research and proposal review process.

6.     Explain the characteristics of a good prospect and be familiar with questions you must answer before beginning this process.

This Masterclass is Perfect For You If;

1.       You desire to change the results you have generated in the past

2.      If you are new to grant writing

3.      You are trying to figure out how to get started with getting grant funding and developing a fundraising strategy

4.      You believe that your program/project is an excellent idea that *should* be receiving grant funding and sponsorships.

Bonus Materials

1.       Recording from the session

2.      Fundraising strategy template

3.      Practical working sessions

4.      Additional resources and guides

It is time to move your operations from “survival mode” and take the driver’s seat in sustaining your activities. You not only need donors to keep your doors open but a set of carefully planned activities to gain access to available resources

Date: Thursday and Friday, May 12th – 13th

Time: 10am – 1pm daily


Can I pay for only one day of training? Yes

If you would like to make a direct transfer  of N35,000 for both days or N20,000 for one day, please see bank details below 

Donors for Africa Foundation, Sterling Bank, 0075082757

If you would like to Pay via tryselar for the full day training please use the link

For direct transfers, please click here to register for your specific day.

Fundraising Day 1

Grant Writing Day 2


Contact details:

How to Register





Inner Circle Member Spotlight – Oluwatosin Issah

Every week, we love to bring you exciting news from Inner Circle members who are doing amazing work. Today, let’s meet Oluwatosin Issah, Founder, of My Beads World Foundation. 

Who is Oluwatosin Issah Aishat ?

Oluwatosin Aishat Issah

Issah Aishat Oluwatosin is the founder of My Beadsworld Women Foundation. She bagged her B.Sc in Biochemistry and M.Sc in Medical Microbiology at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. Oluwatosin is currently taking MBA (Masters in Business Administration) courses at Nexford University, Washington D. C, and is also a member of the inner circle, Donors For Africa Foundation.

She is a life member at Enterprise Development Centre, Pan Atlantic University, Lekki-Ajah, Lagos State. She is also a member of ImpactHER, SheLeads Africa, She decides, and Shetrades. She has directly impacted over 1000 women through Entrepreneurial training. She is passionate about building a community of financially independent women with a focus on women entrepreneurs at the grassroot.


My Beadsworld Women Foundation is a registered not-for-profit organization that focuses on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) NO. 5 (Gender Equality) and NO.9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure).

Their activities includes:

Oluwatosin Issah

*Engagement of women entrepreneurs at the grass-root with step-by-step activities to build their business from the start.

*Business registration enhancement. writing of business plans, application for business grants, business idea pitching, and business growth track.

*Mentorship activities by matching our members with successful female business mentors for one on one business support.

*Sensitization program on gender awareness and bridging of the inequality gap through self-awareness and building of self capacity Secondary School girls.

*Vocational training for women and young girls as an empowerment scheme towards poverty alleviation.

*Annual celebration Women Entrepreneurship Day which congregates successful women in business to share their success stories as a motivation for others and the Annual International Women’s Day where issues that concern women are discussed.

Our biggest Influence is on Women in small businesses at the low level(grass-root).


We look forward to partnering to organize vocational training for young girls and women and monitor their internships with established firms.

Vision: Our vision is to build a community of financially stable women that will successfully grow their businesses from the grassroot to a sustainable level.

We believe women need financial stability and empowerment to establish and fight for their gender rights.

To work with us, please contact us at 

38, Safari Junction, Abeokuta, Ogun State
Phone No: 08062338457


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New Opportunities

Here is a list of ongoing opportunities you should check out.

2022 Active Citizenship Award for Young Africans

Call for Applications: Reporting Grants on Digital Identity, Data & Technology in Africa

NOFO: Supporting Civic Engagement in the Electoral Processes in Africa

Call for Applications: China-Africa Relationship and the Climate Crisis

JAMII Femmes Initiative to support African Women Entrepreneurs

Decolonize! Call For Proposals 2022

John Templeton Foundation’s Grant Program

[Apply Now] Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition

Apply for Cascador Program 2022 (Nigeria & US)

All the best!


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Time Management: The Secret to Fundraising Success

Imagine the things we have to get done in a day!

You have to be online! You have to send out emails, and respond to much more emails! Search for new donors! Manage old donors! Help your board resolve issues! Treat every donor like a major donor! People are calling for program updates! You need to plan your next hangout! Pick up the kids! Decide on the next big thing!

It is just too much and how does anyone expect you to focus on fundraising?

Trust me as a busy third sector leader, I understand and to conquer Productivity, Time Management, and Fundraising, you must understand the different mindsets driving your decisions

The productivity mindset says Get more work done!

The time management mindset says ‘Get the most important work done well’.

So how can you effectively manage your time so you can focus on successful fundraising strategies?

  1. Cultivate a Time Positive Mindset

What is your MOST important goal?

For many nonprofit leaders, your most important goal is securing funding which automatically makes your donors are a priority.               Individual donors remain 75% of the highest amount of donors who give so prioritizing your donor interaction is now more important than ever.

One of the ways to do this is to ‘’Develop a more efficient way to engage and interact with everyone on your value chain so you can continue to deliver an experience.

Have a more high-quality targeted list of stakeholders that is segmented. (This is one of the areas we will be discussing at our upcoming training). Categorize everyone on that list so your communications are easier and more direct.

  1. Control Your Interactions

There are  3 types of interactions: People, Communication & Environment

People: Daily prioritize people you should communicate with such as your Donors, Leaders & Board Members, Volunteers & co-workers, family & friends.

Communication:  It’s important you schedule time on your calendar for responding to emails, newsletters, reports, and projects.

Environment: How cluttered is your workspace? your desktop, or your mind? How do you handle visual distractions? Learn to work in an environment that excites you and keeps you committed to your task.

Other ways to manage your time effectively are;

  • Make a plan: Do you have a Master, Monthly, Weekly, and Daily calendar?
  • Control the interruptions. Do everything to protect your work time. Focus.
  • Find your preferred time management app. There are so many apps; workflow, Trello, Asana,, To-do-list, slack. Find an app that works for you.
  • Find your peak zone: When is the best time for you to work
  • Carve out personal time. Don’t spend all day dedicated to working activities alone. Block off personal time on your calendar.
  • Delegate
  • Learn to say No

We have so much more information packed for our upcoming Masterclass, please send us an email at for more inquiries.