Announcing our Top 60 African Women In Development (AWID 2022)

Sixty extraordinary African Women in Development, including activists, changemakers, government representatives, and social innovators from 15 countries, have been announced as awardees for this year’s Donor’s For Africa, African Women in Development Awards. The awards recognize outstanding women whose projects, work within teams, and activism are transforming lives in their communities and helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sixty extraordinary women, including activists, changemakers, government representatives, and social innovators from 15 countries, have been announced as awardees for this year’s Donor’s For Africa, African Women in Development Awards

The awards recognize outstanding African women whose work is transforming lives in their communities and countries, helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

More than 700 entries from 20 African countries were received this year. The finalists were selected following rigorous research and selection process.

Nominees are;

  1. Dr. Mories M. Atoki
  2. Tunu Yongolo
  3. Olubunmi Fajuyigbe
  4. Kikelomo Adisa
  5. Mudrakat Alabi
  6. Fatuma Hakar
  7. De Nsentip Twins (Uforo Nsentip and Eduek Nsentip)
  8. Dr. Princess Ifeoma Ike
  9. Excellence Anurika Joshua
  10. Amanda Obidike
  11. Katumi Mohammed Oboirien
  12. Foluke Michael
  13. Adetola Makinde
  14. Amarachi Igwe Kalu
  15. Titilope Oguntuga
  16. Hélèna Enongande
  17. Loise Atieno Waruingi
  18. Helen Odega
  19. Ota Akhigbe
  20. Fatou Ndiaye
  21. Sadika Kwenuah
  22. Bisola Alabi
  23. Elemchi Nwosu
  24. Dr. Aminata Sillah
  25. Soukaina Bouba
  26. Teresa Njoroge
  27. Theo Sowa
  28. Blessing Ingyape
  29. HRM Queen Ameenata Asaleh
  30. Gbemisola Abudu
  31. Lumbie Mlambo
  32. Dawa Edina Hillary
  33. Chelangat Scholar
  34. Maryam Augie Abdulmumin
  35. Charmante Katungu Kasitu
  36. Fardosa Ibrahim
  37. Abosede George- Ogan
  38. Ujunwa Ojemeni
  39. Francesca Uriri
  40. Ibijoke Faborode
  41. Julia Nampweya
  42. Foluke Adeoye
  43. Haoma Worgwu
  44. Dr. Liliane Sekabembe
  45. Peju Ibekwe
  46. Warda Awil Hirsi
  47. Akaoma Onyemelukwe
  48. Elisabeth Apampa
  49. Sally Kimangu
  50. Esther Ijewere
  51. Rose Keffas
  52. Ohenewaaa Constance
  53. Denise Williams Ajayi
  54. Olubukola Bamiduro
  55. Radiatu Sankoh
  56. Naomi Nwokolo
  57. Yvonne Jonah
  58. Nelly Cheboi
  59. Oyetola Oduyemi
  60. Toluwalola Kasili


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Donors for Africa announces a list of 2022 GE’DA Leadership Fellows. (An African Social Innovators Bootcamp Cohort 3)

Donors for Africa Foundation has proudly announced its 2022 GE’DA (An African Social Innovators Bootcamp) leadership development program fellows. 

The 42 selected fellows from 10 African countries represent Africa’s leading changemakers who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to transforming their communities and shaping Africa’s future.

GE’DA’ fellows were chosen through a rigorous competitive process and criteria based on their commitment towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, outstanding leadership promise, and community service.

According to Chidi Koldsweat, the Executive Director, GE` DA’ is a Benin word for “Together Build”. It is a 3-months intensive professional leadership development program for third sector leaders working to improve their communities.

Through this program, they will receive intensive sessions from an expert faculty with competencies on the Sustainable Development Goals, pitch their projects, and access funding.

It is a call to stakeholders from the government, private sector, small businesses, philanthropy organizations, and international agencies to achieve the SDGs by investing in changemakers. The fellowship program is designed for those who want to understand how to play in the development sector and dive deep into building a sustainable social impact organization.







About Us

Donors for Africa Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works actively with social impact leaders, organizations, philanthropists, and investors to break poverty cycles by addressing the global challenges we face in Africa. The NGO is determined to build a better world by strengthening mission-driven African Social Innovators’ capacity to access funds, achieve groundbreaking results, and create sustainable organizations. We make empowered Institutions with suitable internal structures and processes armed with a clear road map for action through our work. Through several leadership incubation programs, we raise transformational nonprofit/social impact leaders who are skilled and competent in implementing the SDGs. We advocate for and educate government and private sector agencies on policies that accelerate the SDGs and the 2063 Agenda. We also focus on research & Impact Investment.

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Revenue Ideas For Your Nonprofit

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For all non-profit organizations, there is a need to come up with innovative ways of raising revenue every year since you require the financial resources to fulfill your mission. As you read through the ideas provided, please remember one clause; these revenue sources as they are correctly called MUST align with your organization’s mission.

They are usually classified as related income in your accounting book and you need it to fuel your mission before the grants come.

You need it to deepen your impact and sadly, If you don’t get earned income soon, you will be left behind.

So, here are some ideas;

  1. Fees for Service

Did you know that 48% of funds raised by nonprofits come from fees for service? How?

Facilitate training, leverage what you know. Sell information to a school-one they would need. Plan conferences and training programs. Push past your fears and be creative.

I have been asked quite often, what happens when I receive a commission for referring people or businesses to purchase a product and I get a commission, can I accept it?

Yes, you can. However, you must advise the organization or individual paying you to note it as ‘referral donation’ rather than use the word commission.

  1. Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorships remain a crucial part of our income generation funnel. It is when a company commits money or resources to a nonprofit event or program in exchange for specific promotional benefits and many businesses striving to balance profit with purpose through sponsorship, get to achieve that.

Your responsibility is to show them the value of working or collaborating with your organization to solve a social problem. The question is after varied attempts, how do you write a winning proposal or engage the right strategy to continue to access these funds?  Do check out several DFA programs that teach the how.

  1. Grants

Most nonprofit organizations get funding through diverse grant programs. Although a longer strategy that takes time, it does help fund your activities especially if your cause is genuine.

So how do you access grants? First, be clear about what types of grants you need and then the duration. How long are you willing to wait. Find the right opportunity and then put forward a strong application. As much as I would love to say ‘that’s it, the truth is you have absolutely no control over grants this is why I encourage you to learn how to write winning grants.

Briefly, nonprofit organizations require funding sources in order to run their day-to-day operations. The contributions made act as the organization’s revenue and must be reported financially.

This is why you should REGISTER FOR OUR COURSE  HERE so we can share more ideas and tell you what you need to know.

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