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29 Jul 2006
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Fundraising Guide

Funding Organizations
Consider approaching the following government development organizations: AIDAB (Australia), CIDA (Canada), DANIDA (Denmark), DFID (UK), FINNIDA (Finland), NORAD (Norway), SIDA (Sweden).

There are also a number of United Nations and related agencies that may provide funding for your participation in the Forum: OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), PAHO (Pan-American Health Organization), UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), UNDP (United Nations Population Development Program), UNFPA (United Nations Fund for Population Activities), UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) UNIFEM (United Nations Fund for Women), WHO (World Health Organization).

  • (Personal Goals and Objectives). What do you personally hope to gain from your participation in the International Conference? Let donors know that the Forum provides an important opportunity for skills and capacity building as well as a chance to network with key funders. Explain how you plan to raise awareness about local campaigns and the issues facing your community in an international arena.
  • (Strategic Benefits). How will your participation affect your organization's capacity to achieve its goals? How will it advance the rights of women and social justice in your community and country? What expertise and contacts will you bring back to your organization after the Forum?
  • (Add benefits appropriate to the interests of the funder). For example, funders may be particularly interested in supporting women from certain groups (youth, indigenous, rural, etc.) or in promoting certain issues (HIV/AIDS, governance, leadership, etc.). Do your research and make connections with those you contact.
  • (Add Future Outcomes) What steps will you take to ensure that an impact is made in your community after the conference? Let donors know how you and your organization plan to contribute upon your return. These plans may include documenting what you learn, giving workshops and presentations, and sharing your experiences with your colleagues and larger community.
  • Benefits appropriate to the conditions of your country, organization, community, ethnic group, special interest group, sex, age group, income level, etc.

    The International Conference will also help all participants to do the following: (Describe the International Conference and its Benefits). For example:

  • Share, analyze and develop solutions for gender equality and social justice.
  • Learn new valuable capacity building skills - from research and training methods and economic literacy to proposal writing and information technology.
  • Network and build strategic alliances (South/North, East/West, intergenerational, development/human rights, policy makers/researchers/activists, etc).
  • Make linkages between issues and sectors towards an integrated approach for gender equality.
  • Strengthen advocacy campaigns - from transforming international financial institutions to the rights of women.
  • Place new issues on the development and human rights agenda.
  • Forge action plans for policy, organizational and personal change.
Total International Conference “International Conference on LGBT Human Rights” Costs (this is an example only):
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29 Jul 2006
29 Jul 2006