Developing new programmes • Fundraising • Raise interest of new donors for Both ENDS' work
Raising enough funds is essential for our organisation and a specialty on its own. Even now that I have been working in this field full-time for more than five years, I am still learning and I continue to be fascinated, for example, by what makes an application successful, or how you can build relationships with new funding partners.
From my very first experience in the development sector, as a volunteer at a local NGO in Mauritania, I automatically started raising funds. I saw that it was there I had the most added value, and I like the goal-oriented way of working and the tension of making deadlines. I have great pleasure in practicing this profession at Both ENDS, a unique and special organization, not only because of the important themes we are working on but also because the employees have a lot of independence and responsibility. That motivates and inspires me every day.
News / 24 February 2022
1,380,000 euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery for local women’s groups
We are delighted that the Dutch Postcode Lottery has approved our proposal to support an extra project to the tune of 1,380,000 euros! The proposal, for an Autonomy and Resilience Fund (ARF), was submitted by the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA), which comprises the Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM), Mama Cash and Both ENDS. With the ARF, GAGGA works with Small Grants Funds to help local women's groups become resilient in a changing world in which it is increasingly difficult for them to hold their heads above water. The award of this large sum of money means an enormous boost for many women's organisations, and this is badly needed at a time when economic, climate and health crises are constantly putting the resilience of women, their communities and their living environments around the world to the test!