As part of Active Partnership, we offer a package of capacity-building services to help our grantees build more connected, robust, and well-structured organizations. Download the Active Partnership Service List.
Open Resources are available to all our partners every grant cycle. Partners interested in accessing Open Resources should contact Eve, Director of Operations, and Katie, Director of Partnerships.
Grant Database – Foundation Center
Access Foundation Center’s FDO Professional – a database of over two million grant opportunities and information on grantmakers, 990s and nonprofit literature. Plus an assessment tool help you quickly identify your best potential funding sources. Free to SFF partners.
Pro-bono consulting – Catchafire
List an unlimited number of projects with Catchafire and be connected to skills-based volunteers for needs like database customization, website design, marketing strategy, and more. Free to SFF partners.
$500 credit for Learning Visits
Apply for a $500 credit per grant period to visit the fellow SFF partner of your choice.
$500 credit for Organizational Development
Apply for a $500 credit per grant period for the training courses or conference attendance of your choice.
Service provider database
Access a list of service providers compiled by the SFF community.
Communications Toolkit for NGOs
The toolkit includes tips for creating a communication plan, developing effective messaging, using social media, and facilitating better communication with partners and donors. Download the toolkit here.
SFF periodically offers themed capacity-building workshops in countries where we have large groups of partners. Make sure to join our listservs and Facebook groups and keep an eye out for invitations to these events.
Targeted Resources are available to select partners each year, based on particular criteria for each opportunity. These resources are typically reserved for partners who have completed at least one full grant cycle with SFF.
Knowledge System Support (KSS)
Apply for a grant to fulfill a learning need of your organization. We offer a limited number of KSS grants per year. Check out the KSS page for more details on what types of projects we will fund with these grants. SFF will cover KSS projects up to $15,000.
Targeted Capacity Support (TCS)
Complete a two-day capacity assessment with the SFF team, receive a capacity grant to build out a management system of your choice, and receive SFF coaching to improve your fundraising capacity. By invitation only.