IsDB-ISFD NGO Empowerment for Poverty Reduction Program
Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy in Somalia
Open call for project proposals
Deadline for submission - 27th of September 2021
Do you have a great idea or a project that lacks funding?
Tell us about it! Apply to the first Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy and learn how to create and run your own crowdfunding campaign and bring your idea to life.
Join our Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy where national and global experts in crowdfunding, copywriting, design, and social media will help your organization’s project to get funded, with greater visibility, and connections to donors and partners.
What is the Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy?
After five years of successfully organizing Crowdfunding Academies in over 30 countries, with 500 participants, and more than 100 successful crowdfunding campaigns – we are moving online to bring the Academy closer to you.
The Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy is a training program that enables civil society organizations (CSOs) to raise funds using crowdfunding.
We want to empower CSOs with know-how on how to build and grow your community, give your projects more visibility to engage donors and partners but not only, create compelling stories about your issues, and finance your projects and ideas.
The Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy is an e-learning and digital classroom program carried out in partnership with the Kaya platform and local crowdfunding experts from Simad University and the Kaal Somalia.
Selected CSOs will develop their crowdfunding campaign through e-learning tools and offline training using learning materials and presentations, work assignments, and guidance from leading crowdfunding experts.
Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy is part of the "IsDB - ISFD NGO Empowerment for Poverty Reduction Program”, which is sponsored by the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), managed by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other strategic partners. The mission of the program is to provide visibility to CSOs`projects and activities, support them to have better access to alternative finance, and connect them to other potential partners and supporters.
How can you apply?
To apply with a project idea for the Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy, your organization needs to create a profile on the Tadamon Platform. In your organization’s profile/account, you will find an application form for the Academy. You can submit your project idea by the 27th of September 2021 at 23:59 pm Mogadishu time. Our local partners will then help to select organizations to participate, who will be informed on the following steps by the 28th of October 2021.
What are the modules?
The Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy modules are tailored to fit your needs and to improve your skills so that you can launch your own successful crowdfunding campaign. Designed to be fun and engaging, the modules cover the needed tools for you to design your project, create a compelling story and narrative so that you can transform your idea into reality. In a nutshell, the modules will focus on:
1. Introduction to crowdfunding
2. Crowdfunding campaign strategy
3. Building the crowdfunding ecosystem
4. Setting the financial goal
5. Resource mobilization
7. Communication strategy
8. Press release
9. Crowdfunding video
10. Crowdfunding visuals
11. Social media
What are the eligibility and selection criteria?
We are looking for civil society organizations (NGOs, citizen groups, social entrepreneurs, development start-ups) that are working in the field of:
● COVID-19 response/recovery/prevention
● Poverty reduction and support for the most vulnerable groups
● Women, youth, and people with disability empowerment
● Climate change, energy, and environment
● STEM education and digital access to learning
● Community development, agriculture, and rural development.
We expect from teams:
● Motivation and proactivity
● Participation of two or three team members in all online and offline trainings
● Completing work assignments on time
● Launch their crowdfunding campaigns within 7 months after the start of the training program.
We are looking forward to your application!
For more information reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.facebook.com/tadamon.community