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Open Call for project proposals

Do you have a great idea or a project that lacks funding? Tell us about it!

Apply for the first Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy and get the opportunity of financial support and learn how to create and run your own crowdfunding campaign – 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, have greater visibility, and have connections to donors, partners, and beneficiaries.

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What is the Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy?

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.

The Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy is a training program, developed by UNDP, that enables civil society organizations (CSOs) to raise funds using crowdfunding.

We want to empower CSOs with the know-how to build and grow their community, give their projects more visibility to engage donors and partners, create compelling stories about their issues, and finance their projects and ideas.

The Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy is an e-learning and digital classroom program carried out in partnership with the Kaya platform. 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. 

How can you apply? 

To apply for a project idea for the Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy, your organization needs to create a profile on the Tadamon PlatformIn your organization’s a profile/account, you will find an application form for the Academy. You can submit your project idea by 10 January until 23:59 Sudan time

Download the full guide for the Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy open call for project proposals.

Download the booklet for civil society organizations.

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 to design your project and create a compelling story and narrative so you can transform your idea into reality. In a nutshell, the modules will focus on the following:

  1. Introduction to crowdfunding
  2. Crowdfunding campaign strategy
  3. Building the crowdfunding ecosystem 
  4. Setting the financial goal
  5. Resource mobilization  
  6. Storytelling
  7. Communication strategy 
  8. Press release 
  9. Crowdfunding video
  10. Crowdfunding visuals
  11. Social media 
  12. Perks

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.
  • Refugees
  • Peacebuilding

What we expect from teams:

  • Motivation and proactivity
  • Participation of two or three team members in all online and offline training 
  • Completing work assignments on time 
  • Launching 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:

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