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Assuming you are, then check out the Instructions for the Application. Really, check them out: Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Application Instructions and the worksheet included there carefully before beginning the Application Form. You can also download the instructions and worksheet in Microsoft Word if that’s more convenient.
When you’re ready, complete the application. Note that the deadline for application is 5 PM on May 31, 2013.
A conference call/webinar was held on April 22, 2013 to answer questions about the RFP and the application process. Recordings of the call are available. In addition, a FAQs sheet with additional questions and answers will be posted and updated periodically. Please direct any additional questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to all questions received before 5pm on May 29, 2013.
An eligible organization has identified a clear strategy for mission-relevant, revenue generating activity and conducted enough of the needed preliminaries (e.g., studies, technical assistance, market analysis, etc.) to have in place a mature strategy for execution, all as reflected in a solid business plan, so that Innovation Fund resources will be used for implementation. An eligible organization also:
- is a 501(c)3 organization in the United States (including so called “friends of” and US fiscal agents for non-U.S. NGOs);
- is engaged in in areas of health, education, environment, poverty and/or world relations outside the United States;
- can demonstrate in quantitative terms the concrete impact it has made in addressing the problems it targets;
- can demonstrate organizational stability using information that might include but is not limited to: a) years of operation; b) relatively stable revenue; c) testimonial(s), e.g., from recurring donor(s); and/or d) cumulative impact;
- has had total revenue over the past five years that:
- averaged below $20,000,000, and above $5,000,000 per year, and
- derived in a significant part from at least one type of traditional funding (e.g., charitable giving, government support, investment income); and
- has quality systems of governance and financial accountability.