Project selection in Swiss Foundations - some practices and challenges

Presentation prepared for Kampagnenforum workshop "Fundraising for NGOs/NPOs - advanced course", conducted on 01/04/2014. The session counted with participants from several Swiss organisations. The slides from the presentation, in English, can be downloaded above.

We focused on the selection process and expectations of grant-making foundations, based on the findings of our study "Project selection in Swiss Foundations - some practices and challenges":

  • We started with a quick introduction on SUSTINOVA and the framework and participants of the study.
  • Next, we discussed how donors in our sample handle the application, reporting and evaluation processes and what are the key take-away points for project initiators.
  • Finally, we looked into some of the main challenges in the relationship between both sides and which steps can be taken by initiators to strengthen their organisation.