Do you have a great idea or a project that lacks funding?

 Tell us about it! Apply to the first Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy and get the opportunity of financial support 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, gain greater visibility and connections to donors, partners and beneficiaries.

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 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 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 a digital classroom program carried out in partnership with Kaya platform and local crowdfunding experts from Kazakhstan.

20 CSOs will be selected to 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 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 until the 22nd of February 2021. Our local partners will then help select 20 organizations to participate, who will be informed on the following steps by the 8th of March 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: Introduction to crowdfunding

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

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!

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