Funding Available: Alliance for Global Good, Innovation Fund Round 2

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Funding Available: Alliance for Global Good, Innovation Fund Round 2

Cross-posted from Innovation Fund:  http://afgg.org/?page_id=1404

Innovation Fund Round 2/Application Process

We’ve tried to make the application process clear and convenient!

First, get the Request for Proposals and review it to make sure that you’re eligible.

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.

If you have questions about the RFP or the application process, participate in our conference call/webinar at Noon (EST) on April 22, 2013Participation requires registration. 

The list of questions raised will be circulated to all those registered no less than 24 hours before the call, together with relevant call-in information.   Questions submitted April 18, 2013, including those raised during the call, will be addressed on the call if time permits.   Responses to questions not answered on the call will be addressed in in a subsequent distribution.

Eligibility Criteria
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.

Senegal: This Is Senegal’s New President

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26 MARCH 2012

Wade supporters in Pikine (file photo). (Photo Courtesy Sophie van Leeuwen/RNW)

Macky Sall’s political career appeared to have peaked under Abdoulaye Wade, where after serving as prime minister he fell from favour. On Sunday however, he replaced his former mentor as president.

Results were barely out on Sunday when a few hours after polls closed, Wade phoned his former protege to congratulate him on his win, as exit polls showed his overwhelming lead.

Whereas Wade had spent 25 years as an opposition leader before finally winning the presidency, Sall won the country’s top political prize at his first attempt.

Crown prince

There was a time when Sall, 50, was widely tipped to get there under Wade’s patronage: many observers thought he was being groomed to succeed the veteran leader. But after a spectacular rise during which he occupied several ministerial portfolios before becoming prime minister, he fell from grace, quit the party and struck out on his own.

In the February 26 first round of the presidential election, a crowded field of opposition candidates led to fears in some quarters that Wade would be able to win outright victory because of the divided competition.

Sall did enough to ensure both that Wade would not win outright – as the president had predicted he would – and that it would be he who faced him in the second-round run-off.

Opposition

Although Wade led in the first round, the combined weight of the opposition vote favoured Sall — provided, of course, he could win their support.

Between the two rounds Sall won the backing of his former rivals, for more than anything, the opposition wanted the 85-year-old president out of office.

Fatick

Sall was born to a modest family in the western city of Fatick, to a civil servant father and a mother who sold groundnuts. He graduated from Dakar’s Cheikh Anta Diop University with a degree in geology, before heading to France to further his education in the field.

His father was a dedicated member of the Socialist Party which had been in power since independence, but Sall says he quickly became disgusted with its misrule, joining the opposition in 1983.