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Small Grantors Sign Up Free: Do More with Us
Small Grantors Sign Up Free: Do More with Us
No legal team in house? Not a native speaker? Overwhelmed by doing it all yourself? Our members told us what it’s like out there, especially if you have a smaller budget. So we listened.

This spring, we want to help all our grantmakers thrive. If your organization has an annual grant budget of less than $5 million, look for the Small Foundation Special in March.

NGOsource does the heavy lifting for you. Rely on attorneys who’ve worked in international giving, our in-country native speakers who know local customs, and our growing repository of completed equivalency determinations (EDs).

We’ll waive the first-year membership fee, so you’ll save $1,000 and see just how easy the system is. (Save even more if you find an ED already in our repository.)

(Available for a limited time. Budget and other limitations apply.)

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Of NGOs, 100% Recommend NGOsource
Of NGOs, 100% Recommend NGOsource

We want both our grantmakers and the NGOs they support to be thoroughly satisfied. We send a survey to each NGO that completes our process as we believe that’s the best way to improve our service and truly serve international grantmaking.

We are pleased to say 100% of NGOs surveyed said they would recommend NGOsource to other grantmakers. An overwhelming number of NGOs reported that our support staff’s responses to their questions were very helpful.

Our service allows grantmakers to reach in-country NGOs that may not otherwise have access to international grant funds. Of the NGOs surveyed, 70% had never done an ED request before and 27% had only done it once. Discover the benefits.

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Welcome to Our Newest Members!
Welcome to Our Newest Members!
More NGOsource members means more affordable equivalency determinations (EDs). Our members benefit from each other's completed EDs. Because we all share in the work that's completed, the rate to reorder is much lower. Spread the word to build a repository of EDs for all.

We’re pleased to greet these new members:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Christensen Fund
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Ford Foundation
Jewish Communal Fund
Levi Strauss Foundation
Omidyar Network
W. K. Kellogg Foundation

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What Is a “Charitable Purpose” Anyway?
One question that’s addressed by an equivalency determination (ED) review is whether an NGO has a charitable purpose. Here are a few real-life examples:


EcoCiencia in Quito, Ecuador, works to conserve biodiversity by promoting sustainability, recovering indigenous peoples' knowledge, and educating others about environmental issues.

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Rescue Foundation

Rescue Foundation
Rescue Foundation works to rescue, rehabilitate, and repatriate victims of human trafficking from different parts of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh who were sold into forced prostitution, and it helps protect women's human rights.

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La Conscience

La Conscience
To enable youth to someday help themselves, La Conscience in Lome, Togo, fights trafficking, poverty, and AIDS while promoting schooling, women’s rights, and human rights.

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Will We See You at the GMN Conference?
Will We See You at the GMN Conference?
Come to our booth or join our sessions at the Grants Managers Network 2014 conference in San Diego March 17 – 19, 2014.

We want your feedback! Bring us your questions, thoughts, concerns, hopes, and dreams as we refine NGOsource to address your specific needs. We’re happy to share our ideas, but we want to hear yours too. Send us your thoughts in advance if you like.

If you’re interested in saving on technology or helping your grantees focus their award funding, check out our session on free, donated, and discounted technology. Hear how foundations and NGOs have saved billions in funding with our help.

To schedule a personal appointment, simply email us.
We do the legwork, legal work, and paperwork for you. NGOsource allows U.S. grantmakers to quickly and accurately determine if a foreign NGO is equivalent to a U.S. public charity (the process of “equivalency determination” or “ED”).
You can rely on the NGOsource leaders heading our international team, legal experts Sheila Warren and Meghan Hanson, management innovators Ken Tsunoda and Kyle Reis, plus tech lead Danish Saleem and senior account specialist Fonda Smith.
A Clear Need
“Fulfilling ED requirements has never been an easy task for our grantees, located all over the world. Improving our grantee experience is a top priority, and NGOsource's straightforward and well-designed ED service [is] a very positive step.”

—Sasha Abrams
Gordon and Betty
Moore Foundation
Whether you make dozens of global grants each year or just a few, we have a membership level that’s right for you.

Joining NGOsource at the right membership level minimizes your overall cost. See how it works. Or sign up here.
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NGOsource is a project of the Council on Foundations and TechSoup Global. TechSoup Global is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working toward the day when every nonprofit, library, and social benefit organization on the planet has the technology, knowledge, and resources it needs to operate at its full potential. The Council on Foundations, formed in 1949, is a nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. Members of the Council include more than 1,700 independent, operating, community, public, and company-sponsored foundations and corporate-giving programs in the United States and abroad. The Council's mission is to provide the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good.

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