Seminarios Web de Redacción de Becas

Dinero, dinero, dinero … siempre estamos luchando por encontrar recursos para nuestros programas de conservación, por lo que muchas veces necesitamos escribir y solicitar becas de otras instituciones. 

En esta breve serie de webinarios, desarrollada por el Arca de los Anfibios, los coordinadores de diferentes organizaciones que entregan becas comparten consejos sobre lo que es una propuesta buena/exitosa para ellos, independientemente de las pautas de la organización que representan. De las muchas solicitudes que reciben cada año, discuten cuáles se destacan sobre otros, cuál es la clave del éxito, qué buscan como revisores y organismos de concesión de becas en una propuesta bien escrita. Proveer información de organizaciones que otorgan becas es una forma de brindar a nuestra audiencia, herramientas para escribir mejores propuestas, no solo para solicitar becas de AArk, sino también para otras organizaciones. Cada sesión dura entre 30 y 40 minutos.

Las siguientes presentaciones fueron entregadas en el transcurso de la serie. Haga clic en cada imagen de video para ver la presentación. El conjunto completo de videos también está disponible como una lista de reproducción en YouTube.

 

Making your grant application more competitive

Michael Kreger

The Columbus Zoo invites proposals ranging from $5,000-$20,000. Pre-proposals which include a brief description of the proposal  must be submitted initially, to ensure that the grant is a good fit with the grants program. Successful applications often include working with local people, education components, and has some on the ground impact on wildlife. The Columbus Zoo Fund for Conservation integrates conservation research, local community involvement, capacity building, environmental education, and behavior change leading to improved conservation of wildlife and habitat.

Successful grant proposals

Brenda Stringer

Applying for grants is closely aligned with other types of fundraising, and requires the applicants to do their research about the organization you are applying to for your funding. It is important to understand they organization, and the types of projects they usually provide funding for. The Wildlife Conservation Fund from the John Ball Zoo was established in the mid-1980s and since then, thousands of funding applications have been received. This presentation provides advice on how to prepare a successful grant application.

Tips for writing a conservation small grant proposal

Jennifer D’Agostino

This presentation explains the small grants program for conservation research provided by the Oklahoma City Zoo, with some examples of successful grants, and why they were funded, as well as examples of some unsuccessful applications. It includes advice on how to improve application to increase the success of them being funded.

How to write successful grant applications

Johanna Rode-Margono

Writing successful grant applications depends on many things, including selecting the most appropriate donors, preparing your application, and determining what to include in your proposal. This presentation includes examples of proposals that the presented has written, and proposals that have been received for funding by the Amphibian Fund of the Species Conservation Foundation.

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

Nicolas Heard

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is a foundation which began providing grants for all types of species conservation in 2009. Up to 1,500 proposals are received each year, and these are reviewed during three separate funding time frames, but only around 10% of these proposals actually receive grants, since the fund have a limit of US 1.5 million per year. 

Amphibian Ark conservation grants

Kevin Johnson

The Amphibian Ark Conservation Grants program provides small grants to start-up conservation breeding programs. Each year, up to 20 applications are received, and although most of them are excellent, some could have been much better, and therefore more likely to receive funding, if a few simple guidelines had been followed. This presentation shares some of suggestions for improving applications, and making sure your application is more likely to be considered for funding.