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Support for Spiritual Development

“The world needs a global ethic with values that give meaning to life experiences and, more than religious institutions and dogmas, sustain the non-material dimension of humanity. ”

- Wangari Maathai
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Spirituality in practice


For many initiatives, external funds need to be raised, and this section provides some resources for effective fundraising.

Funders of spirituality in practice  top^

Compton Foundation

Funding is focused in the areas of Peace & Security, Environment & Sustainability, and Population & Reproductive Health, with a special emphasis on projects that explore the interconnections between these categories.
Website, linked 08/16

John Templeton Foundation

Focuses on funding research into what scientists and philosophers call the Big Questions in fields such as cosmology, evolutionary biology, cognitive science, and social science relating to love, forgiveness, creativity, purpose, and the nature and origin of religious belief.
Website, linked 08/16

Kalliopeia Foundation

Founded in 1997, this foundation focuses on strengthening a collective recognition of the oneness of humanity and contributing to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life's rich diversity.
Website, linked 08/16

Fundraising techniques  top^

Ask TechSoup: Open-Source Tools for Fundraising?

Provides information on open-source tools to keep track of fundraising information and customer relations management.
Website, linked 08/16

Free Fundraising Information Kit

An order form for a free fundraising kit with both US and Canadian versions.
FundsNet Service Online website, linked 08/16

Free Online Fundraising Resources for Nonprofits

Reach your fundraising goals with our library of expert advice, donor communication tips, and non-profit marketing resources.
Network For Good website, linked 08/16

Grants and Funding

Links to five sites that offer free grant writing tips.
Kagun Online, website linked 08/16

How Fundraising Works

Self-paced 1-hour online course; $127 for 3 months access.
Charity Village Campus, linked 08/16

Online Fundraising Tactics: What Works?

Reviews which tactics work better than others in online fundraising.
Network for Good website, Karen Matheson & Eve Fox, MRSS (May 2007), linked 08/16

Grant applications  top^

Foundation Center

A wide range of resources for locating potential grant opportunities and preparing grant applications.
Website, linked 08/16

Funds Net Forum

An excellent compilation of funding sources.
Website, linked 08/16

Getting Started: Grantwriting Basics

An outline of the basic steps necessary for planning the grant-writing process.
Carol Fisher, General Code Advantage, linked 08/16

Grant Writing Tips

An excellent set of grant-planning questions, basic elements of good proposals, and links to grant resources from an experienced grant writer.
Sylvie McGee, All For A Good Cause Consulting (1995), linked 08/16


Self-paced 2-hour online course; $127 for 3 months access.
Charity Village Campus, linked 08/16

Proposal Writing

Self-paced 2-hour online course; $127 for 3 months access.
Charity Village Campus, linked 08/16

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Thursday, March 22, 2018