Google Grants , AdWords for Nonprofits



Deadline: September 30, 2014

Open to: nonprofit organizations holding current and valid charity status. Grant: $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords™ advertising.

Google for Nonprofits offers organizations like yours access to highly discounted or free products. These tools can help you find new donors and volunteers, work efficiently, and get supporters to take action. Google Grants is the nonprofit edition of AdWords, Google’s online advertising tool. Google Grants empowers nonprofit organizations, through $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords™ advertising, to promote their missions and initiatives on


To be eligible for the Google Grants program, organizations must:

  • Hold current and valid charity status, as determined by your country
  • Acknowledge and agree to the application’s required certifications regarding nondiscrimination and donation receipt and use
  • Have a functioning website with substantial content

Please note that the following organizations are not eligible for Google Grants:

  • Governmental entities and organizations
  • Hospitals and medical groups
  • Schools, childcare centres, academic institutions and universities (philanthropic arms of educational organisations are eligible). To learn more about Google’s programs for educational institutions, visit Google in Education

At present, Google Grants is open only to organizations based in the following countries. Grants: Google Grantees receive free AdWords advertising on Grantees build and manage their own AdWords accounts similar to paying advertisers, but participate with the following restrictions:

  • A daily budget set to $329 USD, which is equivalent to about $10,000 per month
  • A maximum cost-per-click (CPC) limit of $2.00 USD
  • Only run keyword-targeted campaigns
  • Only appear on
  • Only run text ads

Apply online HERE by filling the Membership Application.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2015 Bertha MBA Scholarships in South Africa for Africans


Image Credits, Bertha Center

Image Credits, Bertha Center

The Bertha MBA Scholarships seek prospective MBA candidates resident in African countries to apply for the 2015 scholarship awards, tenable at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa.

The Bertha Scholars are Africa based social innovators with a commitment and track record to creating positive change. The Graduate School of Business at UCT offers five annual Bertha MBA Scholarships to students that have met the requirements for the MBA programme and who have driven by their pursuit in social or green ventures.


  • The Bertha Scholarship covers full costs of the MBA programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business for candidates committed to social innovation and entrepreneurship.


  • Candidate must be a resident of an African country.
  • Candidates must have started or worked in an entrepreneurial social or green venture, or have worked on sustainable social business strategies within an organization
  • Candidates must demonstrate a strong moral character, strong entrepreneurial drive, a track record of action, leadership qualities, traits of social activism and a commitment to the sustainable development of emerging economies
  • Candidates must demonstrate some need for the scholarship, through either previous work experience, personal background or demonstrated commitment to start a social venture, which make self-funding the MBA a significant burden.

DEADLINE: 31st October, 2014

To apply and for more information visit here


The Master Card Foundation Scholarship

image credits- master card foundation

image credits- master card foundation


This Program targets academically excellent, yet economically disadvantaged, young people in South Africa, SADC and the rest of Africa who will contribute to the transformation of the continent.

The MasterCard Foundation offers a full scholarship to students who have applied for and have been admitted to one of the following programmes:


Faculty of Engineering

  • BEng (Industrial Engineering)
  • BEng (Chemical Engineering)
  • BEng (Civil Engineering)
  • BEng ( Electrical Engineering)
  • BEng (Electronic Engineering)
  • BEng (Mechanical Engineering)
  • BEng (Metallurgical Engineering)
  • BEng (Mining Engineering)
  • BEng (Computer Engineering)

Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences

  • BCom (Account Sciences)
  • BCom (Financial Sciences)
  • BCom (Economics)
  • BCom (Informatics)
  • BCom (Agribusiness Management)

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

  • BScAgric (Food Science and Technology)
  • BScAgric (Agricultural Economics / Agribusiness Management)
  • BScAgric (Animal Science)
  • BScAgric (Plant Pathology)
  • BScAgric (Applied Plant and Soil Sciences)


Honours and master’s programme applicants in the above-related fields may also apply.

The scholarship will cover the following:

  •  Full tuition fees
  •  Accommodation at UP
  • Meals
  •  Books and Library materials
  •  A monthly stipend
  • Cover the medical aid of International students (Ingwe Only)
  • Travelling Costs
  • Visa Costs – International Students

Please note that you have to complete your studies at UP. (Graduate)

Community service is a necessary component of the Program with all students engaging in giving back to the community from which they come.

For further enquiries please contact: Seth Olupona at or Onalerona Matlawe at

For more information and application form (Undergraduate) and (Postgraduate)


Call For Applications: 2014 Fellowship for international scholars



The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) is now accepting applications for its 2015/2016 In-Residence Advanced Academia Fellowships for fundamental research in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences. CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months. The selected Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and
intellectual support and can profit from the Centre’s wide international networks, international seminar- and guest-lecturer programme. CAS Sofia assists Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Sofia. Benefits CAS Sofia provides in-residence fellowships of two- to five- month duration to post-doctoral non-Bulgarian researchers. Junior as well as Senior scholars are invited to apply.

Fellowship worth

  • A monthly stipend of 700 euro (liable to 10% income tax) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Sofia.
  • Accommodation in Sofia,comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will
  •  free access to the  CAS library and electronic resources/databases.
  • Travel allowance (400 euro)

Research expenses (100 euro



must be:

  • Be non-Bulgarian citizens;
  • Have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences;
  • International research experience (participation in  projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages.

As an international academic institution CAS conducts most of its work in English which is also the language of the presentations of research results. Therefore, a good command of English is highly desirable.

Selection Criteria

  • High quality of the candidate’s academic portfolio and publications, participation in international research;
  • Innovative fundamental research
  • proposal with significant contribution;

Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches are an advantage.


How to apply
Candidates may apply for two periods:
1. 1 March 2015 – 31 July 2015
-Summer semester
2. 1 October 2015 – 28 February
2016 -Winter semester
note . The final invitation for fellowship depends on the ranking of the application and the preferred period. Availability for both periods is an advantage for the applicant. Please, indicate in the application form whether you prefer one or either period.
For more information  and how to apply, please   visit the official website here

5 ways to stop Being busy

Adopted from iLeadBusiness Website  Read and Enjoy


Adopting a simple habit of being more strategic about how you manage your work will help bring increased focus and improved performance

We are busy. And we’re only getting busier. All the tech tools that were supposed to help us break free from the office have wound up keeping us online and working virtually 24/7. Rather than succumbing to that mad scramble, however, I recommend adopting a simple habit of being more strategic about how you manage your work, to help bring increased focus and improved performance.

Most people just assume that being overly busy and scattered is the nature of business. While some small tweaks to your schedule and trying to stay more focused may not result in less to do, you will experience increased impact, less stress and more joy from your work, rather than letting it burn you out.
With that in mind, here are five strategies that can help a heavy load become more productive:

1. Stop doing work that is not aligned with your talent.

This seems obvious, but you would be surprised by how many entrepreneurs are doing work that doesn’t excite them–that they aren’t good at anyway. That ends up being draining and they start to question why they started a business to begin with. For example, managing operations when you’re really best at sales. You need to be diligent, especially in a growing business, that you are not taking on responsibilities misaligned with what you are good at. Either hire someone to do the work or give it to someone on your team that is better suited for it. Bringing in the right people, who you trust to get the job done, helps alleviate feeling responsible for everything. If you are a solo entrepreneur, then take things like sales and operations and design your approach to them via your talent. Make them “your” approach to the work.

2. Be discerning when you book meetings.

Don’t attend meetings where your perspective or participation is not completely essential. Watch out for the tendency to participate only because you have been asked. Make sure that you can contribute and that there is a clear objective to any meeting. Otherwise, cancel or decline.

3. Schedule time for thinking.

Most people run from task to task without setting aside time for thinking. Either create a habit of setting aside time every day to think or schedule it during your day as a “meeting” with yourself.

4. Ask yourself, why are you so busy?

By examining, every week, what is causing such a busy schedule, you can create a strategy to address it. Taking some time to understand what’s causing your personal bottleneck may add to the load in the short term, but figuring out what your capacity is–and learning not to take too much on–can save you time in the long run.

5. Stop multitasking.

“People can’t multitask very well, and when people say they can, they’re deluding themselves,” neuroscientist Earl Miller told NPR in an interview several years ago. He added, “The brain is very good at deluding itself.” Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT, says that for the most part, we simply can’t focus on more than one thing at a time. So if you find you’re multitasking, you may think that’s the solution for getting more done–but that alone can be the reason for feeling busy and losing focus.

At the end of the day, there will always be endless amounts of work you can be doing, but if you follow the five strategies above, you may find that managing your bandwidth is a task well worth adding now–to save you the stress that being too busy ultimately has on your performance and well-being.

 Original Article by Laura Garnett

Call For Applications : 2014 WomEng Kenya Fellowship Program


WomEng is  a non-profit, volunteer organisation founded as SAWomEng in 2006.

Having changed to WomEng, they are now a global organization aimed at attracting, developing and nurturing the next generation of women engineering leaders. WomEng presents an invaluable platform for the advocacy, advancement and education of females entering the engineering industry.

This year womEng is pleased to invite you young lady in engineering  in  applying  for the 2014 fellowship program. You dont want to miss the exciting learning opportunity and the connection to potential mentors during the three day fellowship.



16th – 18th  October 2014

Deadline  14th September 2014


  • Must be female
  • Studying Engineering  and in 3rd, 4th or 5th year
  • Must be available for the entire period of the fellowship

Fellowship worth

  • Invaluable learning experience
  • Awards and certificates
  • connection to a personal mentor
  • Transport and accommodation will be provided for the fellows

Come ready to learn and have fun. Those who will be chosen will be contacted further for more details


For more information and How to apply please visit their official page below and create an account/register, Activate your account  and then login to apply!

Simple as that 🙂

The official page is here

Do Not Feel Like A failure!!!!!!! Read On




Do you feel a Failure? Or they have told you how a failure you are ? The following success guys were branded failures too …. choose to succeed.

•Winston Churchill was estranged from his political party over ideological disagreements during the “wilderness years” of 1929 to 1939.
•Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was “too stupid to learn anything.”
•Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first television job as an anchor in Baltimore, where she said she faced sexism and harassment.
•Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.”
•Steven Spielberg was rejected by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts multiple times.
•R.H. Macy had a series of failed retail ventures throughout his early career.
•Soichiro Honda’s unique vision got him ostracized by the Japanese business community.
•Colonel Harland David Sanders was fired from dozens of jobs before founding a successful restaurant.
•After having trouble adjusting to the culture and his classes, Dick Cheney dropped out of Yale — and then returned, only to drop out for good
•Sir Isaac Newton’s mother pulled him out of school as a boy so that he could run the family farm. He failed miserably.
•Vera Wang failed to make the U.S. Olympic figure-skating team. Then she became an editor at Vogue and was passed over for the editor-in-chief position.
•When Sidney Poitier first auditioned for the American Negro Theatre, he flubbed his lines and spoke in a heavy Caribbean accent, which made the director angrily tell him to stop wasting his time.
•In one of Fred Astaire’s first screen tests, an executive wrote: “Can’t sing. Can’t act. Slightly balding. Can dance a little.”
•J.K. Rowling was a single mom living off welfare when she began writing the first “Harry Potter” novel.
•Charles Darwin was considered an average student. He gave up on a career in medicine and was going to school to become a parson.
•Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting, “The Red Vineyard,” in his life, and the sale was just months before his death.
•After Harrison Ford’s first small movie role, an executive took him into his office and told him he’d never succeed in the movie business.
•Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, had his first book rejected by 27 different publishers.
•Lucille Ball appeared in so many second-tier films at the start of her career that she became known as “The Queen of B Movies.”
•A young Henry Ford ruined his reputation with a couple of failed automobile businesses.
•While developing his vacuum, Sir James Dyson went through 5,126 failed prototypes and his savings over 15 years.
•Stephen King grew so frustrated over his attempt to write the novel “Carrie” that he threw away the entire early draft.


Source : Online Repositories