Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fundraisers helping raise funds for fundraisers

That's a bit of a mouthful isn't it?

Well, that's the premise behind a brilliant new initiative called The Fundraisers Fund set up recently by the Resource Alliance and charity specialists The Good Agency.

A simple model. Fundraisers coming together to donate a few dollars, pounds, euros - to help fundraisers in the developing world have the same training opportunities that we in the developed world sometimes take for granted.

Now given my obsession with investment in personal development and training (see my latest rant) I was drawn to this idea and quickly signed up. How could I not when I looked at the gallery and saw some images of some of the bursaries from the recent International Fundraising Congress held in Holland.

We think we have a tough job as fundraisers (which we do). Imagine doing it with no training and development budget, little access to some of the world's best fundraising practitioners and working on a shoestring..

Makes you stop and think.

Ok enough thinking. I have signed up.

Will you help get a fundraiser from the developing world to a fundraising conference?

If so visit The Fundraisers Fund to join now!


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