Fundraising Conversations Season 2

Fundraising Conversations: Season 2

Funding is oxygen to any non-profit organisation, as we require means and resources to fulfil our goals and drive positive change. We have grown tired of the gatekeeping surrounding fundraising and made it our mission to equip change-makers and their organisations with the knowledge and skills on all things funding.  It is time to build each other up to have a wider impact!

 

This is why we created the Fundraising Conversations: a carefully curated series of live interviews that strengthen your skills in fundraising and equip you with the knowledge to improve your organisation’s financial situation.

 

The Fundraising Conversations is a unique initiative, not only because we are making these resources openly and freely available, but also because participants get the opportunity to ask questions directly to our expert guests via chat during the live events. Season 2 of the Fundraising Conversations aired live from January to March 2023 and is now available on our YouTube channel. Don’t miss out, all links are below!

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SEASON 2 REPLAY AND MATERIALS:

Stepping up for women in gender equality in Europe

24/01/2023

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While there has been some progress on gender equality in Europe in the past decades, the situation is disconcerting: one in three women has experienced physical or sexual violence, women on average earn 16% less than their male counterparts [1] and 43% of LGBTQIA+ people feel discriminated against [2].

 

For this reason, five organisations came together – Fondation  Chanel, King Baudouin Foundation, Bodossaki Foundation and L’Oreal Fund for Women and JPMorgan & Chase Foundation – forming the Alliance for Gender Equality in Europe to bridge the gap in philanthropic giving and support frontline organisations working towards gender equality in Europe.

 

In this interview, we met Nadège Lharaig, the programme manager at the Alliance. During the interview, we learnt how and why the Alliance came to be and what are its vision, mission and objectives. We also discussed a call for proposals that was open at the time of the interview. Whilst it is closed now, the conversation can serve as a helpful guide for those who are thinking about applying in the future. If you would like to learn more about funding opportunities for gender equality projects or are interested in understanding how the Alliance for Gender Equality in Europe works, watch the replay of this interview.

 

[1] International Women’s Day Report, European Commission, 2019 and International Women’s Day Report, European Commission, 2020.

[2] A long way to go for LGBTI equality, Fundamental Rights Agency, 2020

IT tools can be of great help to non-profits in fundraising, but many organisations don’t know the existing solutions or lack the resources and skills to implement them. Here is where the Tech to the Rescue (TTTR) comes in. They are a foundation that connects civil society organizations around the world with IT companies that can offer pro bono tech support.

 

In this interview, Hanna Polanowska, the Matching Manager at TTTR, explained the tools that exist to support non-profit organisations in their fundraising efforts. From Customer Relationship Management Software to the role of cryptocurrency and NFTs in fundraising, this interview is a treasure trove of information for non-profits that are trying to up their game with tech tools. Watch the interview on our YouTube channel and learn more about the TTTR initiative and how non-profit organisations can access support from IT companies at no cost.

 

Check out the Training Hub of the European Activism Incubator to learn how we build the capacity of non-profit organisations.

 

Our workshops and process facilitation are designed to make non-profits more effective in delivering their mission by addressing the following four dimensions:

  • strategy and planning
  • operations and management
  • people and teams
  • funding

Check out the Training Hub of the European Activism Incubator to learn how we build capacity of non-profit organisations.

 

Our workshops and process facilitation are designed to make non-profits more effective in delivering their mission by addressing the following four dimensions:

  • strategy and planning
  • operations and management
  • people and teams
  • funding

Many non-profits struggle with funding their core operations as the grants they receive are restricted to specific and predefined projects. In this interview, we discussed recent development within the philanthropic circles that promote and encourage funders to adopt longer-term and nimbler funding practices. Knowledge about these emerging trends in philanthropic giving can empower non-profits in their conversations with existing and potential funding partners.

 

In this interview, we met Debora Guidetti, Senior European Programme Manager at Ariadne – a network that connects European private donors who support social change and human rights – and Adriana Crãciun, Senior Adviser for Organisational Development and Capacity Building at the Oak Foundation, an organisation that addresses issues of global, social and environmental concern, which has adopted unrestricted flexible funding practices as the norm.

 

If you are searching for multi-annual flexible funding for your organisation, don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain insights that can help you make it happen.

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