Monday, July 27, 2015

Resource Alliance - an introduction

The Resource Alliance is an international network that enables non-profits around the world  to find the money, the people and the skills they need to create the change they want to see. They organize Conferences and workshops. Provides learning and  networking opportunities. They have developed a series of courses to professionally train fundraisers and fundraising leaders. They work with affiliate organizations in India and the USA, associates, trainers and partners.  Started in the Netherlands in 1981 with a worldwide focus as the  International Fund Raising Workshop is now called  the International Fundraising Congress (IFC).

To date there have been over 100 specialised national, regional and international workshops. Almost 12,000 delegates attended these from more than 100 countries.

Team members include Kyla Shawyer, Nyree Woolston, Jen Thompson, Laura Boulton, James Tennet, Sherena Corfield, Br὚na McGahon, Esther Kwaku, Jan Illes,  Steven Yorke, Steven Inman, Stephen Campbell , Ruby Chadwick,  and Dawa Dem.

Board members include Vicky Annis (UK), Atallah Kuttab (Jordan), Caroline Emerton (UK), Jennie Thompson (USA), Kitty Hilton (New Zealand), Michael Johnston (Canada), Marc van den Tweel (The Netherlands), Per Westberg (Sweden),  and Sukich Udindu (Thailand).

Supporters of Resource alliance include WaterAid, Asia Foundation, CDMI/SAZ; Charities Aid Foundation (UK and India), Christian Aid, Citigroup Foundation, Commonwealth Foundation, European Union, Fundraising Initiatives, SIDA, Sightsavers International, Stromme Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation, Blackbaud, The Phone Room (Kenya), Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons, African Women's Development Fund, Comic Relief, Department For International Deverlopment, Help the Hospices, Joel Joffe Trust, Microsoft, Plan International, The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation India.

Recent key partners of Resource alliance include Association of Fundraising Professionals, Centre for Advancement of Resource Mobilisation Sri Lanka, Himalaya Foundation Taiwan, Centre for Philanthropy Ukraine, Hong Kong Council of Social Services, Institute of Fundraising UK, Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals, Nanyang Foundation, Malaysia, MMLDC Foundation (Phils.), Murray Culshaw Consulting, Uganda Management Institute, Poverty Eradication Network, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia, SP Jain Institute of Management (Bombay), The Open University (UK), Thai Fund Foundation, Strathmore University Kenya, University of Geneva, AEDROS (Argentinian Fundraising Association), FuND (Philippines Fundraising Association), South Asia Fundraising Group, Bhavans Usha and Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management Delhi, Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy India, Christofell Blinden Mission (CBM), CSDF Hungary, Development Alternatives India, Ministry of Health Turkey, Mozaik Foundation Bosnia and Hercegovina, NESsT, Options Consulting, Roberto Obregon Foundation Mexico, SENAC Sao Paulo Brazil, SOLIDAR Peru, SP Jain Institute of Management & Research Mumbai, Ufadhili.

Resource alliance has nearly 12 crore rupees as cash assets according to its 2014 accounts.