8COFFEE TALKSEASON Its time to break all the rules!
Kenya Association of Fundraising ProfessionalsVisionTo bring together, resource mobilizers and providers in their bid to enhancedevelopment in the countryMissionTo encourage people involved in fundraising and Resource mobilization to adopt andpromote high ethical standards of practice and inject professionalism in the sector.The coffee talks are back – this time as Season 8!Having had a fantastic time last season, this years will be even better. Coffee TalksSeason 8 offers 8 great coffee dates that will leave you yearning for more! It will runfrom March to October 2012, on the last Thursday of every month.Season 8 will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to: • Upgrade your knowledge • Meet professional colleagues • Discuss key issues • Read the crystal ball • Recruit valuable allies • Forge powerful networks. • Having great fun!By the end of the course, you would have consulted and interacted with other fundraisingprofessionals and strengthened your fundraising capacity while having fun!As is the tradition, you are free to attend all or some of the coffee dates depending onwhat appeals to you. You will however need to attend 6 out of 8 dates if you are to getthat precious certificate. The Coffee talks give you the opportunity to invest in yourselfwhile others sit and fret in traffic!There will be a windfall of case studies which are designed to give you more practicalinsights into fundraising. Leading fundraising professionals and practitioners, bothcorporate and traditional, will be used to facilitate the course.“Full participation in “Coffee Talk Season 8: The Fundraising Maverick – It’s Time to BreakAll the Rules!” is applicable for -16.00 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFREInternational application for initial certification and/or recertification.”Certified Fund Raising Executive International (CFRE) is the only internationally–recognized baseline professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives.
OVERVIEWMonth Session 2012March The Future of Aid: A Look into the Crystal BallCoffee Talk5:00 pm – 7:00 pmApril The Rise of the County: Positioning Yourself For TheCoffee Talk Bounty!5:00 pm – 7:00 pmMay Tragedy or Opportunity: Transforming Our DevelopmentCoffee Talk Approach For The Poor5:00 pm – 7:00 pmJune Untapped Gold: Great Lessons from the Kenyans forCoffee Talk Kenya Campaign5:00 pm – 7:00 pmJuly The Next Frontier: Forging Fundraising Partnerships WithCoffee Talk Government.5:00 pm – 7:00 pmAugust Seeking Green Pastures: Working With the DiasporaCoffee Talk5:00 pm – 7:00 pmSeptember Fundraising Roller Coaster: Providing Funding StabilityCoffee Talk in Times of Boom and Doom.5:00 pm – 7:00 pmOctober M& E Reloaded: Mining Projects For Fundraising GoldCoffee Talk5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
THE FUTURE OF AID:A Look into the Crystal BallThe world is rapidly changing. On an individual basis, the rich are getting richer and thepoorer are getting poorer! Yes, the Bill Gates, Soros and others are getting even richer.What’s better, they are giving out some of their money to people with innovative ideas.However, the country level is a different story. Who would have thought that NicholasSakozy would be in China seeking financial assistance from it for Europe? Are wewitnessing the end of an era? Traditional donors are cutting back on the funding due tothe Eurozone crisis. Will your donors still be there tomorrow or will you be left high anddry? Its time to look at the crystal ball and prepare yourself for the future. There isn’t abetter way to do it than over coffee!THE RISEFor The Bounty COUNTY: OF THEPositioning YourselfKenya is changing. There is a new constitutional order --- things are being turned on theirheads, nothing seems to be the same! Yet the era of 47 counties is here. 47 counties with47 Governments and Ksh 3 billion to spend on development matters. What are theopportunities for development organisations? How can you position yourself strategicallywithin the counties? How can you market yourself to County Governments and donors?If you want to explore the counties and the opportunities that they offer, this coffee talk isfor you!TRAGEDY OR OPPORTUNITY:Transforming Our Development Approach For the PoorDevelopment organisations thrive on selling poverty and misery as the basis for theirprograms. They literally strip their target group naked to raise the additional buck! Yetcorporate entities follow a different approach. Rather than see people without shoes anddecide there is no market, they see the situation as providing a large untapped market. Theresult is while we literally beg for money to help the poor, these organisations give “thepoor” affordable products while laughing all the way to the bank! Is there something we aremissing? Some have now set up foundations that are helping thousands of people raisingquestions as to whether we will still have our jobs tomorrow! What can we learn from them?Will we become tomorrows dinosaurs? Join us for this thought provoking coffee talk!
U N TAfrom the Kenyans forG OCampaign: P P E D Kenya L DGreat LessonsThe Kenyan’s for Kenya campaign raked in a staggering 1 billion Kenya shillings! Theseare funds that many organization would spend several decades mobilizing from the localmarket. Just how did they do it? What is the back story? Where did the idea begin? Howdid they get so many media and corporate celebrities to support it? Do you havequestions of your own? Get them answered by an “insider” who was part of it, all overcoffee!THEFundraising Partnerships With Government NEXT FRONTIER:ForgingThe Government is the richest customer in town. Any private sector company knows thatbusiness with the Government is big business! However, with more donors passingfunds through the Government for their programs, its time development organizationsbegun taking this source of funds more seriously. 17 donors support the Governmentunder the Kenya Joint Assistance Strategy (KJAS). Some of these funds are expected tosupport Government and NGO activities under a more coherent strategy. This coffee talkwill get you thinking about the Big Bother Next Door!SEEKING GREEN PASTURES:Working With the DiasporaThe diaspora is on the roll. They are sending huge amounts of money back home in agravy train that seem s to have no end. One would wonder whether there is a financialcrisis in the USA or Europe! The diaspora are supporting families, investing in thehousing boom and occasionally giving others a helping hand. Others contributed to theKenyan’s for Kenya campaign. With Kenyan newspapers, television and radio stationson the internet, they are as wired on what is happening locally as you are. With the newconstitution, they are raring to vote. Others are claiming back their birthright under thedual citizenship. How can you mobilise some of this money for development activities? Isthere real potential or is it a wasted cause? Is there a pot of gold at the end of thediaspora rainbow? Its time to join your colleagues in discussing the diaspora factor!
FUNDRAISING ROLLER COASTER:Providing Funding Stability in Times of Boom and DoomOne time you are dancing in heaven, the next moment you are swimming in hell!Sometimes you feel like Bill Gates, spending lavishly and living large. The next momentyou are poorer than a church mouse! The fundraising roller coaster is the story ofdevelopment. The problem is that it comes with consequences –with organizations buildingcapacity during times of boom and shedding it during times of doom. With this goes jobsand incomes at individual level and valuable expertise and experience on an organisationlevel. No wonder the more things change, the more they remain the same. Do things haveto be this way? How can we stem the tide? Get your answers in the coffee talk!M&E RELOADED:Mining Projects For Fundraising GoldMonitoring and evaluation has become a donor necessity. You have to collect all that boringdata and statistics on activities and impact just to make them happy! Yet many of us havemissed the bus. M&E allows us to prove that we have what it takes to implement theproject’s to perfection… they are an opportunity to prove that indeed, we are first amongstequals. By collecting information on what is really happening on the ground, we cancontinuously change our strategies so that we excel. Furthermore, they give us theopportunity to mine our projects for nuggets of gold! If you want change tact and capitalizeon today activities for tomorrow’s success, its time to book a date at the coffee talks! Venue NEW VENUE: LAICO REGENCY HOTEL along loita Street/Uhuru Highway, The venue is easily accessible, secure with ample parking. Costs Members will pay Kshs 850 per coffee date. Alternatively, as a member, you can pay Ksh 6,800 in advance and attend all the 8 sessions. Non members will pay Kshs 1,250. Alternatively, non members can pay Kshs 9,000 in advance and benefit from a Kshs 1,000 discount for all the sessions! Time Coffee Talk dates are two hour meetings held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm every last Thursday of the month.
Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals (KAFP)Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals is a not for profit voluntary membershipassociation that serves as an umbrella organization for fundraisers. Our main purpose isto encourage people involved in fundraising and resource mobilization to adopt andpromote high standards of ethical practice and inject professionalism. KAFP as a forumgives fundraising professionals a voice commensurate with the important role they play inmobilizing and providing the resources required for national development.The Eastern Africa Resource Mobilization WorkshopKAFP has organized regional resource mobilization workshops that attract fundraisingprofessionals from as many as 14 countries globally. These are held annually and aimedat bringing fundraising professionals up to speed with the global trends and best practice.The workshops are designed to strengthen your capacity to mobilize resources and areinspirational, empowering and enlightening. We are supported by top notch facilitatorswho are fundraisers in their own right from UK, North America and East Africa.19th Eastern Africa Resource Mobilization WorkshopDate: 19th - 23rd November 2012 Venue: Whitesands Hotel Mombasa, KenyaCoffee TalkThese are two hour interactive sessions which are held monthly giving participants theopportunity to be inspired, inject new ideas to their cause and professions and offerinspirational experiences to successfully achieve their ideal goals.MembershipMembership to the Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals is recognized as acommitment to achieving and maintaining professional standards in the practice ofFundraising.KAFP membership is open to both individuals and corporate organizations. Membershipis open to Individuals, organizations and consultants interested in resource mobilization,Directors and Senior Managers of for-profits and non-profits involved in development aswell as trustees and Board members, Chief executives, project managers, fundraisingprofessionals in civil society, private sector and government are free to join!Consultancy TrainingKAFP supports development organizations to strengthen their resource mobilizationcapacity through tailored consultancy training and advisory services. We offer tailor-madetraining and consultancies to suit the specific needs of the organization while strengtheningtheir capacities. The client-centered support focuses on three main areas: • Conduct training that is tailored to suit individual organization needs • Interventions to help organizations solve specific problems or enhance needed capacities • Developing Resource Mobilization Strategic Plans
Africa Resource Network (ARN)The “Africa Resource Network” (ARN) is not-for-profit, voluntary membershipassociation. Proposed in 2008 during a fundraising workshop in Mombasa, Kenya, theNetwork was registered in mid – 2009 Kenya. It is currently being hosted by the KenyaAssociation of Fundraising Professionals (KAFP).ARNs vision is “Dynamic, innovative and effective fundraising professionalssuccessfully driving development in Africa and globally.” ARNs mission is to develop thecapacity of fundraising professionals to mobilize resources from within Africa andwithout, using innovative, effective and sustainable resource mobilization approaches.It promotes the development and sharing of best practice in resource mobilization. TheNetwork aims to bring together fundraisers, resource providers and mobilizers all overAfrica so as to stimulate development in the continent.Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)has an agreement of cooperation and protocol of agreement with Kenya Associationof Fundraising Professionals (KAFP). The Association of Fundraising Professionals(AFP) headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, USA is the worlds largest professionalbody for fundraisers. It represents 30,000 members in 212 chapters throughout theworld, working to advance philanthropy.AFP does this by enabling people and organizations to practice ethical and effectivefundraising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education,training, mentoring, research, credentialing and advocacy.Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals is a Participating Organization in theCertified Fund Raising Executive International Program.CFRE International offers the only internationally-recognized baseline professionalcredential for philanthropic fundraising executives. Certified Fund Raising Executive(CFRE) International certifies fundraising professionals who demonstrate theknowledge, skills and commitment to the highest standards of ethical and professionalpractice in serving the philanthropic sector.CFRE International fulfills this mission by establishing and administering a voluntarycertification process based on current and valid standards that measure competency inthe practice of philanthropic fundraising. In furtherance of its mission, CFREInternational promotes voluntary certification, in dialogue with government and otherbodies globally, as the preferred alternative to licensure and/or government regulation. Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals Regent Court, Suite B2 Argwings Kodhek Road Hurlingham Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 (20) 2073962 3523327, +254 (0) 718 041 665 P.O.Box 26245 -00100 Nairobi, Kenya Email: email@example.com Website: www.fundraisingkenya.org