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  • Pallavi takes back and begins introduction of SAFRG… We have a 20 year history We are more ready than ever to take up the challenge of training the sector and building REAL capacity for organizations working for the betterment of society, and we want to share with you not only our work, our mission, and our challenges, but how our programs and our overall strategy put us in a unique position to really take the lead in this capacity building work, in the areas of fundraising, communications, and organizational learning…
  • So, who we are is simple… Our mission. Our vision.
  • As General Sandhu alluded to, we face real challenges in this sector to bring about a more professional way of doing business…
  • In recognizing our challenges, we have identified a 3 point strategy to guide our work ….
  • At present we offer the following programs as the practical extension of our strategy
  • Don’t forget this year it is on 8-11 August 2009 in Jaipur! We are still looking for support, speakers, and inputs….
  • In your packet is a list of upcoming Master Classes….
  • The more people who attend our classes attracts more people to AFP – we need to have this in place to support developing Fundraising into a real profession The ‘scale-up’ of AFP is dependent on greater support to SAFRG’s work, and is linked to building the confidence of fundraisers across the region
  • Just two months ago, we worked in Sri Lanka with CARM on their national level fundraising workshop – huge success  We are in conversation with groups in Nepal and Mauritius, past attendees of the workshop, we hope to support national-level workshops in these countries as well. In the absence of sustained funding for this effort, the eventual success is dependent on the partner organization in each country having the capacity and drive to take this forward. It only shows us that the need is strong across the region, but funding for such efforts limits the reach we could have – “if we gave Nepal money today they could have their conference ready in a month!” (have Sandhu say this?)
  • Many of you work with partners across the region. These organizations are small, sometimes hard to reach – but all are in need of fundraising and communications training. In the case of our work with IDRC, we provided a training tailor-made to the needs of their own partners, who all worked in a specific theme, allowing us to really get specific about tools, skills and ‘next steps’ for their work. We also see our mentoring services as a link back to our ongoing programs – enabling more and more people to access the benefits of sector-level training and events 
  • This is a HUGE piece of building a professional identity in our sector for fundraising and communications professionals!!! We have wanted to do this for a while now, we have had conversations with many people to get clarity on how to go forward. We are pleased to announce that we have received a grant from Waterloo Foundation in the UK to cover 50% of all the costs, and are now seeking a ‘match’ for this grant to enable us to move forward… We welcome your thoughts, comments, and ideas on this critical piece of our work, as it will take more than SAFRG to make this happen…
  • SAFRG is not the only, nor are we the first organization to address fundraising capacity building, -- we are not even the only player in South Asia – we recognize this but believe, quite strongly, that we offer a few key, and differentiating features that make our programs and partnerships unique, and positioned for success.
  • Thank you Thank you Thank you ….. I would like to invite Katherine Hay of IDRC to share her reflections on not only SAFRG, but on the need to build capacity in fundraising in our sector, to avoid “projectization” and donor dependence. We also welcome her comments on the pressing need for a new effort in networking and communications between all the players in our sector. Katherine  …..

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  • 1. South Asian Fund Raising Group Overview Building Fundraising Capacity since 1989
  • 2. Our Vision A Civil Society Sector that is Independent and Sustainable Our Mission To provide state of the art resource-mobilization capacity building for fundraisers and community organizations. South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009
  • 3. OUR CHALLENGE South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009
  • 4. OUR STRATEGY South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009
  • 5. OUR PROGRAMS South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009
  • 6.
    • Workshop sessions have included the following:
    • Techniques in Individual Fundraising
    • Building relationships with individuals and the corporate sector
    • Securing grants from philanthropic foundations
    • Practical lessons in Direct Mail, Pay Roll Giving and Corporate Fundraising
    • Starting an earned income strategy through small enterprise initiatives
    South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009 At the Annual Workshop, SAFRG creates a platform for the sharing of proven methods, best practices and important skills. This platform is an engaging combination of plenary speakers, workshops, master classes, and thematic forums. South Asia International Fund Raising Workshop
  • 7. South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009 Past topics include: Communication Strategy for NGOs Corporate Fund Raising Writing Winning Grants Direct Marketing & Payroll Giving Raising Funds from the Diaspora
    • Intensive one day courses with leading experts to offer an in-depth look at skills and trends in fundraising
    • Currently offered in Delhi as a monthly event
    Master Classes
  • 8. South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009
    • Through this association, SAFRG:
    • Holds networking events for professionals across the region
    • Gives fundraising professionals access to materials not previously available at reduced rates
    • Serves as a link to the fundraising sector for job listings, philanthropy, education, and volunteerism
    • Promotes ethics and values in fundraising, especially in the South Asian context
    Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • 9. South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009 Center for Advancement of Resource Mobilisation (CARM) is excited to be a part of SAFA, a regional alliance dedicated to promote fundraising. SAFRG’s support has helped us tremendously in our efforts to strengthen the local fundraising capacity in Sri Lanka. T. Someswaran CARM, Sri Lanka Promoting cooperation, advocacy, and networking for South Asia’s fundraising sector South Asia Fundraising Alliance
  • 10. South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009 SAFRG mentors organizations on fundraising, communications and organizational development. We offer these services on request to individual organizations and on contract through a network agency. Services: Consulting & Mentoring
  • 11. South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009
    • SAFRG aims to build capacity in the sector through a Fundraising Course to provide quality, professional fundraisers for all organizations.
    • Based on the South Asian context,
    • the course will include material on:
    • The legal and tax environment
    • Trends in the non-profit sector
    • Specific case studies & work examples
    • The course will take place over 20 days, and be led by a faculty drawn from current leaders in the fundraising sector. SAFRG will help each student with post-course placement in reputable organizations.
    Certificate Course
  • 12. UNIQUE FEATURES South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009
  • 13. SAFRG IN 2009 South Asian Fund Raising Group Copyright 2008/2009 We are CHANGING and MOVING FORWARD:
  • 14. We actively seek support & partnerships For enquiries, please contact us: D-7 / 7346, Vasant Kunj New Delhi - 110 070, India Tele: +91 11 2613 2024  Fax: +91 11 2613 2086 www.safrg.org  Email: [email_address]