Have been waiting to ask a question on this forum so am pleased to see it all up and running and it looks very good.
We have recently undertaken a survey of our partners and asked them to outline areas they would like to develop capacity in and where we might be able to support or facilitate support.
Among the most popular key areas was fundraising and in particular diversify from just applying for international grants. This is an area I am keen to research more and wanted to ask your all if you have experience of facilitating of being involved in any south/south focused workshops around in country focuses fundraising. This is an exciting area of development which has been identified by a number of our partners acrossAfrica(8 countries in total) I have recently read the DSC book on Worldwide Fundraising which was helpful. I am posting this to see if anyone has any practical examples of how they have been involved directly or facilitated south/south learning around fundraising or if anyone has heard of programmes or resources that I could review and you are willing to share?
Many thanks in advance for anyone that spends time on this post
Speedy work on the posting Adam – you're the first! I'll be on the lookout for any insights from INTRAC on this, but hopefully other members might have some wisdom!
It would also be great if you could check out the fundraising section of the resources (cgi-africa.org/resources) and suggest any good fundraising resources you know. I'm hoping to really build up the resources section over the coming few weeks and months with sites and links find useful!
I just asked around colleagues in INTRAC about this and they mentioned a few things – not on learning events specifically, but on fundraising beyond international grants in general.
A colleague mentioned the Resource Alliance, who focus more resource mobilisation – including from local sources. I checked out their website and saw this event which is quite large but could be aiming to share similar things… http://www.resource-alliance.o…..efault.asp
Otherwise, colleagues mentioned that often good sources of in-country funds for development projects can come from High Commissions or Embassies – which often have 'small grant funds' or 'ambassadors funds'.
The Peer Learning Programme is driven by its member organisations and facilitated by INTRAC as part of the Common Ground Initiative (funded by DFID and Comic Relief), which aims to support African development through UK-based small and diaspora organisations.