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The Resource Alliance exists to connect and empower those people, organisations, and entities that are creating positive, lasting change in the world. Through events like IFC and FRO, as well as programmes focused on leadership, scholarship, and mentorship, we eat, sleep, live, and breathe collaboration and all of the good that comes from it.
We love hearing from people who have attended our events or taken part in our programmes and who, as a result, have expanded their fundraising, clarified their vision, or improved their confidence. We cherish their stories and want to hear yours, too.
If engaging with the Resource Alliance or any of our events or programmes has supported you or your organisation, please tell us how.
Case Study: Ikamva Labantu
Global perspective and a sense of belonging
IFC supports fundraisers as it guides them to increased success
The Ikamva Labantu Charitable Trust, which offers social programmes for children, young people, and older people in South Africa, credits the IFC and other Resource Alliance events with helping it to significantly grow its seniors programme and build monthly giving.
Case Study: AfriKids
Imagine hitting your fundraising target – three times over!
How AfriKids raised £1.2 million after attending IFC
AfriKids, a London-based organisation that protects the rights of children across northern Ghana, had a big fundraising goal: to raise £210,000 in unrestricted funds in three months, to be match-funded by the UK government through their UK Aid Match scheme. The matched funds were earmarked to support AfriKids’ education programme.
Case Study: Rewati Dhakal
Inspired and empowered to lead the way for fundraisers in Nepal
Historically, fundraisers in Nepal have been starved for knowledge and support. They struggled to raise money to tackle myriad social problems and make life better for their fellow Nepalese people. Thanks to his experiences with IFC and IFC Asia, Rewati Dhakal was inspired and empowered to do something about the situation and helped changed the face of fundraising and philanthropy in his country.
The Carolina Nyberg-Styser bursary programme
In October 2017, in the course of her work, Greenpeace campaigner Carolina Nyberg-Steiser lost her life in the Brazilian Amazon.
This programme is her legacy.
With the support of Carolina’s family, Greenpeace and the Resource Alliance developed a bursary programme in her name with the aim of empowering incredible young women who care as deeply for the wellbeing of our planet, and the people that inhabit it, as Carolina did.
I feel fully energised and inspired, I feel like no long validation processes, structures, and hierarchies can stop me from telling the stories of the thousands and millions of people we help in the world.
Being back at IFC this year gave me an opportunity to rethink everything we do as fundraisers and bring new ideas to the Latin American Markets.
The opportunity to attend the IFC conference in 2022 was awe-inspiring and had an incalculable impact on me personally and professionally… I feel honoured to have had the opportunity to participate in it all.
The chance to network with hundreds of people from organisations that you have dreamed about and wished you could contact is indescribable. Alone, we are nothing. But together we are a powerhouse, unstoppable.
I always leave with my mind challenged and refreshed, reminded why I love fundraising and why IFC is the event I always put in my calendar first.
IFC really encouraged me to think more boldly about human-centered approaches to fundraising [and] provided me with a lot of food for thought and ideas that I am now implementing in my work.