The Resource Alliance began as the International Fund Raising Group in 1981, when 36 people gathered for the first International Fundraising Workshop, which later became the International Fundraising Congress.

It was created as a support network to keep participants in the congress connected and engaged between events. Today’s Resource Alliance still serves as a bridge from IFC to IFC, but its role and reach have expanded to include myriad education and leadership training opportunities, and a mission to foster and support collaboration within the global social impact sector.