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International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation

Monday, 21st February 2005 at 12:02 pm
Staff Reporter
Australian Not for Profits are invited to take part in an international workshop in May on fundraising and resource mobilisation. And one Pro Bono Australia reader will win a free registration to the workshop...

Monday, 21st February 2005
at 12:02 pm
Staff Reporter



International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation
Monday, 21st February 2005 at 12:02 pm


Australian Not for Profits are invited to take part in an international workshop in May on fundraising and resource mobilisation following the South Asia Tsunami. And one Pro Bono Australia reader will win a free registration to the workshop.

The 6th International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation (IWRM) will be taking place at the Menam Riverside Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, 6th –8th May 2005. The IWRM is an annual international workshop organised by the Resource Alliance.

The theme of the Workshop: ‘Meeting the challenges of a changing world – New skills for new challenges’ will address recent changes that have occurred in the resourcing and fundraising environment and the subsequent implications for the operations of civil society organisations (CSOs).

In the light of the recent devastation caused by the Tsunami, the workshop will also be looking at the implications of such unprecedented crises on the Not for Profit sector.
Now in its sixth year, the IWRM has established a global reputation as the key forum for both training and policy discussion on local resource mobilisation.

It provides an unrivalled opportunity to network, debate and share information on a truly international scale with fellow delegates from INGOs, local Not for Profit organisations and donor and governmental communities from all over the world.

Day one of the Workshop will bring together leading experts from the Not for Profit, social enterprise and the corporate sector to discuss some of the hot topics around resourcing social development. Days two and three will comprise a series of practical workshops focusing on the development of core skills and techniques across a range of fundraising and earned income approaches.

Simon Collings, CEO of the Resource Alliance, says resourcing civil society in the developing world requires creative new approaches.

Collings says one option for Not for Profits is to earn income through entrepreneurial activities related to their mission. This is one area activity that is increasingly attracting the interest of the business world.

The speaker line-up features over 40 of the world’s leading fundraising experts.

The 5th IWRM, which was held earlier last year in South Africa, attracted 271 attendees from 48 countries worldwide. Over 300 participants are anticipated for 2005, creating an unrivalled environment for networking and cross-cultural learning exchange.

This year, concessions are available for small local NGOs, academic institutions and students. All delegates can also benefit from a US$50 Early Bird discount if they book before 28th February 2005. In addition, Group discounts of 10% are available for organisations sending four or more delegates.

The full program and booking information is now online, so log onto www.resource-alliance.org to find out more.

If you have any questions on the Workshop or would like to request a brochure, please contact the Martin Carolan at Pareto on 02 9380 8414 or email Martin at congress@paretofundraising.com.

The Resource Alliance is an international network working to build the capacity of NFP organisations to mobilise funds and local resources for their causes. They achieve this through training, knowledge sharing and networking activities worldwide. The Resource Alliance is a UK registered charity and has 501c3 status in the US.

One of Pro Bono Australia’s Not for Profit readers can win free registration and accommodation to this International Workshop valued at US$600. (Please note, the prize does not include airfares.) Just send us a one-line statement about why you would like to attend. The first e-mail entry received from a NFP will be the winner! Send your entries to probono@probonoaustralia.com.au. A pdf brochure detailing the conference is also available.

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