About Change the Game Academy

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Wilde Ganzen Foundation, founded in 1957, supports people in their efforts to achieve a better future for their community. It supports small-scale projects in about 60 countries. Wilde Ganzen invests in developing and increasing CBOs’ and NGOs’ capacity to raise funds and mobilise support for projects, programmes and structural, long term change.

Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation directly benefitting over 400,000 children and their families every year, through 158 welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in more than 700 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India. For more information please contact: Sarita Pradhan sarita@smilefoundation.email.

For over 40 years CESE is engaged in the promotion, defence and guarantee of rights in Brazil. Created by Christian Churches, CESE has the mission to strengthen civil society organisations, engaged in struggles for political, economic and social transformations that lead to structures where democracy prevails. For more information please contact: cesecomunica@cese.org.br.

KCDF is a Kenyan development grant-making organisation, founded and registered in 1997 as a public foundation that supports communities to initiate and drive their development agenda by harnessing and growing their resources as well as securing their basic rights and services from duty bearers. For more information please contact: Caesar Ngule Caesar.Ngule@kcdf.or.ke.

Development Expertise Center (DEC) is an Ethiopian Residence Charity Organisation. DEC is a child-centered organisation which works in partnership with grassroots communities, government structures, CBO’s and donors. DEC has good track records in designing and successfully implementing child-centered programmend has experienced trainers and facilitators. For more information please contact: Abel Aniley abela@decethiopia.org.

The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) is an independent and inclusive national platform for CSOs in Uganda with more than 600 members, bringing together National NGOs, International NGOs, CBOs, Voluntary Development Organisations (VDOs), Farmers’ Groups, Cooperative Associations and other Citizens’ Organisations. For more information please contact: Sarah Pacutho s.pacutho@ngoforum.or.ug.

Association Burkinabè de Fundraising (ABF) is a development organisation specialised in building capacity of community based civil society associations in mobilising support and resources for local development initiatives. For more information please contact: Omar Traoré omarabf@outlook.fr.

FCS is an independent Tanzanian development organisation that provides grants and capacity building services to Tanzania based Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The FCS enables citizens to become a strong driving force for change in improving the democratic governance of Tanzania, in fighting poverty and in achieving a better quality life for all. For more information please contact: Nicholas Lekule nlekule@thefoundation.or.tz.

WACSI’s mission is to strengthen civil society in West Africa to be responsive, collaborative, representative, resilient and influential through knowledge sharing, learning, connecting and influencing. A peaceful and prosperous West Africa where development is driven by its people. WACSI is based in Accra, Ghana. For more information please contact: Melissa Juisi Simo msimo@wacsi.org.

The Advocacy and Policy Institute (API) is on a mission to serve long term democratic and social development needs through the empowerment of people to interact with their government to protect their rights and provide for their needs. Since 2003, API is the leading advocacy capacity building institution in Cambodia. For more information please contact: mr. Man Vanpannit vanpannit@apiinstitute.org.

Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) is a leading membership-based organisation with 180 local and international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that works in inclusive partnership for good governance, enabling environment, and sustainability of civil society organizations in Cambodia. CCC has signed official MoU with 16 provincial NGO networks that operate at the sub-national level. More info at www.ccc-cambodia.org or contact Ms.Theary Luy theary.luy@ccc-cambodia.org.

The Institute for Monitoring Evaluation (TiME) in Sri Lanka brings together experts from various disciplines to provide services for the state and corporate sector institutions, Civil Society Organisations and communities who are in need of ingenuous analysis, programmes and evaluations on social, political, legal and economic disciplines to make a peaceful development in the country. For more information please contact: mrs. Sheela Daskara sdaskara@gmail.com.

Assembly of Social Mobilization (ASM) is creating a centre of attention among different stakeholders at district, regional and national levels in Sri Lanka by lobbying for people-friendly policies and establishment of rural networks for grassroots actions. It is also strengthening the community-based organisations for sustainability through implementing training on Local Fundraising and Mobilising Support. For more information please contact: mr. Uyoob Alabdeen uyoob@yahoo.com.

ICCO Nepal is a regional office of ICCO Cooperation. ICCO Cooperation is an international organisation, whose mission is to end poverty and injustice in the global south, in partnership with enterprising people. Our headquarters is based in the Netherlands with 5 regional and multiple country offices in Africa, Asia and Americas. ICCO has a track record of more than 50 years. We focus on 4 programmatic areas: economic empowerment, food security and sustainable consumption, responsible business and emergency aid. For more information please contact: mr. Saugat Gautam s.gautam@icco.nl.


Sahakarmi Samaj is recognised to be the leading exponent of process-led approach to community development in Nepal. The organisation has been established by experienced community development professionals. It is currently working in 7 districts of the mid and far western parts of Nepal in the thematic areas of community governance, organisational development and human rights promotion. For more information please contact: mrs. Puspanjali Malla    malla.pushpanjali@gmail.com.      

Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC) is a national NGO dedicated to promote land rights issues in Nepal. The last two and half decades have witnessed a series of public deliberations on land issues, building and strengthening of land rights for deprived organisations across the country, publication of popular learning materials on land issues along with lots of various advocacy works for land rights. For more information please contact: mr. Kumar Thapa kumar@csrcnepal.org.

Tewa established and founded by Rita Thapa in 1995, aims to empower women of Nepal by adapting the philosophy of local community philanthropy. Through funding and capacity development, Tewa supports women to organise, raise their voices collectively and transform discriminatory policies, systems, norms and practices. For more information please contact: mrs. Upasana Shrestha upasana@tewa.org.np.

Rhiza Babuyile, a non-profit organisation has been developing and improving disadvantaged township communities for many years through a holistic approach, which includes: healthcare, skills development, enterprise development and early childhood development. Our programmes have helped us to close the gap of inequality, eradicate extreme poverty and help our beneficiaries to be self-sustainable and independent. For more information please contact: Tsoanelo Mathatjane  tsoanelo@r-b.org.za.

PODION, is a Colombian non-governmental, organisation that takes its name from the Greek word meaning “point of support”. Its aim is promoting, accompanying and qualifying participatory and sustainable development processes, both for NGOs, ecclesiastical institutions and grassroots communities and social organisations. It offers training, advisory and consultancy services. It also promotes the systematisation of experiences, the promotion of exchanges and the coordination of local efforts, emphasising development and peaceful coexistence respect for human rights. For more information please contact: Podion podion@podion.org.

CASA Gambia, committed to the development of Gambian people, particularly the deprived, decided to register a Non-governmental organisation that focuses on advocacy and capacity building. We are inspired by the concern for poverty alleviation. We acknowledge the vitality of the individual and role of concerned groups in national development. This innovation is premised on the prevailing national economic situation. We are committed to empower grassroots structures through capacity development and advocacy for effective policy formulation and implementation. For more information please contact: Ebrima Jatta info@casagambia.org.

SATUNAMA Foundation is an Indonesian non-profit organisation based in Yogyakarta and working in community empowerment through mobilising support and trainings. SATUNAMA develops trainings and public education programmes in the context of democracy through gender equality, interfaith dialogue, citizens’ rights, good governance, non-profit organisation management, CSO and CBO capacity building. SATUNAMA also provides consultations to several CSOs in Indonesia and international organisations working in Indonesia. SATUNAMA’s door is always open through contact Edy Purwaka edypurwaka@satunama.org.

Other partners of Change the Game Academy

NCOI University of Applied Science offers professional bachelor and master degree programs in a blended learning format. Change the Game Academy and NCOI’s University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands work together to contribute to sustainability by providing quality education for NGO workers all around the world.

CIVICUS is a global network of NGOs dedicated to strengthening civil society and civil action. CIVICUS is a strategic partner of Change the Game Academy and has endorsed the e-learning course on Mobilising Support.

The Resource Alliance works globally to strengthen the social impact sector. The Resource Alliance is a strategic partner of Change the Game Academy and has endorsed the e-learning course on Local Fundraising. The Resource Alliance Global Community is a social movement of, by and for changemakers and fundraisers.

Worldwide, Edukans creates opportunities enabling children and young people to shape their futures with confidence. Edukans co-developed the content of the Mobilising Support course on gender.

Global Giving GlobalGiving connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world and helps local nonprofits access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. GlobalGiving has made several toolkits on crowdfunding available for free for our learners.

MDF Training and Consultancy has over 35 years of experience in providing management training and advice, conduct evaluations and manage projects worldwide. MDF T&C has developed and implemented the classroom trainings on Local Fundraising and Mobilising Support and developed the content of the e learning on Mobilising Support. In the Training of Trainers courses, over 200 trainers in 10 countries became capable to conduct these courses themselves.

Podium Podium is expert in educational communication. Podium has developed the e-learning platform of CtGA.

Atma Network Atma is an accelerator of NGOs in education in India. Atma Network has made the content of many of our toolkits available for our learners.

Bloom Consultancy unfolds potential for social profit. Bloom co-developed the content of the e-learning on Local Fundraising.

Himmelblau guides and connects social organisations and funders to increase their social impact. Himmeblau co-developed the content of the e-learning on Local Fundraising. 

The Giving for Change Alliance is a partnership between the Global Fund for Community Foundations, Africa Philanthropy Network, Kenya Community Development Foundation, Wilde Ganzen Foundation, partners from eight countries and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme aims to transform how “development is done” by focusing specifically on the recognition and importance of domestic resources in increasing local ownership, unlocking agency and strengthening communities’ ability to claim their rights.