Local fundraising example:
Net fin result (€)
|Organisation||Associacão dos Moradores da Tapera e Miringaba|
|Funding needed for||Activities to strengthen local culture|
|Period of action||April 20 and April 27, 2013|
|In-kind donations raised||Yes|
|Types of donations||In-kind donations|
|Types of donors||The associates and their families, and the fishermen community in general|
SummaryThe Associacão dos Moradores da Tapera e Miringaba (Residents Association of Tapera and Miringaba) organised two seafood festivals with raffles to raise funds for their work and improve their visibility within the community. The associates raised more than they expected and there was a huge gain in terms of visibility.
Other organisations, both public and private, are now aware of the existence of the association.
A welcome side effect is that, after this first joint campaign, the associates' participation in day-to-day activities has increased.
Tips and lessons learned
The greatest challenge was to prove to the associates that it is possible to change the local reality by your own efforts. At first they were very reluctant, as they did not believe they could achieve so much, especially in terms of local fundraising. Now they have the firm intention to repeat the experience.
Review by Wilde Ganzen Foundation
This is an inspiring example for other associations that are reluctant to engage in fundraising. It proves that together you can make a creative and realistic plan that really works, which in turn will give a boost to the participation of the associates.
To raise funds for activities to strengthen local culture and build on processes of cultural recognition.
The associates and their families; the fishermen community in general.
|Cost/benefit||National currency (R$)||Euro|
|Total amount raised||1,226||448|
|(-) Total amount invested||178||65|
|Net amount raised||1,048||383|
Description of preparatory work
The first step was a meeting with the community to brainstorm.
Tasks were given to different working groups, one for the seafood festival and one for the raffles.
Description of implementation
Some people were responsible for the collection of donations for the seafood festival. Most of what was needed was donated by the fishermen themselves.
For the raffles the group received donations in kind: a bunch of bananas, free-range hen and crabs.