Friday, March 23, 2012

Fund Raising is A Team Effort!

"Fund Raising is a team effort."

"To find donors, best to have all three: Connection, Capability and Concern."

These are just a few of the many things learned during the Fund Raising Training and Planning Workshop of Tapulanga Foundation, Inc. held last March 16, 2012 at Nature's Village Resort, Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Presented by the guru of fund raisers, Ms. Marianne "Mayan" Quebral of Venture for Fund Raising, 30 participants (either a Board member, Executive Director and/or staff) from fourteen organizations enthusiastically joined in the workshop.

Association of Negros Producers Foundation Enterprise Development (ANP)
Kalipay Negrense Foundation
Negros Volunteers for Change (NVC)
Project C.A.R.E.S.
The Negros Museum
Simag Foundation
Organic na Negros! Organic Producers and Retailers Assocation (ONOPRA)
Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines (Iloilo City Chapter)
Bacpat Youth Development Foundation
Real Life Foundation
Riverside College
Zonta Club of Bacolod
Mandala Centering Place
Copy Paste Prints Express

It was very excellent. We got more than we expected in terms of knowledge. More power and God bless you.
Keep it up! Very informative and useful especially that we are now in the process of re- organizing structures. A very productive day for me. Thank you very much.
Excellent speaker, very accommodating and helpful to needs of the audience. Audience size is enough for learning.
It was very good - we gained so much from the workshop.
It was a very helpful training workshop.
Another fund raising seminar, please.

A BIG thanks to the major sponsors: Akubo Software, Inc. and Union Bank of the Philippines and the minor sponsors: Nature's Village Resort and Mayor David Lacson of E.B. Magalona.

Friday, March 2, 2012

To NGOs and Non-profits in Negros

If you're part of an NGO / Non-profit in Negros or know someone who is part of an NGO / Non-profit, please forward this information along.

To NGOs and Non-profits in Negros (from Mic Abello Golez):

Greetings of Peace!

Last year, Tapulanga Foundation organized the How to Fund Raise seminar and participants learned so much that they asked for more.  It is for this reason that we are organizing this time a workshop where organizations can do an actual planning of a fundraiser for their foundation. 

Many still say their organization cannot afford the seminar fee.  Tapulanga Foundation invested Php12,000 many years ago to send me to Manila to attend a seminar on the Basic of Fund Raising. And this amount was big for us since we were still very, very small and our donors were a few.  But I came out of the seminar with so much learning and ideas and the confidence and enthusiasm I also needed that Tapulanga Foundation's donor base grew a hundredth fold since then.

Fund raising is the heart of a foundation because without it, you will not survive.  And many are not successful with it because they do not realize there is much to learn about it.  Moreover, many stay small thinking there is not enough donors out there.  In TF, there is no such thing as not enough donors.  Our concern is how to let everyone be donors!

This is a great opportunity as the seminar is only Php2,500 (and with discount if you send more than one participant)!  Compare this to the Php12,000 we spent many years ago! 

I hope that you will be able to join us and learn a lot and go home with a renewed spirit to raise more funds for your organization.

Ma. Carmela “Micmic” Abello-Golez