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									Topical Working Groups


            September 8-10, 2010
  Fact-finding trip to Prague, Czech Republic

               Eduard Marček
                                                     Topical Working Groups


                                     Topical working groups (TWGs)

Goal:
 Identifying and collecting best practices, challenges,
   lessons learnt

 Reflecting and generalising criteria, compiling an overview
   on what works well in different areas of fundraising for
   development and humanitarian issues

 Formulating recommendations on systemic improvements
   in raising funds
                                                             Topical Working Groups


                                           Topical working groups (TWGs)




 Fundraising for humanitarian vs. development aid
 Transparency, trustworthiness and effectiveness
 Supporting mechanisms/strategies for private funds mobilization

 Raising private funds in digital and networked society

      Or other topics also possible (integration of awarness raising through
      campaigning with raising funds, or PR and marketing, etc.)
                                                      Topical Working Groups


                    Fundraising for humanitarian vs. development aid



 PL: Connection of raising awarness with fundraising (PAH
   – Water for Sudan)

 CZ: People in need - How to fundraise for humanitarian
  and development issues (Direct dialog + Club of Friends)


 SK: Projects of People in Peril

 HU: Interchurch – one organisation comparing
  fundraising for humanitarian vs. development issues
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                     Transparency, trustworthiness and effectiveness



 PL: Church-related charities


 CZ: Measuring effectiveness and how to use it for
  fundraising


 SK: Worst practices in direct mail for development issues


 HU: Impact Coalition
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        Supporting mechanisms/strategies for private funds mobilization



 PL: Tax legislation, incl. best practices of taxes


 CZ: Easy Giving Coalition


 SK: Charitable lottery / 2% income tax mechanism


 HU: ?
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                Raising private funds in digital and networked society



 PL: Pajacyk (PAH)


 CZ: E-shop


 SK: DMS (CZ + SK)


 HU: ?
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                                       Activities of Topical working groups

 Collection of data
 Participation in Fact-Finding trip(s) and Study Visit(s)
 Writing case studies/handbooks for the Comprehensive Publication
 Reviewing case studies of the other TWG members
 Participation in final meeting of the TWG
 Generalising criteria, compiling an overview on what works well in
   different areas of fundraising for development/humanitarian issues in CE
 Formulating recommendations for transparency
 Formulating recommendations on systemic improvements in raising
   private funds
                                                                      Topical Working Groups


                                            Activities of Topical working groups

    Topical Working Group      Writing    (Handbook for 1TWG)
     TWG Leader - PL                     PL Case study
                                                                           Comprehensive
     Expert – SK                         SK Case study                       Publication
     Expert – HU                         HU Case study                           4TWGs
     Expert – CZ                         CZ Case study
                          Reviewing
Formulating
    Generalising what works well, lessons learnt for the whole TWG

    Recommendations for transparency           Transparency Guidelines

    Recommendations for systemic improvements in raising private funds
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                                        Deliverables/Outcomes of the project

Outputs:


 Handbooks covering four thematic areas of TWGs (Comprehensive Publication)
   (16 interesting CE case studies enriched by 5 inspirational UK examples)

 Transparency Guidelines
   (Reflecting the transparency measures and trustworthiness procedures in FR)

 Network of up to 20 dedicated experts on fundraising for
   development/humanitarian causes

 Project website
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                                                Methodology



 Secondary data: Desk research


 Primary data: Personal/Telephone interviews


 Analysis and synthesis
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                                                          Central European case study
 5-6 pages, 9000-10800 characters incl. spaces preferably in English (native language option)
 Use precise data + include direct quotations from interviews as evidence (if possible)
 Structure:
       Description of the NGDO (mission, activities, target groups, (hi)story)
       Fundraising situation, approaches, methods
       Interesting/innovative/inspiring campaigns/best practices
       Milestones (in terms of time and development)
       Successes and failures (including numbers of invested/raised funds)
       Strengths and challenges
       Lessons learnt
              On the level of environment (cause/issue attractiveness, public awarness, etc.)
              On the level of organisation
              In fundraising
       Contact data
 Recommendations for transparency (for the Transparency Guidelines)
 Recommendations for systemic improvements in raising private funds for devel/human.
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                                                                  UK case studies
Interesting fields of fundraising for development/humanitarian to be elaborated in
the United Kingdom case studies:


       Direct dialog

       Direct mail

       Legacies

       Social media (Facebook, etc.)

       E-shop, shops

Other inspiring areas or ideas from the NGDO field are welcome.
                                                                          Topical Working Groups


                                                          Comprehensive Publication

 Summary
 Project description
 Introduction to the CEE Region
 Situation in humanitarian/development work, Survey among CEE experts
 16 Central European Case studies
       Fundraising for humanitarian vs. development aid
       Transparency, trustworthiness and effectiveness
       Supporting mechanisms/strategies for private funds mobilization
       Raising private funds in digital and networked society
 5 UK Case studies (preferably relating to topics of the TWGs)
 Transparency Guidelines
 Recommendations for systemic improvements/approaches in raising private funds
 Conclusions
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                                          Questions for members of TWGs

1.   Do we understand what the work of TWG is all about?

2.   What case studies have we identified to work on from the V4 countries?

3.   Will we be able to gather necessary data to write a case study?

4.   Do we have suggestions for improvements of the methodology?

5.   Do we have suggestions for the CE case study requirements?

6.   How will our TWG work in terms of management and communication?
      (deadlines, exchange of ideas, online meetings, language of text,etc.)
                                                              Topical Working Groups


                                        Questions for non-TWGs-members

1.   What interesting NGDOs/campaigns from Central Europe would we
     suggest to elaborate for case studies in terms of TWGs?
       Fundraising for humanitarian vs. development aid
       Transparency, trustworthiness and effectiveness
       Supporting mechanisms/strategies for private funds mobilization
       Raising private funds in digital and networked society
2.   What output of a TWG would help you as a practitioner in your work?

3.   What sources of (existing) data could the experts use?

4.   Where else could the outputs of TWGs work be used?
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 Leading Project Coordinator/Chief Editor – PDCS (SK) – overall responsibility for coordination
  and implementation, chair of the Project Steering Team, organises the international conference
 5 Country Coordinators – PPF (PL), PIN (CZ), DemNet (HU), PDCS (SK), Resource Alliance (UK) –
  implementation in the countries, coordination of a country TWG, organisation and logistical
  back-up of FFT, SV, coordinates national activities, co-organises the international conference

                                     Project Steering Team


 Leading Project Coordinator/Chief Editor – methodology, work coordination and final
  comprehensive outputs of TWGs, regular meetings, preferably as part of other activities –
  TWGs meetings, SVs, or FFTs.
 Topical Working Group Leader – PPF (PL), PIN (CZ), DemNet (HU), PDCS (SK) – responsible for
  the work/outputs of TWGs under coordination of the national partners (may overlap with
  Country Coordinators)
                                      Core Editorial Team
                               Topical Working Groups


                            More information
 www.ngdofundraising.net

								
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