TFN International News
It’s been a busy month for TFN International and our groups around the world.
You can read an inspiring and very moving account of TFN Australia’s recent Sydney event which raised an eye watering $245,000 for three projects dealing with domestic abuse, refugee literacy and homelessness here. The event was held in partnership with AMP Foundation which matched all pledges made at the event. New TFN Australia CEO, Julie McDonald, has clearly found her feet and the organisation continues to go from strength to strength with events in Melbourne and Brisbane scheduled for May. Tell your Aussie pals or send them this link for further information.
Congratulations to our Russian colleagues on first events in Tolyatti, located in western Russia on the Volga river and in Pskov, also in the west of the country, close to the border with Estonia. The events raised funds for equipment for disabled children to use in playgrounds, for fruit trees to plant in an orphanage and for material for workshops with disabled adults.
The event in Pskov even made the local television news. You can watch the story (and brush up on your Russian!) by clicking here and forwarding to 9.42. Getting positive TV coverage for NGO activity in Russia is a real achievement - congratulations to all involved.
Fred Mulder travelled to Barcelona last month for the announcement of the winner of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize for developing philanthropy for progressive social change in emerging market countries for which he was shortlisted. Although he didn't win, he very much enjoyed the opportunity to attend the WINGS (Worldwide Initiative for Grantmakers Support) conference on Investing in Philanthropy Infrastructure. He was honoured to stand alongside other runners up and of course the deserving winner Puja Marwaha, Chief Executive of Child Rights and You, an Indian non-profit which works to ensure every child has the childhood to which they are entitled.
Eugenie is looking forward to a quick visit to Belgrade next month to present our live crowdfunding model to community foundation representatives from the Western Balkans. Here at TFN London, we look forward to welcoming guests from Palestine, Turkey and Brazil at our upcoming events.
If you have any questions about any aspect of our international work, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Eugenie!