First event for TFN Poland
TFN Affiliates the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy brought live crowdfunding to Poland for the first time last month, hosting what turned out to be a truly incredible evening. We heard four inspiring pitches from local non-profits doing everything from pet therapy for disabled children through to intergenerational skill sharing. The generous audience collectively gave more than 24,000 PLN (£4,300), more than tripling the target amount. As the pledging session got underway, we witnessed inventive match funding; one man promised to pledge 100 if the people on either side of him would pledge 200, while someone else declared they'd match everything pledged in the next 15 seconds, and another guest promised to give 100 if her boss would give 500. Check out this short video if you'd like to see what happened.
We now have a second Affiliate in Poland, The Federation of Community Foundations, and there are plans for nine further events in Poland this year! We're thrilled to have such dedicated partners on board and couldn't be happier that live crowdfunding has begun changing lives in Poland.