In addition to our trademark live giving circle events in the UK, TFN also runs a growing Affiliates' Programme through which we equip civil society organisations (CSOs) with the skills, resources and confidence to run their own live giving circle events.
Since the programme launched in 2012, more than 200 events have raised over £3.5m (USD$4.8m) for more than 700 social change projects in 16 countries outside of the UK and Ireland.
To date, 50 CSO’s have undergone training either directly from us or through one of our Affiliates.
Thousands of people have taken part in events in Sydney, Belgrade, New York, Bucharest, Auckland, Sofia, Toronto and Istanbul as well as in smaller cities and towns across Central and Eastern Europe.
Affiliates are selected on the basis of an alignment with TFN’s mission, their capacity to deliver events and the need and opportunity for an increase in philanthropy in their country. They must also share our passion for the giving circle model and an interest in developing it further and sharing ideas and learning. No one has all the answers and there is as much for established groups to learn as the fledgling ones.
Typically Affiliates are national organisations with the capacity to cascade the model throughout the country to CSOs working regionally and in smaller towns and cities.
Through the Affiliates' Programme, we’re sparking a worldwide “giving revolution” - hundreds of people coming together at live events every week, working together to create lasting social change in their communities.
To find out more, please contact:
Eugenie Harvey, International Director - Eugenie@thefundingnetwork.org.uk
Jennie Jeffery, International Coordinator – Jennie@thefundingnetwork.org.uk
+44 (0) 845313 8449
TFN gratefully acknowledges the support of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Frederick Mulder Foundation and Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust with the TFN Affiliates Programme.