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TFN International Affiliates

In addition to our trademark live crowdfunding 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 250 events have raised over £4.5m for more than 880 social change projects in 23 countries outside of the UK and Ireland.

To date, over 60 CSO’s have undergone training either directly from us or through one of our Affiliates.

Thousands of people have taken part in events from Sydney, to Budapest, to 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 live crowdfunding 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, Programmes Manager – 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.

                                 

 

 

                   

 

International Networks

TFN's affliate in Albania is Partners Albania for Change and Development. Based in Tirana, Partners Albania works to support civil society and facilitate inter-sector collaboration in order to strengthen democratic institutions and advance economic development. TFN began working with Partners Albania in 2018.

Key Statistics

So far, Partners Albania has hosted one event raising £13,000 from 47 donors for three non-profit organisations.

Further Contact

Erila Haska - ehaska@partnersalbania.org

TFN Australia was constituted as an independent charity under Australian law in 2014 following a successful pilot phase - aside from TFN in the UK, it is the only "stand alone" organisation in the international network. TFN Australia currently operates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.

Key Statistics

Since 2013, 53 events in five Australian cities have raised over £3.1m for 162 non-profit organisations from more than 5000 donors, with an estimated £2.5m of further funding facilitated. TFN Australia is now running a "white label" service along side its own events, to help other organisations use the TFN model to raise funds. 

Further information

Tom Hull, Operations Manager: tom.hull@thefundingnetwork.com.au
www.thefundingnetwork.com.au 

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TFN's main affiliate in Brazil is ICOM based in Florianopolis, the capital of Santa Catarina state. We hope to work with many other Community Foundations across the country in the future.

Key Statistics

ICOM held its first event in November 2018, raising £4,300 for 3 local non-profit organisations.

Further Contact

Mariane Maier Nunes, ICOM - marianemn@icomfloripa.org.br

In Bulgaria, TFN’s Affiliate is the Workshop for Civic Initiatives Foundation (WCIF) which works with communities around the country to encourage them to take responsibility for their own development by effectively using local resources. Through WCIF and the training we have jointly provided, community foundations and youth banks around Bulgaria are now organising successful live giving circle events, known in Bulgarian as дарителски кръг or Daritelski Krug.

Key Statistics

Since 2012, 57 events in 15 Bulgarian cities and towns have raised more than £369,000 for 250 non-profit organisations from 3,400 donors.

Further information

Monika Pisankaneva, Philanthropy Development Manager: mpisankaneva@wcif-bg.org

www.wcif-bg.org

For 10 years, TFN Toronto lead the way for TFN internationally. Through an Affiliation with the Tides Foundation, and thanks to the commitment of a small group of volunteers led by Janis Rukavina, TFN was an established and respected part of the philanthropy landscape in Toronto. We’re looking at opportunities to build on the first decade of TFN in Toronto and to expand to other Canadian cities.

Key Statistics

The first TFN event in Canada was held in Toronto in October 2005.

Overall 20 events raised more than £150,000 (CAD 275,000) for 22 non-profit organisations. TFN Toronto is currently dormant.

Further information

Eugenie Harvey, International Director, The Funding Network, UK - Eugenie@thefundingnetwork.org.uk

Cyprus

TFN's affiliate in Cyprus is the Social Transformation Centre, based in Nicosia. We began working with STC and their partners in 2017 following an introduction from our Turkish affiliates, TUSEV. 

 

Key Statistics

The first event in Cyprus was held on 25th October 2017, raising more than £8,000 for 3 local community organisations. We hope to see more events happening in Cyprus in the future. 

 

Our Hungarian Affiliate is Roots and Wings Foundation, an organisation which aims to support, develop and strengthen Community Foundations in the country. The first open giving circle (known as Elő Adás) in Hungary was organised by the Ferencvaros Community Foundation in Budapest in December 2015, with the support of Roots and Wings. Events have since been held in the town of Miskolc, and by Roots and Wings Foundation itself. 

Key Statistics

Seven events have taken place in Hungary so far. Over 500 donors have collectively raised £50,000 for 21 social change non-profits, often tackling issues which are seen as controversial in the country. 

Further information

Mátyás Komáromi, Roots & Wings Foundation: matyas.komaromi@gmail.com 

www.kozosalapon.hu

TFN's main affiliate in Italy is the Canavese Community Foundation, based in the north west of Italy close to Turin. We began working with them in 2018.

Key Statistics

Fondazione di Comunita del Canavese hosted its first event in September 2018. The event raised £10,000 for three local social change organisations and attracted 48 donors.

Further Contact

info@fondazionecomunitacanavese.it

Latvia

TFN's affiliate here is the Community Foundation Movement in Latvia. They first began establishing TFN events in 2017 and have embraced the model, with four events in three towns. Events are planned in 2019. 

Key Statistics

Since 2017, four events have been held in Latvia raising over £12,750 for 12 local non-profit organisations. 

 

Further information

Ansis Bērziņš: ansis.berzins@vnf.lv

TFN's affiliate in Macedonia is Konekt, based in Skopje. After connecting with TFN at INSPIRE conference in 2017, Konekt held its first event in 2018. 

Key Statistics

One event in June 2018 raised almost £4,000 for 3 local non-profit organisations.

Further Contact

Nikica Kusinikova, Konekt - nikicak@konekt.org.mk

As of 2018, The Funding Network NZ is established as an independent organisation. Based in Auckland, TFN NZ has run public events in two main cities as well as private corporate events. The TFN NZ team has big plans to build momentum and capacity over the coming years, with a focus on developing their capacity building support for non-profits.  

Key Statistics

The first TFN event in New Zealand was held in Auckland on 8th September 2014.

Since then seven events have raised £170,000 for 25 non-profit organisations from 500 donors. 

Further information

Anissa Ljanta, National Co-ordinator info@thefundingnetwork.org.nz 

www.thefundingnetwork.org.nz

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TFN's affiliate in Palestine - and our first in the Middle East - is the Dalia Association of Palestine. This small Community Foundation based in Ramallah in working hard to generate local grass-roots philanthropy and drive social change. 

Key Statistics

Dalia Association held one event in 2018, raising more than £1,200 for two local projects. 

Further Contact

Rasha Sansur, Dalia Association - communications@dalia.ps

TFN’s Polish Affiliate is Akademia Rozwoju Filantropii w Polsce (Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland). The organisation was founded in 1998 and is based in the country’s capital, Warsaw. It works to support the development of philanthropy, responsible business and strong communities.

Key Statistics

The first TFN event in Poland was held on 19th May 2016 on the national Day of Good Deeds. In total ten events have taken place in seven different towns, raising more than £26,000 for 32 non-profit organisations. 

Click here for details of forthcoming events.

 

Further information

Kaja Petryka-Siemiończyk: K.Petryka@filantropia.org.pl 

www.filantropia.org.pl

www.givingcircle.pl

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In Romania, TFN’s Affiliate is ARC Romania. ARC is a longstanding pioneer of philanthropy development in Romania and throughout Central and Eastern Europe. It has been responsible for the national Community Foundation Development Programme and the roll out of YouthBanks, a youth-led fundraising and grant-making initiative. Over the past three years, ARC has successfully introduced TFN's live crowdfunding model (known as Cercul de Donatori) to many community foundations and YouthBanks around the country.

Key Statistics

Since 2013, 66 events in 12 cities have raised £214,000 for 200 non-profit organisations from around 3,000 donors. 

Further information

Ionut Alexandrescu, Programme Assistant: ionut@arcromania.ro

www.arcromania.ro

Follow ARC on Twitter or have a look at the groups' Facebook pages:

BrasovGalatiIasiCeRePloiesti, MuresTara Fagarasului, Prahova.

TFN supports a group of volunteers from the GRASP network in Brussels to host live crowdfunding events supporting Romanian organisations. This group is keen for the Romanian diaspora to continue supporting social change in Romania, and find's TFN's model an effective way of doing so. In June 2018, the GRASP network in London followed suit and held their first live crowdfunding event for Romanian organisations.

Key Statistics

The first event in Brussels was held in June 2017. In total, three events have raised £26,000 for nine Romanian non-profit organisations from more than 200 donors. 

Further Contact

Please get in touch with TFN UK for more information or an introduction - eugenie@thefundingnetwork.org.uk

 

TFN has been working with CAF Russia since 2018 to spread the live crowdfunding model to Community Foundations across Russia. Four Community Foundations held events in 2018, and many more received training.

Key Statistics

So far, four Community Foundations have held six events raising £12,600 for 19 small social change organisations engaging 370 donors. 

Further Contact

Irina Novikova, CAF Russia - inovikova@cafrussia.ru

TFN has been working with Catalyst Balkans since 2013. Catalyst works to increase domestic philanthropy for social transformation of countries in the Western Balkans. In addition to organising several successful events in Belgrade under the brand DobroCiniTi, the team at Catalyst has run training programmes for young people from Youth Funds in the giving circle model and offer support and mentoring to those that wish to organise events.

Key Statistics

Since 2013, seven events have raised £27,000 for 20 non-profit organisations from over 300 donors. 

Further information

Branislava Cekic: branislava@catalystbalkans.org

www.catalystbalkans.org

http://www.catalystbalkans.org/en/initiatives/dobrociniti

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TFN’s Affiliate in Singapore was the Singapore Community Foundation.

Key Statistics

The first live crowdfunding event in Singapore was held on 11th April 2014. Since then, two events raised £22,000 for six non-profit organisations from 100 donors. There are currently no events planned in Singapore.

Further information

www.cf.org.sg

In Slovakia TFN’s Affiliate is Centrum Pre Filantropiu (Centre for Philanthropy). CPF’s mission is to develop philanthropy and strengthen civil society in Slovakia. Outside of the country’s capital, Bratislava, events have been held at The Healthy City Foundation at Banská Bystrica, Eastern Europe’s first community foundation established in 1994.

Key Statistics

Since 2014, six events have raised almost £24,000 for 17 non-profit organisations. 

Further information

Boris Strečanský, Senior Expert: boris.strecansky@gmail.com

http://www.cpf.sk

TFN worked with the Southern Africa Trust, southern Africa's main organisation supporting civil society in the region.

Key Statistics

The first live crowdfunding event in Johannesburg was held on 1st October 2013. Overall, three events in Johannesburg and Cape Town raised £26,000 (ZAR 540,000) for 13 non-profit organisations. TFN is not currently active in South Africa.

Further information

www.southernafricatrust.org/

TFN’s Turkish Affiliate is TUSEV (Third Sector Foundation of Turkey). The organisation’s main objectives are research on civil society and philanthropy, promoting social investment, social justice philanthropy and facilitating partnerships across sectors. Known in Turkey as Destekle Degistir, the live crowdfunding model is proving popular and impactful.

Key Statistics

Since 2014, six events in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir have raised more than £70,000 for 19 non-profit organisations. 

Further information

Pinar Ensari - pinar@tusev.org.tr

http://www.tusev.org.tr

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TFN's affiliate in Uruguay is the Fondo Region Colonia, in the southwest of the country. We hope to work with more Community Foundations across Uruguay in the future. 

Key Statistics

The first event in Uruguay was held in Colonia in November 2018 and raised £1,500 for three local non-profit organisations.

Further Contact

Gianela Fonte (President) - gianela@fondoregioncolonia.org

USA

With the fiscal sponsorship of New Venture Fund, we have staged five successful TFN events in the New York. Our aim was to test the appetite for TFN in New York, and to look at opportunities for us to work in partnership with American CSOs as we have done successfully in other countries. We are currently reviewing these plans and will shortly be announcing the next steps in our American adventure!

Key Statistics

The first open giving circle event in the USA was held in New York on 11th November 2013.

Since then five events in New York have raised more than £125,000 (USD 180,000) for 16 non-profit organisations from 270 donors. TFN USA is having a short hiatus for a period of planning and review.

Further information

Eugenie Harvey, International Director
The Funding Network, UK
Eugenie@thefundingnetwork.org.uk

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