Thursday, September 9, 2010

The ‘Amazing Raise’ of the 4th Fundraising Congress

The “Amazing Raise”, Philippines’ biennial and biggest gathering of non-profit fundraiser was held last September 8 and 9, 2010 from 8am to 5pm on both days at the Gateway Suites, 4th floor Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City.

The two-day congress with a registration fee of P6,500 which already includes the congress kit and meals and snacks was organized by Venture for Fundraising  it aims to provide fundraisers with more effective tools during challenging times and economic crisis. The event was attended by more or less 200 Non-Government Organizations who all lined up for four plenary sessions and nine breakout sessions on online marketing direct mail, grants, corporate fundraising, emergency appeals, major gifts, special events, social enterprise, etc.  Other than that, the congress also featured exhibit booths of fundraising needs products and service suppliers.  The Kyra Awards, the most prestigious fundraising award-giving body was also held at the end of the congress. Plaques and cash prizes up to P75,000 were given to the country’s best fundraising teams. 

Sponsors for the 4th Fundraising were The Philippine STAR, Smart, Pilipinas Shell, Akubo, DKT Philippines, Manila North Tollways Corp., AsiaPay, Gakken Philippines, and DZAR Sonshine Radio.


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