October 15, 2014

Cocoa companies support Ebola response

By |15 October 2014|

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has announced a donation of $600,000 to support Ebola care and prevention efforts being carried out in West Africa by Caritas and the IFRC.

February 20, 2013

Caritas on Lent 2013: Be a life saver

By |20 February 2013|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTEmhBqiPZ8 When an emergency hits, getting food, water, protection, healthcare, shelter, care and counselling to people in need is our priority. Making sure that this happens in a coordinated, effective and efficient way is the responsibility of the Caritas Internationalis Emergency Response Team. Whether it is travelling to emergencies in support of local staff, working with them to produce action plans, or mobilising funding and expertise, the Emergency Response Team is key to our lifesaving operations. Caritas Internationalis was set up 60 years ago by the Vatican to organise the humanitarian operations of the Catholic Church. We are trusted by Pope Benedict XVI to continue to deliver this mission. Be a lifesaver. Give to our Emergency Response Fund.

September 26, 2012

Fundraising in Azerbaijan

By |26 September 2012|

the principles and processes of fundraising in countries that have a successful track record of raising money are equally applicable anywhere. The difference is that you must learn to walk before you run and as the Italians would say go “piano piano” (slowly, slowly).

May 8, 2012

Be a successful fundraiser: which conferences to attend

By |8 May 2012|

By Nigel Wallace, Caritas Internatioanlis Director of Income Development Professional fundraisers don’t have too many opportunities to get together with their global colleagues to share ideas, learn about new emerging trends, and to share stories of successes, challenges and complex issues. There are, however, 2 major conferences that take place on different continents that are always very much worth a visit. I have been fortunate to attend both and find them refreshing and excellent opportunities to network with colleagues as well as an opportunity to revitalise one’s fundraising batteries. The only problem is that they are both in English language only, without translators, which is a great shame as it eliminates those in our profession who don’t have proficiency in that language. Hopefully, this will change. The International Fundraising Congress is organised by The Resource Alliance, a global network for building fundraising capacity and inspiring philanthropy worldwide, located in London. […]

March 27, 2012

Be a successful fundraiser

By |27 March 2012|

By Nigel Wallace, Caritas Internationalis Director of Income Development Caritas Lebanon is very fortunate to have Fr. Simon Faddoul as its president. The charismatic priest and his enthusiastic team are dedicated to Caritas and helping the thousands of local people, migrants and refugees who rely on their support and aid. Caritas is far reaching with 36 geographic sectors throughout the country and 9 mobile clinics offering diverse services and programmes. Currently, much of their work is emergency response helping those fleeing from the crisis in Syria. While Fr. Faddoul has been twisting arms of the wealthy in parishes and beyond to support the work of Caritas, there has been ever increasing recognition of the need to integrate the spontaneous generosity that already exists with a more sophisticated fundraising strategy to meet growing financial demands. I recently had the pleasure to visit Caritas Lebanon to facilitate a 2-day fundraising workshop to […]

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