Guest post by Widad EL HANAFI, E-Mediat Morocco Country Director
On May 5th, E-Mediat Morocco organized a training session on Fundraising and Networking in Ifrane. The training session gathered 30 NGO members coming from different cities and rural villages from l’Oriental and Midlle Atlas regions.
We started our training session with a networking exercise that encouraged participants to meet and talk in groups of two and discuss about each other’s work, interests and organizations. After that each participant introduced his/her partner’s NGO and defined a common interest or project they could work on together in the future. The purpose of this networking exercise was twofold: 1) helping participants learn about each other and 2) reiterating the importance of networks in the success of a fundraising campaign and any other project.
During the fundraising session, we focused on providing NGOs with basic steps to create a fundraising plan and to integrate social media tools into that plan. The fundraising session also featured lessons learned from fundraising stories from the Arab world, United States and Morocco. During this session, we also provided a brief overview of E-Commerce in Morocco and introduced some institutions that provided online payment services and fundraising platforms. More details on the fundraising session are available on Integrating Social Media tools into your NGO Fundraising plan blogpost. Continue reading