A group of international NGOs are seeking ideas on how to reimagine private sector fundraising and make it more sustainable for the future.
The 14 international NGOs, which include Action Against Hunger, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, UNICEF and Médecins Sans Frontières, have come together with the aim of reimagining the future of fundraising by crowdsourcing innovative ideas and proven concepts in order to ensure sustainable future impact across the world.
To this end, the group has launched Reimagining Fundraising: the first Global Open Innovation Challenge for Fundraising. It is open for submissions until 8 November, and fundraising practitioners, NGOs, start-ups, consultants, agencies, academia and all types of companies are all invited to contribute. Ideas can be based on tested and proven concepts, or new ideas that are innovative, impactful, replicable and feasible for private sector fundraising.
Juan Cruz Mones Cazon, Global Fundraising Innovation at UNICEF, said:
“#ReimaginingFundraising is about recognising that we, as a sector, can do much better on fundraising. We need to update our value proposition and the way we engage with our donors. We are all struggling with the same problems, so why not collaborate and find innovative solutions together?”
“We also acknowledge we can’t do this alone. We need your help! So we invite everyone, individuals, students, start-ups, companies, agencies…we need you all. Come share your innovative solutions and help us improve the way we do fundraising. This is your best opportunity to showcase your great ideas to the right people.”
Submissions are free, and will go through an expert evaluation and community voting in November, and those shortlisted will be invited to participate in a public online pitching session to a panel comprised of representatives from the co-initiators in mid-December this year.
The winners will have the chance to co-develop and test their ideas with one or more of the co-initiators of this challenge. An Innovation Playbook will also be created, featuring the highlights of the initiative and will be shared with the participants in January 2021.
The 14 INGOs behind the initiative are, in full: Action Against Hunger, Amnesty International, Care International, Greenpeace, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Plan International, Save the Children International, SOS Children’s Villages, UNHCR the UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF, World Food Programme, World Vision International, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). It is also supported by innovation ecosystem management software and services provide HYPE.
More information, and entry submission is available on the Reimagining Fundraising site.