Change the Game – subsidised training on Local Fundraising and Mobilising Support

To improve the capacity of local fundraising and mobilisation support of Christian organizations, DVN proposes to its partners a training with Change the Game Academy.

Change the Game Academy is an initiative which aims to empower Organisations (e.g. CBOs/NGOs), by offering courses, toolkits and reading materials on local fundraising, mobilising support, organisational capacity, information about laws and regulations:

Change the Game Academy uses a blended-learning approach: a combination of online and classroom learning. The online learning can also be done without taking a classroom course.

All online learning materials are available free of charge. You can access the portal by registering yourself. After registering you have full access to many useful country specific tools and online learning. Online courses are available worldwide. Classroom courses are offered in a growing number of countries.

Classroom trainings on Local Fundraising and Mobilising Support are scheduled in India, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Burkina Faso.

Local Fundraising is a course in which you learn how to raise funds within your own community, among the middle class and companies. During the course you will develop a fundraising plan for your own organisation and practice the communication skills you require to implement the plan.

Rev. Van Lalnghakthang (General Secretary of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, North East India) testifies about the course: ‘this course gives us practical tools how to be more professional and systemic in fundraising, as well as how we can be more stable in our local fundraising. We also learnt that local fundraising is equally important to mobilisation, as it gives space for participation by local donors.’

Mobilising Support is a course in which you learn to claim specific rights from local authorities or institutes. During the course you will make a plan in which you identify your opponents and your allies and plan your activities. This course is split in two modules. In the intermediate period you will proof your plan.

Both courses combine a classroom training with a follow up support to implement your action plan (developed at training) and follow up training. If you have been a partner of DVN in recent years (since January 2010), you are eligible to a discount of 90 % on the current price.

If you are interested, please check the website for data and locations! Not all data are listed yet, feel free to e-mail to Mrs. Esther Meester for more information: