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Introducing the 26th Eastern Africa Resource Mobilisation Workshop!
Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals welcomes you to the 26th Eastern Africa Resource Mobilisation Workshop scheduled for Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th December 2019 at the Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa – Mombasa, Kenya. The event will take you through 10 thrilling and exciting sessions that will leave you hanging on your seat. By the time you leave, you will be inspired and empowered to take your organisation to the next level. The theme of this year’s workshop is “Going Digital:Taking Your Organization to the Next Level.”
Technology has become the single biggest source of disruption in the 21st Century. While advancements in technology have seen the demise of many companies in the corporate sector and the emergence of new market leaders, it has been less visible in the development sector. Its effects are however being seen in sectors such as micro finance where mobile credit is virtually sounding the death knell to traditional micro credit models. In agribusiness, it has spanned the birth of myriads of social enterprises that have reduced the relevance of traditional intervention models and the NGOs that promote them. Smart phones, mobile money and the internet have birthed new products that enable farmer’s access market information, command higher prices and are paid directly cutting out the middleman. Virtual markets are increasingly accessing farmers to higher end clients. In health, mobile phones and apps are linking doctors, community health workers and patients accessing critical medical services in remote areas. Drones are delivering blood in Rwanda saving thousands of lives every year. They are at the front line in the war against poachers saving endangered species such as the Rhino and Elephant from extinction. Welcome to the world of technology. If you are not part of the Hi-Tech Revolution, you are taking the road to organisation extinction!
Resource mobilisation has not been left behind. Crowd funding has taken “Harambee” to new levels. It has connected thousands of donors –small and large – through social media and enabled them to support causes that they love. Add mobile money, SMS and credit cards to the mix and you have a whole new world of opportunities. You can virtually raise money while you sleep, entice donors that you will never ever meet and mobilise funds cost effectively. Internationally, technology was key to the ice bucket challenge that racked in US$ 115 million dollars for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Technology now offers your organization a world of possibilities.
The 26th Eastern Africa Resource Mobilisation Workshop will broaden your mind to the possibilities that technology offers your organisation. It will give you ideas, share concepts, technologies and tools that can help you take your organisation to the next level. You will get to interact with regional and international facilitators, who will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to initiate a technological revolution within your organisation.
Held on the stunning white beaches of Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa Mombasa, Kenya with beautiful sunsets and breath-taking views, there is no better place to unwind and reload.
The 26th Eastern Africa Resource Mobilisation Workshop is one event you cannot afford to miss! RSVPNow!