How to Fundraise Internationally

Karina Sandoval, director of IFC Perù, is the keynote speaker at the next First Friday fundraising advice session in Milan, on Friday 3rd of November at Avanzi. The workshop, run together with Francesca Mineo, IFC Italy director, will focus on How to elaborate a Fundraising strategy so your organisation can fundraise internationally.

The meeting is particularly oriented to not-for-profit organisations wishing to start an in-country fundraising strategy that will allow them to fundraise from their branch offices, especially those in emerging markets with huge potential.

We met with Karina to find out a bit more about upcoming session…

Karina, can you give us few highlights about your keynote speech for the First Friday in Milan? 

I will mainly focus on the importance of conducting a market assessment and an aligned fundraising strategy; the challenges and threats any not-for-profit should consider before going into an international adventure are many. Together we will see a step-by-step guide for successfully fundraising internationally and opportunities in emerging economies.

What are, from your experience, the main threats facing not-for-profits wishing to fundraise internationally?

I think the lack of due diligence: going internationally is an investment and it should be treated like that. Having said this, it requires a well thought strategy and market assessment that allows an organisation to make a well-informed decision so it can choose the best practices suited to the market it wishes to enter.

Can you describe IFC Perù and its activities in Latin America?

IFC is currently serving clients worldwide wishing to start fundraising from emerging economies. As IFC Peru country director, I am leading those efforts in Latin America, assisting international not-for-profit organisations wishing to start in country-fundraising programmes in Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay.

If you’d like to attend November’s First Friday in Milan, please contact IFC Italy director, Francesca Mineo: