The Funding Network
Ferencváros Community Foundation
Térerő Community Foundation
Our organisation is the country affiliate of The Funding Network that promotes live crowdfunding events worldwide. We work with Hungarian NGOs to organise such events in the country.
What can I do for things to change? Many Hungarians face this question and feel isolated, powerless and wait for problems be solved. We believe giving is an act of participation and a way of influencing community growth. We aim to create communities of donors with diverse backgrounds who are interested in learning about projects and experience the power of joint action and support. Using the live crowdfounding concept we will organise events for 80-100 people who are able to give €50-100 each.
The projects presented at events literally take the stage, help the audience understand the world around them better and give them the opportunity to experience and enact the basic values of democracy: to participate, to support issues and feel the power of joint action – which is crucial in Hungary
We envisage to grow the number of donor circles from the current 2 to 5, involving 400-500 donors, supporting 15 projects with €40,000 in total. We will collect and share best practices of organising live crowdfunding events, have a dedicated team to promote the concept in the whole of Hungary.
The main approach is to empower our partner NGOs to organise live crowdfunding events in their own localities in the future. We will initiate a cooperation among our partners to discuss best practices to improve their own work. Towards the end of the project, we will create an appealing brand and improve the promotion of the model. With this greater capacity, we will catalyse the start-up of new donor communities.
I have been looking for opportunities to influence positively the development of Hungarian society for years. I have found it in inspiring people to participate in shaping issues that matter to them. I believe that the collaboration of diverse people can lead to the renewal of society.
We focus on people who are interested in contributing to social change through participation and supporting worthy projects. We aim to build the capacity of those Hungarian NGOs, which can build and lead donor communities based on live crowdfunding.