About Venture for Fund Raising


Dedicated to creating fund raising solutions that work

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN SOCIETY, mobilizing private action for the public good. By responding to the challenges and needs that government and the business sector are unable to fully address, non-profit organizations improve the lives of people and make better communities. One of the most crucial issues that non-profits face is ensuring financial sustainability for their good work to continue.

The group of professionals who conceived Venture for Fund Raising recognized this challenge facing the non-profits in the Philippines and Asia. They therefore envisioned a future where non-profits have diverse funding sources are more professionally-run and have a critical mass of committed donors and volunteers. Venture for Fund Raising began operations in March 1999 precisely to address this. It is the first and only non-profit organization that serves the fund raising needs of other non-profits in the country and Asia.

Our founding board members are themselves experienced fund raisers: Jaime Faustino, currently with The Asia Foundation, whose expertise is in foundation grants; Mayan Quebral, who managed the largest direct mail campaign in the Philippines for UNICEF; Marvee Bonoan, Executive Director of the Asian Institute of Management-Scientific Research Foundation, with extensive experience in capital campaigns; and John Silva, with over 20 years of fund raising experience in organizations such as the Philippine National Museum, Synergeia, the American Cancer Society, Greenpeace and many other organizations in the Philippines and in the U.S.

We have since helped over 1,000 organizations from 25 countries raise funds better through professional training, consulting, and research and public information services. We completed the first ever research project on fund raising strategies and practices of Philippine NGOs, and in partnership with the University of the Philippines Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, conducted the first household survey on giving. In the first quarter of 2002, we published the results of another pioneering study on giving and fund raising, this time involving six other Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Thailand). In 2006, we released the results of the 1st Nationwide Survey on Giving that looked at giving motivation of Filipinos across the country. 

Venture for Fund Raising also houses a specialized collection of fund raising resource materials from different parts of the world. We also promote philanthropic giving though information campaigns that teach the joy of giving.

Venture for Fund Raising is an accredited donee institution by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification and is a registered non-profit with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


OUR MISSION

Venture for Fund Raising envisions a community that celebrates the joy of giving and ensures a bountiful and sustainable world. We continue to make a difference by helping non-profit organizations generate resources to fulfill their missions. We do this by designing ethical, inspiring and excellent fund raising solutions which include research and information, training, mentoring and implementation.



 


Testimonials

“ … in a meeting with one of our partners last month we got very positive feedback about the general introductory training of Venture in 2006. The partner still practices some of the things they had learnt in the training session.” – international funder

Fund Raising Congress Philippines
Reconnect Philippine Giving Portal