The Fundraisers’ Network for Development (FuND Philippines) and TELUS International Philippines Community Board staged a 2-day Proposal Writeshop at the Child and Family Service in Baguio City last April 4 and 5, 2017.

The TELUS Community Board has a small grant facility for projects in the areas of health and wellness, education and sports, and arts and culture. Donations to a maximum of USD 10,000 (most applications will be funded up to USD 5,000, with a maximum of 2 per year funded at USD10,000).

The writeshop walked the participants through an overview of fundraising – principles, concepts, different methods, how to write winning proposals, other funders, and the application processes of TELUS.

Group Picture - Baguio Writeshop April 4-5, 2017

The Writeshop was well-attended with forty-six (46) participants coming from Aurora Province, Baguio City, Ifugao, Kalinga, Laguna, Metro Manila, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya/Quirino and Pampanga. Participating organizations were: Asiapro Foundation, Center for Agrarian Reform and Rural (CARRD), Cordillera Green Network (CGN), Daluhay Daloy ng Buhay, Inc, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde – Saint Br Jaime Hilario Institute, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde – School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS), Food for Hungry Minds School, Inc., Health Education Medical Ministry Inc, Helping Hands Healing Hearts, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation, Inc, K Mitsuyasu for Arts and Livelihood Foundation Inc, Kalinga Apayao Religious Sector Association (KARSA), Kanlungan sa Er-Ma, Kapampangan Manalakaran Inc (KAMAI), Kataguwan Center, Inc, Laguna State Polytechnic University – Los Banos Campus, Ma Lena Buhay Memorial Foundation Inc, Outreach Philippines Inc, People’s Initiative for Learning and Community Development (PILCD), Philippine Mental Health Association – Baguio – Benguet Chapter Inc, Project Pearls, Self-Reliance and Development (SRD) Konkokyo Center Inc, SOS Children’s Villages Philippines, Theosophical Order of Service Foundation Inc, Tondo Blessed Hope Bible Baptist Church, Inc and Transcending Institutions and Communities.

For those interested to submit proposals to TELUS, deadline of submission is on the 1st week of June 2017.

[Article by Ms. Maribeth Baril, FuND Philippines]