Dear AF Members,

Greetings of peace!

As agreed during our 51st General Assembly, we are relaunching of the Double Your Annual Dues (DYAD) Scheme.

In this relaunch, the DYAD is an opportunity for members to continue to participate in ensuring the sustainability of AF programs. Through DYAD, members are contributing to AF’s Endowment Fund and supporting the establishment of a LEAD to Serve scholarship fund for deserving NGO leaders.

The objective of the Endowment Fund is to achieve sustainability of your network so that it can continue providing relevant services including free capacity building interventions and learning sessions that help strengthen the capabilities of non-government organizations and foundations, especially the smaller ones.

Our goal for the Endowment Fund is to reach P50 million by the next General Assembly in 2024. It is now at P48 million, while our current annual dues collection is at P2 million per year. Therefore, if all members participate in the DYAD, we will reach our target of P50 million in the Endowment Fund by the next GA as planned.

While the DYAD Scheme is purely voluntary, we highly encourage you to participate in this endeavor and invest in the future of the sector by ensuring the sustainability of AF as a support organization towards this end. Through the years, your network has served as capacity builder, data bank, consultant, bridge to funding opportunities, and advocate of key issues. We are committed to the constant growth and professionalism of our members in their efforts to improve the quality of life of Filipinos.

We are also proud to be the Philippines’ largest NGO network with a membership of 232 organizations, and we continue to grow every year. We share with you the attached infographic of the AF Network Aggregate Report or NAR that shows the consolidated contribution of the AF Network to the Philippine development agenda.

Please inform the Secretariat if you wish to subscribe to this DYAD campaign by filling-out the DYAD REPLY SLIP and emailing it back to us at afsecretariat@afonline.org. You have the option to already DYAD this year based on your 2023 annual dues, or pledge to DYAD next year which means this will reflect in your annual dues for 2024.

Feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns. We would be happy to talk to you about this sustainability project.

Thank you very much for your support!

Sincerely,

MA. GISELA H. TIONGSON                          CECILE VICTORIA A. DOMINGUEZ-YUJUICO

Chairperson                                                    President