The Feminist Resource Mobilization Hub

The Feminist Resource Mobilization Hub has been created in recognition of the critical role that resources play in fueling the agendas and strategies of women’s rights organizations, and movements.

AWID prominently places political discussions of funding trends and resources at the forefront of our agenda.

The Feminist Resource Mobilization Hub will bring together diverse funding communities to interact and strategize with feminist activists around the world to advocate for more and higher-quality resources. Donors represented at the Forum will include individual philanthropists, corporate donors and long-term donor allies such as women’s funds, bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies, private foundations, and INGOs.


The FRM Hub is a space to:  

  • Explore the critical role that resources play in fueling the agendas and strategies of women’s rights organizations and movements.
  • Connect women’s rights organizations, donors and activists in an informal atmosphere and build deeper alliances with each other and across social justice movements.
  • Discuss, network and strategize about resource mobilization and funding trends for human rights and gender equality.

*Please respect that the Feminist  Resource Mobilization Hub space is not intended for solicitation of funds or evaluation of groups for funding.

Anonymous Story Collection

The FRM Hub offers an opportunity for funders and activists to communicate openly, constructively and anonymously to address eventual structural power dynamics and any unhealthy relationship patterns in resource mobilization.

AWID plans on collecting and using these stories to aid us in our advocacy and knowledge production in resource mobilizing for gender equality and women's rights.

Submit a story now


FRM Hub Schedule

Please stop by the FRM Hub to see the most updated version of our schedule. Location: Ala Terra, Foyer des Palmeiras and Room Bahia 02.

 

ENGAGEMENT LABS, CAUCUSES & AD HOC MEETINGS

From 7:50 - 8:50 every day

Come by the FRM Hub to join self-organized sessions! Listed here are pre-planned Engagement labs but be sure to stop by to learn about any spontaneously self-organized meetings. Spots are limited - reserve yours at the Sign-Up Area at the FRM Hub

 

8 SEPTEMBER 2016

(7:50 - 8:50)

Resourcing Wellbeing & Sustainable Activism

Wellbeing of activists and movements is vital to any social change. Yet, activists and donors are still reluctant to prioritize self and collective care, wellbeing and bodily/emotional integrity, even in times of crisis and trauma. How do we begin to value and resource wellbeing? How can we move to action, and articulate collective frameworks for sustainable activism?

  • Organizers: Inter-regional Wellbeing Advisory Group at AWID •  FitcliqueAfrica • CFEMEA • Institute for Women's Empowerment • Consorcio Oaxaca
  • Facilitators: Mildred Apenyo Jelena Djordjevic Lin Chew Sandra Ljubinkovic  Ana María Hernández Cárdenas

 

Sticks, stones and our broken bones

An open discussion about the documentation of,advocacy against and ongoing work in our movements to address violence against LBT women and female sex workers in Eastern Africa.

  • Organizers: UHAI East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
  • Facilitators: Roselyn Odoyo • Mutisya Leonard

 

Introducing Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Human Rights

Discover the purpose of a newly formed learning community that will contribute to a stronger, better-connected women’s human rights ecosystem and drive philanthropy to increase and improve resources for women’s human rights. We will present and answer questions about our inaugural strategic plan to improve the quality and effectiveness of women’s human rights funding.

  • Organizers: Philanthropy Advancing Women’s Human Rights (PAHWR)
  • Facilitators: Keely Tongate

 

Resource Mobilization for Girls and Young Women: Putting the fun in fundraising and breaking fears

Girls and young women from the Global South – discuss challenging your fears around fundraising, breaking the habit of avoiding resource mobilization, transforming the donor-grantee relationships and the mindset around how we perceive donors and money.  Learn about FRIDA's "Resource Mobilization Toolkit for Girls and Young Women", a kit with tips, tools, skills and information to emerging young feminist groups that want to improve their resource mobilization capacities.

  • Organizers: FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund
  • Facilitators: Donna Sinar

 

9 SEPTEMBER 2016

(7:50 - 8:50)

#MoveTheMoney! Interactive toolkit launch & follow-up to workshop on financing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

It is time to stop fighting violence with violence. We cannot invest trillions in war and pennies in peace. You get what you pay for! WILPF is launching a video and toolkit to raise pressure to #MoveTheMoney from a political economy of war to a political economy of peace. Join us for the launch of the video and interactive toolkit, and to follow up on our Workshop on Financing Women, Peace and Security.

Find out more

  • Organizers : Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) • Equidad Genero  • Global Network of Women Peace-builders • Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
  • Facilitators: Abigail Ruane • Emilia Reyes

 

Tech Tools to Advance Women’s Rights

In this mini-training session, WAKE will introduce one tool from the Tech2Empower curriculum. WAKE will get you started using Canva, a free tool with which you can easily and quickly create beautiful graphic design features for your organization’s social media, e-newsletters, fliers and more. Come learn more about this powerful communication tool.

  • Organizers: WAKE International
  • Facilitators: Heather Ramsey

 

Fund for Gender Equality & Women’s Organizations: Demonstrating Results and Impact for Resource Mobilization

Come learn about UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality and how we are partnering with women’s organizations around the globe! Part 1 of the session aims to present the key findings from our recent meta-analysis of grantee programmes showcasing how women’s organizations are advancing women’s political and economic empowerment. The session will also have an open space for joint reflection on the importance of evidence-based results to build the case for greater financing for gender equality.

  • Organizers:  UNW Fund for Gender Equality (FGE)
  • Facilitators: Elisa Fernandez • Nancy Khweiss

 

What does a rights-based funding approach to challenging religious fundamentalisms and advancing women’s rights look like? Sharing contexts, surfacing issues, challenging assumptions, finding opportunities.

This interactive and informal session will bring activists and donors together to surface issues and engage in critical analysis of the present moment faced with the rise of religious fundamentalisms across the globe and discuss what funding strategies would strengthen movements and feminist organizing.

  • Organizers: AWID Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms Team •  ICAN
  • Facilitators: Shareen Gokal  • Sussan Tahmasebi

 

10 SEPTEMBER 2016

(7:50 - 8:50)

New Models for Partnering with the Private Sector - An Interactive Discussion

A brief overview of the collaborative effort between WAKE and the Ukrainian Women's Fund (UWF) to strengthen the tech and communications capacity of women’s rights organizations by engaging women leaders from the tech industry with UWF and their grantees, as well as share the findings from Prospera's Local Resource Mobilization report and the recent work of Win-Win Strategies to connect local women's organizations with multinational companies working on women's economic empowerment in global value chains. The introduction of these models will be followed by an interactive discussion with session participants to learn about their experiences partnering with the private-sector, and the opportunities to advance and develop cross-sector initiatives. This discussion will serve as a follow up to Thursday's Cross-Sector Collaboration: Opportunities and Challenges panel.

  • Organizers: Win Win Coalition

 

Women and "Countering Violent Extremism” - To Fund or Not To Fund?

Join Meredith Stricker, Program Director at the Peace and Security Funders Group, for an interactive session about the challenges and opportunities of funding “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE). The framework for these efforts, along with government and private funder perspectives, will be discussed.

  • Organizers: Peace and Security Funders Group
  • Facilitators: Meredith Stricker

 

Funding a diverse movement – How to engage women with disabilities

Women and girls with disabilities, an estimated 19% of the female population, continue to face exclusion within both the disability and women’s rights movements. The contributions and expertise of organizations of women with disabilities, particularly those from resource limited countries, are yet to be fully realized in the women’s rights movement, as these organizations face a vicious cycle of lack of funding, which in turn impacts their organizational capacity. Solidarity and collective power across a diverse movement can only be achieved with strategies for resourcing and capacity development of emerging groups and organizations of women with disabilities. This Engagement Lab will provide an opportunity for women’s rights donors and activists to dialogue with women with disabilities from South Asia, Africa, Peru and Lebanon about the challenges and opportunities to strengthen disability inclusion in donor grant-making practices.

  • Organizers:  South Asian Disability Forum • Network of African Women with Disabilities • Association of Women with Disabilities in Peru • Lebanese Association for Self-Advocacy • Women’s Refugee Commission • CBM International

 

11 SEPTEMBER 2016

(7:50 - 8:50)

Funding our feminist future. What have we learned and what will it take?

From current realities to focusing on the future. Join the FRM Hub organizers as we take a moment to reflect on the key conversations, learning, intersections, and opportunities that have challenged our thinking and captured our imaginations at the Forum. But where do we go from here? Work with us to make sense of it all, as we build a shared vision and strategy for feminist resource mobilizing. A luta continua!

  • Organizers: Resourcing Women’s Rights Team, AWID

 

Support to grassroots efforts to end violence against women by UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

UNTF will engage in dialogue with the interested women’s rights NGOs on the ways UNTF donor support can be instrumental to support small women’s rights NGOs’ growth and capacity building, as explicitly stated as one of the priorities in the UNTF strategic document. The session objectives include sharing information on the role, position and functioning of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women and its special focus on support to small women’s NGOs, creating space for exchange and discussion about modalities of capacity building for small women’s grassroots NGOs specialized in ending violence against women (EVAW), and generate recommendations for donors in how to best target needs and reach out to small women’s grassroots NGOs specialized in EVAW.

  • Organizers: UN Women Trust Fund to End VAW Women’s Justice Initiative Guatamala Camtra
  • Facilitators:  Aldijana Sisic Vesna Jaric,  Kate Flatley Eleutéria Amora da Silva, Camtra

 

Fondo de Mujeres Indígenas, una propuesta por y para mujeres indígenas (Indigenous Women’s Fund, a proposal by and for indigenous women)

IN SPANISH with some English translation available

El Fondo de Mujeres Indígenas – AYNI, es uno de los programas emblemáticos del Foro Internacional de Mujeres Indígenas – FIMI. El Fondo está guiado por y para las mujeres indígenas y su principal propósito es gestionar y canalizar recursos (materiales, financieros y humanos) para contribuir al cumplimiento de los derechos humanos individuales y colectivos de las mujeres indígenas. AYNI también busca aportar a la construcción de un nuevo paradigma de filantropía intercultural y redimensionar la relación donante – “beneficiario”. Nuestra meta es transformar la dependencia hacia una perspectiva colectiva y recíproca,  donde todos y todas seamos agentes de cambio, dando y recibiendo de acuerdo a nuestras potencialidades, conocimientos y experiencias. En este marco, el Foro Internacional AWID, significa para AYNI y FIMI una oportunidad valiosa de encuentro y re-encuentro de varias actoras y socias de las mujeres y de pueblos indígenas, por lo que es propicio contar con un espacio de diálogo y convivencia

The Indigenous Women's Fund - AYNI , is one of the emblematic programs of the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI-IIWF). The AYNI Fund is guided by and for indigenous women with the purpose of investing resources (material, financial and human) in order to fulfill the individual and collective human rights of Indigenous women. AYNI also seeks to promote the building of a new paradigm of intercultural philanthropy and re-situate the relationship donor – “beneficiary”. Our goal is to transform the dependence towards a collective perspective and with reciprocity, where all of us are agents of change, giving and receiving according our potentiality, knowledge and experiences.

In this framework, the AWID International Forum means for AYNI and FIMI, a valuable opportunity to meet and re-encounter of different actors and allies, promoting a space of dialogue and exchange of experiences.

  • Organizers: Foro Internacional de Mujeres Indígenas (IIWF-FIMI) y el Fondo de Mujeres Indígenas AYNI (International Indigenous Women’s Forum (IIWF-FIMI) and the Indigenous Women’s Fund AYNI)

 

Fund for Gender Equality & Women’s Organizations: Identifying Priorities for Civil Society Organizations’ Interventions to Advance Gender Equality in the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda

Come learn about UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) and how we are partnering with women’s organizations around the globe! Part 2 of the session aims to present the history of our Fund and how we work. We will also have an open consultation on what are the key priorities for women’s organizations in gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of the SDG Agenda in preparation for a future Call for Proposals.

  • Organizers:  UNW Fund for Gender Equality (FGE)
  • Facilitators: Elisa Fernandez • Nancy Khweiss

 


DONOR OFFICE HOURS

  • From 13:15 - 14:15 on 8, 9, 10 SEPTEMBER
  • From 12:45 - 13:45 on 11 SEPTEMBER

Donor Office Hours are face-to-face meetings between funders and activists. Reserve your spot by signing up at the Hub - space is limited to 15 participants for each donor. 

8 SEPTEMBER 2016 (13:15 - 14:15)

9 SEPTEMBER 2016 (13:15 - 14:15)

10 SEPTEMBER 2016 (13:15 - 14:15)

11 SEPTEMBER 2016 (12:45 - 13:45)

 


 

RESOURCE MOBILIZATION EXPERTS

During every coffee break, every day!

Specialized experts will be circulating at the Hub during breaks, on-hand to answer questions and lend their experience, covering such topics such as crowdfunding, fundraising 101, storytelling, monitoring & evaluation, and corporate philanthropy. Come to the Hub to see the most updated list of experts and they’re availability.

8 SEPTEMBER 2016

11:00 – 11:30 at the FRM Hub

  • Caitlin Stanton, Urgent Action Fund, Director of Learning and Partnerships. Area of expertise: Fundraising 101. Language: English.
  • Nirmala KC, Tewa Nepal, Board Member. Language: English.
  • Julie Ma, MATCH International. Areas of expertise: Fundraising 101. Online Engagement. Storytelling. Marketing/Branding. Languages: English.

16:00 – 16:30 at the FRM Hub

  • Donna Sinar, Akili Dada, Resource Mobilization Consultant. Area of expertise: Fundraising 101 for Young Feminists. Languages: English, Hebrew.
  • Mutisya Leonard, UHAI East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative. Language: English.
  • Maria Eugenia Gomez, Grupo las Venancias. Areas of expertise: Popular Feminist Education. Communications. Languages: Spanish.
  • Mary Rusimbi, Women Fund Tanzania. Areas of expertise: National Level Fundraising. Starting a Women’s Fund. Languages: English, Swahili.

18:00 – 18:30 at the FRM Hub

  • Janelle Cavanagh, Global Fund for Women, Development Director. Area of expertise: Major Donor Solicitation. Language: English.
  • Urmila Shreshta, TEWA Nepal, Deputy Director. Area of expertise: Local Resource Mobilization. Language: English.
  • Valentina Zendejas, Simone de Beauvoir Leadership Institute, Coordinadora de Desarrollo Institucional. Areas of expertise: Fundraising 101. Monitoring & Evaluation. Language: English.

9 SEPTEMBER 2016

11:00 – 11:30 at the FRM Hub

  • Janelle Cavanagh, Development Director, Global Fund for Women. Area of expertise: Major Donor Solicitation. Language: English.
  • Trish Tierney, WAKE International, Co-Founder. Area of expertise: Using technology and communications to advance women’s rights organizations. Language: English.
  • Julie Ma, MATCH International. Areas of expertise: Fundraising 101. Online Engagement. Storytelling. Marketing/Branding. Languages: English.

16:00 – 16:30 at the FRM Hub

  • Heather Ramsey, WAKE International, Co-founder. Area of expertise: Using technology and communications to advance women’s rights organizations. Language: English.
  • Jennifer Barry, Semillas, Director of Development. Area of expertise: Individual Giving in Global South. Languages: English, Spanish.
  • Mutisya Leonard, UHAI East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative. Language: English.

18:00 – 18:30 at the FRM Hub

  • Mireia Gallardo, Mima’t.  Area of expertise: Feminist Monitoring & Evaluation. Languages: English, Spanish, French.
  • Nirmala KC, Tewa Nepal, Board Member. Areas of Expertise: Strategic Grantmaking. Organizational Development. Good Governance. Language: English.
  • Susan Jessop, Mama Cash, Senior Officer for Philanthropic Partnerships. Areas of expertise: Fundraising from North-based Institutions. Collaborative Fundraising. Language(s): English, Dutch.
  • Maria Eugenia Gomez, Grupo las Venancias. Areas of expertise: Popular Feminist Education. Communications. Languages: Spanish

10 SEPTEMBER 2016

11:00 – 11:30 at the FRM Hub

  • Heather Ramsey, WAKE International, Co-founder. Area of expertise: Using technology and communications to advance women’s rights organizations. Language: English.
  • Mary Rusimbi, Women Fund Tanzania. Areas of expertise: National Level Fundraising. How to Partner with the UN. Starting a Women’s Fund. Languages: English, Swahili.

16:00 – 16:30 at the FRM Hub

  • Jennifer Barry, Semillas, Director of Development. Area of expertise: Individual Giving in Global South. Languages: English, Spanish.
  • Caitlin Stanton, Urgent Action Fund, Director of Learning and Partnerships. Area of expertise: Fundraising 101. Language: English.
  • Valentina Zendejas, Simone de Beauvoir Leadership Institute, Coordinadora de Desarrollo Institucional.  Area of expertise: Fundraising 101. Monitoring & Evaluation. Language: English.
  • Maria Eugenia Olmos, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, Latin America advisor & co-facilitato. Areas of expertise: Gender and Development, Management. Languages: Spanish, English.

18:00 – 18:30 at the FRM Hub

  • Roselyn Odoyo, UHAI East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative. Areas of expertise: Storytelling. Monitoring & Evaluation. Language(s): English.
  • Urmila Shreshta, TEWA Nepal, Deputy Director. Area of expertise: Local Resource Mobilization. Language: English.

11 SEPTEMBER 2016

10:30 – 11:00 at the FRM Hub

  • Roselyn Odoyo, UHAI East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative. Areas of expertise: Storytelling. Monitoring & Evaluation. Language(s): English.
  • Susan Jessop, Mama Cash, Senior Officer for Philanthropic Partnerships. Areas of expertise: Fundraising from North-based Institutions. Collaborative Fundraising. Language(s): English, Dutch.
  • Trish Tierney, WAKE International, Co-Founder. Area of expertise: Using technology and communications to advance women’s rights organizations. Language: English.

 


DONOR DINNERS

Various evenings

Activists and funders are invited to engage in conversations and learn of unexpected synergies over a relaxed meal. Come to the Hub to see which funders are hosting themed dinners and sign up early -- spaces are limited!

FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund; Urgent Action Fund and Red Umbrella Fund are hosting a dinner on “China’s next 5 years in grantmaking: Closing financial and non-financial gaps among social justice movement.”

  • September 8, 7:30PM.
  • Location: Ala Terra Restaurant located across the garden from the FRM Hub.

 


Got a thought to share or feedback to provide?

We welcome your feedback on how the FRM Hub is doing.

Come see an FRM Hub organiser, and we’ll gladly exchange your feedback with compliments and candy! Your feedback will get posted on our “Monitoring & Evaluation” wall at the FRM Hub.

Before, during and after the AWID Forum, connect with us on our Facebook group: Feminist Resource Mobilization at AWID.