Dear HIFA Colleagues
I am delighted to report that our Fundraising Appeal got off to a great start yesterday evening. The HIFA office in Charlbury welcomed a large group of people of all ages from Charlbury and beyond, all keen to find out more about our work and how they could get involved. HIFA members shared their own personal journeys to HIFA and what it meant to them. This sparked a lively discussion, with excellent questions from the audience, some of whom were actively involved in initiatives to support low- and middle-income countries. Many of them stayed for post-event drinks and refreshments to continue the conversation and we left the HIFA office with an impressive mailing list of potential members/supporters. We'll be following up on these in the next few days. Photos and video clips from the evening to follow.
In the meantime, we would urge all HIFA members to consider holding their own fundraising events. A coordinated approach from as many of us as possible could yield great results. The HIFA Fundraising Working Group can advise you on all aspects of preparation, publicity etc.
Let's make this a GLOBAL call for support and boost HIFA's capacity to achieve the HIFA Vision!
On behalf of the HIFA Fundraising Working Group
HIOFA profile: Martin Carroll has worked on issues affecting health in LMICs for over fifteen years. Whilst at the British Medical Association, he led a major project, funded by DfID, to develop the organisation's role as a leading advocate for improving health in LMICs, which it continues to hold today. He has worked with HIFA since 2008 and is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the following HIFA Working Groups: Fundraising, Multilingualism and Social Media. He is also the author of the monthly HIFA Blog. martinmichaelcarroll(at)iCloud(dot)com Twitter: @MMCarroll Website: martinmcarroll(dot)com