Project title

FIX Point for Ferencváros

Goals

Just as last year, “FIX Point” refers to the reliable, solid but nevertheless experimenting operational background of the Ferencváros Community Foundation – this is what we are fundraising for. Our goal is to create the basis for our operation as a “local non-profit agency” and to be more efficient in connecting private donors, SMEs and large companies with NGOs working in the district and other communities, and to foster mutual support and partnership among them. We seek to improve the well-being of the Ferencváros community through facilitating local philanthropy.

The issue

Through the Swimathon campaigns so far we have helped 11 communities connected to the district to receive funding in the amount of over 23 million HUF and directly experience that in addition to accessing new resources with the help of peer-to-peer fundraising, they are also able to mobilize and expand their supporter base. It is important for us to fundraise also because the total organisational costs of the event are not covered by the 9% of the total funds, which our NGO retains for such costs, based on the agreement with the participating organisations. In addition, a sound operational basis is key to organising similar and similarly successful fundraising programmes in the future as well. Feedback so far has shown that civil communities have a great need for such a crowdfunding action with a huge capacity for community building and strengthening the supporter pool.

Activities and timeframe

In the year ahead we will continue to carry out our activities related to local fundraising, grant-making and community development. We will maintain an office with a staff of four (3+1), organise two big fundraising events (Swimathon, Live Giving). We would like to provide small grants again from the already existing funds (Péter Zwack Memorial Fund, Central Fund. As part of organisational development, we will continue to study philanthropy advising, a method well-known internationally, and potentially adapt other, well-tried fundraising methods as well, and we will continue to strengthen our ties with the other community foundations in Hungary.

Envisaged project budget (types of costs and amounts/rates)

Our project would serve the to bolster FKA’s operation and to develop our work. Since last year our team has grown, as our colleague responsible for the supported projects began working 3 days per week, instead of 2, therefore the total amount of staff salaries is over 8 million HUFs. A crucial change in 2018 was that the pro bono support that we received for years in the form of our office space was discontinued, therefore we have to calculate with a rental fee of 720,000-1,080,000HUF for this year. We are envisaging 600,000HUF for the running costs, 500,000HUF for web development, 300,000HUF for organisational development. An additional plan is to increase the proportion of local donations and to ensure the sustainable operation of our NGO.
6. How do you plan to use the funds raised through Swimathon?
At this year’s Swimathon we would like to raise again at least 2 million HUF. The raised money will be a sort of “Fix Point”, i.e. a stable financial basis, and in the next year we will use it to cover operational expenses (professional staff, study visits, workshops, organisational costs of fundraising events, running costs, communication costs). The Foundation’s board will make a decision about how the funds raised for “Fix Point 2019” will be used, adhering to the principles of quality, independence and reliability.

How do you plan to use the funds raised through Swimathon?

How do you plan to use the funds raised through Swimathon?
At this year’s Swimathon we would like to raise again at least 2 million HUF. The raised money will be a sort of “Fix Point”, i.e. a stable financial basis, and in the next year we will use it to cover operational expenses (professional staff, study visits, workshops, organisational costs of fundraising events, running costs, communication costs). The Foundation’s board will make a decision about how the funds raised for “Fix Point 2019” will be used, adhering to the principles of quality, independence and reliability.

What kind of impact do you wish to achieve and how do you plan to assess it?

What kind of impact do you wish to achieve and how do you plan to assess it?
Our Foundation continues to be an independent, reliable and stable organisational partner with brave and innovative ideas, committed to the locality. Up-to-date information will be provided about the amount of the support and its use in the Foundation’s yearly report and the financial accounts. Last year we raised over 23 million HUF and distributed more than 16 million HUF for programmes connected to the district. We hope to reach higher numbers this year.

Name and mission of the implementing organisation:

The goal of our Foundation is to mobilize people living, working, studying or in some other way connected to the district, with the aim of creating a friendlier and more pleasant environment, improving the well-being of the locals and strengthening their local identity. Over the past 8 years, since FKA’s establishment in 2011, our main activities have been: fundraising from the local community and from local businesses, grant-giving among local NGOs and communities, organising community-building events as our programmes and as the local adaptations of community fundraising programmes.

Organisational data

Name: Ferencvárosi Közösségi Alapítvány (Ferencváros Community Foundation)
Representative: Péter Fenyvesi, Chair of Board
Status: public benefit organisation
Court registration number: 14.Pk.60.763/2011/2, No. 11504.
Date of statutes: 15/11/2011
Court registration date: 30/12/2011.
Address: 1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 30.
Office: Budapest, 1114 Mészöly utca 7.
Contact person: Erika Barna, Director of Programmes, Trustee
Phone: +36 70 397 9999
E-mail: [email protected]
www.ferencvarosi.kozossegialapitvany.hu