Our History

The Resource Alliance started as the International Fund Raising Group in 1981, when 36 people gathered at the first International Fundraising Workshop (later the IFC).

It was created as a support network to keep delegates connected and engaged between conferences. Today’s Resource Alliance still serves as a bridge from IFC to IFC, but its role and reach have expanded to include myriad education and leadership training opportunities, and a mission to foster and support collaboration within the global social impact sector.