Historically, fundraisers in Nepal have been starved for knowledge. And for support. And fellowship. They struggled in a vacuum to raise money to support organisations to tackle myriad social ills and make life better for their fellow Nepalese.
Thanks to his experiences with IFC and IFC Asia over a couple of years, Rewati Dhakal was inspired and empowered to change that. And in the process, he helped changed the face of fundraising and philanthropy in his country.
Rewati is the embodiment of everything we hope to accomplish when the team at The Resource Alliance is planning IFC. He took the proverbial ball and ran with it.
His journey from struggling fundraiser to inspired changemaker began at IFC 2014, where he first came to understand the kind of personal power that people have to create change, in themselves and in the world.
“Attending the IFC in 2014 was the first time I realised there are many things to be done,” Rewati says. “It was like going to fundraising mecca. I was new to fundraising and wanted to be part of the community. Being at the IFC made me realise the gaps I had in my knowledge.”
From there, Rewati’s thirst for knowledge grew and he attended IFC 2015, as well as IFC Asia 2017 and 2018.