Frequently Asked Questions
We’re excited to launch this new community and have answered some key questions below. If you have other questions, please do get in touch with the team.
- How can I get involved with the community?
The Global Community is a living, breathing collaboration space that defies the things that separate us and welcomes one and all to share insights, to ask questions, and to answer them. There will be lots of ways in which you can get involved with the community. We are looking for moderators to host conversations, contributors to share content in various different formats or support with translation, speakers and facilitators as well as champions to help us build the community. You can read more details on how to get involved.
- What if I need to cancel my membership at any point throughout the year?
We’re confident that you’re going to love the new community and you’ll have lots of opportunities to contribute to its evolution over the coming months. However, we do understand that these are challenging times and that financial circumstances may change. You can read our cancellation policy here.
- My organisation can’t afford the current pricing – is there a way of spreading payments across the year?
Anyone can join the community for FREE and access key elements such as the Resource Library, Online Hubs and Fundraising Fundamentals series. At this stage, subscriptions are for 12 months only, however we have a pricing matrix to meet all budgets so do get in touch if you want to discuss with the team.
- I’ve looked at the pricing matrix, and my organisation still can’t afford the membership fee. Are there any other options?
Our commitment is to provide equitable access to everyone. If your organisation can not afford the membership fee, you may be eligible for a bursary or scholarship membership. Get in touch for more information. We also have other opportunities available for you to become a part of the Global Community, through being a moderator, or a champion. This will get you a further discount to becoming a member, so have a look at the options here.
- I work for an INGO – when I’m selecting the size of organisation in order to work out my membership fee, do I go by the International office or the national office?
When you are selecting the organisation size to work out which price you need to pay to become a member, please go by the office who will be paying your membership fee.
- My organisation wants to register several people for the Global Community – is there a group discount?
Yes! There are group discounts available, dependent on how many people you wish to register, so do get in touch if you want to discuss with the team.
- What about Masterclasses?
Our ‘deep dive’ Masterclasses were one of the highlights of the IFC and we’re excited to will launch our Masterclass programme later in the year. These will be an add-on to the annual subscription, with discounts offered to all paying members.
- Will there be an in-person IFC in 2021?
It’s our hope that IFC will return with an in-person event in 2021, and we very much look forward to seeing you there! The virtual event is here to stay though, so those who can’t join us in person will still have access to the inspirational plenaries, critical debates, stimulating conversations and participatory learning sessions online. Annual membership to the Global Community will always include virtual access to IFC and will also provide you with a discount to the in-person IFC and other in-person events.
- I’ve already registered for the in-person IFC 2020 – what should I do next?
The Resource Alliance team, dedicated volunteers, and trusted community have come together to reconceptualise this year’s IFC 2020. Instead of a single in-person event we have created a series of online events to ensure that changemakers globally can make critical progress on the important issues of our time. Existing IFC 2020 registrations can be transferred to the Resource Alliance Global Community annual subscription and IFC Online. If we haven’t already done so, we will be in touch shortly to talk through your options. For further information, please contact the team. In the event you wish to cancel your registration, please note that cancellation fees will be due and are subject to a charge of £60.
- What about IFC Pop Ups?
Given the uncertainty of the current situation, we made the difficult decision to postpone the IFC Pop Ups until further notice. We look forward to seeing you all again soon, once restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, we hope you will join the Global Community so that you can connect with other fundraisers and changemakers in your area. If you have purchased a ticket for our IFC Pop Up in Johannesburg, and would like to discuss your options then please get in touch with the team.
- What is #ProjectWARP?
During the development stages, we worked with an exceptional team of volunteers, led by Alfredo Botti, to formulate the plans for this new community. This phase, was referred to as #ProjectWARP. A number of you supported us with thoughts and insight by participating in informal conversations, workshops and surveys – we have used all of our findings to develop the Resource Alliance Global Community and we hope that you will join us in the next part of our journey.