SOFII and ABCR partnership brings you more content in Portuguese
Thanks to a special partnership between SOFII and ABCR (the Brazilian Fundraisers Association) we are now able to bring you more exhibits in Portuguese.
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- ABCR - The Brazilian Fundraisers Association
- October 01, 2014
At the beginning of 2014 ABCR and SOFII decided to join forces so we could reach and inspire more fundraisers in Brazil and in Portuguese speaking countries.
Now, thanks to the volunteer efforts of ABCR in Brazil, SOFII will add case studies and articles in Portuguese on a regular basis.
The Brazilian Fundraisers Association (ABCR) was founded in 1999 by a group of fundraisers and consultants that were inspired by other associations around the world. Their first initiative was to aprove the Brazilian Code of Ethics for Fundraising promoting the principles and ethics in the profession.
Brazil has almost 300,000 nonprofits and ABCR is the biggest association of nonprofit professionals in the country, with over 700 members. They host the ABCR Festival, a yearly national meeting with 500 people getting together to learn and share fundraising issues.
ABCR also has a weekly newsletter that reaches 15,000 people with data on calls for proposals, job opportunities, articles and now also inspiring cases of fundraising success.
Meet João Paulo Vergueiro - coordinator of this volunteer effort
João Paulo Vergueiro is president of the board of directors of the Brazilian Fundraisers Association (ABCR) and communication manager for the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS). He has worked for Christian Aid as programme funding officer and Oficina Municipal, a local nonprofit supported by Konrad Adenauer Foundation. João Paulo is JCSR Professor at FECAP, in São Paulo, has a master in public administration in Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), with bachelor degrees in both public administration and law studies.
João is leading this translation project together with Cidadão Pró-Mundo whose members are volunteering their time to make this happen.
Cidadão Pró-Mundo - Volunteer translators
Cidadão Pró-Mundo is a Brazilian charity that wants to promote equal opportunities to all Brazilians by teaching English for free and bringing people together. To Cidadão Pró-Mundo English is a tool to promote citizenship.
The charity was founded in São Paulo in the year of 1997, with its founders teaching in an underprivileged area called Capão Redondo. The programme has now reached many cities in the States of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and partnered with formal English schools that donate their material.
To be able to grow and have even greater impact, Cidadão Pró-Mundo has developed a methodology that in Brazil is called "social franchise".