Once upon a time, in Burkina Faso, there was a group of people who cared about the future of their country. They knew that NGOs and associations played a crucial role in the development of their community. They had noticed that these organisations often lacked the financial resources and technical support to implement their programmes on the ground. This prevented them from having a significant and lasting impact on people's lives.
This is how the Association Burkinabè de Fundraising (ABF), a non-political and non-profit association, was created on 23 December 2008 in Ouagadougou. The objective of the ABF was clear: Work in capacity building of community-based associations committed to endogenous development so that they can implement concrete projects on the ground.
A partner in endogenous development
Since its creation, ABF has grown and succeeded in accompanying several community-based associations throughout the country. It has also organised training to build the capacity of local actors and has helped to create strong partnerships between different organisations.
Thanks to its hard work and commitment to sustainable development, the ABF was officially recognised on 22 May 2009, strengthening its credibility and visibility among local and international stakeholders.
Today, ABF continues to support NGOs and associations so that they can play a dynamic role in building an emerging Burkina Faso. It has become a reference in the field of fundraising and continues to inspire many civil society actors throughout the country. Thanks to her work, many communities have benefited from concrete projects that have improved their quality of life and well-being.
We operate throughout Burkina Faso and French-speaking Africa.
ABF is also
Since 2017 ABF, collaborates with its partner NGO Wilde Ganzen from the Netherlands, for the implementation of the Change the Game Academy (CtGA) programme in Burkina Faso and Francophone Africa. It provides an alternative vision and scientific approach to Support Mobilisation (SM) and Local Resource Mobilisation (LRM).
Since 2017, ABF has trained more than 60 Community-Based Associations (CBAs) in Burkina Faso, of which 90%s have put into practice what they have learned and have successfully implemented their local development projects.
You can also decide to follow one of our face-to-face training courses in module sessions and practice between sessions. The period of face-to-face training is between 4 and 6 months in consultation with you.
You can follow the Change the Game courses for free at www.changethegameacademy.org.
ABF can provide technical support via Skype, Zoom, telephone or in person if you wish to be accompanied.