In 2009, FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation announced a four year program to bring a critical global issue to the attention of FAWCO Clubs, their members and the world. The FAWCO Target Water Program was an opportunity for FAWCO member clubs and FAUSA members to work together towards the goal of clean water worldwide.
The 2009-2013 Target Program was focused on the global environmental issues of Water and Sustainability. In addition to raising awareness about the importance of clean water in all the countries where we are represented, we asked our member clubs to fundraise specifically for Tabitha Wells for Clean Water, Cambodia.
FAWCO is an international NGO and the Target Program distinguishes FAWCO clubs from other international clubs by giving them the opportunity to pool their efforts and contribute together to a UN Millennium Development Goal. We asked our member clubs for their support in whatever ways were open to them. Together we have made a huge impact on access to clean water worldwide.
FAWCO's Target Water Program, which ended in February 2013, was a tremendous success with participation from 78% of member clubs and nearly $165,000 raised. About $135,000 went to Tabitha Cambodia Wells for Clean Water while the remainder went to other Water projects.
At the 41st Biennial conference in Bern, Target Program Chair Anne van Oorschot (AWC The Hague) received a Caroline Curtis Brown Spirit Award for her tireless work in the last two years. She gave an excellentfinal report and included a thank-you video from Tabitha's founder Janne Ritskes.
Thanks to the generosity of our clubs and members, FAWCO has changed the flow for 1541 families in Cambodia.
In September 2012, the FAWCO Board appointed the Target Evaluation Task Force to review the Target Water Program and make recommendations for improvements. Thanks to Monica Jubayli, Anne van Oorschot, Elsie Bose, Sara von Moos, Karen Lewis, Pam Perraud, and Tricia Saur for their thorough evaluation and thoughtful recommendations, which have been adopted by both FAWCO and The FAWCO Foundation Boards.
At the end of the first Target Program campaign, a Task Force was appointed to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the campaign and to make recommendations for future Target Programs. Among the many recommendations made in the report with regard to fundraising was the following:
Conduct a “deep dive” into the financial data when the first Target Program has come to completion. Survey the Clubs who donated to the Target Program and compile the quantitative and survey information (by looking at activities of the total number of Clubs that donated to the Target Program; reviewing data by region, dates of donations, average amounts given, etc.) to prepare a ‘Fundraising Handbook’ to publish on The FAWCO Foundation’s website.
Click here to read the full report on the Deep Dive Tabitha Summary and Recommendations.
In 2009, FAWCO designed a special Target Program to engage members from around the world in support of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Water was chosen by clubs as the global issue to support and Tabitha Foundation, Wells for Clean Water in Cambodia was selected to receive FAWCO’s financial support. In honor of its 80th anniversary, FAWCO set the fundraising goal at $80,000, but due to the enthusiasm and commitment of FAWCO’s clubs, that goal was met in the first year of fundraising. Our final donation total was over $168,000.
On the occasion of the UN's World Water Day (March 22), FAWCO announces that it has raised nearly $170,000 for water sustainability. FAWCO's Target Water Program, which ended in February 2013, was a tremendous success with participation from 78% of member clubs and nearly $170,000 raised. About $140,000 went to Tabitha Cambodia Wells for Clean Water while the remainder went to other Water projects. At the Bern conference, Target Program Chair Anne van Oorschot gave an excellent final report and included a thank-you video from Tabitha's founder Janne Ritskes. Thanks to the generosity of our clubs and members, FAWCO has donated over 650 wells and changed the flow for over 1500 families in Cambodia.
The Target Program Task Force was charged with reviewing the survey results of the first Target Program and making recommendations to the Boards of The Federation and The Foundation for future cycles of the Target Program.
The Task Force began with a review of the Target Program Surveys and feedback of the first Target Program gathered at Regional meetings. The information was summarized and used to identify the areas where improvement is needed. These areas were closely examined and recommendations were made. Here is the report outlining the findings and recommendations of the Task Force.