Chapter Officers Get Tips on Resource Generation

General Santos City, August 20 - A seminar sponsored by the Portege Youth Development Initiative, (PYDI) Inc. entitled Resource Mobilization: Practical tips in Sourcing Support for Organizational Projects, was held at Edcian's Training and Conference Room, August 20, 2007 with 12 participants from three (3) chapters of the Beta Nu Delta Nursing Society.

The seminar was given by Dr. Danny Alfaras, Executive Director of PYDI, a locally-based non-profit organization in General Santos City.

The seminar was timely for BND’s chapter situation. The chapter is expanding and funding internally is insufficient. It has made resource generation one of its primary functions. BND is embarking on an resource generation program, called the Resource Generation Roadmap. BND has been coordinating with different organizations to generate counterpart funds for their projects. As one of its resource generating approaches, BND National taps its overseas-based members to fund projects they share common interests in.

According to Dr. Alfaras, the bottomline of the strategy in getting donors to support projects is having a good donor base.