Given the situation where Japan faces huge financial deficit and many social problems like decreasing birth rate and aging population, Japan finds itself in the position of a “developed” country, facing many serious challenges which other countries will one day also be facing. That means that if we can find the answer of these emerging issues with innovative way, we may contribute to other countries that may face the similar issues in the near future.
We believe that, among others, the first priority is to innovate the society through upgrading the role and ability of nonprofit organizations and social businesses. And off course, fundraising is the most critical issue to upgrade the social sector.
In 2014/2015, thanks to members and partners contributions, we could show significant progress in some areas. First, We published “The Roadmap toward Social Stock Exchange Market” in November, 2014 as the first grand design of its kind in Japan. Second, to utilize dormant account, coming into existence newly more than 80 billion yen’s worth ($877 million) each year, we succeeded to establish Diet members’ caucus for using the dormant account for social good in April, 2014.
Third, fundraisers are increased and become more connected. 1600 fundraisers has started certified fundraisers’ training program since 2012 and 520 of them obtained “Certified Fundraiser” licenses. First four regional chapters in Japan were established in December,2014. Our annual fundraising conference got 1,100 delegates in 2015. These are the good evidences that “fundraising” become more popular for people in the social sector.
Further, our challenge to expand “learning to give” program to kids entered the new stage in 2014. Thanks to the support from Nippon Foundation, we could launch an intensive 3 year project to form a new mechanism to expand the program throughout the country.
We would like to continue these efforts to innovate our society.
“ Move Japan” is our slogan in 2015.
Masataka (Masa) Uo President , Japan Fundraising Association
JFRA’s programs are the followings
Annual Fundraising Conferences
since 2010. over 1,100 delegates at
FRJ2015 in March 2013
Certified Fundraiser Program
since 2012. 1000 fundraisers started its
training process in 2012-2014
since 2011, developing of giving learning
program for kids at over 70 schools
Social impact investment
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