28 November 2014
Events, Storytelling, Branding, Crowdfunding, Community Management, Sponsorship
In 2010, the development cooperation organization Hivos set out on a unique and ambitious mission. Their goal is to provide all 650,000 inhabitants of the Indonesian island Sumba with access to 100% sustainable energy within 10 years. Sumba is one of the poorest islands of Indonesia. Its size is 210 km by 40 km; approximately a quarter of the size of the Netherlands. It is east of Java and south of Flores, close to Bali.
To raise money, awareness and support for Sumba we organized a fundraising dinner. There was no budget available.
We attracted sponsors like NH Hotels, restaurant Blauw, supermarket chain Ekoplaza, DJ Gregor Salto, the Indonesian dance groups DwiBhumi and Nuansa Seni Indonesia, pianist Pieter Hoogland, violist Evert Sillem and more. Over 80 professionals donated money and attended the fundraising dinner. On the night itself we organized a silent auction to raise more money. All together we raised € 7.161,- for Hivos.