Diakonia's fundraising among private donors takes place in Sweden. Thanks to an agreement with the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Diakonia gets up to nine SEK* for each SEK donated to us. This means that a gift to Diakonia's work is often multiplied several times.
Change Sponsors are important
Diakonia has thousands of Change Sponsors, that donate a sum through direct debit to the long-term development work every month. Most years the Change Sponsors donations are the largest part of all donations to Diakonia from private donors.
People that donate spontaneously are also crucial to Diakonia's work, as well as fundraising made in the many faith based congregations that support our work.
Another important part of the donations comes via the Children of the world campaign, lead by the Swedish Radio Assistance.To a diagram showing the different sources of private donations in 2011
Reports to donors
Our individual donors receive frequent reports on our work (newsletters, magazine etc) and of course they are able to take part of Diakonia's accounts of funds.
Information about how Diakonia uses the money donated to us and how the work progesses is published on Diakonia's web site on a regular basis, as well as in highlight stories and information about the results of Diakonia's and our partners work.
Costs for fundraising in Sweden
About two percent of the annual turnover is used for fundraising activities in Sweden.
* SEK is the abbreviation of the Swedish currency
Private donors can donate to Diakonia through direct debit, collections in churces and public places, on our web site or via their cell phone. The collection tins are well known among our supporters.