Meet the Perth couple doing charity differently and changing the world

4 February 2017

Duncan Ward and Nicola Courtin from Classroom of Hope recently returned to Perth to attend an innovative fundraising event called The Funding Network or TFN, which puts on face to face 'crowdfunding' events that allow charities to pitch themselves to new supporters. In one night charities can raise thousands of dollars in donations in a rapid-fire bidding process that almost resembles an auction, but with good deeds up for grabs.

Duncan Ward said Classroom of Hope recently came away from the TFN Perth event with $11,500, which will help accelerate its work. "The money will fund second-year tertiary scholarships for ten young women from rural parts of Cambodia who are studying in the STEM disciplines. TFN has such a great model for democratising giving and creating an inspiring experience with a community of people", said Duncan. 

Read more about what Classroom of Hope does, and how they work with TFN to accelerate its impact in WA Today here.