[TOOL] Change the game academy
Change the Game Academy aims to change the ‘rules’ of the development game: transferring power to communities and enabling them to shape their own future. Many civil society organisations in the Global South depend on foreign funding to do their work, which makes them vulnerable and puts them at risk of working donor-driven. Change the Game Academy (CtGA) aims to end this dependency by supporting autonomous local organisations to strengthen their fundraising capacity. Raising domestic resources not only enhances financial sustainability, but it also increases community engagement, local ownership and legitimacy of organisations. Additionally, because organisations with a local support base are better positioned to hold their governments accountable, we also train organisations to mobilise support from governments. Change the Game Academy offers e-learning, in-person classroom courses and individual coaching.