The Foundation Center highlighted the successful implementation of the first Funding Information Network (FIN) in Switzerland by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), and named the GCSP the August FIN of the Month.
The GCSP became a FIN partner in December 2016 to help local non-profit organisations gain access to a wealth of information on grants and grant-makers around the world. Visitors to the Foundation Center’s FIN terminals at the GCSP can also receive training on how to use this information - all at no charge. FIN offers electronic and print resources—databases, directories, and other publications—as well as workshops and programs for local nonprofits.
The GCSP can already see that interest in the network is growing, with Ms Anna Fink, Head of the Resource Mobilisation and Marketing team at the GCSP, noting that "Recently someone came to consult the database from as far as Basel, over 250 km away.”