In order to start a fundraising campaign you must become a DevXchange Project Lead Member, but anyone with an idea for a project can become a lead member! All projects must be sustainable, be located abroad, have a local partner and must work in one of our fields; agriculture/forestry development, income generation, health care, education or water. If you wish to start a project, but do not know an implementing partner in the country you want to work in, you may contact DevXchange as we can help find an implementing partner. We suggest you go on a volunteer trip in order to met your implementing partner before you start a project, volunteer abroad is also a great way to make new contacts and connections. Once you have a project idea and an implementing partner you must fill out the application for your membership and pay your $45 membership fee. Have a look at our 5 Steps for Starting a Project for more information.