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Introduction

WHO ARE WE?

Devxchange is a registered Canadian charity, an association of volunteers that pursue a new approach to international development. We believe that development is a two-way exchange that should advance social innovation with an entrepreneurial spirit. We engage professional volunteers, not just their services and financial support, but their experience and expertise as project strategists and coaches

We facilitate the linking of Canadian volunteers (including those from ethnic communities, recent university graduates and retirees) with indigenous organizations and their humanitarian initiatives in developing countries. We provide management and technical support to these volunteers as well as tax-deductible receipts for their donors.

In short – it’s a development exchange that helps people help people!

 

WHY DEVXCHANGE?

GLOBAL

 GLOBAL

DevXchange was founded in 2006 and we have been expanding our reach ever since. We now have projects in 14 different countries and are always looking for more opportunities.

FLEXIBLE


FLEXIBLE

DevXchange projects are member lead which means that not only do we keep our admin costs low, we also allow project lead members to have alot of flexibility.

LOWADMIN

LOW COSTS

DevXchange runs almost entirely on volunteers which allows us to keep our admin fees as low as 7%! that means that almost all of the money fundraised goes directly to the project. In addition all Canadian donations are tax deductible.

sustainable

SUSTAINABLE

DevXchange ensures that all of our projects work with a local partner so that they can become self sustaining and not depend on hand outs.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

MONEY

DONATE

Our many projects are always looking for funds to help them complete their goals. Have a look through our PROJECTS to find one that interests you.

LEADER

BECOME A PROJECT LEADER

Want to start your own project and help raise funds for your cause? Find out how to become a Project Lead Member HERE.

TIME

VOLUNTEER WITH A PROJECT

Many of our projects are looking for volunteers to help fundraise, or even to help out over seas. Find a PROJECT that interests you and contact the project leader to find out about their opportunities.

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VOLUNTEER AT DEVXCHANGE

DevXchange is always looking for more volunteers to ensure our system runs smoothly. We currently need help with finances, web design, content management and much more. Please CONTACT US for more information.

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS

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DevXchange was founded by Tom and Beth Fellows following 30 years experience in international humanitarian work.  Increasing inquiries by friends and family as to how they could become more involved in humanitarian work spawned the idea for creating a charity that would “help people help people”. The Fellows noted more and more people wanted to volunteer their time and expertise, and have a direct relationship with overseas partners who were on the front line of helping people in need. In 2006, a competent group of individuals joined with them to form a Board and start the registration process. Beth and Tom are now retired and live in Belize, but continue to work with local development groups in Belize and check on DevXchange projects around the world. Beth also serves on the Board of Directors.

TESTIMONIALS

“Along with providing many practical help, such as income tax receipting, donation information, help with field accounting etc, Devxchange has also provided opportunities for shared fund raising events, helpful networking, and increased understanding of good development principles.” 

Sue BlackEthiopia New Hope Project Leader

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“For my family, the DevXchange approach is ideal.  It brings best in class good governance, expert advice, peer group exchanges and the framework required to get directly manage projects overseas.” 

–  Rob BraceyKenyan Micro Loan Project Leader