San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Fig Tree Foundation proudly presents the 4th annual As We See It photo exhibit. This year's exhibit will feature work by professional photographers, Jeremy Fokkens, Andras Schram, Steve Speer, Cate Cameron and Barb Briggs along with photos from our own Roundtable members highlighting development work.
The photos will be on display at Endeavor Art Gallery, 1209 1st St SW #200, from April 2-27. The exhibit is free and open to the public. All photos are for sale.
JOIN US for the Opening Reception: On Thursday, April 4th, an opening reception will be held at Endeavor Arts Gallery between 6:00-10:00 pm. Each of the photographers will say a few words to introduce their work. Alcoholic beverages will be available for sale and an assortment of hor d'oeuvres will be provided. Please RSVP on our Facebook Events page at http://www.facebook.com/TheFigTreeFoundation
PARTICIPATE. Would you like to participate? Upload a photo to our photo contest, display your charitable work and compete for great prizes including a chance to feature your work alongside our RT members in the Exhibit. To upload your photo, go to, www.photoscramble.com and search for As We See It 2013. Contest Rules and Details provided on the site.
STAY INFORMED. To keep up with the Event, including information on the Exhibit, Opening Reception and Contest, join the Event on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TheFigTreeFoundation.
We look forward to yor attendance!
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Fig Tree Foundation
The Fig Tree Foundation is a Calgary based initiative seeking to foster collaboration among people and organizations involved in International Aid and Development.
Our core principles are: Sustainability, Effectiveness, Collaboration and Transparency.
It is our view that International Development should be viewed not as a gift but as an investment. Whether an investment of time, money or focus, each should be viewed through the same prism of responsibility; a responsibility to stay informed, ensure accountability and retain a sense of ownership well beyond any single act of generosity or heartfelt spirit. Ours is a business of doing good. As such,
“We must be judged by the good we do, not merely our intentions in doing it.”
Sustainability: Any project or effort to aid others must have the ultimate goal of leading to an
outcome where such aid is no longer required. Intervention must come with an expiry date, after
which the results and efforts they inspired will persevere, even in the absence of what came before.
Effectiveness: All projects must have an outcome that makes a tangible difference to the people and communities they are attempting to affect. These outcomes should be objectively observable and of greatest value to the community themselves, for it is their necessity that must be the mother of our invention not the other way round.
Collaboration: We are not a competitive industry. Our industry is one served best by those that would work together, share resources and experiences in the pursuit of a common goal rather than singular glory.
Transparency: We should share fully of our methods, failures and successes. It is only through the sharing of this knowledge that we can truly be accountable and that others, as well as ourselves, can better learn those lessons necessary for success.