The Triratna Development Team is a small four-person team established to help with many Triratna-wide initiatives around the world: best practice and centre support, fundraising, news, and new ventures (among others) It’s a first point of contact for anyone wanting to know more about how Triratna works, or how to get a new idea going. It’s also responsible for some of Triratna’s larger events such as the biannual International Retreat and International Urban Retreat. It has a world-wide role, though it's specifically employed and guided by the European Triratna Chairs Assembly - a collective of 50 chairs and directors of different Triratna charities across Europe.
AMALAVAJRA - TRIRATNA FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT
Amalavajra is 'outsourced' by the Development Team to Triratna projects in need of fundraising expertise. He joined the team in November 2012 after 13 years at the Karuna Trust, where as well as managing door-to-door fundraising he established 'Donor Development' activities, including in-house telephone fundraising. He is enthusiastic and optimistic about the potential for fundraising for the Dharma, and is available to advise on, develop, and implement fundraising initiatives throughout the Triratna Community.
LOKABANDHU - MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Lokabandhu runs the successful Triratna News website - please send him stories from your Centre! He also manages Triratna’s ‘Centre Support’ website: please let him know if you have resources, advice, or bright ideas that you could share with other centres. So, if you're looking for help in a particular area, contact him. He has a particular interest in helping new ventures get off the ground, whether new Buddhist groups, Right Livelihood businesses, or social enterprises.
MUNISHA - MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS AND LIAISON OFFICER
Munisha comes to the Development Team from Triratna's ClearVision project, bringing with her many years experience of media, education, and interfaith work.
SUE SUSNIK - TRIRATNA FUNDRAISER
Sue started work with the team in January 2011, with a brief to consider how we could better implement a 'culture of dana' across Triratna Centres. She is also keen to raise awareness about how local centres could be more effective at encouraging dana and runs the popular Triratna Fundraisers' Kula - contact her for more details.
VAJRAGUPTA - DEVELOPMENT TEAM DIRECTOR
Vajragupta oversees and co-ordinates the work of the Development Team and acts as a channel for communication between the various bodies it serves and works with. He is also secretary to the European Chairs Assembly.
To contact any of the team, send an email to email@example.com
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