Zakat Based on Programs' Tender: Effectiveness of Productive Zakat Fundraising in Indonesia

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Sulistyowati Sulistyowati


The study aims to identify and explore deeply the effectiveness of productive zakat mobilization at Dompet Dhuafa as success zakat fundriser by tendering innovative, creative and interesting four grand programs consist of healthcare; education; enterprenuership for poor; and social development aspects. The study is qualitatative research using primary data through unstructured interview with Dompet Dhuafa. Secondary data was collected from National Zakat Board (BAZNAS) and Islamic Relief Foundation as benchmark institutions. The first result indicates significant benefit of productive zakat implication both in BAZNAS and Dompet Dhuafa. Productive zakat plays the important role it is eradicating poverty and increasing prosperity index in 28 provinces in 2017 and also ensuring sustainable economic empowerement of the poor. Second results demonstrated the strong influence strategy of productive zakat fundraising. In this case, zakat collection by tender or auctioning program. This is Dompet Dhuafa’s creative and extraordinary approaches which is not many philanthropic organization in Indonesia used it. It is kind of modern and innovative method of fundraising which need proffesional improvement for next bigger success. According to this, Islamic Relief Foundation UK, becomes great role model for developing fundraising strategy at international level. The limitation of this research might not be able to represent the condition all over the years in Indonesia, so advanced research is needed based on each specific aspect from four big grand programs of Dompet Dhuafa to enhance detail trend by different perspectives.


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Sulistyowati, S. (2019, February 19). Zakat Based on Programs’ Tender: Effectiveness of Productive Zakat Fundraising in Indonesia. International Conference of Zakat.