Fund for Active Citizenship â€“ fAKT organized 3 day training for civil society organizations through the project De facto Active, supported through IPA 2014 Civil Society Facility Montenegro Programme funded by the European Union through the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro.
After the public call for CSOs participation in the project De facto Active and selection of CSOs, which met all the criteria for participation, the training program started. As planned, CSOs are divided in 2 groups of 15 CSOs in each.
First training Module was held in KolaÅ¡in, from March 21- March 25, 2016, on the topic (topic: Individual and corporate donations, theoretical background, fundraising techniques and examples).
The objective of this training module had focus to introduce participants with the activities or steps of fundraising process and defining the needs and problems to be solved by fundraising activities. These activities were based upon CSOs discussions with other participants and trainers. On this training module, participants continued to work on and discuss about their initial fundraising ideas. Their ideas were commented by trainers. Participants received feedback on their choices, possibilities, feedback on wording and terminology that should be used with potential donors and its eventual corrections.
THE LIST OF CSO-s SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN TRAINING PROGRAM DE FACTO ACTIVE
|1||Romska organizacija mladih||Podgorica|
|5||Odred izviÄ‘aÄa â€žNjegoÅ¡â€œ||Podgorica|
|6||Udruzenje roditelji Podgorica||Podgorica|
|8||Djeca Crne Gore||Podgorica|
|9||DruÅ¡tvo mladih ekologa NikÅ¡iÄ‡||Niksic|
|10||Kolo srpskih sestara||Niksic|
|11||MreÅ¾a za edukaciju i razvoj servisa podrÅ¡ke za OSI||Niksic|
|15||NVO GraÄ‘anski kreativni centar||Cetinje|
|18||UdruÅ¾enje multiple skleroze||Bijelo Polje|
|21||Gradjanska inicijativa mladih||RoÅ¾aje|
|22||DruÅ¡tvo prijatelja Durmitora i Tare||Zabljak|
|24||Crnogorsko druÅ¡tvo ekologa||Danilovgrad|
|25||UdruÅ¾enje Rastimo zajedno||Danilovgrad|
|26||Mestar & Furesta||Kotor|
|27||Udruzenje “PuÅ¾eva kucica”||Budva|
|29||Omladinski kulturni centarÂ OKC||Herceg Novi|
|30||UdruÅ¾enje fizioterapeuta Crne Gore||Igalo|
The whole concept of training participants experienced as a new one, concept that allowed them in appropriate time and with appropriate content to really acquire knowledge and produce results that in future would give effect in fundraising in local community.
Participants received appropriate insight in the fundraising principles, individual and corporate donors, and defined their capacities and got directions for further actions and development of personal and organization capacities. Participants expressed their satisfaction by possibility of interactive work on acquiring methods precisely to the field and target group where each of the participating CSO-s is engaged, and possibility of applying the adopted knowledge.
At the end of the training the evaluation results made by the participants rated high score. Participants evaluated the benefits of the training process for the organization and participants, training content, as well as the work of trainers.
Gallery-training,Â â€œTraining on fundraising from individuals and companies for 30 CSOsâ€ (KolaÅ¡in, 21th-25th March 2016)
Trainers were Vukosava Crnjanski and Mladen JovanoviÄ‡, both with extensive experience in providing trainings, especially for these specific topics.
Evaluation of the I training module by trainers:
â€During their work on first module, trainers observed that majority of the participants really adopted the knowledge and important steps and procedures; that they become more skilled in recognizing the problem and defining the objectives in activities. Progress in knowledge is evident, too, and the motivation to implement projects and work on community building fundraising actions.
It should be mentioned that was created a cohesive atmosphere within the groups, participants had explicit ideas for some actions in the communities where they are active.
Â Evaluation of the I training module by participants:
These are some of answers given by the participants, to the question â€žwhat was the most important for you/what did you get from this trainingâ€œ: Acquisition of knowledge and experience; detailed explanations about fundraising principles, defining the needs and problems to be solved by fundraising activities, and examples of direct communication with individual and corporate donors; gained specific knowledge and skills, learned new and useful practical information. Training was the precise in explanations, and advantage were clear instructions, exchanged experiences and common ideas, methods and skills of trainers, a very good organization.