No one could have imagined how challenged we would be in such a short time; first the COVID-19 pandemic, now the war in Ukraine. Research clearly shows that during crises, donor involvement increases significantly. However, in the long run, crises weaken the social sector. Only in post-pandemic Poland, one year after the Covid-19 pandemic, 67% of organizations reported difficulties in obtaining funds or equipment, nearly every second (47%) had problems with retaining good staff and 43% reported burnout among their leaders. It is difficult to talk about a strong civil society when almost every second nonprofit reports problems with maintaining financial liquidity. This gap needs to be addressed.
Building CEE nonprofits’ capacity and financial sustainability is critical, especially in the area of fundraising, management, technology and communication. It is also neccessary to initiate and coordinate collective action among nonprofits, business and academia, to work on strategic solutions to answer long-term challenges resulting from the crises.
HOW IT WORKS
Building nonprofit organizations’ capacity and financial sustainability is critical. Through dedicated programs, upskilling especially in the area of fundraising, management, technology and communication will be offered to carefully selected nonprofits. Through the re-granting program, special support will be awarded to co-impact initiatives to work on the development of strategic solutions to long-term challenges resulting from the crises.
Regarding the war in Ukraine, particular attention will be paid to building coalitions around:
- Education and childcare for Ukrainian citizens
- Integration of Ukrainian refugees in welcoming societies
- Language support for children and adults
- Psychological and legal support for Ukrainian refugees
- Employment opportunities for Ukrainian refugees
Building a strong civil society and strengthening the region’s impact ecosystem, composed of committed donors and strong, independent organizations, are essential to the development of resilient nations, capable of dealing with threats to peace, democracy and the rule of law. Our impact will be measured by the number of organizations and their staff and leaders trained and co-impact initiatives initiated or supported.
You may suuport this initiative through helping us create and conduct training programs for nonprofits in the area of fundraising, management, technology and communication or provide a financial support to support this initiative.
If you wish to support the training programs substantively, please contact us. If you wish to donate online, please click the DONATE button below. If you wish to donate through a wire transfer, please find our bank details below. Thank you.
IBAN (USD): PL29 1030 0019 0108 4006 0114 0931
IBAN (PLN): PL76 1030 0019 0109 8503 4000 4809
Account owner: Fundacja Rozwoju Talentow
Bank name: Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A.
Bank address: Senatorska 16, 00-923 Warsaw, Poland
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to assist you. Thank you.