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The program goal is to improve the legal literacy of Russian nongovernmental organizations. With this grant, Legal Team will run a legal education and consultation service in 20 regions aimed at strengthening the capacity of Russian nongovernmental organizations to understand legal requirements, maintain proper documentation, and ensure regulatory compliance. It will also develop and disseminate a digest of frequently asked questions in order to provide easily accessible information on common questions. This experience will allow the grantee to inform the Ministry of Justice of problematic issues in the application of regulations affecting the nonprofit sector. The Moscow-based Legal Team was established in 2012 with a focus on strengthening the legal capacity of the not-for-profit sector in Russia. It emerged from Lawyers for Civil Society, a Russian nonprofit established with support from the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, and as such will draw on an existing regional network of specialist lawyers with expertise in noncommercial law.
The project goal is to strengthen the development of community schools in Central/Eastern Europe and Russia and beyond. The International Association "Interactive Open Schools" will lead a multinational team to further disseminate community schools' self-assessment standards and practices aimed at improving school performance and student attainment. Partners in ten countries will share best practices in community school development with a growing range of stakeholders. They will conduct research into the educational attainment levels within community schools to demonstrate the effectiveness of the model. They will also provide new assessment materials for use nationally and internationally. In 2011-2013, the partners created a Russian and English language compendium of case studies detailing successful use of the self-assessment tool in changing school management and practice. The program was also expanded to formally include Poland and Mongolia. Established in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004, the grantee works to promote school development, democratization of school administration, and cooperation between schools and their local communities.
The project goal is to strengthen the infrastructure for philanthropy in Turkey. To this end, during the grant period the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey will provide training; technical assistance; networking opportunities; and knowledge resources to individuals, foundations, and corporations in Turkey who are interested in improving their philanthropic practices. The grantee will also further develop community philanthropy in Turkey by continuing to champion the community foundation model and introducing new mechanisms for local giving. During the grant period, the foundation will increase its organizational and programmatic capacities to provide philanthropy and community foundation support services to the broader field in Turkey. Over the last two years, the grantee published guides to giving for individuals, foundations, and corporations; raised awareness about community foundations; prepared a case study on Turkey’s only community foundation; and conducted a feasibility study on community foundation development in Turkey. Based in Istanbul, the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey was established in 1993 by Turkey’s leading associations and foundations and today is a vital support network and resource center for its more than 100-member associations and foundations, as well as the sector in general.
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