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NGO Capacity Building in the Urals Region

Good Will Public Organization

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $110,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2003–December 31, 2005
  • Location Ekaterinburg, Russia
  • Geographic Focus Russia

About this grant

Good Will Public Organization provides information, training and networking to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Russia’s Urals region. It has created a network of non-governmental support organizations in seven cities of the region: Chelyabinsk, Ekaterinburg, Kamensk-Uralskiy, Nizhnii Tagil, Perm, Pervouralsk and Verkhnaya Pyshma.Multiyear funding will enable the organization to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of Urals region nonprofit organizations by enhancing the quality of their operations and by developing a supportive social environment. In addition, efforts will be made to promote work with local media and government authorities.Recent activities included working with each local support center to collect and distribute information on the nonprofit sector for the Agency of Social Information; organizing an average of two training seminars per month for regional NGOs; and promoting cross-sectoral cooperation by organizing seminars in various Urals cities.