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Increasing Private Donations to the Russian Nonprofit Sector

NGO School

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $128,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2008–June 30, 2010
  • Location Moscow, Russia
  • Geographic Focus Russia, Russia

About this grant

The program goal is to involve more Russian citizens in supporting nonprofit organizations by improving their capacity to collect private donations and develop supportive constituencies. Building on its successful staging of a certified professional fundraising course, as well as over 30 training workshops involving 600 participants, the NGO School will work to improve organizations’ abilities to utilize the Internet and the growing social networking phenomenon to promote genuine grassroots fundraising. A dedicated fundraising Web site will be established to support this initiative. Additional activities will include a series of fundraising and resource mobilization workshops; ongoing experience sharing through meetings of a Fundraiser’s Club; and further enhancement of the grantee’s own fundraising capacity, based on its success in raising over 100,000 rubles for its course scholarships. Having evolved out of Charities Aid Foundation Russia, the NGO School provides a range of services supporting the professional growth of the nonprofit sector in Russia.