PETRI-Sofia Pilot Training on Fundraising

The Peer Education Training and Resource Institute (PETRI) in Sofia, Bulgaria, is expanding the areas of training opportunities for the Y-PEER network and other youth led organizations.

PETRI-Sofia organized a Pilot Training on Fundraising, with the support of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to increase the capacity of the national Y-PEER and other youth led networks and organizations to successfully fundraise and mobilize resources for project development, to engage in policy dialogue and advocacy for adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health.

The training took place in Borovets, Bulgaria, from March 29 until March 31, 2016 and involved 15 participants from Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Romania.

The main topics that were covered included the role fundraising for the civil organizations, existing platforms for fundraising and volunteers recruitment, techniques and mechanisms for fundraising, corporate and individual donors, motivation of volunteers, campaign organization, long-term relations with donors, organization and communication of charity campaigns and events.

The training was led by Mrs. Krasimira Velichkova, Director of the Bulgarian Donors’ Forum.

PETRI-Sofia Pilot Training on Fundraising was an example of a successful pilot training that can be further developed and applied as part of the capacity building of PETRI-Sofia, Y-PEER and other youth organizations.

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