Free educational content-sharing platform for non-profit organizations launched in Russia

Users can publish courses, lectures, and master-class videos. The IT company Lanit founded the platform. 31.05.2022 On the Lanit Social University website, it is possible to create individualised sections for different CSOs. The program administrators will help develop courses in various formats, such as video lectures, articles, tests, and assignments. If necessary, they can also …

Russian CSO establishes a non-profit expertise information exchange

In the online exchange, called CSO Experts, one can find experts from non-profit organisations of any expertise and in any region. 31.05.2022 The exchange was founded by members of The School of Regional Experts — a community of clients as well as experienced and aspiring non-profit organisation experts. “We know that the tools that work …

Competition for Russian CSOs supporting vulnerable children and young adults. Deadline: 23 June

The Absolute Help Foundation announces a 400-million-rouble competition The second open competition for non-profit organisations aims to develop practices for helping children and young adults in vulnerable situations. 31.05.2022 The contest aims to improve the quality of life of children and young adults in vulnerable situations and their families, such as children and young adults …

Georgia’s fight for a tobacco-free future

The uphill battle: the story of Georgia’s fight for a tobacco-free future 30 May 2022   A new video recently launched by WHO/Europe tells the story of a long battle that united public health specialists, civil society activists, journalists and politicians against a powerful global industry that produces a highly addictive and harmful product. It …

Social entrepreneurship awards announced in Moscow

The Impulse of Kindness Awards presented in Moscow The Impulse of Kindness Award, established by the Our Future Foundation, is awarded for contributions to the development and promotion of social entrepreneurship in Russia. 27.05.2022 Winners in 2022: Under the Social Entrepreneurship Ambassador category: Public Authority Representative — Natalia Komarova, Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra. Education …

New online service to help displaced Ukrainians find shelter and employment abroad

UNDP and Government of Ukraine launch new virtual centre with information on legalizing one’s stay abroad and registering a business in European countries KYIV, 27 May 2022 – The Entrepreneurship and Export Promotion Office, together with Diia.Business, has launched an innovative hotline – a virtual Diia.Business centre. The centre aims to provide displaced persons from …

Fundraising in Russia in 2022: How to attract donors in a time of crisis

Fundraising in 2022: How to attract donors during times of crisis   23.05.2022   How to attract businesses, where to meet potential donors and why planning more than six months ahead is unrealistic. Anastasia Lozhkina, a fundraising adviser, answered these and other questions during a media club meeting.   53% of CSOs reported a drop …

VKontakte launches an app to help find lost friends and loved-ones

VKontakte launches an app to help find lost friends and loved-ones   23.05.2022   The Find Me app is a tool that can make a comprehensive search of 100 million user profiles on the Russian VKontakte and Odnoklassniki social networks, as well as in Commonwealth of Independent States and other countries.   To start the …

76% of Russians believe that foster parents need more support

76% of Russians believe that foster parents need more support   20.05.2022   The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre has conducted a pro bono study on behalf of the Volunteers for Help to Orphans Foundation on how foster parenting is perceived in the country. The research involved 1,600 people from different regions.   63% of …

27,000 people called Russia’s children’s helpline last year

27,000 people called children’s helpline last year Every year on 17 May, International Child Helpline Day highlights the importance of protecting children in difficult situations. 17.05.2022 Since 2008 the Moscow National University for Professional Development in Psychology has operated a round-the-clock multichannel telephone helpline for children — 8 (495) 624-60-01. The helpline is designed to …