Russia: competition for training places to work with private donors

Launch of a competition for NGO teams for free training places to work with private donors


The “Need Help” charity has launched a competition for NGO teams to take up free training places working with private donors. The deadline for applications is 10 February. The programme will start on 2 March and end in November this year. In February, each team will take part in a fundraising campaign.

Applications will be accepted from teams of three people only and are to comprise a project manager, as well as a communications and technology specialist. Further details about the contest and how to apply can be found on the charity’s website (

This training programme has been designed to help NGOs which have never previously or have just started working with private donors, to develop a communications strategy, launch private online fundraising campaigns and set up a technical infrastructure that supports these elements.

The training will be of nine months duration and consist of nine online courses, as well as attending a meeting in Moscow. The programme is divided into a number of themes: working with donors, planning and budgeting, stakeholder engagement, launching campaigns with partners, SMM for NGOs and technical aspects involved in campaign design. The “Need Help” charity will be on hand to help those taking part every step of the way.

The scheme has been developed with the help of a Presidential Grant.

Last year, “Need Help” raised nearly 350 million roubles from private donors. According to research carried out by the charity, there has been a continued growth in online donations despite a general decline in private donations.


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