Classroom Course on Local Fundraising conducted

Of over the estimated 3 million NGOs currently operating in India, less than 2% find themselves sustainable in the long run. Several community based organizations often find multiple roadblocks in terms of resources, community support and asset management.

In an effort to change this situation and help these CBOs become self sufficient, Smile Foundation ideated 'Empowering Grassroots'. This is the first step towards a long road to strengthen the existing network of organizations that are doing a tremendous job in their respective communities.

Under this programme, a 5-day Classroom Course on Local Fundraising was organized wherein 21 participants from 13 grassroots NGOs participated to add to their knowledge base. Leaders from these organizations discussed their challenges in raising support in communities where they work & best ways to tackle these challenges.

This session was part of Change the Game Academy, an international e-learning platform for CBOs and grassroots NGOs created by the Dutch development Agency Wilde Ganzen, which is being implemented by Smile Foundation in India.

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