Local Fundraising Workshop held for Wilde Ganzen partners

In India, there is need of an extensive effort to enhance our developmental organizations. It includes improvement in areas such as social front, livelihood, empowerment, education and children development. To achieve the task not only government plans is sufficient but also an integrated and joined efforts of various company, firms and even NGO’s is required. But most NGOs do not have resources or competitive edge to attract the best talent and hence end up struggling for a major part of the time.

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 Local Fundraising workshop was organized wherein 20 partners of Wilde Ganzen 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. The special features of this workshop were- Special Input Session on CSR understanding Overview of CtGA and Smile’s Experience on Local Action, Active listening and Elevator Pitch under communication, one on one coaching on various fundraising topics etc. Making it an activity based workshop various activities like Role Play and Group Discussions were also conducted.

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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