Sunday, 14 August 2011


In two years we have utilized many professional trainers in Ukraine. Although Jim and I strongly believe in culturally appropriate trainers we also believe that it is important for trainers to come with a fresh perspective, enthusiasm, and the ability to teach international methods of business. With this in mind, we have provided our team with opportunities to gain these skills and to diversify the NGO’s funding sources.  We believe that for an NGO to be successful in Ukraine it needs to generate its own income while looking for grant opportunities that benefit the community. Oksana, Larysa and Natalie all attended Coaches Certification training in Kyiv and have been trained in fundraising, volunteerism, project design and management, grant writing, advocacy, and EU grant writing. Along with their experience of day-to-day working in an NGO that adheres to international standards we believe that they can become some of the best trainers in Ukraine. We also try to take every opportunity to enhance these skills. This last week Natalie was selected and privileged to be a guest trainer for Peace Corps-Ukraine. She trained +35 Ukrainians on concepts of fundraising and I trained +35 American Peace Corps Volunteers on the same subject.  Both sessions were very positive and Natalie received rave reviews from Iryna Krupska, Training Manager at PC-Ukraine. This was a very important event, not only did Natalie hand out over 50 business cards to organizations from all over Ukraine, but she enhanced her resume and was reviewed by PC staff. This week she will carry out training in Kyiv with +35 more organizations.

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