Deadline: 16th of July 2017.
About the training:
Rainbow Fundraising is a seven day training in fundraising and resource development for LGBTQ organisations in the Western Balkans. This training offers opportunities for LGBTIQ organisations to learn about different fundraising strategies, share best-practices, as well as to receive feedback on concrete proposals or fundraising activities from leading experts in the field. The theme of the training sprung from a recent Needs Assessment Survey conducted by RFSL to understand the priorities of the LGBTQ activists in the Western Balkans.
The overall objective for Rainbow Academy’s trainings is to contribute to strong and organised LGBTQ communities. For this training, the specific objective is that participating organisations upon completing the training will have gained skills and knowledge to increase their sources of funding as well as engaging in new co-operations and activities.
The curriculum includes:
a. Put the fun in fundraising – creative ways to access new groups of donors and funds
b. Opportunity mapping – identifying the donors accessible to you and the best ways to approach their funds
c. In the head of a donor – How to improve efficiency in communication with donors
d. Proposal design and writing for sustainable projects and programs
e. “Attachment free” activism vs. donor dependency
Who can apply?
The training is offered to people active in LGBTQ organisations in the following countries in the Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Romania.
You are eligible for participation if you meet the following criteria:
Work in one of the above mentioned countries
Have the role of a program manager/ leader/ fundraiser in an LGBTQ-organisation
Intend to apply the skills obtained during the training within an LGBTQ-organisation
In the application form, you are asked to describe yourself and why you are interested in participating in the training and how you want to use the skills and knowledge gained.
All expenses, including tuition fee, international travel, insurance, costs for visa, food and lodging are covered by the scholarship, at no cost for participants.
For questions about the training, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org