The aim of the project was to learn more about fundraising principles and strengthen the ability, to foster and develop fundraising techniques, skills and to provide the alumni with practical tools.
The online course was about the process of fundraising, its lifecycle donor relations, communication, as well as to enhance the skills needed to be an affective professional of the field.
> During the training, the alumni were provided with the necessary knowledge and skills to find funds and create a successful grant application;
> The meetings were divided into theoretical and practical parts, where cases and exercises was discussed in groups.
> The training fully integrated the modern project-based teaching method, which involves classroom and independent (homework).
Information about trainers:
Trainer: Nino Gorgadze
Professional Project Manager (PMP), with 14 years of project management experience in the public, business and non-governmental sectors. She has a Master’s degree in project management from George Washington University Business School. She has years of experience in conducting trainings and lectures. Currently, she is a head of the International Project Management Association (Georgian office). She is an Associate Professor at the University of Business and Technology (BTU). Invited Lecturer at Caucasus University.
Special Speaker from Sweden: Gregg Bucken-Knapp
Gregg Bucken-Knapp is Professor at the School of Public Administration (SPA), University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is an expert in comparative public policy. He has years of experience in the field of project planning and management. He has the experience from both sides of the process – writing applications and evaluating them. He has served on various projects including the ones that have been funded by Joint Projects Initiatives – Urban Europe, European Commission DG Justice: Rights, Equality and Citizenship Program, and the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research.