Call for expressions of interest by civil society organizations
In the framework of its work to strengthen the capacity of non-profit sector, Partners Albania invites civil society organizations to apply for participation in its newest program aiming to contribute to their financial stability by identifying new business models in order to generate revenues and enhance independence from the usual donor funding, for a greater impact in the communities where they operate.
This program will help organizations to understand their readiness to tap into fee-for services, product development and monetarization of assets; identify available, untapped or unexplored opportunities in the national or regional market; and the development of business and marketing strategies.
The program consists in:
- Development of four one-day workshops on issues related to fee-for services, organizational and market analysis, development of business plan and marketing strategy, and implementation of a relevant and healthy fee-for service strategy;
- A five-month mentoring program for each of the participating organizations, to develop and put in practice the above mentioned strategies;
- Online sessions to exchange experience and learn from international partners; and
- Participation in Business to CSOs meetings that will contribute to increase knowledge and understanding of civil society work and their services, as well as identifying concrete partnership opportunities in providing these services.
Application process and selection of participants
The program is open to civil society organizations from across the country, operating in the field of democracy, rule of law and good governance, human rights, increase of activism and citizen participation, and service delivery in benefit of local communities.
The participating organizations will be selected through a competitive process. Partners Albania will offer the opportunity to benefit from this program, ten organizations willing to develop fee-for services in order to increase their sustainability.
Interested candidates are invited to apply by filling out the Questionnaire on this link and presenting a Motivation letter which clearly states their interest to participate in the program, and their plan to implement the acquired knowledge and skills.
Send the completed Questionnaire and the Motivation letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 28, 2017!
Information sessions’ calendar
Partners will organize several regional information sessions to provide detailed information on the interventions and expectations of the project, respectively in:
|Elbasan||February 1, Hotel Skampa, at 10.00|
|Durrës||February 2 , Hotel Arvi, at 10.00|
|Korçë||February 3, Hotel Grand, at 11.00|
|Vlorë||February 7, Hotel Vlora International, at 11.00|
|Tiranë||February 8, Hotel Mondial, at 10.00|
|Shkodër||February 9, Hotel Rozafa, at 10.00|
|Gjirokastër||February 14, Hotel Çajupi, at 11.00|
|Tiranë||February 15, Partners Albania office, at 10.00|
The project “Financially viable civil society = Active civil society” is implemented by Partners Albania in framework of Civil Society Watchdog and Advocacy Program supported by the Public Affairs Office of the United States Embassy in Tirana.