Number of participants: 1.
Date: 23 – 31 August 2011
Venue: Humlebæk, Denmark
Organizer: Crossing Borders
In this international training course, we will deal with how to ensure quality, stability, sustainability and visibility in our projects and programmes. Many times drawing from approaches in the sector of private economy and adapting them to the necessities and realities of NGOs, we will better know our „products“, our potential clients and how to reach them, our supporters, the environment/market we operate within, and
how we can position ourselves in this market and raise the visibility and appreciation of our work.
We will analyse our own structures, our working procedures/processes (e.g. related to decision making,
information and implementation), and our planning and controlling mechanisms. We will introduce management tools that can help ensure quality and sustainability and thus allow long-term planning and strategic development. And last but not least we will deal with some important aspects of financial
management such as fundraising, accounting and controlling.
Frontal inputs will provide the theoretical background and the introduction of practical tools, which will then be immediately tried out in the framework of exercises, simulations, and – most importantly – with reference to the cases of our own organisations and our respective activities. Everyday will be round up by the possibility to transfer the learning points of the day into a business plan for the organisation. Therefore, existing teams in organisations are especially encouraged to apply for participation in this training course! A minor part of the training will also be dedicated to the Youth in Action (YiA) programme and to the fostering of future projects.