On April 15th – April 16th, 2019, CoDe Albania, as Caritas Albania’s partner in framework of SOCIETES – “Support of CSOs in Empowering Technical skills, Inclusion of people with disabilities and EU standards in South East Europe” project implementation, financed by the European Union, organized the training on “Fundraising” in the premises of its youth center.

During the 2-day training carried out by 2 experts based on CEFE interactive methodology, 12 participant organizations working in the field of physical and mental disability and organizations who wanted to improve their fundraising strategies, acquired theoretical and practical knowledge regarding strategic planning, effective communication mediums to have access to grants, steps of fundraising process, and also schematically implemented the knowledge obtained, by translating them into specific and concrete terms of their organizations.

Current organizational and logistical weak points of participant organizations regarding fundraising and the need to identify and define a clearer and longer-term strategic planning in order to improve the weaknesses and to avoid potential risks were emphasized. Based on SWOT analysis developed by the participants, activation of strengths and potentials of the organizations was one of the highlighted elements of an effective strategy.

Following the training, the participant organization will be assisted by the experts for a 3-month period and will be part of a consultative process related to concrete steps that organizations will follow regarding the fundraising and access to grants, improvement of communication mediums, and implementation of effective strategic planning as part of a successful management.