NGO fundraising COVID recovery

Roadmap to Resilience: NGO Fundraising in post-COVID19 recovery

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    • Date: 21/04/2021
    • Time: 15:30
    • Meeting place: Zoom



The COVID19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the daily operations and strategic goals of civil society organisations and the non-profit sector. At the same time, many funders and donors have responded by shifting priorities towards emergency funds and short-term needs.


As vaccines are being rolled out across Europe, it is time to reflect and prepare for what is coming next. The return to what has been before is unlikely. 

So how can organisations prepare and strategise for the transition to the post-COVID19 world?


The interactive online discussion panel aims to open a dialogue between donor organisations and activists, civil society and change-making organisations on working together to meet future challenges effectively. 


The expert presentations aim to build capacity within civil society to help them prepare and manage the transition successfully.


Organised with the support of the European Youth Forum and Citizens for Europe.

Part 1: Interactive discussion
    • 15:30 – 15:35
    • 15:35 – 16:40

    • Welcome and introductions
    • PANEL DEBATE: The future of funding in the post-COVID transition

      Delphine Moralis
      , Chief Executive, European Foundation Centre

      Elsa Özmen, Director Strategic Partnerships, European Climate Foundation

      Ludwig Forrest, Head of International Philanthropy, King Baudouin Foundation

      Peter Matjašič, Senior Program Officer, Open Society Initiative for Europe

    • Moderator: Paulina Banaś, Senior Team Leader, European Activism Incubator

    • Q&A session with the audience (non-profit organisations / civil society)

Part 2: capacity-building expert presentations
    • 16:40 – 17:00


    • 17:00 – 17:20


    • 17:20 – 17:40


    • 17:40 – 18:00

    • Preparing for the transition: innovation in fundraising                      Marian Cramers, Democratic Society
    • Fundraising as an EU platform – adapting and transitioning to the future | Eszter Somogyi,  European Youth Forum
    • Communicating impact: how to make your organisation shine  Jennifer Ruthe, Written by Jen
    • Networking in breakout rooms

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  • Jeffrey Misky

    13.04.2021 at 01:02 Reply

    What help can I get in purchasing a windpower biz with inventory?The biz is very small but the finished product was inspected by Rockwell Intl. and passed Gov’t inspection.
    I am on govt funded benefits for thirty years.

    • EAI services

      14.04.2021 at 15:08 Reply

      Hi Jeffrey, this event is mainly about foundations and non-profit projects and organisations, rather than public subsidies for business. With regards, Team of European Activism Incubator

  • Juan Pablo Lazo

    16.04.2021 at 23:07 Reply

    Congratulations. I would appreciate if you could send me any kind of support connections with a Latin American NGO.

    I am a member of the Caravan Foundation for Peace and the Restoration of Mother Earth.


    • EAI services

      19.04.2021 at 10:47 Reply

      Dear Juan, thank you! As we are based in Europe, we do not have an extensive network in that part of the world. We know that the Open Society Foundation and the Oak Foundation are active in the region. Let’s leave this message hanging here though, perhaps someone will see it who can comment with more information.

  • Simon T

    19.04.2021 at 14:20 Reply

    Just wanted to ask if this event will be recorded. Not everyone of my organisation will be able to participate on wednesday.
    Thanks in advance

    • EAI services

      19.04.2021 at 14:26 Reply

      Dear Simon, we are not planning to record the event. Please sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we organise something similar next time. You can find a subscription box in the footer. All the best, EAI Team


    19.04.2021 at 16:40 Reply

    Hi, please is when is the meeting starting . Can you please send the information in regards of Cameroon time . Thanks Michael Ambe Ngwa, Founder, CEO and President. GREEN AND BETTER WORLD. Telephone and Whatsaap number +237 675167964 Email

    • EAI services

      19.04.2021 at 16:51 Reply

      Dear Michael, the event is on Wednesday 21/04, not today. The event starts at 15h30 (3:30pm) Central European Time. Please search for and use online tools to convert it into your local time.

  • James Collis

    23.04.2021 at 18:13 Reply

    Great Event, well run and very useful and timely for us. We are immature and inexperienced at funding bids and now urgently trying to learn as our organisation and capability has mushroomed with a volunteer spine. We were in the breakout with Laura Bernard and would like 2 things: Examples of funding bids (confidentially) AND help to identify other organisations we might joint bid with. We are focussed on the legislation for the EU green deal and enabling citizens to engage directly in meaningful and ongoing relationships with legislators.

    • EAI services

      29.04.2021 at 14:57 Reply

      Dear James, We are glad you’ve enjoyed the event. Could you please drop us an email with this request and also add some background information on your organisation, and what type of project activities you’d like to get involved in as a project partner? We will take a look and see if there is anything we can help with.

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