Forum on CSOs financial sustainability and support

28 Feb

Forum on CSOs financial sustainability and support

Hope and Health representative participated to the forum on CSOs financial sustainability and support organized by the "Women and Child Protection and Support" Association in partnership with the MOTIVAŢIE Association from Moldova, with the financial support of the FHI360 (in the frame of USAID financed program). 

The organizers believe that NGOs will have more chances to become strong if they use local funding sources: contracting services by authorities, fundraising campaigns, including 2% percentage designation. The percentage designation mechanism helps ensure the sustainability of CSOs and the development of social responsibility. The 2% law abolishes the stereotypes that community members have towards NGOs, supports civic activism, trust and participation.

The Forum presented the 2% percentage designation made in 2017, what financial resources the organizations received, and what problems citizens encountered when submitting the income statement. Similarly, several positive examples of promoting social initiatives at local or national level were made public in order to motivate taxpayers to designate the 2%. Workshops included positive models of fundraising campaigns and the development of social entrepreneurship activities.