Where can non-profit organizations seek funding for their activities? What is the correct way to formulate the goals, objectives and to draw up the budget?

The Office for European Expertise and Communications together with an expert from the United States will help you find answers to these and other questions this November. The exciting training “Fundraising and writing project applications” is waiting for you.

If you are a non-profit organization and want to learn these important skills, be sure to apply before November 7, 2019.

Who is this U.S. expert?

Abby Ingraham, Maine, U.S.A.

Abby Ingraham is a specialist in the field of business communication and management of non-profit organizations. Abby has worked with such organizations as SydneyWater, where, through her participation, the Sydney Olympic Games (2000) initiative was backed up; the World Young Christian Women Association (World YWCA) in Geneva; the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; the International Labor Organization, etc.

As an expert in training and counseling for NGOs, Abby has two strategies:

1) rapid organizational development through improved communication

2) training in establishing lasting cooperation with stakeholders.

And now more about the trainings

Four identical trainings will be offered in three cities: Minsk, Mahilioŭ and Viciebsk. You can apply for participation in only one of them.

Schedule of the Trainings:

● November 19 – 20, Minsk

● November 22 – 23, Viciebsk

● November 25 – 26, the city of Mahilioŭ

November 29 – 30, Minsk.

Terms of Participation

The training will be conducted in English with translation into Russian or Belarusian. The organizers cover the meals and accommodation expenses for non-residents. Travel expenses are not reimbursed.

How to apply for participation

Fill out and submit the form by November 7, 2019 inclusive. We will inform you if you are  selected before November 11, 2019.

Send all your questions to oeec.ngo@gmail.com.

The trainings will be conducted by the Office of European Expertise and Communications in partnership with the US Embassy in the Republic of Belarus.

Office for European Expertise and Communications (OEEC) invites to take part in training “NGO Management: Mission, Values, and Managerial Approaches”.

This November Abby Ingraham, US expert, will conduct trainings in four Belarusian cities and share her experience in practices of how to develop NGO capacity and manage non-profit organizations.

The trainings are designed for representatives of non-profit organizations and initiative groups with little experience, as well as for experienced NGOs that would wish to train their new members.


Contact-Making Meetings

We are pleased to announce, that British Embassy Minsk in cooperation with Office for European Expertise and Communication during the years 2015-2016 will hold contact-making meetings for regional and local non-profit NGO’s and local communities activists.

Aim of those meetings is to get acquainted with new people and organizations (representatives of major republican organizations, international programs and agencies, mass-media, business, sport and culture celebrities), with which you will be able to maintain professional contact, make new programs and projects, develop your professional sphere. (далее…)

Community Development Fund


CMDF was created to invest into strengthening and transforming Belarusian communities. It unites efforts of a range of international non-governmental and non-profit organizations with extensive working experience in Belarus. The Fund was established at the end of 2009 by Pact, a non-governmental and non-profit organization with the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Up until now CMDF considered more than 350 projects proposed by Belarusian organizations and community initiatives, out of which more than 50 were supported.



The International Visegrad Fund is an inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tion based in Bratislava founded by the gov­ern­ments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries—the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Poland, and the Slovak Republic—in Štiřín, Czech Republic, on June 9, 2000.


The pur­pose of the fund is to facil­i­tate and pro­mote the devel­op­ment of closer coop­er­a­tion among cit­i­zens and insti­tu­tions in the region as well as between the V4 region and other coun­tries, espe­cially in the Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership regions. The fund operates several grant programs, and also awards individual scholarships, fellowships and artist residencies. Grant sup­port is given to original projects namely in the areas of cul­ture, sci­ence and research, youth exchanges, cross-border cooperation and tourism pro­mo­tion, as well as in other priority areas defined in calls for proposals published on the fund’s website. (далее…)


This program area seeks to strengthen philanthropy and the nonprofit sector as vital vehicles for increasing civic engagement and improving communities and societies. Grantmaking is focused on two objectives, one related to active civic participation and the other to philanthropy development.

The program is active in two subregions: Southeast Europe (SEE), which includes Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey; and the Western Former Soviet Union (WFSU), which includes Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. (далее…)