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Fundraising Workshop

Academic & Research
The CEU Campus
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) is happy to announce the opening of the application period for a one–day intensive workshop on Fundraising at CEU,  on Saturday (10 am – 6 pm), March 5, 2016. 



Fundraising for NGOs is a one-day workshop which is part of HRSI’s Capacity Building Program, aimed at providing students with practical skills needed to work in the not–for–profit sector.


This workshop is designed for students who plan to volunteer or work for civil society organisations that depend on donations. While an increasing number of government functions are undertaken by civil society initiatives, the hunt for donors and attention is increasingly competitive.  Just like every aspect of organisational communication, an NGO's image and their ability to create funds is deeply impacted by social media based communication. CEU students who are interested in learning about practical fundraising methods to compliment academic studies, as well as people already working for civil society organisations and wishing to boost their fundraising potential can benefit from the workshop.

Training modules include: 

  •     Positioning your NGO, PR and media tools
  •      Overview of classic fund-raising techniques
  •      Latest trends in fund-raising
  •      Crowdfunding and individual giving
  •      Hunting for donors in the online world as well as off screen
  •      Generating a fundraising plan for a participating organisation


The training will be facilitated by Agnes Doka. Agnes is a communications consultant with 20 years of experience in public relations and capacity building. She has lectured on public relations and has held workshops in advocacy, organisational communication, leadership development, and media relations, to mention a few. In the past 12 years, she’s been focused on democratisation and has worked as a trainer, election observer and press officer of international missions in 20 elections in the Balkans, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Agnes holds a diploma in public relations and a master’s degree in public policy, with a specialisation in media, information and communications policy. 



CEU Students, junior Staff, CEU alumni, staff from Budapest–based NGOs, students from other universities, etc.


Application Process:

Applicants should fill in the attached Application Form and return it to before the deadline.


Selected applicants will be notified via e–mail a few days after the deadline.



Applications should be sent to HRSI no later than Sunday, February 21, midnight.


Please, remember that we have a very limited number of places available so make sure you send us your application on time.



The workshop is free of charge for the members of CEU community.


Please note that all participants will be rewarded a Certificate of completion.



For further details about the workshop, do not hesitate to contact us at


Wishing you a great day, we look forward to receiving your applications!