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    ENGLISH TEACHING
     
    The program is addressed to schools, teachers, local leaders and non-governmental organizations. Through training and grant competitions, it supports efforts aimed at improving the quality of English language teaching to children and youth from small towns and rural areas. Thanks to rich program offer it contributes to professional development of English teachers working in small towns and villages.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The “Nida” Development Foundation
    3 Rzemieślnicza St., 13-100 Nidzica
    tel. (48 89) 625-36-51, tel./fax (48 89) 625-36-62
    e-mail: j.kowalczyk@nida.pl

    News
     
    English Teaching Educational Support Package
    English Teaching Educational Support Package
    Due to the difficult pandemic situation in Poland which induced certain changes in educational ...
    EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
     
    A system of support for local initiatives aimed at equalizing educational opportunities for comprehensive development of children and youth from small towns and rural areas. The program consists of cyclical grant competitions as well as training and regional forums allowing to exchange experiences between NGOs and other entities involved in projects related to children and youth education and training.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Polish Children and Youth Foundation ("Equal Opportunities 2020")
    6 Kredytowa St. Ap. 20, 00-062 Warsaw
    tel./fax (48 22) 826-10-16
    e-mail: rownacszanse@pcyf.org.pl

    The Civis Polonus Foundation ("Equal Opportunities 2021")
    Bagatela 10 St., Ap. 36, 00-585 warsaw
    tel. +48 509 725 536; (48 22) 827 52 49
    e-mail: fundacja@civispolonus.org.pl

    News
     
    “Equal Opportunities” with new a Program Manager
    “Equal Opportunities” with new a Program Manager
    As a result of agreement concluded by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, the Polish Children ...
    THE LEARNING SCHOOLS (LES)
     
    The purpose of this program is to improve the quality of Polish education through the use of the best foreign models and domestic experiences. Its objective is to improve teaching and assessment methods and comprehensive school development based on cooperation of teaching staff members. Schools develop new solutions and share best practices. The program includes also post-graduate studies for school principals and interactive Internet courses for teachers. Particular emphasis is placed on schools ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Center for Citizenship Education Foundation
    10 Noakowskiego St. Ap. 1, 00-666 Warsaw
    tel. (48 22) 875 85 40, fax (48 22) 875 85 40 int. 102
    e-mail: ceo@ceo.org.pl

    The School with Class Foundation ("School with Class")
    19 Śniadeckich St., 00-654 Warsaw
    tel. (48 22) 658 00 73
    e-mail: fundacja@szkolazklasa.org.pl

    News
     
    The 20-th anniversary of the “Learning Schools” Program
    The 20-th anniversary of the “Learning Schools” Program
    On December 10th we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the “Learning Schools” (LES) Program, ...
    PAFF AND UW SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
     
    The objective of the program, implemented jointly with the University of Warsaw, is to prepare candidates to teacher profession. This one-year postgraduate full-time studies are addressed to graduates of MA/MSc studies in Polish language, math, biology and history. The innovative curriculum was developed in cooperation with Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. The SE runs also training sessions, seminars and e-learning courses for teachers.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Foundation for Quality Education
    ul. Banacha 2C, 02-097 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 55 43 790, (22) 55 43 789
    e-mail: kontakt@szkolaedukacji.pl

    News
     
    Recruitment to the School of Education
    Recruitment to the School of Education
    The School of Education of Polish-American Freedom Foundation and University of Warsaw opens ...
    PROJECTOR - STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
     
    The idea behind this program is to tap into the intellectual potential and energy of university students in order to promote active people and equal educational opportunities for children and youth from small localities. This is achieved by having groups of student-volunteers carry out educational projects at schools and other institutions.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Educational Enterprise Foundation
    ul. Marii Curie Skłodowskiej 3/2.32
    20-029 Lublin
    e-mail: biuro@projektor.org.pl
    tel: (81) 534 78 93
    800 444 131

    News
     
    “Edit Distance Knowledge” – the initiative summing up
    “Edit Distance Knowledge” – the initiative summing up
    Student  volunteers active in the “PROJECTOR” Program decided to free parents who work at home ...
    BRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS
     
    A joint undertaking by NGOs, public institutions and firms is addressed to secondary-school graduates from rural areas and small towns. The program enables them to receive scholarships for their first year of academic study. It opens the scholarship recipients a way to further assistance i.a. within the Top Student competition, language scholarships, doctoral scholarships as well as foreign internships.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Educational Enterprise Foundation
    27/29 Sterlinga St., 90-212 Lodz
    tel. (48 42) 632-59-91, 631-95-58, fax (48 42) 630-27-81
    e-mail: fep@fep.lodz.pl

    Polish-American Internship Initiative: www.paii.pl

    The Good Network Foundation (“My Scholarship” and “e-volunteering”)
    ul. Marszałkowska 6/17, 00-590 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 825 70 22
    e-mail: biuro@dobrasiec.org
    www.dobrasiec.org

    News
     
    Give a chance for a Diploma of Dreams!
    Give a chance for a Diploma of Dreams!
    The Diploma of Dreams competition for local NGOs and informal groups that wish to participate ...
    THIRD AGE UNIVERSITIES (TAU)
     
    The objective of this program is to stimulate social energy of the senior citizens. It is carried out at two different levels: the Seniors in Action grant competition, under which senior citizens come up with an idea and carry out projects for the benefit of their local communities and intergenerational integration as well as support for the Third Age Universities through training opportunities and mini-grants for cyclical activities promoting volunteering.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Association of the Creative Initiatives "ę"
    55 Mokotowska St., 00-542 Warszawa
    tel. (4822) 396-55-16
    e-mail: listy@seniorzywakcji.pl

    News
     
    Seniors for local communities
    Seniors for local communities
    The fifth round of TAU for Local Communities project is on. The project is implemented under ...
    SUPPORT FOR NGOS
     
    An information and support system for Polish NGOs and civic initiatives. It includes the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Portal ngo.pl, the free Infoline 801 646 719, a database of organizations and institutions and the “Third Sector” quarterly. The program also offers training, counseling and publications on NGO management (“FIMANGO”, “PROMENGO” and Kursodrom.pl platform). Furthermore, it supports non-governmental organizations with information and advocacy efforts designed to help them effectively ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    „MIS@NGO”: The Klon/Jawor Association
    5 Szpitalna St. Ap. 5, 00-031 Warsaw
    Info-line (48) 801-646-719, fax (48 22) 828-91-29
    e-mail: klon@klon.org.pl
    Non-governmental Organization's Portal: www.ngo.pl
    www.eu.ngo.pl

    "FIMANGO": The Civil Society Development Foundation
    6 Kłopotowskiego St., Apt. 59/60, 03-717 Warsaw
    tel.(48 22) 616-33-16, fax (48 22) 616-32-46,
    e-mail: fimango@frso.pl

    “NGO Training”: The Academy of Civic Organizations Foundation
    ul. Królowej Marysieńki 48
    02-954 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 550 28 10
    e-mail: faoo@faoo.pl
    www.kursodrom.pl

    News
     
    New image of ngo.pl portal
    New image of ngo.pl portal
    Clear and understandable, intuitively navigated, with content presented in attractive form, ...
    ACT LOCALLY
     
    The grant competitions organized by the network of Act Locally Centers (ALC) lend support to various initiatives of non-governmental organizations and informal groups that activate communities of villages and small towns as well as foster developmental aspirations. The undertaken activities are founded on cooperation and respond to specific needs of a local community, and involve various partners. As a result, they contribute to building social capital and improving the quality of life. Successive ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Academy for the Development of Philantropy in Poland
    6 Marszałkowska St. Ap. 6, 00-590 Warsaw
    tel. (48 22) 622-01-22, fax (48 22) 622-02-11
    e-mail: arfp@filantropia.org.pl

    News
     
    Training session for Act Locally Centers
    Training session for Act Locally Centers
    An online training session for the Network of Act Locally Centers representatives was held ...
    SECTOR 3.0
     
    The aim of the program is to broaden knowledge and skills of non-governmental organizations’ employees and activists in practical use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT). The program comprises several components: informational, which is implemented through the website and the blog; promotional, under which the Sector 3.0 Festivals and meetings in the TechClub network are cyclically held; consultative, which lends support through training and consultations provided by ICT Mobile ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Information Society Development Foundation
    ul. Kopernika 17, 00-359 Warszawa
    tel.: (48 22) 123 90 20
    Contact person: Dawid Szarański
    mobile: +48 530-69-11-99

    News
     
    The Sector 3.0 Award – deadline for applications on April 9
    The Sector 3.0 Award – deadline for applications on April 9
    If your organization uses new technologies in the area of social innovation, the Sector 3.0 ...
    PAFF LEADERS
     
    The program is addressed first of all to active participants of program financed by PAFF and supports development of local leaders’ skills and qualifications necessary in effective working for the benefit of their communities. The program uses the method of tutoring, that is permanent cooperation of a leader with a tutor. The program participants take also part in a series of training sessions and receive customized support. The offer for the program alumni is aimed at further improvement of their ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The School for Leaders Foundation
    12A Wiejska St., 00-490 Warsaw
    tel. (4822) 556-82-50, (4822) 556-82-54, fax (4822) 556-82-51
    e-mail: liderzy@szkola-liderow.pl

    News
     
    12 reportages on people who have social activity in their blood
    12 reportages on people who have social activity in their blood
    On March 11, “Przewiew. 12 historii otwartych”, a collection of reportages on people who are ...
    PRO PUBLICO BONO
     
    The Competition for the Best Civil Initiative was launched in 1999 by Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek. Since 2000, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation had funded the prizes awarded in the Competition. Under the program, the Foundation presently supports the Bolesław Wierzbiański Competition for local newspapers, and the annual Civic Congress held in Warsaw.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The „Pro Publico Bono” Competition Foundation (2000-2014)
    The Local Press Association

    News
     
    “Gazeta Jarocińska” won the Bolesław Wierzbiański Award
    “Gazeta Jarocińska” won the Bolesław Wierzbiański Award
    The ceremony of announcing the Local Press Association competition results and presenting the ...
    LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
     
    Under the program implemented till April 2015 by the partnership of PAFF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, almost 4,000 public libraries in municipalities and rural communes with population of up to 20,000 inhabitants had been supported. They became modern multifunctional centers which provide access to information, culture and education, and at the same time stimulate active citizenship. Presently, the effects of the program are enhanced with activities aimed at development of librarians’ ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Information Society Development Foundation
    ul. Kopernika 17, 00-359 Warszawa
    tel.: (48 22) 123 90 20

    News
     
    Library – A Lot Is Going On! The 11th National Library Congress
    Library – A Lot Is Going On! The 11th National Library Congress
    On December 9, 2020 the 11th National Library Congress was held under the watchword that refers ...
    PAFF LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
     
    The purpose of the program is to initiate and develop cooperation among beneficiaries of various PAFF programs who establish Local Partnerships and involve other local organizations and institutions, as well as entrepreneurs, self-government bodies, and media into implementation of partnership projects responding to diagnosed local community needs. Their activities, using the method of animating local communities worked out in the program, contribute to consolidation of the social capital through ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland
    ul. Marszałkowska 6/6, 00-590 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 622-01-22, fax (22) 622-02-11

    News
     
    How to animate local communities effectively?
    How to animate local communities effectively?
    You can find the answers to these and many other questions related to local community animation ...
    LANE KIRKLAND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
     
    A scholarship program for young leaders from Eastern Europe as well as the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Through the two-semester post-graduate studies at Polish universities and professional internships, they have an opportunity to learn about Poland’s transformation experience and integration with the European Union. The offer includes also one-semester courses for academics.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Leaders of Change Foundation
    Al. Jerozolimskie 133 lok. 56
    02-304 Warszawa
    Program Director: Urszula Sobiecka
    tel. (48) 504-103-904

    News
     
    This-year’s Kirklanders have started their studies in Poland
    This-year’s Kirklanders have started their studies in Poland
    58 scholarship holders from 10 countries of Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia have started ...
    REGION IN TRANSITION (RITA)
     
    The program supports initiatives of Polish non-governmental organizations, aimed at sharing Poland’s experience in various aspects of transformation, which are implemented in cooperation with partners in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. The program offers grants, training opportunities and experts’ support, as well as assistance in establishing cooperation with foreign partners.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Education for Democracy Foundation
    9/11 Nowolipie St., 00-150 Warsaw
    e-mail: rita@fed.org.pl

    News
     
    Be active in the East! Partnership projects
    Be active in the East! Partnership projects
    The Education for Democracy Foundation and the Polish-American Foundation invite Polish non-governmental ...
    STUDY TOURS TO POLAND (STP)
     
    The study tours to Poland, implemented since 2004, are to show the realities of Poland and the European Union to active citizens of East European, South Caucasus and Central Asia countries. Their participants are student leaders from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Moldova and professionals from countries of the Region. During their visit to Poland, the foreign visitors meet representatives of public life, academic and business circles, they learn about NGOs’ activities as well as operation of central ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Leaders of Change Foundation
    Al. Jerozolimskie 133 lok. 56
    02-304 Warszawa
    e-mail: stp@studytours.pl

    News
     
    WEASA 2020 online – a summary
    WEASA 2020 online – a summary
    The 8th round of Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA) took place from July 3 to July ...
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    PAFF Local Partnerships
    PAFF Local Partnerships
    The purpose of the program is to initiate and develop cooperation among beneficiaries of various PAFF programs who establish Local Partnerships and involve other local organizations and institutions, as ...
    Library Development Program
    Library Development Program
    Under the program implemented till April 2015 by the partnership of PAFF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, almost 4,000 public libraries in municipalities and rural communes with population ...
    Pro Publico Bono
    Pro Publico Bono
    The Competition for the Best Civil Initiative was launched in 1999 by Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek. Since 2000, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation had funded the prizes awarded in the Competition. Under ...
    PAFF Leaders
    PAFF Leaders
    The program is addressed first of all to active participants of program financed by PAFF and supports development of local leaders’ skills and qualifications necessary in effective working for the benefit ...
    Sector 3.0
    Sector 3.0
    The aim of the program is to broaden knowledge and skills of non-governmental organizations’ employees and activists in practical use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT). The program ...
    Act Locally
    Act Locally
    The grant competitions organized by the network of Act Locally Centers (ALC) lend support to various initiatives of non-governmental organizations and informal groups that activate communities of villages ...
    Support for NGOs
    Support for NGOs
    An information and support system for Polish NGOs and civic initiatives. It includes the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Portal ngo.pl, the free Infoline 801 646 719, a database of organizations and institutions ...
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    How to animate local communities effectively?
    How to animate local communities effectively?
    You can find the answers to these and many other questions related to local community animation in “The Method of Local Community Animation for the Common Good. Theory and Practice” published by the Academy ...
    Training session for Act Locally Centers
    Training session for Act Locally Centers
    An online training session for the Network of Act Locally Centers representatives was held on March 11-12, 2021. Over two days of hard work they were getting knowledge and skills useful in everyday activities ...
    Civic Leader of the Year 2020 and Act Locally summed up
    Civic Leader of the Year 2020 and Act Locally summed up
    This year’s civic leaders and local initiatives animators were awarded at the Gala held online on March 11, 2021.
    The Sector 3.0 Award – deadline for applications on April 9
    The Sector 3.0 Award – deadline for applications on April 9
    If your organization uses new technologies in the area of social innovation, the Sector 3.0 Award of Polish-American Freedom Foundation is waiting for you. Submit your application and win PLN 40,000 for ...
    Act Locally and Ecologically – a new initiative is on
    Act Locally and Ecologically – a new initiative is on
    Act Locally and Ecologically  is a new thematic path under the “Act Locally” Program of Polish-American Freedom Foundation. The program is managed by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in ...
    "Better Living" – the theme of this year’s Sector 3.0 Festival
    “Better Living” – the theme of this year’s Sector 3.0 Festival
    “Better Living”  is the theme of this year’s Sector 3.0 Festival to be held online on May 19. The Festival organizers and invited experts will look for the answer to the question how we can use the experience ...
    Partnership activities at the time of pandemic
    Partnership activities at the time of pandemic
    Alumni of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program who implemented their projects in the period from 2009 to 2019, met at the virtual Common Good Seminar. It gave them an opportunity to share experiences ...
    Online workshops on common good
    Online workshops on common good
    Representatives of partnerships and start-ups for the common good implementing their projects under the 7th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program took part in a series of online workshops that ...
    Mobile Advisors respond to the challenges of the times
    Mobile Advisors respond to the challenges of the times
    About new challenges, plans for the future and technological condition of Polish NGOs we are talking with Coordinator and co-initiator of Mobile Advisors’ Network Filip Jędruch.
    Library – A Lot Is Going On! The 11th National Library Congress
    Library – A Lot Is Going On! The 11th National Library Congress
    On December 9, 2020 the 11th National Library Congress was held under the watchword that refers to the new situation the libraries found themselves in – global lockdown, hybrid reality, change of priorities, ...
    Inauguration of new PAFF Local Partnerships
    Inauguration of new PAFF Local Partnerships
    On October 22, the online inauguration of the 7th round of PAFF Local Partnerships was held. The newly established initiative groups will soon start implementation of their partnership projects for the ...
    Driving Change Online Sector 3.0 Festival is over
    Driving Change Online Sector 3.0 Festival is over
    The jubilee, 10th Driving Change Online Sector 3.0 Festival will be remembered as the one that has brought changes at every level. Almost 50 lecturers gave their lectures. Over five hours of continuous ...
    The Benefactor of the Year - the winners have been announced
    The Benefactor of the Year – the winners have been announced
    On September 9, the Gala of 23rd  round of the Benefactor of the Year Competition was held in Syrena Theater in Warsaw. The winners of the Competition are socially involved businesses that implemented ...
    Tutorial for Initiative Groups has started
    Tutorial for Initiative Groups has started
    On June 4, a virtual meeting opening the tutorial process under the 7th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program was held. It was attended by almost 60 representatives of newly established Initiative ...
    Sector 3.0 Award for Virtual Dream
    Sector 3.0 Award for Virtual Dream
    This year’s Sector 3.0 PAFF Award worth PLN 40,000 was received by the founder of the Virtual Dream Foundation, Piotr Łój. The  Awards Committee awarded the Foundation for its activities in the area of ...
    Institutional Support Fund for Act Locally Centers
    Institutional Support Fund for Act Locally Centers
    The “Act Locally” Program has launched institutional support for Act Locally Centers which are in difficult situation due to COVID-19 epidemic in Poland. So far 31 organizations have benefitted from the ...
    How Mobile Advisors help at the time of pandemic
    How Mobile Advisors help at the time of pandemic
    Each of a hundred of Mobile Advisors is different, lives in other place and has different job. They can be IT specialists, clerks, company owners, NGO representatives or even soldiers. However, they all ...
    PAFF Local Partnerships support multi-sector cooperation in the time of the epidemic
    PAFF Local Partnerships support multi-sector cooperation in the time of the epidemic
    An opportunity to focus partnership activities for the common good on projects related to counteracting the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic in the local community is a new offer of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” ...
    We act locally – counteract effects of pandemic
    We act locally – counteract effects of pandemic
    Restrictions related to pandemic make a serious problem for local NGOs; they make it difficult to implement civic initiatives and volunteering activities. Counteracting effects of pandemic will be the ...
    This year’s “Sector 3.0” festival will be held online
    This year’s “Sector 3.0” festival will be held online
    Because of coronavirus epidemic, as we care for your and our health, we invite you to this year’s round of our #sektor2020 “Driving Change” event ONLINE on a new date - September 16.
    12 reportages on people who have social activity in their blood
    12 reportages on people who have social activity in their blood
    On March 11, “Przewiew. 12 historii otwartych”, a collection of reportages on people who are changing their local reality, was published. The reportages tell about the Polish-American Freedom Foundation ...
    Global challenges and local activities
    Global challenges and local activities
    On February 10-11, 2020 a training session for almost 200 representatives of Act Locally Centers and the "PAFF Local Partnerships" Program was held in Warsaw. The participants of the training could learn ...
    20 years – actively, locally, together
    20 years – actively, locally, together
    On February 10, 2020 the Gala crowning the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program and inaugurating the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of “Act Locally” Program, as well as the ceremony of ...
    “Different. Equal. Important” – Jubilee Library Congress
    “Different. Equal. Important” – Jubilee Library Congress
    On November 26 and 27, librarians who came from all over Poland discussed various social groups’ needs, especially those requiring special attention, and the ways of meeting them by libraries in their ...
    Locally about common good
    Locally about common good
    Partnerships and start-ups representatives who had run projects under the 6th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program met at the workshop sessions to share experiences, evaluate projects, enhance ...
    Study tour by Ukrainian NGOs
    Study tour by Ukrainian NGOs
    Ustrzyki Dolne, Dębica, Sandomierz, Tomaszów Lubelski and Biłgoraj – these are the towns visited at the beginning of June by representatives of 10 Ukrainian NGOs participating in the “Act Locally in Ukraine” ...
    Common Good Seminar
    Common Good Seminar
    On June 6 and 7, the fifth Common Good Lab seminar was held at the Polish-American Freedom Foundation Representative Office in Warsaw. It was attended by the most active representatives of PAFF Local Partnerships ...
    “Empowering Creators” Sector 3.0 Festival
    “Empowering Creators” Sector 3.0 Festival
    Over 900 participants from 13 countries, speeches given by almost 70 Polish and foreign experts. Lectures, seminars and workshops held at the offices of 12 partners, international debate, as well as a ...
    ALC met in Warsaw
    ALC met in Warsaw
    The annual Act Locally Centers meeting was held in Warsaw on March 21 and 22. Representatives of 74 local organizations from all over Poland attended an intense training course on Positive Motivating to ...
    Civic Leaders awarded!
    Civic Leaders awarded!
    The Gala concluding the 10th round of the “Act Locally” Program, combined with the ceremony of presenting the Civic Leader of the Year 2018 title awarded by Newsweek Polska, was held in Warsaw on March ...
    European Digital Skills confers “Sector 3.0” with a honorable mention
    European Digital Skills confers “Sector 3.0” with a honorable mention
    The “Sector 3.0” Program won a honorable mention at the European Digital Skills Awards competition held by the European Commission. The project was assessed in “Digital Skills For All” category. Other ...
    New image of ngo.pl portal
    New image of ngo.pl portal
    Clear and understandable, intuitively navigated, with content presented in attractive form, and using modern technology – that is what can be expected by the visitors of the only portal for NGOs in the ...
    “Bravo, We! Bravo, You!”
    “Bravo, We! Bravo, You!”
    On November 15-16, 2018, the 9th Polish Library Congress attended by over 260 librarians, representatives of cultural institutions and NGOs was held in Art Factory in Łódź. This-year’s motto of the conference, ...
    How to build a local partnership effectively
    How to build a local partnership effectively
    In October, a series of workshops attended by representatives of newly established PAFF local partnerships were held in Bończa, Szadek and Złotoryja. The workshops were on strategic thinking in the partnership ...
    Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
    Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
    The total amount of grants for seven new PAFF Local Partnerships and three new start-up projects established in the 6th round of the program is almost PLN 600,000. Their representatives received symbolic ...
    PAFF Local Partnerships a Partner of 13th Civic Congress
    PAFF Local Partnerships a Partner of 13th Civic Congress
    The 13th Civic Congress took place in Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw on October 20, 2018. The motto of the Congress was Power of Localism -  Power of Poland. The initiator and organizer of the Congresses ...
    Ukrainian NGOs visited Poland
    Ukrainian NGOs visited Poland
    On September 17-21, 2018, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland hosted a visit of representatives of Ukrainian NGOs, members of the “Act Locally” ...
    New PAFF Local Partnerships
    New PAFF Local Partnerships
    On July 18, the 6th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program Recommendation Committee selected projects submitted by seven Initiative Groups that will establish partnerships operating at the area ...
    Sector 3.0 Festival "Let’s know-how!"
    Sector 3.0 Festival “Let’s know-how!”
    Over 800 participants, nearly 70 speakers – experts from Poland and other countries. Workshops, seminars, an international debate, but also children zone of coding, fairs with several dozen companies presenting ...
    Sector 3.0 Award. PLN 40,000 for the winner!
    Sector 3.0 Award. PLN 40,000 for the winner!
    Every year at the Sector 3.0 Festival, PAFF awards organizations which have outstanding achievements in applying new technologies in their everyday work. This year your organization can compete for the ...
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” – tutoring launched
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” – tutoring launched
    On April 9 and 10, the meeting opening a six-week-long process of tutoring was held at the seat of Polish-American Freedom Foundation. It was attended by 42 participants – representatives of PAFF beneficiaries ...
    New challenges, new tools, good practices
    New challenges, new tools, good practices
    The “New challenges, new tools, good practices” training for representatives of “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program and Act Locally Centers was held in Warsaw on February 22 and 23, 2018. It was attended ...
    Civic Leaders honored
    Civic Leaders honored
    Jolanta Golianek and Agnieszka Dejna are the winners of the Newsweek Polska weekly competition for the “Civil Leader of the Year 2017” title. Additionally, two special awards were granted.  The winners ...
    New Affiliated Act Locally Centers joined the network
    New Affiliated Act Locally Centers joined the network
    In January 2018, five new organizations joined the Act Locally Centers network as Affiliated Act Locally Centers. Thus, the ALC network comprises now 71 organizations (including 9 Affiliated ALCs) covering ...
    Most effective Partnerships on a study visit to Berlin
    Most effective Partnerships on a study visit to Berlin
    The representatives of the Partnerships established in the 5th edition of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program, which where the best in carrying out their partner projects: “Apple Warka - the Fruit of ...
    “The Library for Creators” - 8th Public Libraries’ Convention
    “The Library for Creators” – 8th Public Libraries’ Convention
    The 8th Public Libraries’ Convention organized by the Information Society Development Foundation as part of the Library Development Program was held in Art Factory in Łódź on November  23-24.
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” participated in the 12th Civic Congress
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” participated in the 12th Civic Congress
    “Partner and Common Poland” was the slogan of the 12th Civic Congress held in the Main Hall of Warsaw University of Technology on October 28, 2017. The Congress was organized by Gdansk Institute for Market ...
    10 years with International Visitor Leadership Program
    10 years with International Visitor Leadership Program
    On September 18, 2017 the PAFW Leaders participating in study visits to the USA were hosted by the U.S. Ambassador Paul W. Jones. Attending the meeting were Katarzyna Czayka-Chełmińska, the Vice President ...
    The Library Development Program at IFLA Congress
    The Library Development Program at IFLA Congress
    Under the Libraries, Solidarity, Society slogan, the 83rd IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) World Congress took place in Wrocław on August 19-25. The Congress is ...
    Third seminar of the Common Good Laboratory
    Third seminar of the Common Good Laboratory
    On May 30 and 31, over 30 alumni of PAFF Local Partnerships program - members of the Common Good Lab met at a seminar in Warsaw. The motto of the seminar was: "Ideas and Solutions Serving the Common Good".
    Together we can do more, or what’s new in PAFF Local Partnerships?
    Together we can do more, or what’s new in PAFF Local Partnerships?
    For several months eight PAFF Local Partnerships in twelve municipalities and rural communities all over Poland have been working to improve their neighborhoods. There is no need to look for problems and ...
    “Shape Your Future” Sector 3.0 Festival – how technologies can change an organization
    “Shape Your Future” Sector 3.0 Festival – how technologies can change an organization
    Almost 650 participants, including more than 70 speakers – technology experts from Poland and other countries. Workshops, seminars, an international debate, as well as coding zone for children, fairs where ...
    The 10th edition of the “Act Locally” Program has started
    The 10th edition of the “Act Locally” Program has started
    Almost 100 representatives of 67 Act Locally Centers from all over Poland cooperating within the ALC Network took part in a "New ideas, practical solutions" training session in Warsaw. The meeting marked ...
    “Act Locally” in Ukraine
    “Act Locally” in Ukraine
    Three Act Locally Centers were awarded grants for projects based on experiences of the “Act Locally” Program that will be implemented in partnership with Ukrainian organizations. The project is managed ...
    The 9th “Act Locally” Gala is over. We know who Civic Leaders of 2016 are.
    The 9th “Act Locally” Gala is over. We know who Civic Leaders of 2016 are.
    On February 16, 2017 Teatr Kamienica in Warsaw was the venue of a gala summing up the 9th edition of the “Act Locally” Program. It was also the occasion to present awards in the “Tell me about…” and “Civic ...
    “Act Locally” grant competitions got started
    “Act Locally” grant competitions got started
    In February new local grant competitions held by a network of Act Locally Centers got started. They award grants for projects aimed at encouraging village and small town residents to start meeting their ...
    Wielka Wieś rural commune hosted the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program workshops
    Wielka Wieś rural commune hosted the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program workshops
    The fall series of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program workshops closed on November 8 with the meeting of representatives of three partnerships from Wielka Wieś, Złotoryja, Myślenice and Dobczyce communes. ...
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” at the 11th Civic Congress
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” at the 11th Civic Congress
    The 11th Civic Congress, with the motto “Mature Poles – better Poland” organized by the Institute for Market Economics (Instytut Badań nad Gospodarką Rynkową) was held in the Lecture Hall at Warsaw University ...
    Local workshops for new partnerships in Nasutów
    Local workshops for new partnerships in Nasutów
    Representatives of Niemce commune partnership and the partnership operating in Błażowa, Boguchwała, Chmielnik and Lubenia communes that are starting implementation of their projects as part of the 5th ...
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” workshops in Warka
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” workshops in Warka
    The representatives of three partnerships from Warka, Szadek and Główczyce implementing projects as part of the 5th edition of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program met at a workshop on building a sustainable ...
    New partnerships’ projects have just been launched
    New partnerships’ projects have just been launched
    On September 13, eight new “PAFF Local Partnerships” received checks and signed contracts for the implementation of year-long projects. The ceremony took place at the Polish-American Freedom Foundation’s ...
    New local partnerships selected
    New local partnerships selected
    Eight new partnerships will obtain funds for implementation of joint projects serving common good, triggering civil energy and strengthening the social capital under the 5th edition of the “PAFF Local ...
    The Snieżnik Massif Local Fund won the European Citizen’s Prize
    The Snieżnik Massif Local Fund won the European Citizen’s Prize
    The Snieżnik Massif Local Fund, one of the organizations belonging to the Act Locally Centers network, is among the winners of the European Citizen’s Prize 2016. The prize is awarded by the European Parliament ...
    The “Giving Circle” for the first time in Poland
    The “Giving Circle” for the first time in Poland
    On May 19, for the first time in Poland, the “Giving Circle” crowdfunding event was held in Galeria Freta in Warsaw. The event was organized by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland ...
    #Sector2016 – ranks No 1 on Twitter
    #Sector2016 – ranks No 1 on Twitter
    Over 60 speakers from seven countries, more than 600 participants and a prize of PLN 40,000 for TUS Foundation - that is how one can initially encapsulate “Sector 3.0” – the two-day event devoted to the ...
    New PAFF Leaders
    New PAFF Leaders
    On May 11, the “PAFF Leaders” Program Council selected 41 active social leaders - participants in the twelfth edition of the initiative. Their individual development programs will be supported by 11 experienced ...
    The regional meeting of Act Locally Centers
    The regional meeting of Act Locally Centers
    On May 10, the annual regional meeting of Act Locally Centers from Wielkopolskie, Dolnośląskie and Lubuskie provinces took place in the seat of Światowid Association in Małachów. One of the main subjects ...
    FIMANGO Local Advisors School launched
    FIMANGO Local Advisors School launched
    The objective of the FIMANGO Local Advisors School is to improve skills of the Act Locally Center representatives in the area of financial management and then involve them in the advisors’ network that ...
    Andrew Nagorski visited the Act Locally Center in Warka
    Andrew Nagorski visited the Act Locally Center in Warka
    On March 11, Andrew Nagorski, the Chairman of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation Board of Directors, visited the participants in PAFF programs from Warka and Bończa in Mazowieckie Province. He was ...
    How to effectively cooperate with donors – training for Act Locally Centers
    How to effectively cooperate with donors – training for Act Locally Centers
    On March 17-18, almost 100 representatives of 64 Act Locally Centers attended a training session in Warsaw, whose main subject were methods of fundraising and cooperation with local donors. The special ...
    New members of the Act Locally Centers’ network visited PAFF
    New members of the Act Locally Centers’ network visited PAFF
    On January 14-15 we hosted a training session in Warsaw for nine new organizations that joined the Act Locally Centers’ network in 2015. In Spring this year, these new members will launch open local grant ...
    The training of the Mobile Advisors is completed
    The training of the Mobile Advisors is completed
    Mobile Advisors, active in the whole of Poland, are one of the most important elements of the “ICT for Local Development” Program. They have been joined by more than 30 new experts.
    New Act Locally Centers
    New Act Locally Centers
    The Act Locally Center network has been expanded with five new organizations that will stimulate local communities in villages and small towns by supporting various civic initiatives. In January 2016, ...
    #socially #actively #locally – the 15th anniversary of “Act Locally”
    #socially #actively #locally – the 15th anniversary of “Act Locally”
    The Festival of Civic Activity that was held in the Kamienica Theater in Warsaw on October 28, 2015, was an opportunity to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the “Act Locally” Program, award winners of ...
    A helping of knowledge for those who act locally
    A helping of knowledge for those who act locally
    Representatives of the Act Locally Centers and the PAFF Local Partnerships met in Warsaw on October 29, at the workshop on improving competence in implementation of local projects. The opening lecture ...
    PAFF Leader won the Irena Sendler Award for Repairing the World
    PAFF Leader won the Irena Sendler Award for Repairing the World
    The award granted by the Center for Citizenship Education and the Association of the Children of the Holocaust honors the teachers who educate students in the spirit of tolerance and respect for others, ...
    We had busy and inspiring summer – “PAFF Local Partnerships” workshops
    We had busy and inspiring summer – “PAFF Local Partnerships” workshops
    Dębica, Stoczek Łukowski, Ełk and Milicz – at these places local workshops for participants of the 4th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program were held from July to September 2015. The meetings ...
    Good communication means good local partnership - workshops
    Good communication means good local partnership – workshops
    The first of four workshops for “PAFF Local Partnerships” program participants, planned to be carried out in a few places in Poland, took place in Dębica on July 15, 2015. It gathered the “Dębica painted ...
    15 years of PAFF in 5 Episodes
    15 years of PAFF in 5 Episodes
    Fifteen years ago PAFF started its programs’ implementation. We would like to invite you to see the six-episode video presenting the history of the Foundation and its activities aimed at supporting education, ...
    Meeting of the Act Locally Centers
    Meeting of the Act Locally Centers
    On 5-6 March, representatives of Act Locally Centers – participants of the „Act Locally” Program met in Warsaw at a training session, inaugurated with a lecture on “25 years of self-governance” given by ...
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    The Sector 3.0 Innovation Fund
    The Sector 3.0 Innovation Fund
    The initiative aimed at supporting creation of new tools, applications and products that are in line the Tech for Good idea. It offers two types of support for the originators. One of them is a comprehensive ...
    FAOO Fundraising Green School
    FAOO Fundraising Green School
    A specialist course for a group of 15-18 people involved in raising funds for an NGO operations. It is addressed to representatives of local organizations and civil initiatives dealing with natural environment ...
    Olga Rok Endowment Fund Scholarships
    Olga Rok Endowment Fund Scholarships
    Eligible to participate in the competition are female librarians working for public libraries. The objective is to support their personal development and recognize the role played by libraries – and women ...
    4th round of the Library Development Program
    4th round of the Library Development Program
    Recruited are public libraries in rural or rural– and– urban  areas or in small and medium towns. In the years 2021/2020 some 75 libraries (a total of ca. 300 if branches included) will get comprehensive ...
    FAOO Fundraising School (Ist level)
    FAOO Fundraising School (Ist level)
    A specialist course for a group of 15-18 people dealing with raising funds for an NGO activities. The course is held in blended learning form. It is addressed to people acting in local organizations in ...
    NGO Managers (PROMENGO) – 7th round
    NGO Managers (PROMENGO) – 7th round
    The training sessions addressed to NGO managers, held in blended learning form that combines on-site and online training with practice. We invite managers of national foundations and associations as well ...
    The “Sector 3.0” Festival
    The “Sector 3.0” Festival
    The biggest in Central Europe event focused on application of new technologies for socially useful activity. The two-day Festival is attended by over 1000 people, including representatives of non-profit ...
    ICT Mobile Advisors
    ICT Mobile Advisors
    A group of 80 people who have common passion for new technologies and sharing their knowledge. They operate all over Poland – organize training sessions, hold webinars, give individual advice to non-profit ...
    Become a PAFF Leader
    Become a PAFF Leader
    The offer for local leaders with at least 3 years of experience of work for an NGO, local government, local institution, business or informal group; in particular addressed to people who have participated ...
    Enrollment for an Affiliated Act Locally Center
    Enrollment for an Affiliated Act Locally Center
    Eligible to apply are NGOs seated in villages and towns of up to 50,000 residents, ready to carry out a grant competition based on Act Locally program rules in their area of activity (covering from several ...
    Local grant competitions held by Act Locally Centers (ALC)
    Local grant competitions held by Act Locally Centers (ALC)
    Grants in the amount of up to PLN 6,000 for six-month projects responding to the needs of local communities can be awarded to NGOs and informal groups of citizens (the applications on behalf of which shall ...
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    The 15th anniversary of “Act Locally”
    The 15th anniversary of “Act Locally”
    October 2015 Dr. Adam Bodnar, Commissioner for Civic Rights was the special guest of the Festival of Civic Activity.
    Prime Minister Marek Belka is a guest at the gala of the “Act Locally” Program
    Prime Minister Marek Belka is a guest at the gala of the “Act Locally” Program
    May 2004 Prime Minister Marek Belka is a guest at the finale of the third edition of the “Act Locally” Program.
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