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 helped them get knowledge and skills necessary to carry out partnership initiatives effectively.
A series of webinars for new program participants who are directly involved in implementation of partnership activities was held in November and December 2020, and January 2021. There were five meetings, among other things on the common good, remote project management, video transmission, as well as formal aspects of running local initiatives.
The first meeting, conducted by Program Coordinator Emilia Dmochowska, and the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland CFO Tomasz Bruski, was on partnership leaders’ commitments related to grant agreement realization and on other formal and financial issues.
The second meeting was hosted by TUDU platform coordinator Marzena Kacprowicz. The subject was management of the project using the method of micro-tasks that can be performed by e-volunteers. Due to pandemic, many social activities have been transferred to the Internet and platforms such as tudu.org.pl facilitate their implementation.
The common good was the subject of session conducted by ADPP expert Tomasz Schimanek, who made partnership representatives discuss such issues as resources and values they will have to have in mind when implementing their projects. They discussed also issues related to effective management of the common good and its role in local community activities.
Two last workshops were conducted by the Internet marketing expert Marcin Gołąbek. One of them was on video transmission in the Internet. It was a step by step instruction how to prepare such transmission and how to use it best to promote activities. The expert shared also his knowledge on useful tools and good practices in that area. The second meeting was on remote task and team project tools. Marcin Gołąbek emphasized the significant role played by effective communication in partner projects, and told about useful software that allows to monitor progress in project implementation.
Under the current 7th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program 5 new partnerships and 8 start-ups for the common good were established. By the end of October 2021 they will implement projects for the good of their local communities using the method of local community animation for the common good.
Over past six rounds of the program a total of 45 PAFF Local Partnerships were established. They cover 97 rural communes and municipalities and involve over 780 partners.