June 22, 2021

If there’s a will, there’s a way- a free Webinar on Strategic Planning by Occupy Library Innovators HUB

Progress Foundation is inviting all CSO professionals from Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea regions to join the Occupy Library Innovators Hub’s events! The series of free, online, share & learn events for CSOs and public libraries continues with Strategic Planning, a webinar facilitated by Camelia Crisan, international consultant and facilitator. 

Strategic Planning sounds quite pompous. But in fact it is quite straightforward. It is about getting the smartest objectives for development in the quickest way, with a very efficient use of resources. 

Now, in the case of CSOs or poor communities, it is quite easy to say, if there is no money, then development is not possible. But people tend to either forget or ignore other types of resources that can contribute to reaching development goals. 

What will we learn during our webinar? That if there’s a will, there’s a way. That you are not alone, but you need to understand who’s with you. And that strategic planning looks at both present and future.

Why is it important for you and your organization? Simply put: because if you don’t have a plan, you will always be part of someone else’s plan.

We invite you to join us in exercising to become an active citizen and keeping the minds and hearts alert for the wellbeing of us all. 

Join us on 18th of December, 13:30 EET. Register here: ➡️https://forms.gle/PkdvdW9JULzxmHbYA 

For details: Anca Râpeanu, Project Manager occupylibrary@progressfoundation.ro

About Occupy Library Innovators Hub

The Occupy Library Innovators Hub project is implemented by Progress Foundation Romania, in partnership with Сentre for Cultural Management (Ukraine), Library Association of Ukraine (Ukraine), EduAct (Greece), Library Association of Moldova (Moldova), National Library of Moldova (Moldova), Ashoka România (Romania) and National Library of Romania (Romania) in the framework of the “Black Sea NGO Forum Sub-granting Scheme For Activities That Support The Development Of CSO Regional Networks”, within the project „Building CSO Capacity for Regional Cooperation within the Black Sea Region”, implemented by the Romanian NGDO Platform – FOND with the financial support of the European Union. The network establishment will organize online webinars and sharing events (October 2020 – March 2021). During the project, case studies and best practices will be documented and compiled in a comprehensive collection to be made available online to all interested stakeholders.  The goal of this endeavor is to provide support for public libraries to contribute to active citizenship and life-long learning in their communities. Moreover, by implementing the project in 5 countries and creating a community of practice among library and CSO professionals, this project aims at learning about the best ways to bring libraries from the region into a professional network through which they can implement shared projects.

 About Progress Foundation

 Established in 1996, Progress Foundation is an experienced Romanian NGO that pilots local initiatives in the field of education/training, (e-)inclusion and community development, and then scales it up, at national level – as innovative and impactful best practices. Progress Foundation’s projects are developed using county and local libraries as lifelong learning hubs and social innovation centers, to reach out to any social group and/or citizen, especially the most marginalized ones. Starting with March 2016, Progress Foundation is privileged to be a member of FOND – the Federation of Romanian Non Governmental Organizations for Development.

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