During the working visit to Latvia, the Chairman of the Board of the NGO "National Network for the Development of Local Philanthropy" Anastasia Popsui met with the coordinator of the initiative of Latvian community foundations Ansins Bjorzins.
"About 10 years ago, the funds of Ukrainian communities visited their Baltic colleagues. Then we were inspired by examples of associations and for the first time began to discuss the possibility of creating a Ukrainian association of community foundations. ISAR Unity then supported our initiative, for which we are sincerely grateful. And in our wonderful organization "National Network for the Development of Local Philanthropy" today there are 20 organizations, which we are really proud of, "said Anastasia Popsui.
In total, the initiative "Association of Latvian Community Funds" includes 7 organizations that work on the principle of "community foundations". Latvian foundations have an excellent fundraising practice, the Giving Circle, which they have adopted from Britain. It is currently planned to hold a training event for members of the Network on the practical application of this methodology in our communities.
"People missed such interesting things, and our colleagues from Latvia are ready to share advice about them. We are planning a joint meeting, "Anastasia Popsui added.