Fundraising Workshop

Academic & Research
Open to the Public
Nador u. 13
Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 9:00am
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Saturday, December 1, 2012 -
9:00am to 6:00pm

The Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) is happy to announce the opening of the application period for a one–day intensive workshop on Fundraising for NGOs to be held at CEU on Saturday (10 am – 6 pm), December 1 2012. 


This workshop is part of HRSI’s Capacity Building Program, aimed at providing students with practical skills needed to work in the not–for–profit sector.

The workshop is designed for people who are interested in working for the not-for-profit sector and will concentrate on practical techniques for successful fundraising. Following an introduction to the subject, the trainer will discuss the components of a successful funding strategy. The workshop will then look at potential funding sources and how to maximize the success of applications. The session will end with a look at funder reporting. Throughout the workshop, participants will be encouraged to look at practical examples, and participants are encouraged to bring details of their own fundraising projects if possible.


The workshop will be facilitated by Ailsa Spindler. Ailsa is currently the Development Manager at the European Roma Rights Centre. She graduated with a BSc in Rural Environment Studies in 1977. Most of her career has been as a manager in the not-for-profit sector, including working as Executive Director of ILGA-Europe, Director (Scotland) of the Terrence Higgins Trust, and Chief Executive of Surrey Wildlife Trust. While working in Brussels she also chaired the Social Platform’s Discrimination Working Group. Ailsa’s experience includes significant fundraising to ensure the on-going viability of the organisations for which she has worked. She joined the ERRC in July 2012.


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 Friday, November 23.

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