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From 9th to 23rd of June The School of Business Support Organizations experts conducted capacity assessments of 30 regional partner organizations. 

Both existing NGOs and initiative groups aim to support/develop entrepreneurship and plan to establish appropriate organizations are our partners. The total number of public activists who took part in the assessment is 103.

The capacity assessment allowed the experts to draw conclusions about which areas most need to be developed by NGOs. The results formed the basis of the roadmaps developed for each organization. At the same time, the organizations themselves understood their strengths and weaknesses and received professional advice from the School’s experts.

According to the results of the assessments, we determined the spheres public organizations need to develop the most. 

Therefore, the majority of partner organizations have identified the need to develop management competencies as their priority. General HR management and staff efficiency in public organizations have their own characteristics – organizations work with project funding or volunteer. There are limitations in assessing efficacy through financial compensation.

Most organizations are interested in fundraising. They look for opportunities to build systematic processes on attracting funds, membership fees, donor financing, and other new ways to find resources.

Most of our partner organizations appraised internal communication at the highest level. Organization teams communicate effectively and efficiently and feel free to discuss mistakes and issues.

During participation in the Program, every organization will follow the individually-developed roadmap based on the evaluation. At the end, we will conduct capacity assessments again to track the progress dynamics.

The training program within The School of Business Support Organizations (BSO School) – Component 2 “On Guard for Business Interests” starts July 29. Its aim is to give participants an opportunity to establish their own local organization, develop its idea, receive a grant, and bring their project to life with mentorship of a personal advisor.

The School of Business Support Organizations (BSO School) – Component 2 “On Guard for Business Interests” is implemented by the East Europe Foundation (EEF) supported by the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine. 

The School is composed of two components. The goal of the first component, which is implemented by CIVITTA, is to make small and medium businesses to local economic governance, establish the dialogue and join the efforts of local authorities and entrepreneurs for the sake of regional economic development. The second component is aimed to monitor the actions and work of local authorities and to improve the transparency of the cooperation between local businesses and the government.

East Europe Foundation