Call for Applications for Training in Fundraising

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Media representatives from six Western Balkans countries with or without previous knowledge of fundraising are welcome to apply for the two-day online training.

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Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is organising a training in fundraising for media representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia within the regional “Media for All” project. The two-day training should help financial managers, project managers/coordinators and other media professionals in charge of media development to gain practical insights about fundraising processes.

Raising money to build and scale-up media organisations in today’s world is particularly challenging. They need to maintain their independence while securing financial sustainability. Finding new approaches to media viability, diversifying revenue streams and investing in quality journalism in the digital age is especially difficult.

Therefore, this training will provide concrete assistance to media organisations/CSOs on how to communicate the purpose of concrete fundraising projects and campaigns with relevant stakeholders, how to approach donors and maintain cooperation with the community. It should also demonstrate that grants and donations from different donor organisations and individuals are one of many available sources of funding.

Lead trainer Petar Subotin, BIRN Regional Development Officer, has extensive experience in fundraising and donor coordination. He supports cross-regional projects implementation and serves as a worldwide liaison with key stakeholders, including private donors and governments. He has also worked at the Novi Sad School of Journalism where he was in charge of writing and implementing projects related to politics, media, human rights and conflict resolution.

Who can apply?

Media outlets representatives (financial managers, project coordinators, employees at senior positions in charge of the development of the organisation/media outlet) with or without previous knowledge of fundraising, who wish to develop skills in this sphere and contribute to the financial growth and stability of their respective media organisations.

How to apply?

Applicants should complete and submit only one application attached to this CfA. All applications should be submitted in English to [email protected] along with the applicant’s CV.

DATE OF TRAINING:  February 10-11, 2021


LANGUAGE: Working language of the training is English



DEADLINE: January 31, midnight Central European Time.