NGO's Mastermind was planned as almost no potential volunteer signed up to attend the Bridging charity event where the NGO’s would present themselves and list their needs (regarding volunteers).
So Ibi Beres and I decided to postpone the event and meet at tea house Bernschutz & Co (on Strada General Eremia Grigorescu 5) to brainstorm on how to get more potential volunteers in a room with needing charities.
Ramona Cretu-Voitasec - Hospice Casa Sperantei
Rob Bousie - Light into Europe / Guide Dogs for the Blind Romania
Mihai Vasile - Politeia
Ibolya (Ibi) Beres - Co-organizer & co-host
Lotfi M’Rad - Organizer & Host
We’ve discussed many ways of reaching potential volunteers:
We believe that there are so many people who could start volunteering! We just need to reach them!
So the main strategy for the upcoming event is:
In addition everyone will look for a company or two (if possible) where he /she can convince someone to start promoting Bridging Charity.
The idea is that people may donate money for one cause but would prefer to be actively involved in another (example: great to donate for cancer, but really too heavy to get personally involved)
I will create a webpage for each of the events. Those can be shared to boost the process!
Summary of the upcoming events:
Bridging Charity Training Volunteer
Thursday 12-05-2016 from 19:00-21:00
Location: Surinam Secrets Restaurant
Str. Vasile Lascar 29, Bucharest
If you know people who are already volunteers, please do ask them to contact me here!
If we'll have al least 4 other active volunteers, we'll organize another training.
The training had covered a few objectives:
In November 2015 several people within my network and myself included, felt that we want to do something to contribute to changing the society.
And like any other change, this change has to come from within. Within the people. You. And me.
At that time several initiatives were born and then people decided to team-up to boost the impact of their involvement.
BRiDGiNG charity is a result of this.
It is about giving/sharing your time to help someone or a cause.
Helping about doing and not having an opinion.
A resume of the previous charity BRiDGiNG event here.