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The Istanbul Convention: what is it really about?

The Istanbul Convention: what is it really about? 640 427 Sophia Raineri

The Istanbul Convention is currently a hot topic in many countries worldwide. Many myths about it have been spread, strengthening convervativists’ discontent and leading to potential withdrawals from the treaty. But what is the Istanbul Convention really about? The Istanbul Convention is a human right treaty created in 2011, and came into force in 2014…

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NGO Emailing: newsletters that deliver results

NGO Emailing: newsletters that deliver results 1900 1267 Active Youth

This autumn our newsletter open rate has risen from around 30% to more than 40% – a result, which could be considered an achievement for any organization. Us being us, we have decided to share our insights with the community. Est. reading time: ~5 fruitful minutes How to increase the email open rate? Naturally, your decision whether to…

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how to make project budget in 3 steps

How to Make Project Budget in 3 Steps

How to Make Project Budget in 3 Steps 1400 912 Gedas Kondrackis

Are you also wondering how to make project budget? It might seem a daunting task. And, we feel you! That’s because there are a lot of blank spaces in project budgets at the beginning. Which might be no better than looking at an uncharted map. Gladly, there is a fool-proof way to go about this…

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Project Writing for Dummies

Project Writing for Dummies 1400 722 Gedas Kondrackis

We are sorry, but the title of this post might be slightly misleading: It’s not just for project writing dummies. On the contrary, some of the insights here might be very applicable to the project writing professionals as well. Because we all sometimes forget some fundamentals and basic truths, right? What is more, we touch…

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How to write project proposal using a project plan

How to Write Project Proposal Better

How to Write Project Proposal Better 1400 722 Gedas Kondrackis

Lots of people are wondering how to write good proposals (in this case we will talk about project proposals for various social initiatives). Before we start discussing all dos & don’ts, let us be honest – it is not a simple thing to do. Our association has written hundreds of various project proposals, yet we…

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"Woods of Wisdom" Volunteering Project

“Woods of Wisdom” Volunteering Project

“Woods of Wisdom” Volunteering Project 800 799 Active Youth

The beginning This is a story about how a simple coincidence and right decision can change lifes. My name is Rasa, I am 29 years old, I am from Lithuania and I have a two year old son Matas. When I was 18 years old and I was graduating from school, together with my other…

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project proposal example

Project Proposal Example

Project Proposal Example 768 768 Gedas Kondrackis

Project Proposal Example Our association has been writing project proposals for various European and EEA projects since 2014. Fortunately for us we’ve been very successful at that, with funding approval rate of about 80%. We realised that there are few key things to know (in order to be successful) when applying for EU projects &…

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Erasmus project writing tips

Erasmus Project Writing: Ten Game Changer Tips

Erasmus Project Writing: Ten Game Changer Tips 1400 1087 Gedas Kondrackis

Key things about Erasmus project writing Completing an Erasmus+ project application (KA1, KA2, KA3 or other) might seem a daunting task. No worries, you are not the only one that thinks this way. Every single project is started with a little bit of anxiety. That’s why preparation in needed. Below we give the main things…

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