U.S. Embassy brings in expert to support development of local NGOs

Local NGO leaders are better equipped to do their work following three days of workshop led by an American expert in NGO planning and organization.

The U.S. Embassy in Suriname organized the free workshops from December 12 through 14, which were attended by representatives of almost 50 local NGOs.  The workshops were led by Professor William Brown, the director of the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy and director of the Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service.

The workshops, titled “From Passion to Proposal,” focused on three areas that are the keys to an NGOs success.  These are 1) How to best define an organization’s mission and values, 2) How to build sustainability into an NGOs programs and increase an organization’s capacity, and 3) Developing tools to monitor and evaluate the performance of an NGO.  The workshops contribute to the ability of Surinamese NGOs to find solutions to challenges facing their nation.