Program to Increase NPOs’ Contribution to Development of Belgorod Region

On Janury 15, 2019, a strategic session titled “Increasing the Contribution of Non-Profit Organizations to the Social and Cultural Development of the Belgorod Region” was held at the initiative of the “Art, Science and Sports” Foundation. The event was held with the support of the Administration of the Belgorod region. The partner of the event was the Social Information Agency. In the future, such events will be initiated in the Kursk and Orenburg Regions.


During the session, a program was developed to increase the contribution of NPOs to the social and cultural development of the region, based on the already conducted research on the possibilities of the non-profit sector in the region, namely, a desk study of regional NPOs based on on open sources, including an analysis of the information openness of NPOs (web-site, information on reports, team, interaction with mass media), areas of activities, sources of financing and FR-activities, interaction with partners; as well as a series of interviews with NPO leaders focused on project and training experience, organizational resources, interaction with partners, existing problems and the development potential of regional NPOs and the entire non-profit sector of the region. Moreover, a content analysis of the regional mass media and their agenda of events was conducted.

At the session, data on research conducted by ASI and the “Art, Science and Sport” Foundation were presented, the analysis of which, together with the participants’ experience, made it possible to summarize the collected materials and outline a strategy for including the third sector in the development of the region and activating the local community to join social resources.

Subject to the session results, a three-year program aimed at increasing the NPOs’ contribution to the social and cultural development of the Belgorod Region.
The program includes solutions to identified problems and steps to develop the potential of NPOs and the entire non-profit sector of the region, proposed by the participants of the strategic session.

Fatima Mukhomedzhan, the Deputy Director of the “Art, Science and Sport” Charity Foundation noted, “One of the important directions of the Foundation’s is the development of the regions of presence of Metalloinvest’s enterprises in the Belgorod, Kursk and Orenburg Regions, which allows not only to activate local communities in these regions and to build effective interaction between government, business, NPOs and society, but also to apply Russian global experience of the non-profit sector to small towns.”


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