Name of the project: M3 – Management, Marketing and Money Training Course
Date: 24th May until 1st June 2019
Country/City: Lillehammer, Norway
What was the main topic of the event?
Kristi Ilves – Management, Marketing and Money
Dmitri Anufrijev – Management, marketing and money.
Ingrid Tärk – Money, marketing and management in NGO level.
What was the biggest learning moments on the event for you?
Kristi Ilves – For me personally the Management of a future Ngo that I will create.
Dmitri Anufrijev – Realizing and comprehending how big is the world of NGO nowadays and what a huge impact they can make on our planet, life and humans. Being obsessed with start ups i know a lot of marketing tricks and mechanisms, hence i though, it won’t be that helpful for me personally, in terms of marketing, but turns that world is much bigger than i thought and when the topic came to Management and Funding, huh, i wish i could take my words back. Trainers were bombarding us with a huge clusters of informations, gathered through years of experience working in a field of NGO. I got an enormous amount of insights and any topic we were covering was thought-provoking. For now you are just a volunteer and Bam, since now you honestly regarding creating your own NGO, and second BAM, you realize that you have all info, skill and contacts for that after this training course. In a nutshell, turning points (super helpful learning point) were as normal through-out the training as a snack, meaning every single day.
Ingrid Tärk – I learned everything new every day. The trainers provided us with so much tools we could use in own NGOs and also in daily basis.
Do you have any plans to continue active in the field? If yes, what?
Kristi Ilves – Yes, being active in youth work requires me to manage and create projects on my own.
Dmitri Anufrijev – Yes, I’m considering creating my own NGO with the help of my Estonian buddies from training course. Ingrid already piloting her own, and about to apply projects for funding. I super interested now. But the whole thing depends on my life in Estonia. I just finished my education and don’t know what i’m about to do. If i find any proper job and still have time to devote to NGO i will go for it.
Ingrid Tärk – It might happen that soon I will have my own Erasmus+ project to implement and then every learned skill and given tools will come handy.
Would you recommend it to your friends? I yes, why? If not, why not?
Kristi Ilves – Definitely worth the time and effort since this particular training course had excellent team that was very professional in all aspects, trainers, organizing details and wonderful healthy diet.
Dmitri Anufrijev – I have no doubt, everybody interested in any of mentioned topics and connected with the field of NGO must attend this training at least once. To detect what is hidden inside you ought to learn something new and immerse yourself in intercultural atmosphere is one of the best ways. Frankly speaking you had better do that as earlier as possible. Enforcing with knowledge about marketing, management and how to raise money will raise super awareness about current situation at NGO’s market, and hence will help you a lot with creating your own once you done with preparations. Training itself was one of those moments, which leads you to epiphany to insight, which like a catalyst will speed you up towards fruitful, tangible results. It was great as F**k, to put it mildly, you know… I incentivize you to apply for it. As parting words i would like to say: “go for it and it will bring you good harvest”.
Ingrid Tärk – Of course! Erasmus+ in general gives you so much. It truly enriches you. I would definitely recommend anyone to go to trainings with Pavel and Marcus, every little activity they had included in the program was in its right place and made perfect sense.
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Ingrid Tärk – The food was so great I think I gained 3-4 kilos there! 😀 Also it was super weird to experience snow in June.
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme