Today, on September 25 in a sessional hall of the Nikolaev city council there began the work All-Ukrainian conference "Local philanthropy in Ukraine: effective mechanisms and instruments of development" which will last two days - from September 25 to September 26. As organizers of conference the Ukrainian Forum of Philanthropists, NGOO "Fund of a Development of the City of Nikolaev" and the Center of social programs of the RUSAL company in Ukraine acted.
The purpose of this conference consists in discussion of tendencies of development of local philanthropy in Ukraine, definition of opportunities of its further improvement as forms of social responsibility and civil activity. Conference has to help to define basic criteria of activity of funds of communities in Ukraine as instrument of development of local philanthropy, to develop strategy of creation of a network of funds of communities on the basis of the Ukrainian forum of philanthropists.
"Charitable public organizations in Ukraine have to learn to survive as "donors" leave Ukraine. Ourselves have to look for means. Will pass some more years, and in Ukraine there will be no charitable organizations with foreign investment as it happened to other countries of Europe. Therefore carrying out similar conferences is just necessary", - the head of the Ukrainian fund of philanthropists Anna Gulevskaya - Chernysh declared.
One more important task of this conference consists in making programs of charity foundations as much as possible transparent that people trusted public organizations more, instead of considered them as only one of ways of money laundering. Only at mutual trust probably effective cooperation with representatives of business, mass media and other public organizations, - is considered by A. Gulevskaya - Chernysh.
In the Nikolaev area it is registered about one thousand public organizations, but only 60 from them are actively working. Than other funds and the organizations are engaged it isn't known.So the question of transparency is actual for Nikolaev more than ever.
In the conference devoted to development of philanthropy (charity), representatives of the Nikolaev business, funds of local and All-Ukrainian communities, the public and charitable organizations, and also local governments take active part. The international experts were invited to conference from Russia also.