|2013 Grantee Meeting and Workshop|
This year’s grantees of Sabanci Foundation Social Development Grant Program convened in Istanbul on 22 August 2013 to meet each other and share experiences. Present at the meeting were project coordinators from the Association of Women with Disabilities, Hayat Sende Youth Academy Association, Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work, Women for Women’s Human Rights, Mardin Women Cooperation Association, Odemis Women’s Cooperative, Karabiga Women’s Cooperative, Community Volunteers Foundation, Social Rights and Research Association and Flying Broom Association.
During the meeting, project coordinators shared the plans for their respective projects and explored opportunities for cooperation. Sabanci Foundation Programs team gave information about the grant management process, as well as the communication methods and monitoring & evaluation framework. Mr Suat Ozcagdas, the founder of Social Innovation Center, highlighted the success factors and things to consider while implementing the projects.
In general, results of the meeting were satisfactory for the participants.
“The atmosphere was very cozy. We shared our experiences. I felt very comfortable and happy to see that there is a team work and I am a part of it.”
“The meeting was brief and to the point. It was very important to make the participants stay focused. Each project coordinator had the opportunity to introduce his/her organization. The meeting was very fruitful.”
“It was a highly motivating meeting. I received very valuable and constructive information regarding Sabanci Foundation’s approach to the projects.”