Register for the Think Tank School in Belgium till February 1!

Register for the Think Tank School till February 1!


What is It About?
Topics of the seminar include: fundraising, communication, strategic planning and coalition building.
When and Where?
Think Tank School will take place on March 7-8, 2013 in Leuven (Belgium) prior to the second annual ESFL Conference.
Who May Apply?
We invite members of new European think tanks (up to 5 years in operation), new employees of developed think tanks, individuals who are active, motivated and dedicated to the ideas of liberty.
We will select 26 best applicants and provide them with a seminar package: travel grant of 150 EUR, free accommodation, free meals and free event material.
How to Apply?
Please send us the application form by February 1, 2013.
Why to Apply?
1.     You will get the best knowledge on Think Tank management, fundraising and communication.
2.     The speakers of the seminar will be experienced professionals from the USA and Europe. Participants will be able to address their specific issues and problems.
3.     For those involved with Atlas Leadership Academy: think tank schools is a part of the Atlas Leadership Academy and you will receive 2 credits for participating in it.
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Day 1, Thursday, March 7
9:00 – 10:00 Introduction session
10:00–13:00 Workshop: Methods and Means
10:00-10:30 Can We Improve the Future of Europe
        The World We Work in
        An Overview on Europe’s Current Problems
        Tendencies of Federalization
10:30-11:00 Q&A
11:00-11:20 Break
11:20-13:00 Managing and Coordinating
        Importance of Strategic Planning
        Types of Organizational Structure
        Managing People, Internal Communication
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00–18:00 Workshop: Communication
14:00-15:00 Developing a communication strategy
         How to get started on communication strategy
         Key elements of communication plan
         How to excel in communicating
15:00-15:30 Experience of the ESFL
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-17:00 Group working “Crafting communication strategy”
17:00-17:45 Discussion: Promoting the Message in Multilingual Europe
18:30 Dinner
Day 2, Friday, March 8
9:00–12:30 Workshop: Fundraising
9:00-9:40 Selling to sponsors: faith, fundraising and techniques
       Faith vs. techniques. Why do Commitment to Ideas
       of Liberty Matter
       Characteristics of a Successful Sales Force
       Personal experience
09:40-10:20 Approaching foundations
10:20-10:40 Experience of the SFL
10:40-11:30 Group work “Developing fundraising strategy”
11:30-12:00 Discussion: how to raise resources for joint projects
12:00-12:30 Evaluation session
March 8-10 2013