Yay! It’s coming! World NGO Day is February 27th and here at NPOwer we are so excited to deliver NPOwer’s very First NGO conference on Saturday, 2-22-2020.  

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Saturday, February 22

10:30 AST

Local funding opportunities for your NPO
Four local organizations will present funding opportunities for local Non-Profits in a very short 5 to 10 minute presentation. They will explain who they are, what they do and what type of funding, grants or donations are available.  
The organizations in alphabetical order are:
  1. Be the Change Foundation
  2. Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds
  3. Samenwerkende Fondsen
  4. St. Maarten Development Fund

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Fleur Hermanides

Project Advisor Sint Maarten, Saba and Statia, Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben
I am a biologist by training and involved in different initiatives, but specialise in funding for social projects through Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben (SFC). SFC is a collaborative initiative by 5 funding agencies in the Netherlands that support social projects throughout the Dutch... Read More →
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Melanie Choisy

President, Be the Change Foundation
Currently the Program & Development Manager at the SMDF. Anything you think I can assist with as it relates to funding, volunteering or NPOs in general, I'm all ears :-)
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Candia Joseph

Country Manager SOAB and Board member PBCF, S.O.A.B. and Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds
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Makhicia Brooks

Director, St. Maarten Development Fund

Saturday February 22, 2020 10:30 - 11:20 AST
Room 2/3

11:30 AST

Introduction in managing your NGO's finances
The workshop which will be provided by SOAB will provide you with information and useful tips on the following;
- Financial planning and budgeting
- Financial Administration
- Internal Controls
- Financial reporting

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Candia Joseph

Country Manager SOAB and Board member PBCF, S.O.A.B. and Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds
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Nicole Marlin

Manager, S.O.A.B.
My name is Nicole Marlin, I am 31 years old and I am a Registered Accountant. I have 10 years of auditing experience of which 7 years working at a big four accounting firm in the Netherlands and 3 years at SOAB in Sint Maarten. SOAB is the leading government auditor for Curacao and... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 11:30 - 12:20 AST
Room 10

11:30 AST

New Obligations for Foundations and Associations
On November 19, 2019 Book 2 of the Civil Code has been amended. Part of the amendments concern implementations of recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental organization, established to combat money laundering. The amendments have a significant impact on your Foundation or Association with respect to the obligation to publish annual reports and annual statements.

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Paul van Vliet

Grant Thornton
Paul provides services in the country St. Maarten and on the Dutch Caribbean Islands Saba and St. Eustatius. Paul has over 20 years of professional experience in advising domestic and subsidiaries of multinational companies on national legal matters. He is Tax Partner for locally... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 11:30 - 12:20 AST
Room 5

13:30 AST

Successful Grant writing
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Tanya Power-Stevens

Grant Officer, Environmental Protection in the Caribbean
My professional life is in the NGO and non-profit sector. I have worked for Oxfam, the World Food Programme and the United Nations Office for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs among others, in emergencies and conflict zones in Europe, Asia and Africa. I have managed projects... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 13:30 - 14:20 AST
Room 2/3