Innovations in the Financing of the Civil Society Organizations
During my studies at the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, I actively participated in the activities of student government and joined the activities of various student and scientific public organizations. Even then, I was able to grasp the enormous potential of these organizations and also realized how insufficient the financial resources they possessed were.
So, not surprisingly, after graduating from the University, I became interested in the functioning of civil society and its institutions. Scientific interest turned into a significant scientific product and in 2016 at a meeting of the specialized academic council at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv an open defense of the candidate's dissertation took place.
The scientific degree allowed me to conduct more in-depth scientific research, as well as to participate in serious scientific events and activities: international conferences, summits, internships, etc. Therefore, in May 2018, I was lucky enough to become one of the four participants who passed the competitive selection and had the opportunity to visit Fil. Dr. Jan-U. Institute to carry out research under the guidance of renowned scientist Fil. Dr., Professor Jan-Urban Sandal.
Focusing exclusively on science and changing approaches to research brought incredible satisfaction, so when Prof. Jan-Urban Sandal offered to pass the test in order to participate in a four-year research program based at Fil. Dr. Jan-U.Sandal Institute, there was no doubt. Thus, on June 1, 2018, Ireceived a new status — Affiliated honorary research fellow atFil. Dr. Jan-U. Sandal Institute.
As my scientific interest was solely devoted to civil society, and one of the main topics of Fil. Dr. Jan-U. Institute is research on innovation; we decided to find out how the use of innovative approaches can have a positive impact on improving the financial capacity of civil society institutions and directly the effectiveness of their activities. Thus, the topic of the given dissertation, which you are now holding in your hands, appeared. The dissertation will be of use for scholars studying the problems of functioning and development of civil society and its finances, researchers of innovations in this field, students of economic and other socially-oriented specialties, representatives of civil society, public authorities, local governments, and the general public. Iryna Tkachuk, January 2022