Money makes the world go ‘round - Funding, Finance and everything ‘not-so-nice’

Money makes the world go ‘round - Funding, Finance and everything ‘not-so-nice’

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Finding financial stability is always something NGO’s are working toward and sometimes it can feel like a never ending up-hill battle. NPOwer would like to make this battle a little easier by offering a wide variety of topics related to funding & financing NGOs.

NPOwer will also facilitate workshops related to legal matters, for example, setting up a well-balanced board structure, organizing annual COCI registrations, and more.

There are so many great ways you can learn how to make your NGO more stable, don’t miss out and sign up now!

Wed, Feb 24th : 6:00 – 6:45 pm

Get help with your COCI registration

Chamber of Commerce & Industry (COCI), Jude Houston


Thu, Feb 24th : 7:15 – 9:00 pm

Basics of accounting

R4CR, Chi Hing Roger


Sat, Feb 277h : 11:00 – 11:45 am

Basics of grant writing

Mar Consulting SXM, Margot Mesnard


Sat, Feb 277h : 11:00 – 11:45 am

Grant application information R4CR

R4CR, Rolf Hunink


Sat, Feb 277h : 11:00 – 11:45 am

Taxation & Budget Monotoring

BDO, Marcia Illidge & Paul Lungu

Sat, Feb 277h : 12:00 – 12:45 am

Auditing explained

S.O.A.B., Nicole Marlin

Sat, Feb 277h : 12:00 – 12:45 am

Managing finance with little finance

IHland Consulting, Iris Hakkens

Sat, Feb 277h : 13:00 – 13:45 am

NGOs and their legal structures. One size fits all?

Notary office Boekhoudt, Meredith Boekhoudt

Sat, Feb 277h : 13:00 – 13:45 am

Finding grants for your NGO

R4CR, Jose Sommers


Surviving as a Society

Disasters such as hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic have a direct impact on societies. This is no different for St. Maarten. During the conference, we will be focusing on how NGOs are dealing with the recent developments and how they can support each other. For example, there will be a workshop on the COVID-19 measures & the vaccination program, as well as a workshop on food security and ideas to set up a (national) food bank. There will also be 2 workshops on some specific critical needs in Sint Maarten’s society. In this context, one must certainly also consider the care for vulnerable individuals who are confronted with violence or mental, and social-emotional problems.


 Thu, Feb 25th: 6:00-6:45 pm

Someone’s gotta do it – Attuning to vulnerable persons

The Wild Flower - Cassandra Richardson


Sat, Feb 27th: 10:00-10:45 am

COVID Safety and vaccination

CPS- Eva Lista de Weever, White & Yellow Cross Care Foundation – Bart van der Meijden

Sat, Feb 27th: 01:00-01:45 pm

A (national ) food bank for St. Maarten

Moderator Kevin ‘Suppa’ Petrona, Government BAK department – Hassani Ellis, Freegan Food – Joost de Jong , Spaceless gardens – Denicio Wyatt


NGO Theme song being developed.

To put a ring to the great work the NGOs do, conference organizers have approached St. Martin’s own 4 time and Reigning Soca Rumble Power Monarch King Vers to translate to music the sentiments of the people who work for the civil society. Music has a way of reaching people from all walks of life and we cant wait to hear this song on World NGO Day performed by King Vers in collaboration with some local NGOs. 

Saturday February 27th World NGO DAY

King Vers and NGOs

Special Event and Funstuff


UNICEF is launching its newest program and likes to share with all attendees its plans for the upcoming four years.


Sat, Feb 27th: 10:00-10:45 am

New project - UNICEF

Suzette Moses-Burton, Marieke Roelfsema

Our keynotes Angela Richards and Yasmine Essed – dedicated volunteers with a passion for community

The NPOwer Raffle

The NGO Community Song by King Vers performed by the NGOs….

npower conf discu


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