Our team

Jana Ledvinová

founder and director
+420 731 460 975
Executive chair of the Czech Fundraising Center, Jana has over 15 years of experience as a trainer and consultant of fundraising and CSO management in the Czech Republic, in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Middle East. She gained her experiences from founding and for over 20 years serving as the CEO of an environmental education organization in the Czech Republic. She studied NGO management at the Institute of Policy Studies at the , she was the John´s Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.

Jan Kroupa

founder and senior expert
+420 605 406 355
Jan has over 15 years of experience as a consultant, trainer and researcher in the field of philanthropy, resource mobilization, leadership and management of civil society organizations in more than a dozen countries around the world, primarily in Central and Eastern Europe. He is the co-founder of the Czech Fundraising Center and the Chair of NETT – the Civil Society Think Tank (www.ttnett.cz). Jan serves as a board member of several civil society organizations in the CEE region.

Petr Babouček

lektor a konzultant
Petr has 18 year of experience working in the NGO sector as an accountant, financial advisor and trainer. He holds a certificate of a Trainer of non-profit management from the John´s Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA.

Marie Bednářová (Říhová)

Program director
Marie Bednářová (Říhová) worked for IOM International Organization for Migration for 14 years, where she coordinated Foreign Development Cooperation projects in Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine and Romania. She also dealt with the topic of the social inclusion of immigrants. In recent years, she has focused on the methodology within the government's program of adaptation integration courses for foreigners. As a trainer, she focused on the intercultural and teaching skills of lecturers. For the City of Prague, she created and coordinated websites for foreigners in Prague - Metropolis of All and for national minorities in Prague.