Fellow Since 1997
This profile was prepared when Carolina Biquard was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1997.
The New Idea
Drawing upon the philosophy of North American management specialist Peter Drucker, Carolina Biquard is developing and spreading a new model of training and support for Argentine citizen sector organizations. By bringing together non-profits from across Argentina to share their experiences, learn about successful management and fundraising strategies, gain valuable skills, and begin to collaborate with one another, she is tackling an issue–the efficient provision of social services via the not-for-profit sector–that was previously under-recognized and untouched in Argentina. Moreover, through campaigns and seminars designed to build awareness of the growing Argentine non-profit sector, Carolina is helping the public, as well as government and business, to understand and support the vital role that non-profit organizations play in their communities. Through her creative adaptation of theories developed in other countries, she is forging a response to citizen-sector management challenges that is appropriate to the Argentine context.