Irina Shubina

Irina is the Head of Charity at VKontakte, Russia’s version of Facebook. Her focus of work is to develop the professionalism of the non-profit sector in Russia. In the last 10 years Irina has worked with government, business and charities and organised training and education programmes.

Recently, Irina has been researching training programmes for volunteers in the non-profit sector and trying to build a competence assessment system for developing skills through volunteering.

Irina’s action plan is to contribute to developing the professionalism of the not-for-profit sector in Russia by incorporating international best practice and ideas. She wants to create a tool of impact assessment for non-profit organisations that will lead to improved effectiveness, funding and sustainability and which could be used nationwide.