Jakarta, PWYP Indonesia – The fourth Priority Agenda of PWYP Indonesia’s Work Guidelines (GBHK) emphasizes strengthening capacity and developing organizational independence. The strengthening in question is not only in corporate governance but also includes developing the organization’s financial freedom and economic resilience. Advocacy work encouraging extractive resource governance reform must be supported by the organization’s internal managerial and economic quality. It aims to ensure that the organization will grow, survive and develop. Based on this, the PWYP Indonesia National Secretariat held a “Training on Investment for Non-Profit Organizations,” which was attended by national secretariat staff and PWYP Indonesia coalition members.

The training presented Ms. Juliantika Handayani as a facilitator. She is a Founder of Cenayank Saham. Hybrid through Zoom online channel and the offline location at the PWYP Indonesia National Secretariat Office on May 23, 2022. Supported by the Ford Foundation through the BUILD program, this training aims to increase the capacity of coalition members in the introduction of fund investment. Increase capacity in developing fund investment portfolios, strengthen organizational and human resource capacity in managing fund investment, especially stocks, and find alternative funding for organizations outside donor support.

This training is crucial, considering that this still needs to be widely done at the level of non-profit organizations. Some internal organizations must familiarize themselves with basic investment knowledge, including theory and practice. In this training, participants are introduced to the knowledge base starting from the introduction, types, and risks of money market investments, bonds, stocks, and mutual funds. The material contained in this training includes stock investment material and related regulations. As well as involving the practice of mini-observing stock trading, how to look at stocks from the fundamental side (Tbk / Open Company Financial Statements), how to see real-time supplies, and the optimal time to buy and sell stocks.

The training begins with a basic introduction to investment, allocating resources, generally money, to generate income or profit. Many types of investments can be chosen according to the risk profile. Time deposits, gold investments, mutual funds, bonds, and stocks are common types of investments that can be selected, and each has different potential risks.

At least the most profitable, promising, and safe investment has a small risk. However, one of the principles of investing is “High Risk, High Return,” the greater the risk of financing, the greater the chance of profit.

After recognizing investment types, potential, and benefits, the public must also understand that any investment has varying risks. It is essential for beginners who are about to start investing in understanding each individual’s risk profile. The primary purpose of investment is to protect the value of money with the hope of earning profits in the future. Being wise in the making and managing assets is the principal capital to run a safe and sustainable investment. Efforts to minimize risk can be made by brainstorming and keeping up with news about investments in various digital and print channels.

This training on investment is one of the first steps for the PWYP Indonesia Secretariat and coalition members in carrying out the mandate of the GBHK priority agenda to achieve indicators of increased financial management capacity and new fundraising strategies by having an economic development unit that effectively encourages institutional financial independence and sustainability of support for coalition members. (NR/CRA/ML/AN)