In the end of 2015 the main donor could not continue to support the project NewDoor any longer and Diana Lapkis was put before a decision of either concluding NewDoor activities in Latvia or finding a way to raise the project to a new level. She invited her associates and NewDoor mentors Maria Povilaite
and Olga Kotova
to join the board and rearranged perspectives and activities of the organization.
Firstly the new board has put together the
new study program
in order to correspond to the specific needs of Latvian, Baltic and Eastern European market. The study program is strongly orientated to practical skill development, tangible value for the participants and their communities
Secondly, the financing of all activities now happens through projects and grants that NewDoor applies to together with international partners. All funds go specifically to project needs and are audited in accordance with international audit requirements. The organization keeps
an agile approach to financial planning
. The board receives no regular salaries and has no regular administrative costs outside of project activities.
NewDoor is one of the four founders of Latvian Social Entrepreneurship Association, promoting
social impact investment and civil involvement
, cooperating with municipalities of Latvia, Latvian Ministry of Welfare, Latvian Startup Association, local businesses and media.
In 2019 NewDoor international social entrepreneurship accelerator has been
nominated for Emerging Europe Awards 2019 in "Equality-Friendly Initiative of the Year" category.