Fires in the Region – How Can You Help?

Another natural disaster has hit the region. Wildfires across Montenegro and Croatia have forced evacuations. There are fires in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well, though not as dangerous. Many firefighters with the help of volunteers are fighting day and night. Some places are still at risk, but when they extinguish the fire, help is going Read more

July 19, 2017

Giving by Mass Individuals in Serbia On the Rise, Giving to Non-Profit Organizations Increasing

A Summary of Findings from the 2016 Annual Report on the State of Philanthropy in Serbia, Part 1 Domestic philanthropy in Serbia in 2016 was characterized by a slight increase from 2015 in the number of instances of giving recorded (1.6% – from 3,218 to 3,270) and a slight decline in the total estimated value Read more

March 20, 2017

Reasons for Giving: Understanding Why People are Philanthropic

Over the course of this blog, we’ve written about various ways that philanthropy can be manifested here in the Balkans and elsewhere. You can give in both small in big ways. (Yes, I say that a lot, but it’s a pretty major thing to remember.) Going back to our definition of philanthropy in a broad Read more

October 28, 2016

Cracking the Philanthropy Code: Serbia Edition

Over the next few months, we’re going to be rolling out reports covering philanthropy in the region. This post is going to be dedicated to our most recently released report on Serbia’s philanthropy scene. The work we do is centered on collecting data on philanthropic instances in the region, and our annual reports provide a Read more

September 30, 2016

Feeling the Philanthropy Groove

Around the world, one of the best ways to organize a philanthropic event is through the benefit concert. These events can be great ways for local organizations to get together and connect with their communities. They can also be flexible depending on the size of your organization or your fundraising team. These events can range Read more

September 19, 2016

Philanthropy After the August 6, 2016 Flood in Macedonia

On August 6, 2016, heavy rains caused floods in Skopje and Tetovo, Macedonia, with much of the damage from the catastrophe being in outlying areas. The flooding resulted in the death of 21 people in the villages of Stajkovic, Singelic, and Aracinovo. Around 100 citizens were also injured in the flooding, while many families were Read more

September 12, 2016

Philanthropy and the Margins: Zagreb Pride’s Incorporation of Philanthropy

Reaching out to supporters and asking for direct donations (monetary or in-kind) is a popular and efficient way to fundraise for an organization. Supporting philanthropic initiatives in this way can mean that local people who believe in the mission of the organization become more involved in it through taking a certain stake in it. This Read more

September 5, 2016

Playing the Philanthropy Game: How Giving and Video Gaming Can Intersect and Interact

For the past few weeks, I’ve been semi—okay, completely—obsessed with Pokémon Go. I’m pretty sure the whole world has. While my Facebook feed kept popping up with everything and anything dealing with this game that has players walk around (while in some cases being robbed or being arrested for trespassing) catching various monsters, battling for Read more

August 22, 2016