Intro to the Lingo: Learning the Philanthropy Jargon

When you’ve read our social media posts or our annual reports (preferably both…), you might have come across some jargon that Catalyst Balkans uses almost daily but for those of you outside the world of philanthropy might have no clue about. Well, we’ve decided to help you out in deciphering some Philanthropy-speak. Below you’ll find Read more

August 8, 2016

Catalyst Conversations: What have we been up to?

“Hello…it’s me. I was wondering if after all these years, you’d like to meet…” – Adele Okay, so it hasn’t been years since we’ve been on the blog, but after another absence, we’re back! And even though we’ve been a bit silent on this end, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy. In fact, Catalyst Read more

August 1, 2016

Companies and Groups of Individuals Are Primary Donor Sources for 2013 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Giving by companies and groups of individuals (mass individual) accounted for 78% of all giving in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2013.  Catalyst’s publication today of the 2013 Annual Report on the State of Philanthropy for Bosnia and Herzegovina was based on an analysis of nearly 400 instances of philanthropy. This baseline measurement of the levels Read more

August 25, 2015

With More Than 1,000 Recorded Instances of Philanthropy, Croatia led the Western Balkans in Giving for 2013

The 2013 Annual Report on the State of Philanthropy for Croatia, published today by Catalyst, records 1,036 instances of philanthropy.  This level of philanthropic activity, coupled with Catalyst’s estimated value of overall giving in Croatia at €25.2 million, puts Croatia as a the leader in domestic giving in the Western Balkans region.  Non-profit organizations were Read more

July 23, 2015

More Than €2.9 Million Donated For Montenegrin Causes in 2013

Catalyst releases its 2013 Annual Report on the State of Philanthropy for Montenegro today.  More than 340 instances of philanthropic giving were recorded by Montenegrin individuals and companies as well as the diaspora.  Funding focuses were poverty reduction, support to marginalized groups, education and healthcare.  Companies and SMEs accounted for nearly 65% of the value Read more

July 22, 2015

First Giving Day in Serbia – Did we make it?

This summer, Serbian Philanthropy Forum officially launched this initiative by inviting companies and individuals to help association „Evo ruka“ start the first Inclusive centre in Zemun Polje. The centre is designed as open space in the community, where children with learning difficulties will be provided assistance and where people from Zemun Polje could spend quality time with their neighbours and children that need their support.
Initiative to collect funds took about three months, and was finished with a common volunteer action of arranging space in the Inclusive centre, where over 100 people participated.

October 14, 2013

Wrapping up Corporate Philanthropy Results for June

A few weeks have passed since our last update, but we have been busy here at philanthropyposts, as we have been preparing for a soft internet launch of the Catalyst brand…with a new Facebook and LinkedIn pages and email delivery system setup. We invite you to share both pages with your contacts and friends who might be interested in learning more about philanthropy in the region.
In the coming weeks, you will begin to see improvements in both the frequency as well as the presentation of data and information, based on the data Catalyst has begun to collect and process.
Today, we provide you with further details on what happened in corporate philanthropy during June 2013, completing our overview by providing country-level detail for Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia.

September 19, 2013

Highlights of Corporate Philanthropy in June

Last week’s post on corporate philanthropy during the month of June stirred a lot of interest, primarily due to the surprisingly high value we were able to ascribe to this form of philanthropy…a measurement we think has not been made before.
This week, we wanted to dig a bit deeper and provide some examples of the forms of philanthropy that the private sector engaged in during June. Lacking a better format for presentation, bear with us as we walk you through country by country

August 26, 2013