HIGGS Donors’ Speed-Dating Event II

12 June 2018 – The 2nd HIGGS Donors’ Speed-Dating Event is a fact! An event which brought together 26 of the largest Public Benefit Foundations of our country and companies involved in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, with 84 Nonprofit Organizations from all over Greece.

The Speed-Dating method enabled NPOs to present their work and discuss with the Donors about possible ways of collaboration that could help them strengthen their actions.

HIGGS, the 1st Incubator and Accelerator for Nonprofit Organizations in Greece, has once again been the link of these two fields, which both have the will to meet the needs of thousands of people from vulnerable groups in our country through their work and projects.

The Public Benefit Foundations which participated in the Donors’ Speed Dating Event were the following: Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Hellenic Initiative, the US Embassy, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, the TIMA Charitable Foundation, the Captain Vasilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation, The Vodafone Foundation, the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation, Costas M. Lemos Foundation, the Ascend Collaborative, the Bodossaki Foundation and the G & A Mamidakis Foundation. We also had representatives from the following companies: ABBVIE Pharmaceuticals, CITI, Genesis Pharma, Microsoft Hellas, METRO, Nestle, OTE, Procter & Gamble, WIND, AB Vassilopoulos, Athenian Brewery, Hellenic Petroleum, Heron and Sklavenitis.

The Nonprofit Organizations that participated in the Speed Dating Event were the following: Animal Action Hellas, Be The Miracle, Campfire Innovation, Career Sign, Caritas Hellas, Challedu, Connectiva, Danish Refugee Council Greece, Diadrasis, Dogs’ Voice, Emergency Response Center International, Ethnofest, GIVMED, Inter Alia, I-Paidi, Ithaca Laundry, Jane Goodall’S Roots & Shoots Greece, Job – Pairs, Journey2Jobs, Karkinaki, Make-A-Wish Greece, Mindspace, Morgana, Open Health Alliance, REvive Greece, Social Hackers, Academy, Solomon, Space Innovation, The Language Project, The People’s Trust, The Tipping Point In Education, Vouliwatch, We Need Books, Women On Top, Agigma Zois, Academy of Entrepreneurship, Amimoni, ANIMA, Diavazo Gia Tous Allous, Biopolitics International Organization, Network for Children’s Rights, Dynami Zois, Dose Zoi, EDRA, Diaconia, Hellenic Association for Therapeutic Riding, Alzheimer Chalkida, The Hellenic Rescue Team, The Greek Council For Refugees, Hellenic Red Cross, Enaleia, Europaiki Ekfrasi, Zwes, Helession, Thalpos, Positive Voice, IASIS, Labrakis Foundation, K.E.F.I., Kentro Agapis, Child & Adolescent’s Center, Koinwnia & Politismos, Margarita, Nina Dog’s Voice, Nosilia, Angels Of Joy, Organization Earth, Pakoe, Parko xaras, Pek Amea, PΟYmittou, Pepsaee, PRASIN ALOGA, Prometheus , Freedom Gate, Syzoi, Lalibela, Wikipedia Schools, Therapeutic Riding Association of Greece (TRAG), Syntexnia Geliou, Greek Guiding Association, Spring Children, FRONTIZO, Nestor Psychogeriatric Association.

As HIGGS Director, Sotiris Petropoulos said: “Since its creation, HIGGS aims at activating the creative forces of the Civil Society. The HIGGS Donors’ Speed-Dating Event is an original way of acquaintance and a starting point for redefining the co-operation among Donors and NPOs in a clear, structured, professional framework that creates new horizons to their social work project. We are thankful to the participants who honored us with their presence. “

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