Measuring social impact in the nonprofit sector

Organizations that are active in the field of Civil Society aim to create a positive social impact through their work and especially through their projects’ implementation. Being able to use their sources efficiently and effectively in order to maximize their results and thus to help alleviate social problems is a key requirement for all organizations.…

Interview: U.S. Embassy in Athens

Mr. Michael Snyder, Cultural Attaché of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, answers a few of our questions on NGO support. 1. Could you please let us know in which ways do you support nonprofit organizations? Do you have any priorities? The Cultural Section of the US Embassy in Athens provides grants to non-profit organizations that…

Interview: Hellenic Petroleum Group

Hellenic Petroleum was established in 1998 and is one of the leading energy groups in Southeastern Europe with a multi-dimensional Corporate Social Responsibility action plan both in Greece and abroad. Mrs. Rania Soulaki, CSR Director of HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group, answers our questions about providing support to Non-Profit Organizations. A few words about the project and…

Interview: Vodafone Foundation

Based in Great Britain, the Vodafone Foundation has been combining charitable giving and technology to make a difference in the world for 26 years under the motto “Connecting for Good”, In Greece, the Vodafone Foundation was established in 2002 to support projects and programs adapted to the needs of the Greek society. These projects mainly…

Internship at HIGGS: Students’ Experience

Elisa Pagiolari – Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Peloponnese 1/1/2018-31/3/2018 A few months ago, I had the chance to apply for an internship through the University of Peloponnese, where I am studying. From the beginning, I knew I wanted to do an internship in a Nonprofit Organization. Through my personal research,…

Introduction to Creative Conflict Resolution

NPOs are considered hubs of cooperation, teamwork, social innovation, and solidarity. However, conflicts, disagreements, and tensions may arise in NPOs as in any other field, thus undermining the harmonious atmosphere of communication and creative thinking. During the course of HIGGS’s Bootcamp we pointed out that in the process of assessing the needs of a project,…

Thoughts on Social Cooperative Enterprises

Truth is it has been a long time since I first thought about writing to you about the topic of Social Cooperative Enterprises, Social Economy Record and the financial tools used respectively, as I was conflicted with what should I write with regard to the matter. Nevertheless, Mr. Chouliaras, co-founder of HIGGS, had already delved…

The Volunteering Program of Athens University of Economics and Business «AUEB Volunteers»

The volunteers are the driving force of the Civil Society. Especially, when it comes to volunteers with abilities and the proper characteristics that any Non-Governmental Organization needs, then we’re talking about gems. Wishing to create a connection between the community of Athens University of Economics and Business, namely the students, the teaching staff and the…

Calls for Funding

Erasmus+ Programme: Call for proposals 2018 End of Submission: Different Deadlines from 1st February – 26th  April 2018   EuropeAid: Supporting Civil Society Dialogue Between EU and Turkey Grant Scheme End of Submission: 16 February 2018   Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) Topics End of Submission: 1st March 2018 – Raising Awareness on migrant’s…

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