Articles on various subjects about NGOs

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.…

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 an NGO. Through my personal research, I…

Introduction to Creative Conflict Resolution

NGOs are considered hubs of cooperation, teamwork, social innovation, and solidarity. However, conflicts, disagreements, and tensions may arise in NGOs 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,…

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…

Action Finance Initiative

“If I had my own capital, I would do my own business.” The use of this phrase by more and more qualified young people, who do not have the required capital, led to the establishment of Action Finance initiative (http://www.afi.org .gr /) three years ago. Living in Greece of crisis and massive unemployment, the opportunities…

Volunteering and Universities: So close but so far

One of the best memories of my childhood was my visits with my grandmother at the UNICEF store during Christmas. This is when I started becoming familiar with the NGO sector. Then, during my school years, I participated in various initiatives and actions, such as bazaars or food and essential items gathering for the vulnerable…

Internship at HIGGS

A few months ago I was given the opportunity to choose where I would like to start an internship. As I had no idea what was what I really wanted to follow, I thought about what would make me feel good about myself and at the same time it would fill my time creatively. Under…

NGOs on the Internet II

Whether we are thinking of creating or running a Facebook page for our organization, we need to take into account the following 3 points in order to ensure a normal operation of our Facebook page. 1. Information What am I and what do I do? We should ensure that the information in the “About” and…

Around Exarchia square in 80 days

When I first came to Athens, I came across a breathtaking view of the Akropoli from the Monastiraki square. Walking through the neighborhoods of Thissio, Plaka, Psiri, full of tourists, shops and restaurants, I thought that the crisis was only a nightmare from the past. When I looked around the corner, I saw a different…

NGOs on the Internet

As part of HIGGS educational activities, I have the opportunity to work with NGOs working in Greece, in the framework of advisory meetings on issues related to the use of Facebook. Based on the experience I have gained, there is a strong need to improve and enhance the digital image of NGOs, as it is…

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