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…

Nonprofit Civil Partnerships and NSRF

As we have already concluded in previous articles, characterizing a legal person, for example a Nonprofit Civil Partnership, as nonprofit does not depend on the characterization already given to it by its founders but on its article of incorporation and most of all on practice and facts linked to its activity. The supervisor in charge…

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…

The practical application of Pro-rata and how it applies to Nonprofit Organizations

Until recently, most of the Nonprofit Organizations were exempt from tax, as the most likely did not operate an activity that was subject to it. In recent years the pressure to ensure sustainability has led several organizations to carry out revenue-generating activities, however for the tax authority they are considered to be economic activities subject…

Diavgeia program and NPOs

In 2010 the “Diavgeia” (clarity) program was introduced into the Greek Law, the main purpose of which is to enhance transparency by obliging the submission of laws and acts of governmental and administrative entities on the Internet in such a way that every citizen will have easy access to. Furthermore, the Legislator, wishing to increase…

Greek NPOs and Crowdfunding

HIGGS in order to support Greek Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs), has carried out the first survey in Greece on “Crowdfunding and NPOs”. The aim of the research was to study and analyze the practice of pooling resources as well as to record the crowdfunding campaigns of Greek NPOs in order to investigate the factors that led to…

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