Outreach Event: NPOs & Charitable Foundations

October 23rd, 2019: We held the Outreach Event “NPOs & Charitable Foundations”, in order to present the results of our new survey on “Greek Non-Profit Organizations & Charitable Foundations”. We were fortunate to be joined by three representatives from the largest Charitable Foundations in Greece, Rosalyn Benjamin, Program Officer at the “Stavros Niarchos Foundation”, Christina Ataroglou, Program & Grants Officer at the “John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation” and Michalis Printzos, Director of Programming at “The Hellenic Initiative”.

Our guest speakers shared with the audience their experience regarding their collaboration with non-profit organizations while focusing on the following topics:

  • How can NPOs build successful partnerships with Charitable Foundations?
  • Key factors when implementing funded projects!
  • Which reasons can lead to the termination of funding?
  • How Charitable Foundations assess Results and Social Impact?
  • What are the most common mistakes NPOs make in their reports?
  • What are the priorities of Charitable Foundations for the next 2 years?

Speakers’ CVs

Rosalyn Benjamin
Program Officer
Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Rosalyn Benjamin is a Program Officer at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Rosalyn has primarily been involved in projects in the fields of disability and poverty.

Before joining the Foundation in 2013, she worked as a creative economy consultant based in London for five years, in the advertising sector in Greece and as a volunteer for several not for profit initiatives related to innovation, environmental sustainability and education.

Rosalyn holds a BA in Visual Communication from Middlesex University, London and an MA in Enterprise and Management from the University of the Arts, London.

Christina Ataroglou
Program & Grants Officer
John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation

Christina Ataroglou is a Program & Grants Officer at the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation since 2017. She is responsible for the evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of grants and programs of the Foundation in the field of education, such as the scholarship program, and the procurement of contracts.

Christina has previously been involved in the organization of educational programs and scientific conferences and has completed an internship in a law company, mainly in commercial and civil law matters. She is a member of the Athens Bar Association, a graduate of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and she is currently completing her MSc in Business for Lawyers Program at Alba Graduate Business School.

Michael Printzos
Director of Programming
The Hellenic Initiative

Michael Printzos shares over 15 years of hands-on experience in the commercialization of R&D results, having worked with a number of companies and organizations in the USA, UK, Germany, Singapore and Greece. Currently he is the Program Director of The Hellenic Initiative investing in the future of Greece through direct philanthropy and economic revitalization. In the past, he has been a trainer and invited speaker in conferences regarding innovation management and incubation.

He is the co-founder of two start-ups, one focusing on the renewable energy sector based in Athens and the other one, a medical imaging software company, based in Oxford.

Michael is also a committee member of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce (Innovation-Education-Entrepreneurship Committee) working towards the setup of the right entrepreneurial ecosystem and the adaptation of best practices and policies. He is a holder of a Masters degree (Engineering Science) from Oxford University (UK). In 2015 he was elected one of the 40under40 European Young Leaders representing Greece.

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