“Thales II: Mapping and Evaluating Greek Nonprofits”

The project “Thales II: Evaluation of Greek Nonprofit Organizations” is a continuation of the Thales I Project. It has a duration of two (2) years and is implemented by the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese in collaboration with the Nonprofit Organization HIGGS. Thales II is being funded by five (5) charitable foundations: TIMA Charitable Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Athanassios K. Laskaridis Foundation, Captain Vassilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation, John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.

Thales II has the following objectives:

  • First, to continue mapping and evaluating the Greek NPO ecosystem, offering all stakeholders (NPOs, funders, volunteers, researchers, the media, the wider public, etc.) a complete and objective image of the sector.
  • Secondly, to include in the evaluation process new, qualitative criteria to complement the quantitative ones used in Thales I.
  • Thirdly, to explore the possibilities of improving the credibility of Nonprofit Organizations in Greece and
  • Fourthly, to promote volunteering, broaden participation, raise awareness, and increase visibility and donations.

An important point is that the evaluation should result in a rating/categorization of organizations that participate. Thus, each organization will receive a number of stars from one (1) to four (4) (best possible performance). The evaluation will produce thematic lists of evaluated NPOs based on their key areas of activity, as stated by them and confirmed by the activities they have implemented over a certain period.


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