Civil Society Powered by Business and Citizens

Date: 21/11/2015 – 21/03/2017

Donor: EU

Partners: Business in the Community, Northern Ireland – partner

Overall objective of the project: Contribution to creating favourable environment and philanthropy culture for increased and diverse strategic support of the Civil Society Organizations

Target groups:  150 CSOs throughout the Republic of Macedonia; 50 companies that support the CSOs; the general public (6,000 citizens)

Activities in the following components:

1) Internal regulation system for the CSOs that will improve the resource collection process (Trust Mark, internet platform and promotion, service for connecting CSOs with businesses, building capacities for CSOs);

2) Activities for connecting the business sector with the CSOs (Establishing business club, education of the companies, setting up 3 programs);

3) Encouraging citizens to donate to CSOs (public campaign, regular publication of a philanthropy supplement in magazines)

Expected results:

  • Established system that promotes and encourages donations in 30 reliable CSOs;
  • Established infrastructure to support CSOs in the local mobilization of resources;
  • Raising the capacity of 50 CSOs for cooperation with businesses;
  • Starting with 3 innovative programs for a CSO-business cooperation;
  • Raising the awareness about the benefits of donating to CSOs.