Successful Completion of the Regional Sustainability Academy

From April 20 to 22, 2021, Trag hosted an online Regional Sustainability Academy, gathering civil society organizations from the Western Balkans region. These organizations were previously a part of the national Sustainability Academies, conducted through the SIGN network partners in five countries during 2019. The Sustainability Academy program aims to help the civil society organizations build partnerships with the new donors, improve their long-term financial planning and sustainability by increasing visibility and impact in the communities in which they operate. In the regional part of the program, 32 organizations from five Western Balkan countries took part, gaining the opportunity to learn more about fundraising using traditional and innovative fundraising approaches, know-how on how to empower fundraisers inside and outside their teams, with special attention paid to developing relationships with potential

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Signs of Change – Celebrating 10 Years of SIGN Network

SouthEast European Indigenous Grantmakers Network (SIGN), celebrated its 10th anniversary by organizing the SIGNs of CHANGE, a one-day event in the Philanthropy House in Brussels. During the event that was hosted by the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and its CEO Gerard Salole, participants had an opportunity to discuss the context for philanthropy development in the Western Balkans region and the ways it addresses the shrinking space for civil society in these countries. Representatives of Trag Foundation from Serbia, Fund for Active Citizenship from Montenegro, Mozaik Foundation from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Forum for Civic Initiatives from Kosovo, HORUS from North Macedonia and Catalyst Balkans from Serbia discussed how they support the non-profits in their countries to mobilize citizens, build trust in their communities and generate social changes. As a part of

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Forum for Civic Initiatives – FIQ (Kosovo)
Fund for Active Citizenship – fAKT (Montenegro)
Mozaik Foundation (BiH)
Trag Foundation (Serbia)
Catalyst Foundation (Serbia)
HORUS (North Macedonia)