• How to professionalize the PR efforts for your next event

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    If you want to promote an event/program, it is very important to develop a PR action plan in the very early stage. The best strategy: Start as early as possible! To make a clear picture you might divide the whole campaign into three phases 1) before, 2) during, 3) after the event. The most part of your work you will have to do before the event. 1) Before an Event a) […]

  • Four IT social enterprises from SIA Russia

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    When you come into a subway car, the first thing you see – that every second passenger looks at his or her smartphone screen. Someone chats, someone looks for a present for their relatives, someone does both things simultaneously. A smartphone is a key to a world filled with opportunities – you just need to click “connect to Wi-fi”. The Internet as the opportunity to help – residents of Impact […]

  • 5 Reasons for Opening Healthy Food Restaurant as a Social Business Enterprise

    The stories of some of the best projects from the previous years

    Freshys – the first take-out restaurant with a social business model in Macedonia – SIA winner 2016 –   There are people that stay hungry for more than 24 hours (even in your local community) Can you imagine that in the 21st century there are still people that don’t have access to proper meals for more than 24 hours? In our local reality, in Skopje, homeless people have an opportunity […]

  • They don’t understand, that social business must earn money too

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Young entrepreneurs, high-school students or NGOs. That all defines Juraj Kováč, the founder of Rozbehni sa!, speaker of Social Impact Slovakia, and expert volunteer for LEAF – we could definitely go on with his other roles. He will tell us, what are the most common mistakes done by the starting businessmen and what NGOs lack.   Dear Juraj, do you focus on startups or rather people who are just about to […]

  • The changing paradigm – the world of the future

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Why should you take part in SIA workshops? Yet another opportunity for free knowledge, great insights and networking… But why should you do it now – you don’t have an exact business idea, maybe exams are coming up and what about your part-time job? Very simple, because the time is now – our world is CHANGING at an unprecedented pace! Existing order starts to crack under demands of young people […]

  • Social Entrepreneurship in Kosovo – From General to Specifics

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    In 2017 we launched Social Impact Award for the first time in Kosovo. While preparing for the Kick-Off, the national SIA team reflected on the current state of mind and ecosystem for social entrepreneurship. And although a lot can be said on current trends in the field of social entrepreneurship, we start our Kosovo journey by taking a step back and looking at what has been done so far and […]

  • E-bicycles are the future (and the now)

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Carbon emission is not the next or the new top priority problem in the world – it’s been a constant headache for the past 30 years, and Bosnia and Herzegovina was not left out of this world trend. Sarajevo, country’s capital, has one of the worst air pollution numbers in Europe. Back in 1960s and 1970s Sarajevo was one of the most polluted towns in former Yugoslavia, which led to […]

  • 5 places to connect with changemakers in Budapest and beyond

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    Social entrepreneurship is a cool concept. But, if all you have seen so far are lecture rooms at the Uni and mildly boring corporate offices during your summer internships, how can you get involved and learn more about it? Budapest boasts a number of open community spaces where changemakers hang out, sharing beers, coffee and innovative ideas to make this world work for all.   Here is our list of […]

  • Major reasons why we are bringing the Social Impact Award to Tunisia.

    Updates about the Social Impact Award and its impact in society

    What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear “Tunisia”? Sandy beaches? A hot Sahara with Camels? Welcoming people or maybe spicy food? Well, Tunisia has much more to offer than great touristic facilities as well as warmth and hospitality. This small country has a great potential to turn into a hub for African and MENA entrepreneurs and a regional leader of empowered youth advancing their […]

  • Eliminating barriers for to the development of social entrepreneurship – IZBOR Macedonia

    Stories of the people that move us into action

    During its twenty years of operation, the Association IZBOR through the development strategy of the organization, managed to implement a large number of projects through its programs aimed at target groups: Program to maintain low prevalence of HIV / AIDS, through: Programmes of harm reduction among injecting drug users, Programmes to promote health and social rights of sex workers. Program for free legal aid – Improving and facilitating the exercise […]

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