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About us

Catalyst Balkans

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Developing philanthropy in the Western Balkans

We are a regional nonprofit dedicated to building a sustainable philanthropic ecosystem in the countries of the Western Balkans. We believe that the best change is one that comes from within - that the society and community can be transformed and developed with sustainable and long term results only by the people who live and work there. This is why advancing local philanthropy is the key.

Our work focuses on two strategic directions: knowledge sharing and tool development. Since 2013, our team has been researching, analyzing and advising philanthropic communities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia, building along the way an extensive knowledge base on the culture of giving in the Western Balkans. We are now developing tools that will help you to connect with your community easily, fundraise efficiently and make better decisions and plans.

Our mission is to enable you to change the world more efficiently.

What We Do?
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Catalyst Balkans is an organization providing you with the tools, knowledge and expertise you need to make your philanthropic work more effective.
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A unique database with visualized reports on giving in the Western Balkans. Take a look at the bigger picture and make better plans.
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A CRM platform for Serbian nonprofits that makes contact management, event organization and newsletters easier, so you can focus on your mission.
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A donation platform for online and text message crowdfunding in Serbia. Share your story and get support for your cause from everywhere.
BEST PRACTICES
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We are spreading the word about the good deeds in the Western Balkans and promote best practices and principles for successful nonprofits.
REPORTS
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We analyze data and regularly publish reports on the state of regional and worldwide philanthropy.
CONSULTING
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Our international team of experts will advise you how to develop a grantmaking, fundraising or corporate social responsibility strategy.

THE TEAM

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Nathan Koeshall

Co-Founder, Director

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Aleksandra Vesić

Co-Founder, Senior Advisor

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Vanja Mrakić

Finance Manager

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Marija Medić

Administration Assistant

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Jelena Bekčić

Data Quality Manager

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Zorka Kovačević

Researcher

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Goran Bekić

Analyst

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Zorana Brozović

Analyst

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Pavle Veselinović

Analyst

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Nina Isirova

Analyst (Horus Macedonia)

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Judita Krasniqi

Analyst (D4D)

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Maris Selamaj

Analyst (Partners Albania)

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Tomas Momčilović

Data Verification Intern

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Đorđe Kolaković

Data Services Manager

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Nikola Mladenović

Sysadmin

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Marko Galjak

Chief Data Scientist

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Milana Vojnović

Digital Marketing Intern

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Danica Popović

Junior Content Writer

Team Member

Sanja Ćopić

Social Media Coordinator

Team Member

Miloš Janković

Communications Manager

If you are a media representative, reach out to us at press@catalystbalkans.org or download our press kit.