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Founded in 1996, Kosovo Women’s Network was originally an informal network of women's groups and organizations from different regions of Kosovo. Since its inception, KWN has developed into a network advocating for Kosovo women, locally, regionally, and internationally. Representing the interests of its 168 members, including women's organizations of all ethnic groups from across Kosovo, KWN is a leader among civil society organizations in Kosovo and the region.

In an interview with Etleva Malushaj, Coordinator of the Kosovo Women's Network project "Strengthening women's participation in politics" supported by the EU, we discussed her personal motivation to join the nonprofit sector, what are their current activities and she also explained why it is important for their network to strengthen the feminist movement in Kosovo.

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Catalyst Balkans is a regional nonprofit that provides data, research, tech, and advice for other nonprofits and companies to do more good in their communities.

With our research on philanthropy in Serbia and throughout the Western Balkans, donors, recipients, beneficiaries, decision-makers, and citizens are able to improve their understanding of the status of and trends in philanthropic giving in their countries. Information on giving increases knowledge on who is giving, for which purposes, to whom and for whom.  It also serves as a support to evidence-based advocacy for a better legal and fiscal framework. Catalyst’s philanthropy research is the most comprehensive source of information on giving in Western Balkans and is used by global, regional, and national actors and networks that report on philanthropic giving.

With our tools – Giving Balkans philanthropy insights app, CiviCatalyst community relationship management platform, crowdfunding platform, and, a nonprofit transparency platform – we help nonprofits and CSR departments make better decisions and have a greater social impact in their communities.

Now we are looking for an Accounting and Compliance Coordinator with both the skills and passion to join our team.

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Knowing well the challenges that women face within their community, NPO Gruaja Hyjnore (Divine Women) set out to educate women about their rights, empowering them economically by helping them gain their own sources of income.

Besides this, the mission of Divine Woman is to support and empower young people and advance the position of women in Kosovo society by raising awareness of their rights, gender equality, improving education and organizing social activities.

In an interview with Qëndresa Hajdari, project manager of this nonprofit organization, we discovered the most significant challenges they face, how they contribute to the development of philanthropy in Kosovo, and which activities they are the most focused on at the moment.  Qëndresa also provided us with an example of their fundraising activities, that reflects their creative ways of activating their community.

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The end of the current pandemic is not yet in sight, and the news about the Covid-19 virus has become a part of our everyday life.

However, it is essential to talk about good causes that accompany the current crisis and respond to the needs of health institutions, artists and musicians, who also feel the consequences of the current situation.

Find out which social and corporate actions aimed at fighting the Covid-19 virus have taken place recently.

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Traditionally and just before the Easter holidays, this year's charity action "Magic Easter Tree" which was organized for the sixth year in a row, was held from April 12th until April 27th in the Ramstore Mall in the city of Skopje.

This action was intended for the beneficiaries of the Day Care Center for Persons with Cerebral Palsy and the Day Care Center for People with Intellectual Disability over 18 years "Spring", and was organized and made possible thanks to the Red Cross of the City of Skopje and Ramstore Mall in cooperation with PI Inter-Municipal Center for Social Affairs of the City of Skopje, and supported by Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje.

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Catalyst Balkans is a regional nonprofit that provides data and tech for other nonprofits and companies to help them do more good in their communities.

With our tools – Giving Balkans philanthropy database, CiviCatalyst community relationship management platform, crowdfunding platform and, a nonprofit transparency platform – we are changing the way nonprofits and CSR departments work. 

We help them make more informed and better decisions and have a greater social impact in their communities.

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The Center for Social Research "Global Analytics" from Bosnia and Herzegovina recently conducted an interview with the Association "Moja luka". Haris Kolašinac talked with Gordana Adamović-Đorđević, a graduate economist, who is one of the founders and executive director of the Association "Moja Luka," and a parent of a child with a disability.

The story of this association, the actions, and the support they provide to their community serve as an example of solidarity, strength, and inspiration for all organizations and individuals, volunteers, and humane citizens who want to contribute to society.

We are conveying the entire "Global Analytics" interview below.

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Mountain Hikers Club from Gjakova, Kosovo, established in December 2020, is known for its extraordinary passion for walking in nature. They are known as a nonprofit organization with clear goals within the sport and the positive influence of mountain climbing. 

They share this enthusiasm every Sunday, exploring the beautiful places around them, with the willingness to promote the values of nature to the people, which is of immense importance – as stated in their recent crowdfunding campaign on the Kosova Ideas. Kosova Ideas crowdfunding platform helps to realize projects in all fields of art & culture, civic engagement, and sustainability in Kosovo.

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