On February 16, 2019 in Serdika Center was held this year's award ceremony for rewarding the winners in the competition "Best Business Plan of NGOs". The event is part of the Program "Entrepreneurship for Non-Profit Organizations" 2018/2019 of the Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law, implemented with the support of „America for Bulgaria“ Foundation, in partnership with UniCredit Bulbank and Telus International Europe. The program is held for the eighth consecutive year aiming to support civil society organizations in the development of business activities related with their mission - to be more sustainable and independent, and to achieve better impact through their work.
The ceremony takes place during the two-day Bazaar of the social enterprises „A Little means a Lot“: Shop with a cause (16 and 17 February) at the shopping mall. Social enterprises from Sofia and the country participate in the bazaar and some of them have been supported in previous editions of the program. Both the competition and the bazaar are annual initiatives of the Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law aimed at creating a stimulating environment for entrepreneurship for the non-profit organizations and, at the same time, providing space that can make the meaning of their work more recognizable by the people.
The members of the jury this year were:
Each of the winning organizations received a check for 8 000 leva. Here they are and the ideas with which they won the hearts of the jury:
The competition is a stage in the overall program “Entrepreneurship for Non-Profit Organizations”. It involves organizations that have undergone specialized trainings through which they have developed and upgraded their business plans. This year, 43 ideas for business with a cause from the whole country applied for participating in the program.
The Program „Entrepreneurship for Non-Profit Organizations“ 2018/2019 happens with the financial support of America for Bulgaria Foundation and in partnership with TELUS International Europe and UniCredit Bulbank.
With the kind hospitality of: