That human thing you do…
BE4SI Blog
by admintr
1M ago
There is nothing wrong with being human. It does happen from time to time. It’s essential to acknowledge and validate the full range of emotions in the face of adversity– whether it’s frustration, anger, or worry. Social entrepreneurship can be emotionally taxing, and it’s okay to experience these feelings as part of the journey. Creating ..read more
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Clear plan, full stop, can’t fail(?)
BE4SI Blog
by admintr
2M ago
Social entrepreneurs are often told that it’s okay if things don’t go according to plan because there’s a reason for everything. And that reason is often because there is a lesson to be learned. The truth is that bad things happening doesn’t always necessarily lead to lessons learned, better practices pledged, or even better outcomes ..read more
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Generosity unlocked: From taxpayers to changemakers
BE4SI Blog
by admintr
2M ago
Tax assignation schemes allow taxpayers to allocate a portion of their income tax to registered nonprofit/non-governmental organizations of their choice. This means that taxpayers can direct a percentage of their taxes to support specific charitable causes. Several European countries have such schemes in place. These include Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Hungary Hungary introduced ..read more
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Was it something we innovated?
BE4SI Blog
by admintr
2M ago
Innovation for nonprofits/NGOs should not be a buzzword. But too often, unfortunately, it is. Innovation frequently feels like an attempt to communicate anything that a social impact organization considers unique to its activity or new in its approach. But innovative almost always fails to convey what nonprofits actually do, much less how well they do ..read more
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Enigma stigma
BE4SI Blog
by admintr
2M ago
Too often, there’s a prevailing misconception that NGOs and social enterprises operate in mysterious or secretive ways because they don’t follow the traditional business or government models. This misunderstanding can lead to skepticism, if not outright distrust, from the general public. The social impact sector places a premium on learning from failures as a strategic ..read more
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New lines, next thoughts
BE4SI Blog
by admintr
2M ago
You settle into your desk/cafe corner/bean bag on the first official work day of the new year. You take note of the heap of unopened (or unanswered emails). You’re sighing as you scan the fragments of half-scribbled to-do lists on various pieces of paper. You have lingering mental reminders of unfinished business that could not ..read more
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Pouring It Forward: PF 2024
BE4SI Blog
by admintr
2M ago
‘Pour féliciter', as a Czech and Slovak custom (derived from French), is a way to convey season's greetings and good wishes. It involves the abbreviation “PF” followed by the number of the new year. As I delved into the term's origins and purpose years ago, I learned to appreciate the spirit behind the gesture even more ..read more
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Extra steps towards year-end success + support (Impact Clients)
BE4SI Blog
by admintr
2M ago
It’s almost the end of the year. You and your team have worked tirelessly, pouring dedication into ensuring your organization continues to flourish, your audiences and communities thrive, and your stakeholders stay engaged. The journey has been marked by challenges, triumphs, and everything in between. In the midst of it all, you’re partnered with good ..read more
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Extra steps towards year-end success (Impact Consultants)
BE4SI Blog
by admintr
2M ago
The end of the year often intensifies pressure and uncertainties for social impact leaders, managers, boards, and team members. Unexpected events can also amplify existing tensions and gaps, emphasizing the need for preparation as much as flexibility and adaptability.  In addition to their work year-round, consultants can play a vital role, providing crucial support during ..read more
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Harvesting opportunities
BE4SI Blog
by admintr
2M ago
In the hush of autumn’s breath, as the crisp air caresses our senses, nature imparts its wisdom, reminding us of the subtle art of preparation. The earth, adorned in a tapestry of fallen leaves, sings a soft serenade beneath our footsteps, while sunlight weaves through golden foliage, casting an amber glow upon the world. It ..read more
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