Alternativas y Capacidades, Mexico
Alternativas y Capacidades was founded in 2002 with the mission of contributing to Mexico’s social development by strengthening civil society organizations and grantmakers, working towards a favorable environment for their professionalization, promoting their advocacy capacities and encouraging inter-sectorial collaboration.
We promote a strategic and development-oriented philanthropy, improving ties between CSOs and private funders. In the process, we work closely with corporate and community foundations and businesses, to help them maximize the impact of their philanthropic work.
We see philanthropy as tool for social change, particularly when the actors promoting progressive causes work directly with funders in the most impoverished regions and members of society.
Center for Civic Initiatives, Bosnia Herzegovina
Centres for Civic Initiatives (CCI) is one of the largest indigenous, non-governmental organisations in BiH. The mission is to initiate and promote active participation of citizens in democratic process and strengthen capacities of individuals and organisations to successfully solve problems in their communities.
7 years ago CCI was active in three regions, working from three regional centres of our country: Tuzla, Banja Luka and Mostar.
Over the past years CCI has expanded the work to cover the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina, working from 6 offices (Tuzla, Mostar, Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Doboj, and Bihać). Besides being one of the most prominent non-governmental organisations in the area of public advocacy in BiH, CCI has been very active internationally, co-operating with many organisations from Central and South-eastern Europe (www.ceecn.net).