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VP/SI in Central Eastern Europe – Case Studies: Smart Kolektiv – Optimist
In this series of cases studies, EVPA focuses on Central Eastern Europe and showcase Social Purpose Organisations’ solutions to social problems and how EVPA Members contribute to their success by supporting them with venture philanthropy (VP) and social investment (SI) approach.
Optimist aims at empowering socially vulnerable families in the south of Serbia by creating working opportunities for them in agriculture.
Smart Kolektiv has helped this organisation increase its social impact by providing financial support, developing fundraising mechanisms, creating partnerships with relevant companies, and is also contributing to its scaling up.