This portal is part of THEMELIA’s on-ongoing project to ensure that civil society organisations in Greece have access to the best online information and resources available in Greece and internationally. The resources are grouped into the following categories:

Setting up a non-profit organization in Greece

Management resources

Human Resource and Volunteer Management

Communications resources

Fundraising resources

European NGO Networks

 

The portal is updated regularly and we welcome any feedback or suggestions for resources to be included. Send an email to info@themelia.org


Setting up a non-profit organization in Greece

10 things you need to have to set up a non profit organization (in English). This guide is provided by the World Association of Non Governmental Organizations.

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This guide (in Greek) to accounting systems for members of non-profit organisations, produced by the University of Macedonia, contains an informative overview of the different types of non-profit organization in Greece, including legal and fiscal aspects:

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This practical guide (in Greek) to the process of setting up different legal forms of non-profit organization in Greece was drafted by the NGO A.S. ANTAIOS. It was written to support migrants who want to establish organisations, but the information is relevant for anyone interested in establishing a non-profit organization in Greece

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A guide to setting up a non-profit association (‘Somateio’), produced by the information centre of the Greek General Confederation for Labour

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The NGO Themis has produced a number of templates of legal documents pertaining to the establishment of non-profit associations (‘Somateia’)

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Sample constitutions (in Greek) are available as a guide for people who need to draft a constitution for a new non-profit organization. Sample constitution (in Greek) for a non-profit company (AMKE) (AMKE)

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Sample constitution (in Greek) for a non-profit association (‘Somateio’), by the NGO Themis:

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Management resources

Planning, implementation and evaluation of development projects (Σχεδιασμός, Υλοποίηση και Αξιολόγηση Αναπτυξιακών Προγραμμάτων) edited by A. Huliaras and P. Liargovas eds., (in Greek). This practical guide aimed at Greek NGOs contains chapters on human resource management, needs assessment and project planning, fundraising, proposal writing, project implementation and evaluation.

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Managing systems, by NCVO (in English). A guide to various approaches to managing operations, and processes effectively within a non-profit organization.

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Fincancial management, by NCVO (in English). A range of tools to promote good financial management within non-profit organizations:

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Setting standards, improving performance: best practice in Finance and Governance in the Voluntary and Community Sector, by UK Department for Social Development (in English)

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Human Resource and Volunteer Management

Handbook for Effective Volunteer Management (in Greek ) by G. Kouvaras

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Recruiting and managing staff, by NCVO (in English)

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Managing staff: communication and motivation, by NCVO (in English).

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Managing staff: performance and skills development, by NCVO (in English)

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When staff enter the picture, by the Carmichael Centre (in English). A guide to the issues involved when voluntary organisations employ staff for the first time

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Developing Policies and Procedures, by the Carmichael Centre (in English). A guide to good practice in developing policies and procedures

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Staff Support and Supervision, by the Carmichael Centre (in English). A guide to good practice in supporting and supervising staff of civil society organisations.

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Communications resources

The ‘no time’ guide to social media, by NCVO (in English). Time-efficient tips for getting started with social media

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A beginners’ guide to setting up Twitter, by the Carmichael Centre (in English)

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The importance of branding for social enterprises, by the Social Enterprise Partnership (in English)

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Nonprofit Communications Strategy: Why you need one, by Communicate and Howe (in English)

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Fundraising resources

How to fundraise in tough times, by NCVO (in English). Tips for fundraising during the economic crisis.

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How to use the internet for fundraising, by NCVO (in English).

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Individual and small scale giving, by NCVO (in English) Tips for raising funds from individual giving, including direct marketing, community fundraising and employee donations.

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Digital fundrasing, by NCVO (in English). Experts share their tips for using the internet and email to raise funds.

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Fundraising from institutions, by BOND (in English)

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Fundraising from Trusts, Foundations and Companies, (by BOND)

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Project planning and fundraising, by Community Empowerment Collective (in Greek)

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How to Write a Proposal / How to Write a Concept Note , by FundsforNGOs.org (in English)

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Proposals for funding, by Community Empowerment Collective (in Greek)

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How to Obtain EC Funding, by Funds for NGOs (in English)

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Writing Successful Funding Proposals, by Women’s Resource Centre (in English)

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A list of European Funders for Human Rights Projects and NGOs, by FundsforNGOs.org (in English)

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European NGO Networks

 

AGE Platform Europe, www.age-platform.org
Autism Europe, www.autismeurope.org
CECODHAS Housing Europe, www.housingeurope.eu
CECOP - Workers' Co-operatives, Social Cooperatives and Participative Enterprises, www.cecop.coop
CEDAG - European Council for Non-Profit Organisations, www.cedag-eu.org
CEV - The European Volunteer Centre, www.cev.be
COFACE - Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU, www.coface-eu.org
EAEA - European Association for the Education of Adults, www.eaea.org
EAPN - European Anti-Poverty Network, www.eapn.eu
EASPD - European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities, www.easpd.eu
EBU - European Blind Union, www.euroblind.org
ECDN - European Consumer Debt Network, www.ecdn.eu
EDF - European Disability Forum, www.edf-feph.org
ENAR - European Network Against Racism, www.enar-eu.org
EPHA - European Public Health Alliance, www.epha.org
EPR - European Platform for Rehabilitation, www.epr.eu
ESAN - European Social Action Network, www.esan.eu
EURAG - European Federation of Older Persons, www.eurageurope.org