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A Survivor’s Greatest Reward Is Living to Tell the Tale

Lora Krumova and Maria Yotova’s documentary To Outlive the System is a first-person account of the four years Tsvetana Dzhermanova spent in Bulgaria’s Belene and Bosna communist-era labor camps without a conviction or a trial. Her crime? Speaking up against injustice.

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Desislava Taliokova: The Best Leaders Are Lifelong Learners

“Entrepreneurial leadership is a mindset that focuses organizations on turning problems into opportunities that create economic and social value.” According to Babson, “entrepreneurial leadership goes hand in hand with a relentless optimism about the world. Entrepreneurial leaders are not just risk managers; they are experts at navigating uncertainty. They have a positive outlook about the future, as they are always trying to improve things.”

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Take a LEAP: ABF Announces Leadership Program in the US

This America for Bulgaria Foundation–designed and –funded program, in partnership with Babson College, will enable early- to mid-career Bulgarian professionals from the public, private, and NGO sectors to spend three weeks in the United States honing their leadership skills.

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Blagoevgrad to Host America Meets Bulgaria Festival on September 17

City residents and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy fun activities, workshops, and products resulting from Bulgarian-American partnership in the areas of business and social entrepreneurship, cultural heritage and nature tourism, education and civil society, accompanied by theater, music, food and drinks. The festival is suitable for all ages, with something for every taste and interest.

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Now Accepting Applications: Digital Marketing for Worthy Causes 2

The fellowship will provide nine-month paid digital marketing placements to 12 recent university graduates or requalifying professionals. During the fellowship, participants will gain professional experience at an NGO partner of the Foundation. The fellows will assist in the development and implementation of digital marketing strategies for key representatives of civil society in Bulgaria.

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For Truth and Facts to Prevail: Statement by the America for Bulgaria Foundation

Working in the nonprofit sector is not a hobby. Whether we call it a nonprofit, nongovernmental, or civil society organization, working in this arena is a professional occupation requiring expertise and continuous professional development just like any other professional position in the private or public sector. NGOs often deal with some of society’s most difficult issues. This type of work is a profession and a passion, and most importantly, it requires dedication.

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