Optimism for Bulgaria

Civil Society Organizations Are the New Cyber Watchdogs

While it’s important to celebrate the connectivity and access digital technologies provide, we must ensure that everyone is included and our rights are protected online, says Nadia Shabani, director of the Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the largest expert organization supporting the work of Bulgarian nonprofits.

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In 2021 Public-Benefit Work Was in Spotlight. Here’s Why

Instead of shrugging off problems or becoming daunted by their scale, our partners roll up their sleeves and work on solutions. Although they don’t always get the recognition they deserve, they plow on — day in, day out — to make their communities better, more prosperous places for all.

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Meet Bulgaria’s Diehard Truth Seekers from For the Truth Network

Since 2005, Spas has been seeking the truth as a Varna-based correspondent for Bulgarian newspapers Dnevnik and Capital, and for the past five years he has also dedicated time to his work for Za istinata (“For the Truth”), an online platform for investigative regional journalism supported by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

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Vassil Terziev: Receiving Today Means You Need to Give Back Tomorrow

Although he is better known for his own accomplishments as cofounder of Bulgaria’s most successful tech company, Telerik, Vassil Terziev is prouder of what came after the company’s sale, the largest in the country’s history, in 2014 to US company Progress Software. He and the other Telerik founders took on the task of educating the next generation of programmers and tech entrepreneurs through the Telerik Academy Foundation and of fueling the success of innovative businesses through startup incubator Campus X.

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Borislav Vradjaliev, Goodyear: You Will Succeed if You Believe in Yourself

Borislav uses his rich experience to help those who are just starting out in business as well. As a volunteer lecturer teaching sales and marketing at Business Academy for Starting Entrepreneurs (BASE), the America for Bulgaria Foundation’s free entrepreneurship training program, not only does he share practical tips for customer outreach and goal setting, but he also helps aspiring entrepreneurs gain confidence in their abilities.

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