Slađana NovotaExecutive director and founder, Association for Civil Society Development (SMART), Croatia

    Slađana has 19 years’ experience of working with citizens’ initiatives and civil society organisations, building their capacity to work in the nonprofit sector. She has particular expertise in capacity needs assessment, strategic planning, managing volunteer programmes, fundraising, monitoring and evaluation. She also focuses on developing educational programmes that meet the needs of an ever-changing civil society, including blended and e-learning.

    A member of various civil initiatives and government advisory bodies, Slađana is an advocate for a stronger civil society and for an enabling environment for civil society development.

    She has worked on quality standards for nonprofits since 2002, and in 2012 co-authored the first Croatian quality assurance system for civil society organisations and on quality standards for volunteer centres and programmes.


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