Tako Bakradze is the winner of the Orbeliani Meti’s contest of ideas, and her idea is to give a free pottery lesson to seniors from Martkopi. In order to make the possibility of studying ceramics for the seniors, she moved to Martkopi with her family and created a studio, where the seniors are given the opportunity to practice. Tako shares with us what changes her initiative will bring to society: “The support of Orbeliani Mati does not start from 70% financial co-financing, but from the preparation we start to shoot a video so that our idea can see the light of day and reach the hearts of many people. The video of Ulevi Ceramics had 279 shares within 24 hours of being posted on social networks, without any artificial intervention or sponsored advertising. Despite the fact that we believe in our idea and we have understood our social responsibility, which involves returning people over 60 years of age to society and effectively using their years of experience, we were still pleasantly surprised by the reaction of the people to the video. This showed us even more how acute the problem of socialization of the elderly is in our country and how we need to start taking action to solve this problem as soon as possible. A lady who made a donation to give a free pottery lesson to seniors from Martkopi., wrote us one phrase, “I want them to take care of me in my old age”… This phrase has become the starting point from which we realize that caring for one another is the foundation of a healthy society.Each donation we receive from donors brings us one step closer to allowing ten elderly people of Martkofi to enjoy a friendly and age-stereotype-free space, develop a new hobby and have a source of income from a pleasant job. So important is the involvement of people who make their own contribution to the health and diversity of their senior years, we are confident that we will be able to open more workshops in the future to bring more seniors back into society.” Learn more about Tako’s Idea!
Crowdfunding helps people turn their ideas into reality, get enough funding to implement their projects and social initiatives. The main idea of crowdfunding is the implementation of common projects by many people with united efforts and active participation! The advantage of crowdfunding (public financing) is that it is possible to obtain financing without the participation of banks, various funds and exchanges. This is a more democratic method – you have the opportunity to present your idea to a large number of potential financiers in the online space Crowdfunding allows as many people as possible to be interested in your idea, which will bring good to society. There are several types of crowdfunding: Donation-based crowdfunding, which involves collecting donations from supporters for your project. In the case of incentive-based crowdfunding, the project author thanks the donor with a symbolic reward. Equity-based crowdfunding means that donors receive a percentage of the company’s stock in exchange for their support. And finally, loan-based financing, in which the project author undertakes to return the donation after a certain period of time. Which type of crowdfunding you choose depends on the needs of your project. If you have an idea that you want to make a reality or become a part of something valuable and strengthen a region with a donation, the crowdfunding platform provides exactly these opportunities!
Do you want to change the life of your community for the better? If you have time, energy, creativity and ideas, if you are a blogger, IT specialist, architect, student, teacher, journalist, civil servant, artist, designer, entrepreneur or just an active citizen, if you don’t want to wait patiently, how your community, village is changing , city streets, neighborhood, school, garden, park and youth life, then you yourself change the life of your community for the better! OrbelianiMeti’s ideas competition is a step towards change! Present your idea on our platform – what do you want to change in your community/village/city. As a result of participation: – your idea will be considered by the competition jury; – If you win, you will receive funding for your idea! – develop your idea with the help of industry experts and associates; – You will participate in advocacy and community mobilization trainings and get to know other activists; – If the idea is implemented, you can share your success with other startup project authors! Ecology, greening, transport and mobility, education and youth involvement, urban space development or culture. What is your idea about? Anyone can submit an idea throughout Georgia, including: individuals, initiative groups, civil movements and activists. Ideas can be submitted after registering on the platform. You can find more information about the competition on our Facebook page – Orbeliani Meti • Orbeliani Meti For more information, write to us on Facebook or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
On April 2, at the initiative of “Orbeliani Georgia” and with the support of the USAID Civil Society Engagement Program, a large-scale event was held together with local partners to support Ukraine and Ukrainians currently in Georgia. The event was attended by 400+ Ukrainian citizens : – Gifts were given from 13 companies; – Consultations were received from 12 companies: legal, financial, medical and psychological; – get acquainted with the vacancies and training programs offered by 10 different companies; – Event was covered by 8 media resources; – We provided accommodation for 15 Ukrainian citizens. Total collected – 21,190.00 Thank you for your support to every company, every person and media resources who joined us in this necessary and important event. #OrbelianiGeorgia #OrbelianiMeti
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NNLE “Orbeliani Georgia” – our goal is to support social initiatives so that every citizen has the opportunity to change the life of their community/society for the better.
Over the last few years, the “Orbeliani” online platform (app.orbeliani.net) has successfully financed many necessary, practical, and innovative ideas through contributions from international and donor organizations.Every initiative is born from the creativity of ordinary people who come together in pursuit of the greater good.
Since 2015, Orbeliani has provided more than 1,000,000 GEL in funding for initiatives with the support of the following donors: UNDP, SIDA, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Embassy of the Netherlands, and EWMI Access program.
The popularity of “Orbeliani Georgia” is growing, and the number of motivated individuals eager to make positive changes in their environment is increasing. However, the financial resources provided by international donors are not always sufficient. Therefore, we decided to give people the opportunity to finance their interesting and desirable ideas, leading to the creation of the crowdfunding platform, “Orbeliani Meti.”
In 2015, the first crowdfunding platform in Georgia, Orbelianimeti.ge, was established. Orbelianimeti.ge operates on the principle of co-funding and assists young people, civil activists, and social entrepreneurs in turning their ideas into reality, obtaining sufficient funding for the implementation of their projects and social initiatives. Through the platform,authors of the idea can collect 30% of the desired amount for the project, while 70% will be covered by funds raised by “Orbeliani Meti” from international organizations or the private sector.
In recent years, many necessary, practical and creative ideas have been financed through the “Orbeliani Meti” platform.
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