Introducing Cromo Foundation

Who we are?

Cromo - as indicated by its name - works with a wide, polychromatic spectrum of staff. Trainers have various qualifications - from social sciences through management to natural sciences - and have various types of professional experiences, thus competent colleagues work in training and other programs with our partners and training participants.

Mission and Values

Cromo Foundation was established in 2002 in order to contribute to the local and regional cooperation of non-governmental, business and governmental actors and thus to strengthen a participatory, active and democratic society in Hungary and Europe.

Core values of our organization are credibility, accountability, professionalism and innovation.

We believe in active citizenship and local democracy as well as empower youth to mobilize their energy for countries they live.

Vision

We wish to see local organizations well managed and effective; local citizens active and committed to participation; local communities vibrant and sustainable; society inclusive and tolerant.

Development Areas

Developing Organizations

Let's learn together!

Organizational Development

(OD) is a field of research, theory, and practice dedicated to expanding the knowledge and effectiveness of people to accomplish more successful organizational performance.

Cromo Trainers provide full range of tools and methods to assist organizations in this journey,


Competency Development

There is a growing demand for more qualified employees who are willing to move up with the company.

The purpose of competency development is usually two-fold:

  • To align employees with the strategic goals of the organization
  • To foster employee engagement and to increase employee retention

Cromo Trainers provide complex services and programs in the field of Leadership Management, Soft Skills Development.


Developing Communities

Let's make local changes!

Local Democracy/Active Citizenship


With every possible means we must help to open up opportunites for more and more people to become a conscious citizen responsible for his/her decisions, environment and community instead of remaining a consumer, selfishly looking at individual goals and interests only.

Our very important aim is not just use but spread and multiplicate our methods and experiences. Therefore we led several international training programs in Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Estonia, and Poland. We also regulary organise and lead training programs for the leaders and volunteers for hungarian non-governmental organisations.

Social enterpreneurship

Community Initiatives are launched by committed, cooperative, enduring and ready to fight people and communities. Our program, Com'In!, aims to open the door to such initiatives.

Community initiatives mean grassroots ideas deriving from small, local communities. It is crucial to support these initiatives, since they often provide a cost of living, economic and social development, sustainability and the feeling of togetherness for members of the certain group. Launching and operating such pilots serve a lot more than just realizing a good idea.

At Cromo Foundation we put big emphasis on supporting such ideas by offering our professional expertise. As a member of the Hungarian NGO sector and by supporting other NGOs with organizational development services, we gained first-hand experience in obstacles and difficulties that newly initiated projects face. The organization developers and trainers of Cromo Foundation have years of experience both in the non-profit and the for profit sector, which assure that we offer professional client-shaped services.

Our aim is to build a network to help connect initiators sharing similar ideas and visions.

Developing Society

Let' make bigger changes!

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet.

We initiate and join programs, projects which contribute to fulfill these goals.


Integration of underpriviliged groups

Inclusive society means that all peoole can become all that they can be; an inclusive society seeks to eliminate poverty; income inequality has the potential to erode inclusion; public policy must address many dimensions of inequalit.

We initiate and join programs, projects which contribute to fulfill these goals.

Previous initiatives

Social Impact Measurement in NGO sector

CSOs action real impact on societies. However, their accountability and the sustainability of their actions - and their organisations - is
feeding much discussion. Funders, policy-makers, citizens - and even ourselves that work with/in civil society organizations - all have
moments of concern when questioning the value of CSOs becomes mainstream.


By the end of the project we hope to have gathered, tested, discussed a good sample of different metrics and tools, adaptable to various

contexts and realities, fairly easy to use, that distillates different experiences around Europe (and beyond) that contribute for Civil
Society's Social Impact - and have made it available for Bosch Foundation Network CS Cluster, more in a form of a 'do it yourself' toolkit,
the final output.


You can download the Toolkit here:

CSOs action real impact on societies. However, their accountability and the sustainability of their actions - and their organisations - is
feeding much discussion. Funders, policy-makers, citizens - and even ourselves that work with/in civil society organizations - all have
moments of concern when questioning the value of CSOs becomes mainstream.


By the end of the project we hope to have gathered, tested, discussed a good sample of different metrics and tools, adaptable to various

contexts and realities, fairly easy to use, that distillates different experiences around Europe (and beyond) that contribute for Civil
Society's Social Impact - and have made it available for Bosch Foundation Network CS Cluster, more in a form of a 'do it yourself' toolkit,
the final output.


Empowering NGOs and Online Communities

In a number of European countries as well as Eastern Partnership countries, civil society structures are struggling to engage enough participants, activists, members for their missions and actions.

Local grassroots NGOs and informal communities,  often exist only till the initiator has enough energy, enthusiasm and motivation and not until their mission is completed.

Informal groups and online communities have a great potential to efficiently represent needs, ideas, decisions of local people and become key potential players in the civil and public sector.

Our project aims to map out, understand these phenomena and targets to initiate bridges between local NGOs, local informal groups and online communities in one particular selected city in each of the partner countries.


Here you can find the project summary and Take Away Toolkit:

https://sites.google.com/view/takeawaytoolkit/home


If you are interested in cooperate, please, contact us here:

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