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Locals’n’Nomads: spreading the word about the Digital Volunteer Community project

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč


The November edition of the “Locals’n’Nomads” meetup took place this Wednesday and it was a proper autumnal day with some November rain. Therefore, we’re immensely grateful to The Works coworking for providing us with a place to ride out the storm and host our monthly get-together! 🙂

This edition of the meetup was also another collaborative effort, because, as part of this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, we wanted to present the app the DonatQR team is developing as part of the Digital Volunteer Community project.

The overall goal of the Digital Volunteer Community project is to aid the digitization and transformation of civil society organizations in the field of organization and management of volunteer activities.

The Digital Volunteer Community project is financed by grants totaling HRK 462,648.00, with HRK 393,250.80 HRK coming from the ESF and HRK 69,397.20 being covered from the state budget through the call “Strengthening the capacity of CSOs for responding to the needs of the local community“.

Through the Digital Volunteer Community project lasting 14 months, until the end of May 2023, a whole series of free educational activities are planned to strengthen the capacity of employees and volunteers in CSOs.

One of the most important aspects of this project is the application that is currently being developed by the DonatQR team.

Josip from the DonatQR team was there to give us the background story about the app and the project!

The ultimate goal of the app is for the CSOs to be able to utilize the app to create campaigns for financial donations, physical donations, and volunteer actions. It will also help potential donors and volunteers to find their cause more easily, and donate their funds, goods, or time without too much hassle.

The audience was mostly international, so the locals in attendance decided to be good sports, practice their English and let that be the official language. 🙂

And, judging by some very insightful questions asked after the presentation, it seems that the Digital Volunteer Community project and the app are garnering interest beyond just the local community.

We’re happy we got to spread the word about this #TechForGood venture!

See you at the next “Locals’n’Nomads” in December! 😀

Project Carrier: STARTUP – Association for encouraging and developing the IT sector of Split and the region
Project Partners: Foundation for Research, Development, and Innovation; Association of Olive Growers of Kaštela “Mastrinka”, Association for children, youth and family “Mali koraci”

Photos by: Ivan Gracin

p.s. For those curious about previous editions of the “Locals’n’Nomads” meetup, the overviews can be found here: LN-1LN-2LN-3LN-4LN-5LN-6LN-7LN-8LN-9LN-10LN-11LN-12LN-13LN-14LN-15, and LN-16.


About author:

Nikolina Kukoč

Researching is woven into my DNA, but I am a musician at heart. Interested in too many things and always curious. Forever in love with Split and enchanted by people who teach me new things. When I am not creating content about Split's tech community, you will find me in singing rehearsals, somewhere in nature, in the theater, or with my head stuck in a book. I do my best to live by the verse from the opera "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano: "Love forbids you not to love."

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