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Наука добра — пояснюють біологиня та психотерапевт
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21 October, 2021

The theory behind philanthropy – explained by a biologist and a psychotherapist

Why do people do good deeds and is there a gene for altruism? Where does this need come from? What happens in the body at the cellular level when we do a good deed? We sought answers from: cell biologist Olha Maslova cognitive behavioral psychotherapist Yevhen Piletskyi Cell biologist, scientist and popular science communicator Olha […]

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Завдання виконано: навіщо потрібен психолог на війні та після неї Фото 2
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20 October, 2021

The mission is complete: why do we need a psychologist during the war and after it

Military psychologist Andrii Kozinchuk was at the frontline and goes there every year because no one knows how important the mission of people in his profession is. However, there are many nuances in the psychological support of the military, and there are very few specialists in this field in Ukraine. Read below why this happened […]

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Медіа Великих Історій
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20 October, 2021

Act locally: how local philanthropy works

The best things are often born when people do not wait for a mythical superhero to come solve their problem, but undertake to improve life around themselves. We share inspiring examples of such Ukrainian initiatives. English school for children from low-income families in Sumy, the center of leisure and integration of migrants and the Kramatorsk […]

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Кредит довіри: які можливості банки створюють для благодійності Фото 1
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21 October, 2021

Credit of trust: what opportunities do banks create for philanthropy

“What do you want to do with the change?” the replenishment terminal asks and offers to transfer money to a mobile account or to philanthropy. That’s how the machine offers a person to take the side of good. Thanks to financial apps, you can do good deeds just by pushing some buttons on your smartphone. […]

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Спочатку був кекс: рецепт сталості від Good Bread from Good People Фото 8
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20 October, 2021

In the beginning was the cupcake: a recipe of maturity from Good bread from good people

How to open a social business and not burn out? The Good Bread from Good People bakery in Kyiv has been operating for four years and employing people with mental disabilities for the same time. It is one of the most sustainable social enterprises in Ukraine and one of the few that have been operating […]

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Мільйони доларів за дитяче життя: що таке СМА і як її лікують
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20 October, 2021

Millions of dollars for a child’s life: what is SMA and how is it treated

НIn late May, the parents of little Dmytro Svichynskyi from Odesa raised $2 million for an injection that could cure him of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). In the spring this year, one-and-a-half-year-old Eva Korolenko who was diagnosed with SMA, won free injection of the world’s most expensive drug Zolgensma in a lottery. What is SMA, […]

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ранні пташки фото 2
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20 October, 2021

Early birds: everything you didn’t know about pre-term babies

According to statistics, one in ten children do not wait full 9 months, but want to be born earlier. In many cases, mothers are not ready for this. The clinic, either, as the clinics often lack necessary equipment. We talked to Oleksandra Baliasna, the founder of Early Birds NGO, to outline the problem and share […]

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Великий початок: діти питають благодійників Фото 5
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21 October, 2021

The great start: children ask professionals from charity sector

What do children know about charity? What do they want to ask about good deeds?We decided to talk to children of all ages and pass their questions to representatives of charitable foundations. Varia, 8 years old 1. I want to do a good deed. What to start from? Liubov Rainchuk, Head of the Culture of […]

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ONUKA дала голос німецький архітекторці: розповідаємо, навіщо фото 7
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25 November, 2021

ONUKA GAVE VOICE TO A GERMAN ARCHITECT: HERE’S WHY

A much anticipated presentation of a multimedia project ’Ukrainian constructivism’ took place on November, 15, with the involvement of a team of researchers, musicians and artists from Ukraine and Denmark. Here’s more about the project, why it is of importance and where you can see it.  There has always been much tension around the issue […]

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Не кричи на мене! Вивчаємо ненасильницке спілкування
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21 October, 2021

Do not yell at me! Studying non-violent communication

Slamming the door, stamping feet, talking too much – all these actions have never had the desired effect. Oleksandra Romantsova, Executive Director of the Center for Civil Liberties and mediator, explained what non-violent communication is and how to keep healthy relationships ARE YOU CRYING? I’M ADD BY YELLING AT YOU If there is non-violent communication, […]

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«Драми немає»: історія ВІЛ-позитивної дівчини, для якої цей статус — не вирок Фото 7
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21 October, 2021

No drama: a story of a HIV-positive woman who ruins HIV stigma and discrimination using knowledge as a tool

The spread of myths, stereotypes and lack of information about HIV is the reason why some people do not even want to admit to themselves having a disease and receive treatment. To bust the myths, we spoke with Khrystyna Shapran, a TV presenter and sex education teacher who has long known about her HIV status […]

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Без кордонів та вчителів: як мистецтво сприяє інклюзії? Фото 2
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21 October, 2021

Without borders and teachers: how does art promote inclusion?

Ukrainian art studios believe that art is a universal language that enables people with disabilities, autism and Down syndrome to work on an equal footing with professional artists. Here we present some of them. As early as in the 1940s the art created by people with mental disorders became known as l’art brut (“raw” or […]

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Гідно і чесно: музей, який розповідає історії дітей війни
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20 October, 2021

With dignity and honesty: a museum that tells stories of children of war

The Museum of War Childhood exhibition opened on 23 June at the Museum of History of Kyiv. The project team talked to the children of Donbas and Crimea, retold their stories and showed the objects with which the heroes associate their own military childhood. The exhibition is open until 12 July. The journalist of Media […]

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Good as a gift: why benefactors need souvenirs? Фото 2
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20 October, 2021

Good as a gift: why benefactors need souvenirs?

Can souvenirs help charity be fashionable? We collected the most interesting cases from well-known foundations and found out why they create merch and what results they get. Adopt a panda – World Wildlife Fund The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) offers to symbolically take care of an animal. It can be, say, a polar bear, a […]

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Як я протягом місяця робила добрі справи та ще й заробила на цьому
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20 October, 2021

Experiment: how I have done good deeds for a month and what was the result of it

You can be a benefactor only if you have a lot of free time or money. This myth is still full of power, but we will try to bust it. Our journalist was doing good deeds for a month in order to spend a minimum of time and money on them – and that’s what […]

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На мільйон: чи варто благодійникам апелювати до негативних емоцій?
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20 October, 2021

Causes worth a million: shall charity workers appeal to negative emotions?

A photo with a hungry African boy, a candid video about a sick child from Ukraine… Should charity workers appeal to negative emotions to attract more donors? This question is hotly debated, but recently researchers have become increasingly confident that addressing negative emotions is generally a losing strategy. Even if we do not take into […]

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Навпомацки: музей, де вчать відчувати Фото 7
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20 October, 2021

By touch: a museum where they teach you to feel

What is it like to live in the dark? And how does a person feel when s/he loses the ability to see? The answer this question, Media of Great Stories decided to visit the museum 3 past midnight where all tours are held in complete darkness and accompanied by blind guides. Feelings in the dark […]

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Не Мері Попінс: як це — працювати у центрі для людей з ментальними порушеннями
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20 October, 2021

Not Marry Poppins: how does it feel to work in a center for people with mental disorders

Why it’s better not to the term “rain people” and do all people with autism like to sit in their favorite place, like Sheldon Cooper? Why it’s better not to simplify the situation and think that when you understand one person with a certain condition you have understanding of everyone who has a similar condition? […]

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Can a date be turned into a good deed?
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20 October, 2021

Can a date be turned into a good deed?

Media of Great Stories continue to tell how creative Ukrainians use talent for charity. Oleksandr Hrekhov, illustrator Case: posters for No Waste Ukraine, UAnimals, Different: Equal Doing good is like a pleasant addiction My first client in my career, when I made an illustration for someone else rather than for myself was Sirius Homeless Animal […]

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Кияни закликають повернути життя будівлям
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29 October, 2021

Citizens of Kyiv call for reviving the city’s buildings

With the scariest holiday of the year approaching, citizens of Kyiv are not horrified by the skeletons, though. They are appalled by the fact that some of the city’s buildings face the risk of being demolished. The Renovation Map and the Katsurin family have teamed up in order to save the city’s cultural heritage.  Instead […]

Сто талановитих жінок отримають підтримку
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22 October, 2021

100 talented women to receive support

Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation in partnership with the Kachorovska brand has developed a new educational course that will help Ukrainian entrepreneurs turn their dream into reality. 100 talented women from Ukraine’s different regions will be offered the opportunity to take it for free. The course is called ‘From handmade to scaling up’‎. For more information […]

Гранти Zagoriy Foundation — на світовій мапі
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21 October, 2021

Zagoriy Foundation grants on the world map

The American portal Candid has included Zagoriy Foundation grants for 2020 on the world grants map. Candid is an organization that shares information on benefactors and beneficiaries around the world. The data provided by Candid offer the fullest representation of the activities undertaken by non-commercial organizations and foundations. The Foundation Maps by Candid are aimed […]

Ветеранські бізнеси зібрали на одній платформі
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14 October, 2021

Veteran-run businesses brought together on one platform

On the occasion of Defenders and Defendresses of Ukraine the internet marketplace ROZETKA has implemented a project, aimed at supporting businesses run by veterans.  Their production can be found in such categories as places to visit, food and drinks, apparel and equipment, services, gifts and décor, publishing houses.  Here you can find holiday-themed gifts, books, […]

Кураж розігрує подарунки
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11 October, 2021

Kurazh raffles off gifts

Citizens of Kyiv have already grown accustomed to meeting at Kurazh (large, upbeat bazaar in Kyiv with vendors gathering once a month to sell diverse foods & eclectic wares – editor’s note), hanging out with friends, dancing and attending lectures, wandering about flea markets, enjoying company of other people, music and delicious food. Unfortunately, the […]

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23 November, 2021

Mykola Davydyuk and the road to modernization of a rural museum in Kharkiv oblast

A story about how seemingly impossible dreams may lead to profound changes.  Have you ever heard of the village Parkhomivka located 100 km of Kharkiv? Do you know that the local museum hosts works of the world renowned artists such as Picasso, Malevich and Kandinsky?   If so, the chances are that you have heard about […]

Федір Сердюк: як потрапити у список Forbes-30, рятуючи людей
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12 November, 2021

Fedir Serdiuk: how to land on the Forbes-30 list by rescuing people

FAST provides 150 international and Ukrainian companies with safety services by teaching the personnel to provide first emergency medical aid and supplying the necessary equipment as well as holding fire safety exercises. We talked to Fedir Serdiuk, the founder of FAST, about social entrepreneurship, altruism and money. How did FAST? Did you want to start […]

Засновник Veterano Pizza: «Навіть соціально відповідальний бізнес — в першу чергу бізнес» фото 5
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12 November, 2021

Veterano Pizza founder: ‘Even socially responsible business remains first and foremost business’

From the first day of its opening Veterano Pizza has not only been about delicious pizza, but about something much more. This is a restaurant where war veterans work together with those who have never been in war. Its atmosphere reminds its visitors about the need to help and support one another not only in […]

Cправжнє ім’я та справжні культурні подвиги митрополита Шептицького Фото 3
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21 October, 2021

The real name and real cultural feats of Metropolitan Archbishop Sheptytsky

Andrei Sheptytsky is one of the most outstanding spiritual leaders in the history of Ukrainian people. He led the Greek Catholic Church for almost 45 years, from the boom in Ukrainian national development in the early 1900s to Nazi occupation and the establishment of Soviet rule in the 1940s. For many decades, Metropolitan Archbishop Sheptytsky […]

Галшка Гулевичівна: фундаторка Києво-Могилянської академії і меценатка православної культури Фото 3
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21 October, 2021

Halshka Hulevychivna: founder of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and patron of Orthodox culture

Halshka Hulevychivna is an outstanding philanthropist for her time, a person who today would be called a “charity trendsetter”. The benefactor’s support paved the way for the establishment of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Halshka Hulevychivna made it into history primarily due having made a gift –  an estate with lands on Kyiv’s Podil – which happened […]

Князі Острозькі: хто і навіщо заснував «волинські Атени»? Фото 3
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20 October, 2021

Princes of Ostroh: Who and why founded the “Volyn Athens”?

The Ostroh Academy and the Ostroh Bible are just a small part of what the “uncrowned kings” of the Ostroh family are remembered for. Rephrasing the researcher Vasyl Ulyanovskyi, the image of princes patrons and enlighteners was firmly attached to the Ostroh during their lifetime and survived for centuries to come, even in Soviet times. […]

Родина Симиренків: американська мрія на український лад Фото 2
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20 October, 2021

The Symyrenko family: an American dream, Ukrainian style

Everyone knows who wrote the great Kobzar. But who made the book be published? Look for this and other great examples of philanthropy in a concise yet fascinating story of life of the Symyrenko family. The sons of entrepreneur Fedir Symyrenko Platon and Vasyl are classic figures in the history of Ukrainian patronage. One of […]

Марічка Паплаускайте (Reporters, The Ukrainians): «Репортаж захоплює читача тоді, коли герой відкритий і відвертий»
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20 October, 2021

Marichka Paplauskaite (Reporters, The Ukrainians), “A story captures the readers when the hero is open and sincere”

Editor-in-Chief of Reporters and co-founder of The Ukrainians Marichka Paplauskaite spoke with Zagoriy Foundation Director Eugenia Mazurenko about media work, important features of quality reporting and the ability to give even more in return for good deeds.  Here are five interesting facts we learned from the podcast: 1) The history of The Ukrainians began with […]

Ольга Руднєва: «Якщо ти не розповідаєш історій, то хто?»
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20 October, 2021

Olha Rudnieva, “If you don’t tell stories, who does?”

Director of Olena Pinchuk Foundation Olha Rudnieva is a person who knows how to draw attention of the media and social networks to socially significant topics. She seems to do so with ease, turning her own stories into spotlights highlighting the importance of developing charity in Ukraine. Of course, behind this apparent ease is the […]

Марія Фронощук (platfor.ma): «Шукайте тих, кому не байдуже»
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20 October, 2021

Maria Fronoschuk (platfor.ma), “Look for those who care”

The good should sound loud, and good communication makes good deeds trendy. Maria Fronoschuk was invited to the Podcast of Great Stories to drop some tips and secrets of modern communication. Maria is a co-founder and director of Platforma creative agency that publishes an online magazine of the same name and implements dozens of interesting […]

Олена Балбек: «Здати кров — найпростіший акт доброти»
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20 October, 2021

Olena Balbek, “Giving blood is the simple act of kindness”

Effective altruism teaches to approach good deeds rationally and to look for a way to bring as much benefit as possible. Olena Balbek is undoubtedly an effective altruist. First, she came up with the donor initiative “Wednesdays in OKHMATDYT.” Eventually, the initiative grew into Blood Agents – an NGO that encourages systemic donation. Olena is […]

«Таблеточки»: «Ми приходимо із пропозицією рішень»
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20 October, 2021

Tabletochki, “We come with proposals for solutions”

The podcast was attended by the founder of Tabletochki Foundation Olga Kudinenko and executive director Viacheslav Bykov. The guests talked about the values ​​of the foundation, the importance of probing hypotheses in practice and explained why charities should work even better than business. Listen the Podcast of Great Stories to learn about the Foundation’s mission, […]

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Бізнес ветеранів: де скуштувати пончики Коцюбинського? Фото 3
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21 October, 2021

Veterans’ business: where to taste Kotsiubynskyi’s donuts?

The Entrepreneurship Training Course for the ATO and OFU participants, created by the Kyiv School of Economics with the support of Zagoriy Foundation, has been implemented since 2018.The program has already been unrolled in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Vinnytsia and other cities. Training is available for free. Over the years, more than 100 participants have applied […]

УКФ та Zagoriy Foundation: підтримуємо культуру разом!
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21 October, 2021

UCF and Zagoriy Foundation – supporting the culture together!

Zagoriy Foundation is the first private charitable foundation to provide financial support to the UCF. Why is it important to develop philanthropy in the field of culture? First, the art reflects the soul and history of society, it also helps us better understand ourselves, our roots, as well as to represent Ukraine in the world […]

Zagoriy Foundation став членом EFC
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20 October, 2021

Zagoriy Foundation becomes a member of EFC

Zagoriy Foundation became the first foundation in Ukraine to join one of Europe’s largest foundation associations and corporate sponsors, the European Foundation Centre. Today, the European Foundation Centre has 241 members from 33 countries. EFC is working to strengthen the charity sector and promote charity as a powerful tool for change. Here is how Oleksandra […]

Zagoriy Foundation: хто ми? Фото 22
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20 October, 2021

Zagoriy Foundation: who are we?

Zagoriy Foundation is a family charitable foundation with a mission to develop the culture of charitable giving in Ukraine. The Foundation provides long-term support to the initiatives important for Ukrainian society, creates events and communication campaigns aimed at promoting charitable activities, conducts grant competitions and research in the field of philanthropy in Ukraine. History The […]