Brodoto Impact Report 2018

Ta-da! The year behind us has been the most successful so far, both in terms of growth in the number of clients and revenues, as well as the social impact we have achieved. Unfortunately, it was also the cause of the increase of our negative impact on the environment, so in 2018 we started to measure it in order to reduce it in 2019. A very brief overview:

In 2018 we initiated:

  • Our very office space in Belgrade - settled and running full speed
  • An educational tour run by homeless people along with Fighter Association
  • Museum of War Photography in Zagreb
  • Portal with German-Serbian Initiative for Sustainable Growth and Employment

In 2018 we grew because we:

  • Increased the total number of Brodoto crew from three to eight and engaged three trainees
  • Engaged 43 volunteers in our activities
  • Increased revenues by 119% compared to 2017 and actualized profit
  • Increased the return to the local budget (employee payroll) by 89%

In 2018 we:

  • Hosted 250 representatives of non-profit organizations, socially responsible companies and investors at Impact 2018 conference together with ACT group
  • Awarded the best non-profit campaigns in Serbia and Croatia
  • Attended 25 conferences and 10 round tables

We educated:

  • 350 teams about crowdfunding in cooperation with German-Serbian Initiative for Sustainable Growth and Employment, Civil Rights Defenders and through Crowd-Fund-Port project
  • 75 young people to start a business as part of international projects Together: Refugees & Youth, Youth Funder and Carbon Offset

We became:

  • A member of Global Social Entrepreneurship Network
  • A representative of Techsoup Balkans and distributor of Adobe products in Croatia for non-profit organizations
  • A member of Serbian Philanthropy Forum

Our main clients and partners in 2018:

  • German-Serbian Initiative for Sustainable Growth and Employment
  • Erste Foundation
  • Greenpeace
  • ACT Group
  • Zagrebačka banka
  • Reach for Change Foundation
  • Znanje na djelu Foundation
  • Institute for the Development of Education
  • Foundation Zajednički put
  • Civil Rights Defenders
  • Center for Technology Transfer
  • Center for Environment
  • Hamag Bicro
  • E-Zavod
  • Techsoup Balkans
  • HSM Informatika

Our negative impact:

  • 51.523 kilometers flown by plane
  • 21.933 kilometers crossed by fossil fuel vehicles
  • 34,5 tons of generated CO2

But.. We have also implemented some measurements for decreasing negative impact:

  • We separate the waste generated in the office
  • We recycle all used paper
  • We have initiated the process of increasing energy efficiency by replacing all lighting fixtures with LED lighting fixtures
  • We have launched a project "Plastic free office" where we avoid the use of disposable plastic in regular business
  • We organize plastic free events
  • We plant trees
  • We are walking and biking to the office

That’s all we could remember and calculate. Our goal for the next year is to further increase the positive social impact and decrease the negative one. There are dozens of projects for 2019 on board and in pipeline to which we are looking forward.

Happy 2019 to you all!

Written on:

December 21, 2018


Marko Gregović