Stefan Dimitrov is a board member and communications coordinator at CAAI in Bulgaria, a nonprofit animal-protection organization founded in 2017. He joined as a volunteer in early 2018, marking his first foray into activism.
The fledgling group’s first campaign set its sights on a fur-farm ban in Bulgaria, collecting 51 thousand signatures within three months – 35 thousand of which on paper – as a National Citizens’ Initiative. Later in 2019 a group of MPs tabled a bill for the ban.
He is also in his fourth year studying Computer Science in German at the Technical University of Sofia. Having worked in the field, he’s keenly interested in the ways by which technology can support the fight for animal rights.
About the presentation
The Animal-Rights-NGO Digital Starter Pack
Abstract: In recent years the IT industry has produced many tools that have the potential to inform our decisions, save us considerable time, and increase our impact as activist organizations. Many of these tools are free, but registered charities can even receive paid digital products and services at no cost.
See a selection of useful tools in a brief overview of what each does, how it’s used, and why you probably need it. Among these tools are Slack, Canva, Google’s GSuite, as well as Streak, Google Analytics, Google Optimize, and others.
Towards the end of the talk, the speaker will also present a custom-built tool for easily creating your own working petitions, collecting signatures, automatically sending them to MailerLite for receiving newsletters, and grouping them by petition.