Committees

The efforts and initiatives of the Bulgarian Center are coordinated by committees as follows. If you are interested in supporting our cause, please come and join one of these committees or get in touch with us to find how you can help: info@bulgariancenter.org

BUSINESS COMMITTEE

Co-chairs:  David Flashenburg, Dragomir Dimov
Purpose:

  • Updating the business plan for the Center
  • Conducting research on other cultural centers to find details about organizational structure, management, maintenance, etc.
  • Real estate planning and research
  • Purchasing the building for the BCNE and BG community – loan application, mortgage management
  • Developing a business plan for the building and businesses it would host
  • Accounting and taxes

COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH COMMITTEE

Co-chairs:  Inna I.,  Nadia Ullman
Members: Kalina Carlow
Purpose:

  • Working on  a separate newsletter or news to be published in the school’s newsletter
  • Conducting membership drives
  • Recruiting for the committees
  • Reaching out to the Bulgarian community to identify their needs for activities and services to be provided by the BCNE
  • Promoting BCNE by creating and maintaining a website, social media, speaking at events of other organizations
  • Preparing marketing materials and promotional campaigns for BCNE and events
  • Fostering partnerships with other Bulgarian organizations and groups in the Greater Boston / New England / Northeast areas

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Co-chairs:  Nadia Ullman, R. R. P.
Purpose:

  • Developing and sustaining relationships with local, state and federal government agencies through personal outreach and public relations
  • Creating awareness of the BCNE among local and state government representatives, with a focus on the communities with the largest Bulgarian populations
  • Coordinating contacts with the Bulgarian government agencies, Consulate and Embassy in the US
  • Working closely with the team organizing the Bulgarian elections

EVENTS COMMITTEE

Chair:  Vancha Kartolova
Members: Jasmina Atanassova, Tania Nenkova, Gergana Ivanova
Purpose:

  • Organizing March 3rd annual celebration and concert
  • Organizing cultural events (movies, plays, seminars, concerts, art exhibits)
  • Working with the Fundraising and Communications and Outreach  committee on fundraising events

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

Chair: R. R. P., Viktoriya Anastasia
Purpose:

  • Developing fundraising goals in collaboration with the Business committee
  • Developing a fundraising plan
  • Identifying the most appropriate fundraising sources
  • Grant writing
  • Regular outreach to potential donors, including corporate
  • Working with the Communications and Outreach committee on reaching out to the community
  • Working with the Events committee for fundraising events
  • Working with the business community