The Civil Initiatives Development Centre CRIS is a NGO founded in 2002 in 140 000 citizens city – Rybnik, Poland. It’s mission is to increase awareness of civil responsibility for the community and it’s development, to support NGOs & groups operating in the III sector, to promote partnerships between such organizations, businesses and local government. CRIS is an association of local leaders who want to develop the civil society as well as people’s activity and want help other organisations and informal groups to be more professional and to act more effectively in their local communities.
CRIS is a certified Training Institution registered in the Regional Employment Office since 2005. The organisation is offering training courses, workshops, consultations in the field of fundraising, project writing and management, local animation, VET, development strategy for NGOs, communication, financial independency etc.
At present CRIS employs more then 25 full time employees (management and administrative director, project coodinators, assistance, accountant, trainers, psychologists, vocational councelors) and has about 100 volunteers in its data base.