Germin is working to promote Albanian Diaspora philanthropy and charity to support Albanian not-for-profit organizations in Albania, Kosova, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Presheva Valley.
In this regard, Germin has been working in the foundation of The Global Albanians Foundation (GAF), which was registered in the United States in 2018. GAF is an independent entity that develops a decentralized and 21st-century approach to promote diaspora giving, by serving as an online platform for Albanian not-for-profit organizations to raise money.
Through this online crowdfunding and philanthropy platform, members of the Global Albanian Community will be able to donate directly to the organizations and projects that they would like to support based on geographic location, sector, or whatever criteria the donor might deem most important.
The GAF will help Albanian not-for-profits to raise money by:
– Providing a credible link to a Diaspora-based organization (the GAF) that would be trusted by prospective Albanian Diaspora donors (and non-Albanian donors) to screen receiving organizations for credibility, competence, impact, and transparency;
– Providing a mechanism for online donations which does not currently exist for almost all not-for-profits based in the Western Balkans and thus greatly facilitate donations and reduce the costs of Diaspora philanthropy; and
– Providing a mechanism for Albanian Diaspora donors to receive tax deductions for their donations which they can not receive if they donate directly to Albanian not-for-profit organizations in the Western Balkans.