Our volunteer community includes students and professionals from both within Bosnia and abroad
From our most senior member from 1996 to our most recent members joining in 2010, our Board of Directors have personal experience helping fullfill our mission
From providing core funding to project-specific support, our sponsors include both local and international grant organizations and host municipalities
Each individual at BILD and at the non-profit organization SEEDS started as a volunteer helping people here in northeastern Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). BILD’s Executive Director Christopher Bragdon first arrived in BiH in 1996 with his own and donated funds, eager to help communities recover from the Bosnian War (1992-1995). SEEDS’ President Douglas Mitarotonda was a volunteer here in Tuzla teaching information technology to high schools and university students in 2003 before becoming the President of SEEDS in 2006.
Through years of experience and dedication, whether currently paid staff or volunteers, the individuals of BILD and SEEDS have a proven track record of turning private donations and grant funds into measurable and lasting results helping communities in BiH find common ground and build a shared prosperous future together.
You can learn more about SEEDS here. Below you can learn more about BILD’s team of staff and volunteers who implement our projects and the sponsors along with SEEDS who make those projects possible.