ProRizne Society aims to foster social capital development. As a peer group we fund other peer groups - volunteers, fighters, activists, artists etc. - making impact in Ukraine.
We started as an informal group of AIESEC friends 20 years ago in Ukraine. Spurred by the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, we have become an officially registered NGO in Estonia.
MTÜ ProRizne Society (registry code 80608715)
Harju maakond, Tallinn, Kesklinna linnaosa, Kentmanni tn 4 // Sakala tn 10, 10116
Most of the ProRizne Society founders were active in AIESEC student organisation in Ukraine in late 90-ties. We were from different cities in Ukraine (West and East, South and North) and our bond was forged in leadership development programmes, international exchanges and informal gatherings. In 20 years we have become CEOs, CFOs, founders, senior managers - professionals making a difference for our country.
We have kept together through years - physically and virtually, chatting, attending weddings and baptising each other’s kids, crashing at each other’s place, hosting annual so-called winter Colloquia in Bukovel (fun skiing extended weekend trip) and summer Workshop in Odesa (weekend of fun spruced with culture). We were together at Maidan Revolution of Dignity in 2014.
The idea (and the name) for ProRizne Society (ПроРізне Товариство) has first emerged at our meeting on November 22, 2019 in Kyiv at the eponymous bar Kupidon located near the Prorizna St. in Kyiv, with the ProRizne Society Manifesto.
Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 made it clear and urgent - we need to become an organisation, to use our collective social networks for fundraising to help Ukraine fight and win this war. The ProRizne Society was officially established on March 16, 2022.