Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social EntrepreneurSome time ago
When a thousand people believe some made-up story for a month - that’s fake news. When a billion people believe it for a thousand years - that’s a religion and we are admonished not to call it ‘fake news’ not to hurt the feelings of the faithful (or incure their wrath). Note, however, that I am not denying the effectiveness or potential benevolence of religion. Just the opposite. For better or worth, fiction is among the most effective tools in humanity’s toolkit. By bringing people together, religious creeds make large scale human cooperation possible. They inspire people to build hospitals, schools and bridges in addition to armies and prisons. Yuval Noah Harari 21 Lesson for the 21st Century

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Justas JanauskasQoorious human
, would you want to share some of powerful stories you have created so far?
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Marius ČiuželisInvestor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur
@justas.janauskas, not sure got your point.
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Justas JanauskasQoorious human
As entrepreneur, you are basically creating a story so many people would believe it. Was qoorious to hear stories you have created.
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Marius ČiuželisInvestor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur
Some of them already in the feed. However, if someone else is smarter than me and hers / his insights are interested for myself and worth to share - I am more than happy doing so.
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Justas JanauskasQoorious human
Not sure got your point about the smarter people,
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur3 days ago
No-one should have no-one! I noted that slogan almost 5 years ago at The Silver Line in UK where we then were cordially accepted and showed around. Soon after similar service was born in Lithuania. Today we mark yet another "no-one should have no-one" milestone extending our local Silver Line's - a social project we run since 2016 - working hours to 14 hours on working days (+2 hours, 8am-10pm) and starting weekends with 8 hours of reach (11am-7pm). Due to a year-long pandemic and severe quarantine restrictions, the number of callers to the line has doubled seeking for emotional and informational support. More to add we have been receiving more and more calls during "after-hours". This has led us to move forward and extend call center working hours so that the necessary telephone support for older people is available as soon as possible. Read more here (in Lithuanian): https://www.sidabrinelinija.lt/lt/naujienos/naujienos/2021/03/sidabrine-linija-senjoru-skambuciu-laukia-ir-savaitgaliais
„Sidabrinė linija“ senjorų skambučių laukia ir savaitgaliais
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social EntrepreneurSome time ago
Philanthropy is a buyers’ market, and nonprofit leaders are seldom in a position to negotiate aggressively with potential donors. On the contrary, the selection process is (and feels) quite one sided, as though potential grantees are participating in a beauty contest in which the only imperative is to please the judges. So, for better or worse, the views of an individual donor (especially a very large one) can strongly influence grantee behavior. Often this influence will take the form of tweaks to an existing program, or the addition of a new activity, more or less aligned with the nonprofit’s existing strategy, about which a leading donor is enthusiastic. When such an intervention is supported on the donor’s part by deep knowledge of the field, it can provide helpful input to the grantee’s strategy. Friday has started with an email from the Ministry of Social Affairs: We would like to inform you your project was reviewed by our experts, it met all requirements and we would like to offer you to sign financing agreement. That means M. Čiuželio labdaros ir paramos fondas (M. Ciuzelis Charity Foundation) won the biggest in its 5 years history financing tender for Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line) - a free of charge be-friending and support helpline providing information, friendship and advise for the old age people. Without any further conditions, the way we presented and wished to implement our project. The day just couldn’t be any better. Thank you

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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social EntrepreneurSome time ago
The Minister of Social Security and Labour Monika Navickienė became the Patron of our core social project the Silver Line. That's a milestone achievement for us as it followed a tender we won last week to finance a whole year budget of the project. Long live the Minister! Long live the Silver Line! https://www.sidabrinelinija.lt/lt/naujienos/naujienos/2021/02/ministre-monika-navickiene-sidabrines-linijos-globeja
Ministrė Monika Navickienė – „Sidabrinės linijos“ globėja
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