Tanja Bjelanovic

Board Member

Tanja is based in Belgrade but she is often on the road all over the Balkans and Central and Eastern Europe working with drivers and supporters of social change. In the past 20 years, she has founded and led a community organization, worked with peace building and women’s organizations, and served as Development Director with one of the leading local grant-makers in the Balkans. Tanja’s particular area of interest is philanthropy., and she enjoys playing as a broker. She guides and encourages grassroots groups to approach fundraising as if giving people new opportunities to contribute, while advising important philanthropists on their giving strategies. She managed the fundraising campaign that is building the first Endowment Fund in Balkan civil society. She currently runs the consulting agency Tabula that provides services in philanthropy and organizational development. Her passion for alternative approaches to development linked her with Root Change. Tanja loves to read, write and socialize.