Boris Strečanský is the Executive Director of the Center for Philanthropy (CpF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support philanthropy and civil society by offering donor services and developing new research projects. In addition, Strečanský acts as a consultant for organizational capacity building, evaluation, learning and development, and strategic planning for civil society organizations in countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, and Central Asia in cooperation with the C.S. Mott Foundation, the Open Society Institute (OSI) and others. He also serves as a member of the editorial board of Alliance magazine.
At the beginning of his career, Strečanský obtained a degree in Philosophy and History from Comenius University, followed by a post-graduate certificate in Developmental Donor Practice from London Metropolitan University in 2008. In the mid-1990’s, he coordinated an environmental management training program in Slovakia for developing management skills and organizational capacity with the University of Minnesota before co-founding the CpF in 2002.
Strečanský’s recent work includes co-authoring the Analysis of the Current State and Trends in the Development of Civil Society in Slovakia and conducting a region-wide study titled Upholding Sustainability of Voices for Human Rights – A Study on the Sustainability of Human Rights and Accountability Watchdog NGOs in ten new member states of the European Union, which was commissioned by OSI and the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law.