“It has been such a pleasure to work with the SEEBA team. They hear our problems and always find a fast solution for solving them. “Nothing is impossible” is what I often hear, and that kind of support is incomparable, because I know I can always ask for guidance. SEEBA helped us to take steps towards our digital transformation journey and helped me to become a stronger and better leader in the organization and I’m forever grateful for that.”
BHUF (Bosnisk-Hercegovinska ungdomsförbundet) is a Swedish Youth Association that aims to gather and engage young people and children by encouraging and promoting activities to build and nurture relationships among Bosnian diaspora hence creating a community for those interested in Bosnian culture in Sweden, and abroad.
The organisation consists of 20 local associations with more than 2,000 members of an average age of 16. It’s an organisation for young people run by young people, and together they actively work on promoting culture, knowledge exchange and entrepreneurship.
Like many organisations, BHUF had spent hours and hours on compliance and reporting. In the first year of our collaboration, their time spent was reaching the amount of 2000. Being tied up with administrative and organisational activities, they lacked resources to focus more on important projects and management. Pressure, long days and exhausting work kept the organisation from moving forward and reaching the BHUF’s full potential.
The other obstacle was the fact that the organisation was closed in a loop for 20 years due to short-term vision and limited human resources. Because of this, BHUF had almost no investments and infrastructure, which was the main barrier to long-term growth. They needed someone who could understand their situation and help them transform into a more sustainable and agile organisation, while offering hands-on support to the Board in implementing the transformation.
The starting point was in creating the infrastructure that would provide the support in managing administrative tasks and allow for better resource allocation. Together, we set the realistic goals and SEEBA offered a full support in the implementation and realisation of the activities. The solution was created based on the Biz Engine with the goal of changing the way the organisation had worked, hence creating the foundation for the more efficient and agile BHUF in the long run.
The tangible outcome we’ve created reduced the time spent on administration and compliance, as well as to support the implementation of the Biz Engine was a new membership management platform. The platform has completely changed the way BHUF works with their associations and members. BHUF is now prepared for a more sustainable journey with SEEBA’s ongoing support. While we implement the activities to free up the resources that can be invested in their members, they can continue to build bridges and create relationships for their prosperous community.