Biljana Dakić Đorđević

Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia)



Mentored by:

Jessica A. Oppenheim


Executive director, Trag Foundation

Biljana leads Trag Foundation, an indigenous non-profit foundation supporting local communities and grassroots activism in Serbia. Trag Foundation encourages citizen engagement and promotes local philanthropy in support of building an equitable and open Serbian society.

Biljana has 16 years of professional experience in the non-profit sector, with extensive knowledge of fundraising and partnership development, strategic planning, program management, and cross-sector cooperation. She managed a regional grant-making program with the Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD), a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, (2012-2014). Prior to BTD, she supported capacity building of political and public leaders in Serbia and the Balkans as the development director of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence. She has also co-designed and organized trainings for women politicians in the Parliament and local government.

Biljana is a board member of the UN Global Compact in Serbia and participates in the Women’s Platform for Development of Serbia 2014-2020 initiative. In 2006, Biljana was a Freedom House Visiting Fellow, focusing on civil society advocacy for women’s rights.