How does one become a leader of an NGO? Was it a straight road or a bumpy one? What challenges and successes have you encountered in the past years and what motivates you most in achieving your organisational mission? Balázs Gerencsér, Director of the NIOK Foundation, interviews the leaders of prominent Hungarian NGOs.

Emőke Both, founder of BAGázs, visited BAG for the first time as a probation officer. However, she soon felt that she could not help as much as she needed to within the confines of her job, so she gave up her secure livelihood and committed herself to the organisation. This was more than ten years ago, and since then the organisation has changed and grown a lot. She experienced burnout and then realised that one person cannot do it all. If you're curious about Emőke Both's journey at the helm of BAGázs, listen to the following.

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This interview is part of a series of interviews to mark the 30th anniversary of NIOK, showcasing different leadership journeys. If you want to hear from other civic leaders, follow NIOK's Spotify and Facebook pages, or sign up to our newsletter to be notified of the next talk.

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