“Tim Magee, and his colleagues at CSDi, are to be commended for producing a change in the way development is practiced, and so directly contribute to the improvement of millions of lives around the world.”
The Center for Sustainable Development specializes in providing sound, evidence-based information, tools and training for humanitarian development professionals worldwide. CSDi is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
First, thanks to all of you who filled out the survey: “2015 Non Profit Trends” You can see a summary of the the preliminary results just below. We want your opinion too!. Please take the survey—there is still time.
The idea of the survey was to help me update our non-profit training program—Version 2.0 is set to launch in January—and I wanted to make sure that it best addresses your needs. Version 2 will be available in a Distance Learning format and through my 1:1 Six Month Mentoring Program.
Analysis of the Survey
Survey participants are able to check as few or as many boxes in the survey as they deemed appropriate. By focusing on items that more than 50% of respondents felt were important—I arrived at the following analysis.
Respondents chiefly had four overarching areas of concern where they felt they needed the most help:
not knowing how to design a project that will solve challenges faced by their constituents
not being able to find the funding to accomplish project goals
having their project stall during implementation
a concern of evaluating a project to find that project objectives had not been met
Interactive Graphic: Survey Analysis & Solutions
Design a project that:
fulfills your mission
fulfills real community need
is attractive to donors
has a monitoring and evaluation plan
has plan for continuation at grant’s end
Over the next three weeks I will share with you how you can incorporate these solutions in a step-by-step fashion into the process of project design, funding, and implementation.
Your donations enable us to bring success to water, health, nutrition, and education projects—and hope for mothers and children for rising out of poverty.
You can help.
With your support, we can guide local leaders in empowering people in their communities to lead the healthy, meaningful, productive lives needed to leave the cycle of poverty. Learn about the people, the countries and the successes in The Best of 3 Years of Field Projects.
SUPPORT CSDi—The Center for Sustainable Development. Any amount will help. Here are some examples of what your investment can do:
Your $1,000 donation will help launch a new village project with a CSDi Field Partner. Your $500 donation will help 1,000 people have safe water. Your $250 donation will help provide schooling for 250 schoolchildren. Your $100 donation will contribute to connecting 100 farmers to markets. Your $50 donation will help 100 families feed themselves through family gardens. Perfect!