iMPACT direct gives you the opportunity to support a cause you believe in directly. Not through INGOs or small private initiatives.
But why donate to African-led NGOs directly? It creates more impact for less budget. And local NGOs can react to immediate or changing needs much faster.
What’s also new: donations through iMPACT direct are unconditional.
And the updates and reports of the NGOs at our website will not be edited or filtered.
With iMPACT direct, 95% of the donations go directly to NGOs.
And that is a lot!
In comparison to:
Note: The remaining 5% of your donation through iMPACT direct, will be used for website costs, financial system costs and transfer costs. During this pilot the entire team works on a voluntary basis (though we are professionals).
The iMPACT direct website stages professional African-led projects that are improving lives in their communities. Making a big difference with small budgets.
These are our selection criteria:
After NGOs applied through an application survey, selection of NGOs is done by an expert in the country. Currently, we work in Ghana and Kenya only. As we grow, we hope to also start working in other countries.
We’re not yet open for more NGOs. If we are, we will publish our application survey here.
Of course! This works exactly the same way as for individual donors.
If you do want to tell the world about your donation, let us know at email@example.com or via our social media channels and we can share your update!
Unconditional means that the NGOs themselves decide on how they will spend the donations. As they have the knowledge and expertise and know best what is needed on the ground and come up with the solutions that are locally build, owned and sustained.
They are experienced NGOs with excellent records of making impact in the places they work. That’s why they were selected in the first place.
For example, donations can be used as start-up capital to small businesses of women in fisheries in Ghana, or toward school fees for secondary-school students in Kenya, or they could go toward staff costs – because hiring professionals for the job requires money too.
NGOs will share the project donations are collected for, updates and a report on how they spent the donations, directly on the website; unfiltered and unedited.
To get to know if we’re making the impact we envision, we:
As a starting initiative, we use all these learnings to quickly learn, adapt and improve.
If you have suggestions or ideas for improvement, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We started iMPACT direct in April 2020 with €0 budget! Expertise and time to test our idea were donated, by website developers, a legal expert, communications experts and the team!
We want to test our idea: do donors like it, do NGOs like it, and can we take first steps towards the change that we envision?
We want to provide an alternative for both donors and African-led NGOs. We want to support civil society in Africa, because times are hard on civil society, yet NGOs are a vital power claiming human rights in a system shared with (multinational) companies and governmental institutions.
The basic features we test during the pilot are:
As we grow, we plan to present more NGOs from more African countries on our website.
And we need your feedback to be able to improve! Please, let us know yours at email@example.com!
In 2021 we will plan for three campaigns and develop, prototype and develop specific aspects of our idea further, with the help of one or more funds:
The donation button refers you to Bunq Bank. Here you can easily pay with iDEAL, credit card, Sofort or Bancontact.
For manual transfers inside the European Union, you use:
NL37 BUNQ 2044 8290 45
to Stichting iMPACT direct
From outside the European Union, you can easily donate via a bank transfer to our TransferWise account in your own currency.
When doing a manual transfer, please indicate the NGO you want to support. Otherwise, we will split the donation into four equal parts for each organisation.
For Euros choose:
BE21 9671 0967 1903
Bank code (SWIFT / BIC): TRWIBEB1XXX
Address: TransferWise Europe SA, Avenue Marnix 13-17, Brussels, 1000, Belgium
For British Pound choose:
Account number: 66314087
IBAN (to receive GBP from UK only): GB63 TRWI 2314 7066 3140 87
UK sort code: 23-14-70
Address: TransferWise, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ, United Kingdom
For US dollars choose:
Account number: 8310677028
Wire transfer number: 026073008
Bank code (SWIFT / BIC): CMFGUS33.
Routing number (ACH or ABA): 026073150.
Address: TransferWise, 19 W 24th Street, New York, 10010, United States
Note: We’re working on a PayPal button for people outside the European Union and to allow for regular donations.