Becoming Strong Organisations
Our core mission is to support locally-led NGOs to develop themselves to become the best impact makers in their communities. So, they can improve more lives of people living in extreme poverty and the communities sustainably with solutions on No Poverty (SDG1), Zero Hunger (SDG2) and Quality (TVET) Education (SDG4) during and after the 3-year partnership with iMPACT direct.
Why is this needed? Locally-led organisations have little space to build healthy and sustainable independent organisation. Firstly, the project funding they receive through northern NGOs often doesn’t allow for organisational building costs. Secondly, with the northern NGOs leading the agenda on how socio-economic change should look like, capacity strengthening of their partner organisations in the global south is mainly focused on meeting the ‘donors’ planning and reporting requirements’ and not on actual organisation strengthening. Together it impedes a strong local civil society.
Partnering NGOs have healthy and sustainable organisations, including:
- Locally-led NGOs we support have gradually developed themselves towards the best impact makers in their communities, by scoring fives and sixes (out of 6) on all five elements of a healthy and sustainable nonprofit.
- Cost-efficient NGOs
And the network of NGOs we work or worked with:
- Is growing and the NGO-members can support one another.
- Have an increased network of partners and supporters.
Healthy and sustainable nonprofits can improve more lives of people living in extreme poverty and the communities sustainably with solutions on No Poverty (SDG1), Zero Hunger (SDG2) and Quality (TVET) Education (SDG4) during and after the partnership with iMPACT direct.
And on the longer-term, healthy & sustainable NGOs become a vital actor in protecting social justice. As a strong civil society is vital to claim and protect social and economic justice. It’s the best pathway to actual sustainability. Which is even more important in times of crises (climate, economic, health, migration) when the most vulnerable are hit hardest.
Moreover, successful NGO-approaches are scaled to more CBOs and NGOs to more African countries in the region the NGO is based.
In total the unconditional grants budget is €25,000. The amount per NGO is maximum 10% of the annual income of the NGO, with a minimum of €1,000 and a maximum of €5,000 per NGO. The unconditional grant is an extra asset for the NGOs, but the main organisational costs are carried by the NGOs itself.
Each NGO has selected organisational strengthening goals on how to spend the organisational grants, and described milestones on what will be achieved when (between June and December 2023). Find per NGO these milestones and output reports under ‘report’.
In the attached pdf you can find the goals and milestones per NGO.
See output report in right column.
Impact report is expected in March 2024 (in our annual report 2023).