Quality FAQs

1. How do we measure our impact?

Regularly, NGOs update and report directly on the website. Annually in February, iMPACT direct publishes its impact report.

What we measure includes:

  • Number of lives improved
  • Community impact through observed changes
  • € donated
  • Cost-efficiency
  • NGO satisfaction
  • Donor satisfaction

We measure our impact to learn, improve and proof the way we work.

2. What are the selection criteria for NGOs?

With an online application survey with the following criteria, we select:
  1. NGOs that are officially registered (and comply with local regulations).           
  2. NGOs that have a bank account in the country they work (and had a KYC-check).
  3. NGOs can show past annual financial reports.
  4. NGOs are locally-led, locally-found and locally-based.
  5. NGOs have activities running on one or more of these 3 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
    • Poverty reduction / income generating activities (SDG1)
    • Food security (in combination with climate smart solutions) (SDG 2)
    • Advanced education (for example: adult, vocational or secondary education) (SDG4)
  6. Donations through iMPACT direct make a significant difference for the NGO’s budget, that is why we partner with two types of small NGOs (with annual incomes below €30,000 and those below €100,000)
  7. NGOs preferably work in remote areas in Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

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NGOs are selected by our experts in the country on the following criteria:

  • The initiators started from a great idea for local projects, with own or local resources and can show achieved impact but fail to get (sufficient) resources from granting donors.
  • Work with recipients living below the poverty line.
  • Value a partnership with us based on equality, trust and transparency, in which we work as a team towards shared objectives and vision.

In addition, the NGOs are (or are willing to):

  • Engage their recipients in the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.
  • Show how their project improves lives (facilitated by our application survey, project form and reporting format).
  • Are cost-efficient (i.e. budget/lives improved).
  • Are transparent by sharing project information, stories and reports on our website and socials.

What we don’t support

We do not collaborate with NGOs that:

  • Have their decision-makers abroad (e.g. board members and managers are not based in the country where projects are implemented).
  • Are orphanages.
  • Implement religious activities.

We don’t support projects that:

  • Do not address one of our core themes: income; food security & climate; or advanced education.
  • Are only on awareness raising and/or advocacy.

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