A due diligence check list from the book:
Have you checked out their website?
Is their Vision, Mission and Strategy clearly stated on their website?
Is it easy to find?
Do they have a Twitter and Facebook page?
Do they have a BLOG?
Check frequently to see what they are doing!
What specifically are the major problems/issues it is trying to address?
Is there a list of the staff and Board of Directors on their website?
A bio of staff & Board members on website?
Are staff interested in even talking to us? How important is that to us? Obviously with a small donation it may not be important.… but if we have a significant financial investment to make it is or should be! Can we make a designated or restricted gift…and work with them in the planning?
How willing are they in sharing this?
Am I interested in volunteering with this organization?
Have I contacted them to see if they would be interested in me helping them in some way?
Do I know my S.H.A.P.E? Spiritual Gifts, heart or Passion, Abilities, Personality and Experiences? Have I taken the S.H.A.P.E. Assessment?
How passionate am I in using my S.H.A.P.E with this organization?
What am I going to do?
Bloom Where You are Planted!
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Paul Polak addressing what works and what doesn't!
Paul Polak: Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail.
Quote from his book; P 186 One major flaw in the way current donors deliver the funds they invest in poverty-eradicaton initiatives."
"What Donors Can Do to End Poverty"
"Development donors don't insist that every investment produces measurable positive impacts and that these impacts can be scaled up to reach millions of people."
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