May 31, 2013

Seven years building capacity in the social sector

This report to our donors is in perfect timing. We are celebrating our seventh birthday today (June 3rd, 2013). We want to thank all the people who have made it possible for us to achieve our goals. To celebrate, we prepared a birthday surprise: Nodo ká, a clud-based platform for the management, collaboration and knowledge of the social sector.

Nodo ká will offer the social organizations institutional strengthening tools to increase their social impact and efficiency, through the following components: external managements, knowledge management and internal management. Learn more about Nodo ká at: nodoka.co.

During these years we have reached more than 250 social organizations. We contributed with their work and advised them in the design and implementation of international cooperation, strategic communication and ICT adoption plans.

Our mission is to promote the institutional strengthening of civil society organizations, social enterprises, local governments, not-for-profit organizations and Social Responsibility Initiatives, committed with the social and economic development of Colombia and Latin America.

This project will contribute with our mission of strengthening the capacities of all these organizations based in Colombia and Latin America, through personalized support and group trainings. With your donations we will have tools and knowledge to support the work of the organizations so they can provide better services, be more efficient in the search and use of resources, improve the monitoring and evaluation of the projects and improve their actions with updated and relevant information.

We sincerely invite you to share this project with the people you know so we can all build up a strong social sector. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook and visit oue website www.makaia.org

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Apr 4, 2013

Our commitment with the capacity building

Makaia is a social not-for-profit organization that promotes the institutional strengthening of civil society organizations, social enterprises, local governments, not-for-profit organizations and Social Responsibility Initiatives, committed with the social and economic development of Colombia and Latin America.

The institutional strengthening of these organizations includes building and strengthening their capacities so they can provide better services, be more efficient in the search and use of their resources, improve the monitoring and evaluation of the projects and improve their projects and services with updated and relevant information from national and international sources.

This project will contribute with our mission of strengthening the capacities of all these organizations based in Colombia and Latin America, through personalized support and group trainings. With your donations we will have tools and knowledge to support the work of the organizations so they can provide better services, be more efficient in the search and use of resources, improve the monitoring and evaluation of the projects and improve their actions with updated and relevant information.

In the almost seven years of our history, we have been able to realize that non-profits usually don´t invest in their own institutional strengthening. Non-profits in our context tend to think that the money they should use in their own capacity building is better spent in their beneficiaries. We are working hard to show them they are wrong: the more they care about their strategies, their team work, their project design and evaluation and  their institutional strength, the more beneficiaries they will be able to reach, the more their relationship with donors and allies will be improved, the more funds they will be able to raise.

We sincerely invite you to share this project with the people you know so we can all build up a strong social sector. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook and visit oue website www.makaia.org

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Mar 20, 2013

The start of 2013: great results for inclusion thr

Group of students with disabilities
Group of students with disabilities

It is a great satisfaction for Makaia to be able to work in the inclusion of people with disabilities in Colombia. We have a strong belief in the big impact that ICT can have in a lot of aspects in our lives. For a person with disabilities, the advance of technology has the potential to have an even more important effect.

Thanks to the donations you have made it is possible for almost 89 people with disabilities to say that they have learned new skills by using ICT and that their possibilities are a lot more now that they received training. We have trained almost 25 trainers, some of whom have impairments as well so they can communicate better with the students and better understand their needs. Nearly 10 institutions and libraries have received our materials and guidance in the training and support of people with disabilities.

With the funds we have raised, we built one multimedia that can be used anywhere from people with hearing impairment and trains them in the basic use of computers. This multimedia is free to use, Makaia has encouraged a lot of Colombian libraries to use it whenever a deaf person approaches for help. You can run the multimedia by clicking here.

Another great advance we have done thanks to your donations is the participation for the construction of a second multimedia that is not yet finished. This multimedia is possible thanks to the alliances we have done with other institutions that work in the ICT adoption field.  

This year, we are planning to continue giving people with disabilities the possibility to be included through the use of ICT. We encourage you to donate and to spread the word of the great work Makaia has been doing.

We strongly believe that ICT is a great way to generate inclusion within society. Please share this report with your family and friends so they get to know the amazing things that can be achieved with the support of people like you.

Once again thank you!

 
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