A Global Friendship creates economic opportunity for women in developing regions by building market access and small business skills. All proceeds from sales go back to the women and their communities. In addition to opportunity, A Global Friendship provides community development projects in accordance to the need of the women's communities. Projects include disaster relief, access to clean water, nutrition, health care, school supplies, transportation, infrastructure, and clothing.
The desktop project was aimed to support our work at AGF headquarters. A generous donor has donated us a desktop and we no longer need donations for this project.
We would like to thank you all for your contributions.
We have had an onslaught of exceedingly generous donations in the past few months and are so grateful to all our donors! Our base is expanding rapidly and we would love to organize our data and have an extra computer for our team to utilize. Having these things set up would be greatly beneficial to our cause, as it would increase AGF’s overall efficiency.
We currently have a big team working from our office in New York, and our expanding needs require additional work stations. We are looking to purchase an extra computer and a Mac Mini storage device which we can install and run our brand new network system from! This will make our office much more efficient, and will save both time and the stress involved with co-ordinating shifts on our current computer, and sharing documents without a common network!
Thank you to all who have donated towards a new computer for AGF to serve women artisans in developing communities across the world. New and exciting times lie ahead at AGF – including our Project Home India initiative which is helping to build sustainable futures for female artisans and their families in India. We are also in the midst of our <10 campaign raising awareness for those living in poverty on less than $10 a day.
We currently have a big team working from our office in New York, and our expanding needs require additional work stations. We are looking to purchase an extra computer and a Mac Mini storage device which we can install and run our brand new network system from! This will make our office much more efficient and will save both time and the stress involved with co-ordinating shifts on our current computer, and sharing documents without a common network!
In order to raise the money required, we are going to host two fundraising events starting in April. One will be a network of campus clubs event, and the other will be an HQ hosted event, which you will hear more details of in the near future. We are excited for our future at AGF as we move onwards and upwards!
The team looks forward to hosting an event that is aimed at collecting the funds for another desktop. This event will most likely be in March where the need is shared with our friends, family, and various networks.
The year has been a big one and next quarter we have an even bigger team working at the office. It will be a relief to have an additional computer and no longer be sharing, or coordinating schedules around the one. There have been too many instances where an intern or volunteer has had to leave the office due to lack of technology to work on. There are other times when we share on the one laptop when the desktop is being used -- seeing the one laptop get passed around is an interesting sight to see.
One of the reasons we need a desktop is to utilize our new database management software. We are thrilled to start organizing our donors inside Razor's Edge for the first time ever. Not only will this new software help us streamline processes, but the computer will be useful as we scale up as an organization. Another desktop is vital to the growth that we are experiencing. We have raised some funds but look forward to completing this goal by Spring 2013. The team looks forward to spreading the word with their networks about our need of another computer.
Since our last update, our team has been immensely grateful for donations of all amounts. Tracing back to the founding of our organization five years ago, the AGF team has functioned as effectively as possible using the modest accommodations that are readily accessible.
The limited availability of the single desktop computer in the office has continued to curb the rate of potential progress of our efforts. While we completely condone a “sharing is caring” attitude, having the essential resources taken away from one team member in order for another to take on his or her assigned tasks compromises a faster momentum that our team is capable of. We can use all the help we can get, especially to support our recently launched initiative on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Nonetheless, AGF always strives to generate the best results possible under given circumstances. We would like to thank our generous supporters and donors, whom without we could not have made it thus far. Your continued support ensures a more efficient execution of all the hard work done by AGF staff members and volunteers.
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