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by Fundacion Hearts of Gold
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Dear Friends,

We hope you are safe and healthy!

During this past few months we have been working on dfferent ways  of imporving our educational program, we believe there is always a chance to become a little better.

As you know our main service at the foundation is educatong our parter organizations but we are humbled and honored to also learn and improve.

This current crisis we are all facing has given us big lessons, we have been working from home for more than 50 days.

We now miss our classroons full of  questions, ideas, opinions  respect, laughs and love.

We think this virus will be around for longer than we all think, for this reason we have started training our partners and making the adjustments needed to adjust to our new reality.

We are focusing on teaching our community organizations how to stay alive using the most importan and maybe only tool we have available now, INTERNET!

Our online trainings are focusing on  fundrsising, social media managment, learning about different platfomrs that can be used with staff to work efficiently.

We are also taking care of the emotinal part, having to take care of the community, while you are quarantined at home sometimes working longer than they were used to can affect your physical and emotinal health, offering them metdation techniques, yoga sessions, massege techiniques for stress, etc, help them fell better and have more energy to contunie working with a positive mind

You have made this possible, we will contunue offering this valuable services to keep everybody alive, please keep in mind you are part of this big family and great positive change.

If you can, we encourage you to please share this story with your family and friends, dont let the hearts of this community organizations stop beating!

We are sending you our love and positive toughts.

I hope we get to see each other soon!

Big hugs,

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During this three month period, we have seen a lot of progress in the Community Assistance Program (CAP). We are the only organization in the country that provides education for the leaders of nonprofit organizations. The results we have achieved through training and mentoring are evident. Hearts of Gold is part of building a more humane society with more opportunities for our children, teenagers and families to have a better future.


Currently, our partners in CAP have learned many lessons which have benefited in their day to day operations. In this period, Nova, El Arenal, Kallpa Warmi, Osso, Cetap Lucy, Mírame and Soup Kitchen have achieved a good score in the six areas of their CAP evaluations (Programs, Marketing and Communication, Volunteer Management, Fundraising, Donor Management, Transparency).


With NOVA, we have completed mentoring hours to help them create a fundraising campaign and apply what they learned in previous workshops. The campaign is ready and will be launched in the next few days. Please stay tuned.


With the Soup Kitchen project, we have helped them restructure their program so they are able to offer nutritious meals and reduce costs. This means that they will have be able to offer their services for a longer period of time.


Cetap Lucy has been able to start with a new sexual abuse prevention project. They have also been more active in event fundraising and creating alliances.


El Arenal Foundation is still working on funding their nutritional program for the year. They have been able to build a better staff environment and are working on improving their volunteer management.


The Kallpa Warmi collective received mentoring hours to help them manage new resources and new donors. They also have a new board of directors, which it allows them to organize themselves in a better way.


Finally, we have made an improvement in our Community Assistance Program evaluation system. The new template consists of quantitative and qualitative measurements for each learning achievement. Scores will be uploaded to our website with graphic representations, so our partners can see which level they are on. We hope that this will motivate organizations to put more effort into learning and achieving the best score. At the end of the training year, an award will be given to the organization with the highest score.


Thanks to each of you for building a better world for everybody. Thank you for having a heart of gold! Together, we are the change!

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We feel that education is the best tool for building a more equitable and supportive society, as well as being the strongest weapon to change the world.


We are happy to be the only and pioneer organization in the community assistance program in order to educate leaders of nonprofit organizations on sustainability and sustainability issues. All the great results achieved so far are thanks to your contribution and trust.


During this period with our Community Assistance Program, many goals have been achieved, we have opened the third year of the 100% practical community assistance program, before starting the practical part we evaluated our partner organizations in  all areas to see if there is balance and good management in the concepts already learned, based on those results we are sure that not only should the mind be educated but we must also educate the heart, this is why this period with our partners 2019: Nova, El Arenal, Kallpa Warmi, Osso, Cetap Lucy and Soup kitchen, we have provided soul education workshops, giving a training in Tapping and alternative therapies so that they learn new techniques starting with taking care of the personal and emotional side of each staff member so that they can then work collectively to serve and educate the beneficiaries of organizations.


This year we have been able to  work with LIBRE foundation from Europe, they have worked with us for 3 consecutive years educating community leaders, offering a full week conference on Leadership and Communication. This year we have been able to host 20 new organizations for training, this workshop was quite practical and lasted for 40 hours.


We have also offers mentoring hours to NOVA, monitoring and training them on how to use social media correctly and also preparing them for their fundraising campaign.


THANK YOU FOR  YOUR HEART OF GOLD , and allowing us to extend our hand to create a better world. Together  we are the change!

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We are happy to share our latest news with you! Thanks to you for being  part of this change of a more human society. We feel honored for being the only organization in Ecuador that educates and is dedicated to providing training to nonprofit organizations and their leaders. We are happy with the results so great that we have achieved these three years, we are part of strengthening and educating for a good future. With our community assistance program.

In this period with our Community Assistance Program, many objectives have been achieved, we have opened the third year of the 100% practical community assistance program.


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With our partners 2019: Nova, El Arenal, Kallpa Warmi, Osso, Cetap Lucy and Soup kitchen, we have started with the marketing and communication workshops, giving technical guidelines for the correct use of corporate image, organizational image for digital platforms. Advantages and doubts of the use of social networks. Common mistakes to avoid. Photo management Communication tone Color palette. Proper use of logo. Business cards Corporate identity. Fan page Facebook content template, instagram content template. Creation of schedules. Canva Communication line Media Web page. Formats for media: media management, radio, TV, press, free digital resources, all these workshops we have been able to teach with two experts in these fields.

With the NOVA institution, we have worked with mentoring hours, in the creation of its website, Facebook page and instagram, it has been possible to collaborate with the use of a new color brand for its social networks, starting for the new period Now with their website.

With the organization Cetap Lucy, we have worked in mentoring hours in the creation of the Facebook page becoming a fanpage and in the creation of instagram, since it is a mass media. Giving attention to the use of image and diffusion of photographs.

We have worked hard with the arenal foundation, in the creation of a planning schedule for the use of social networks so that publications remain on the same line, as with all organizations we work on the use of image and dissemination of photographs .

With Kallpawarmi and Osso, we have given hours of mentoring in the activation of the Facebook page, publishing its service to the community, in addition to the creation of new communication channels such as instagram. Eliminating mistakes in the use of colors and diffusion images.


They have been through a few months of intense work in the area of communication and marketing, giving important guidelines for the proper use and management of media, communication networks. Making them become professional pages.


We have also hosted a Networking event with members of expat and cuencano community having the presence of  15 organizations who lernead of different ways of collaborationg with each other and sharing dreams of how we would change the world.


We have also met with Notre Dame University students who interviewed Hearts of Gold and its Partner organizations to learn about the unique work we do in Ecuador, we are honored to share we will be working together on a project focused on  expanding our network of community Organization in Ecuador, we are excited to share more updates in the future!


We are proud, happy and honored to have you as a crucial part of each one  of the achievements, without your valuable contribution none of this would be possible. Thank you for being part of the change and the creation of a more humane and more supportive world. THANKS TO YOU FOR HAVING A BIG HEART OF GOLD!

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We are happy to share news with you!

In the past 3 months we have had so many great things happening!

First we want to thank you for allowing Hearts of Gold to welcome a New Partner Organization,  Sustainable Cuenca, a great project that offers free lunches every day to Venezuelans and locals who  are homeless and have nothing to eat. They also prepare 70 sandwiches every day and go out on the streets to feed our community in need. what an honor the be surrounded with great partner organizations!

During this period we had the opportunity to start with the first workshop from our Community Assistance Program with the KALLPA WARMI women collective, a selfesteem and Strategic Planning workshop was offered to this incledible group of strong ladies. 

We have also worked with NOVA School on creating a new project called INNOVA,this project is focused on the teenagers who  will no be accepted in any high school or University because they have reached their hihgest skills level due to their dishabilities. this project will focus on teaching them skills to be independent and work on their adult life.

We have also been working close with another partner, El Arenal Foundation on mentoring and helping them  fund their Nutritional Program who feeds 44 children and teenagers who only eat one time a day at this foundation, we are happy to say this project is 90%funded for 2019.

We have also recieven the visit from   Yvvone, representative of Humanist Service Corps a volunteering program based in Ghana, we spent 2 weeks showing her the work we do and our partner foundations, she also shared her experiences back home and we were able to learn a lot from each organization.

We are proud, happy and honored to be able to have you as the change maker, each one of this achievments is yours!


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Fundacion Hearts of Gold

Location: Cuenca - Ecuador
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Twitter: @Hearts_Of_Gold
Project Leader:
Maria Jose Orellana
Cuenca, Ecuador
$48,828 raised of $60,000 goal
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