Hello everyone! I'm Grace and I will be GlobalGiving's Field Traveler in The Philippines for 2019! Over a three-month period, I will be visiting 30 of our local nonprofit partners. I will be supporting their work in helping communities to rebuild livelihoods after the devastation of multiple super typhoons in the past decade. While in the field, I will be conducting site visits, meeting with community leaders face-to-face, and organizing training workshops to help them work and grow effectively.
After being hit by deadly disasters in the country ,many local nonprofits in the Philippines are still striving to rebuild the livelihoods of their communities, and to better equip themselves in responding to future disasters. However, they often struggle with accessing sufficient funds due to lack of visibility. It is also difficult for them to maximize their fundraising potential without the support to help them access necessary tools and platforms because of geographical challenges.
To help nonprofits grow in the long term, GlobalGiving puts Field Traveler on the ground to build an in-depth picture of the strengths of local partners and the challenges they face. By supporting my field work, you are giving me the chances to provide one-on-one support to nonprofits in areas such as fundraising, digital communications, and access to resource platforms. During my site visits, I will also be understanding the concerns of these nonprofits and evaluating their progresses.
My field work in the Philippines will help GlobalGiving to offer relevant follow-up support, training and resources to help our local nonprofit partners grow sustainably in the future. This would mean helping them to build a stronger capacity to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters in the long term.