By Kirsty Gichimu - Partnership Development Officer
One of the key roles Tin Roof Foundation plays is making connections, especially where that can lead to increased impact for local communities. Over the past couple of months, we’ve been delighted to have been able to make two such connections for our nonprofit partners.
One area in which our partners wanted support was training on Grant Writing. We contacted the East African Philanthropy Network who have a goal of building the capacity of nonprofit organisations. They brought in the Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals and we were able to host a virtual workshop for our members plus additional nonprofits.
Another challenge that our partners face is Measuring Impact. Using a contact we met at a prior year GivingTuesday conference, we were able to bring in YETU Initiative by Aga Khan Foundation to host a one hour virtual discussion as part of our series of calls to Learn, Share and Grow. After being given a lot of practical tips and information, participants were able to ask specific questions about things their organisations were struggling with when it comes to monitoring and evaluation. The feedback we got was that this has been one of the best sessions and we look forward to hosting further training on this topic.
We’re also excited to have been able to develop a fundraising event that our nonprofit partners can use as part of their GivingTuesday campaign. On 1st of December, alongside 7 partners, we are hosting a 5km Virtual Run that people anywhere in the world can join. Each organisation can add its own twist and market it but we hope that by working together the appeal can reach a wider audience. Our role is to handle the administration of runners and provide as much support as we can for participating organisations.
GlobalGiving has $1 million of matching funds to give away on 1st December. We know 2020 has been a really tough year but if you would be able to make a small contribution to our work on that day, we would be grateful for your support.
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