Familiarity with the requirements, processes and rules of different donors, including European Union, USAID, DFID, NORAD, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other private donors.
-Project Proposal Development “Forgotten Crises” (European Union funding). International Planned Parenthood Federation, 2017
-Proposal development for organizations interested in accessing UN Trust Fund support.
-Project Proposal Development, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan (European Union funding). International Planned Parenthood Federation/ European Network, 2017.
Support to grantees in the development of proposals and monitoring of initiatives (Safe Abortion Action Fund), 2015
Organization/client: Safe Abortion Action Fund
The Safe Abortion Action Fund is a grants mechanism that funds more than 100 organizations in more than 50 countries, with the purpose of carrying out political incidence and sensitization initiatives around the issue of abortion, generating evidence and service provision. In 2015, the Fund had a new call for proposals. More than 10 organizations were chosen to be funded. In Latin America, however, 7 of these organizations needed a common monitoring and service quality framework, to fulfil the requirements of the Fund. IWORDS Global (then iwords&images) was hired to bring tailored support to organizations in Peru, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay and Guatemala (focusing both on programmatic as well as financial components); and to prepare a comprehensive tool for service quality auditing for organizations with different levels of service provision in more than 40 countries. This work was carried out remotely (through Skype and making use of web seminars and other tools to promote the active participation of those involved).
Financial Sustainability Support IMPACT AWARDS Recipients, 2016-2017
Organization/client: Stars Foundation
The Stars Foundation ‘Impact Awards’ recognise and reward outstanding local organisations working to improve the lives of children. In 2015, Stars awarded eight organisations in the Latin America-Caribbean region from its five regional priority countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru. IWORDS Global was hired to design and deliver interactive and engaging workshops for the 2015 Impact Award winners. Each winner is entitled to receive two capacity building workshops to strengthen internal policies and processes. The first one we delivered was focused on financial sustainability and the second one on development of programme and monitoring and evaluation frameworks (Theory of change/Results-based frameworks, SMART indicators, Innovative data collection methods). The sessions combined participatory activities, panels and presentations by the facilitator and experts in the field.