♣ Efecto de escala demostrado

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  • La red de geoparques (GGN) también les ha permitido guiar a otros proyectos en su proceso de validación y compartir el impacto que ha tenido en Songshan el contar con amplio y sostenido apoyo estatal para lograrlo.
  • La Granja [Esta/La iniciativa]  fue la primera granja en implementar el modelo de Agricultura Sostenida por la Comunidad (CSA) en China, un modelo de agricultura sustentable que ha inspirado la implementación de más de 500 granjas y forjado actitudes de emprendimiento en varios de sus participantes (voluntarios, residentes, etc) — creando, como lo sugiere Baizigui, encargado del área de comunicación, conciencia dentro de la comunidad con respecto a “la agricultura orgánica, así como a la educación recreativa y sobre la naturaleza y sobre el papel del modelo de jardín público”.
  • Identify institutions like Sosense or Global Giving to establish parity funds in terms that are similar with those[This/the initiative] has settled with these foundations. That is, besides searching for parity funds established on the basis of the Community Contributions Inventory mentioned within the Recommendations of the[This/the initiative]section (see R1),[This/the initiative] can search for parity schemes that double or increase donations received by outsiders and let people know their support is going to have a scaled effect thanks to the parity funds agreement with the donors.
  • Placing emphasis on the need for connecting donors with their recipients emotionally, by:

a. Exposing clearly not only what[This/the initiative]’s programs do and how they do it but their results (with statistics – quantitative – and sponsorship testimonials – qualitative).

b. Making a one-to-one connection between sponsors and sponsored children ([This/the initiative]’s philosophy is: “connect one person who wants to help, with one child who needs it”). Phrases such as “sponsorship changes the lives of children-and their sponsors”; “an encouraging letter will mean so much to keep him or her enthusiastic about school”; “you will receive regular annual updates on his or her performance in school”; and, “your sponsorship serves as an ongoing reminder to your child that life can be different and better” (ibid.) are used.

  • Finding children sponsorships: Sponsors are offered to pay $28 USD/month to sponsor a boy/girl of their choice, and are explained how their contribution is going to be used, and that it is going to be combined with others to attend to all children in the area and their community. Strategies to secure sponsorship include concerts, sending trained fundraisers to streets and malls to solicit sponsorship face to face, setting community funds for all children where children sponsors can also donate, etc.
  • Cómo convences de que es buen proyecto? Demostrando que es viable, original (diferenciación), aportando buenos argumentos (advocacy capacity), demostrando historial de éxito (empresa exitosa porque siempre ha utilizado los apoyos como prometido  y ha tenido resultados: confianza basada en resultados), haciendo buena publicidad en el proceso, cultivando credibilidad.
  • Además de la constitución como donatarias autorizadas el gobierno ofrece otros medios para apoyar la financiación de OSC. Los fondos paritarios de INDESOL por ejemplo (el Fondo de Coinversión Social) tiene uno de los procesos más transparentes y cuenta con indicadores complejos con un proceso interesante en que se discute dictaminación en mesa redonda. Pero el apoyo máximo es de 300mil pesos y es tan tedioso el trámite que no vale la pena y filtra  a muchos. En todo caso te sirve para institucionalizarte y no volverlo a hacer.
  • [Esta/la iniciativa] es un negocio privado iniciado por X en 1960 cuya actividad económica principal, la venta de árboles de navidad, es complementada por una serie de programas que buscan promover la sensibilización y conservación ecológica, la educación ambiental y el desarrollo socioeconómico local. Ello le ha ganado varios premios por su contribución al desarrollo sustentable.
  • Increasing the capacity of the[This/the initiative] to attract funding by putting emphasis on connecting the donors with the beneficiaries by creating a portfolio for the donors of the Solar Night Schools Program (in specific) that includes concrete information about:

1. The problem that the Night Schools address.

2. The[This/the initiative]’s mission, vision, and organizational scheme – personnel, programs, etc.

3. The Solar Night Schools Program (a systematization of the model and how it works).

4.The results obtained so far from the Solar Night Schools Program — qualitative (case studies) and quantitative (statistics) information that can connect the donors with what their funding might support and explain to them how was the region before the Night Schools started and how is it now.

5. The organization’s financials.

a. How does the[This/the initiative] collect money for the Night Schools, how does it use it, and how is it distributed.

b.[This/the initiative]’s financial self-sustainability (here could be included the Community Contributions Inventory suggested in[This/the initiative]’s R1).

6.  A “Gift Catalogue” where options are offered to the donors about means to contribute with items, activities, or services for the children and explaining how are they going to be used.

7. Emotional connection with the donor: a conclusive text that concretely explains to the donor how their contribution is going to benefit the Solar Night Schools Program, and more importantly, the children and their communities.